Oct. 17 2012 09:36 AM

Events, elected officials, national landmarks and more


Best Annual Event

San Diego County Fair

Honorable mention: Comic-Con, Pride, December Nights

Best Annual Music Festival or Music Event

Adams Avenue Street Fair

Honorable mention: Gator by the Bay, Fiesta del Sol, Ocean Beach Street Fair

Best Beach


Honorable mention: Ocean Beach, La Jolla Shores, Pacific Beach

Best Career College

Coleman University

Honorable mention: Kaplan, UEI, National University

Best Elected Official

Todd Gloria

Honorable mention: Jerry Sanders, Bob Filner, Susan Davis

Best Hotel Swimming Pool (open to the public)

Lafayette Hotel

Honorable mention: The Pearl, The Handlery

Best Local Bank

Union Bank

Honorable mention: California Bank and Trust, Home Bank, Coronado First Bank

Best Local Credit Union

San Diego County Credit Union

Honorable mention: Mission Federal Credit Union, Navy Federal Credit Union, California Coast Credit Union

Best Local Hotel (non-chain)

The Pearl

Honorable mention: Hotel Del Coronado, La Valencia, Lafayette Hotel

Best Monument or Landmark

Coronado Bridge

Honorable mention: Hotel Del Coronado, Cabrillo National Monument, Mt. Soledad

Best Non-Profit

Mama's Kitchen

Honorable mention: Father Joe's Villages, The Center, Invisible Children

Best Non-Profit for Animals

San Diego Humane Society

Honorable mention: Helen Woodward Animal Center, Project Wildlife, Second Chance Dog Rescue

Best Place for Free Wi-Fi


Honorable mention: Influx, Bluefoot Bar & Lounge, Caffé Calabria

Best Place to Get Married

Balboa Park

Honorable mention: Sunset Cliffs, Hotel Del Coronado, La Jolla Cove

Best Place to Get a Bail Bond

King Stahlman Bail Bonds

Honorable mention: Aladdin Bail Bonds, Bail Hotline Bail Bonds, Bee Out Bail Bonds

Best Place to go Camping

La Jolla Indian Reservation

Honorable mention: San Elijo State Beach, Lake Cuyamaca, Carlsbad State BeachBest Public Park

Best public park 

Balboa Park

Honorable mention: Kate Sessions Park, Mission Bay Park, Chicano Park

Best Charity Event

AIDS Walk San Diego

Honorable mention: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Cheers for Charity

Best College or University

San Diego State University

Honorable mention: UC San Diego, University of San Diego, San Diego City College

Best Neighborhood

North Park

Honorable mention: Hillcrest, Ocean Beach, Normal Heights

Best Theme Park

Sea World

Honorable mention: San Diego Zoo, Belmont Park, Legoland

Best Tourist Attraction

San Diego Zoo

Honorable mention: Balboa Park, Old Town, Jolla Cove


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