May 19 2015
Traveling with pets isn't easy. Sure, there are some benefits you don't get when traveling with children-you don't have to buy your travel companion a seat on an airplane, and 21-and-up rules don't apply
May 19 2015
Now that I'm in my (shudder) mid-thirties, many of my friends have children. My partner is due to have our second child any moment. As a result, more and more of my experiences are kid-friendly
May 19 2015
I've been told more than once that I'm a secret old person. This is not the same as being called an "old soul"-believe me, I could only be so lucky if anyone regarded me with the same esteem as a...
May 19 2015
It's like having Lucy and Ricky Ricardo and Ethel Mertz (sans high-waisted Fred) over for an extended stay. My parents from back East regularly travel around the country with my mom's childhood friend.
May 19 2015
I'm lucky in that I have friends spread throughout the world. I suppose I'm also lucky that said friends, for the most part, remain single and spawnless. So when they come to visit, I do feel it's my duty...
May 21 2014
How much do you miss going off to summer camp when you were a kid? A lot, right? Don't you want to relive it No? You hated summer camp? Oh. Well, then, if those are painful memories, how about...
Death for Food
May 21 2014
The summer months will bring even more fun stuff to do in San Diego. What follows is a curated list of events, including a few featured happenings that gave us a chance to tie in our summer-camp theme,...
Ice cream 2
May 20 2014
What's summer without ice cream? And what's summer camp without an ice-cream social? In homage to the joy of stuffing your face with all sorts of sweet, chilled creamy goodness, here we bring together...
Eric Bowlby
May 20 2014
"I'm doing a story on San Diego's 13 canyons," I said over the phone to Eric Bowlby, executive director of nonprofit San Diego Canyonlands, hoping to cull some basic information. I had recently fo
Nathan Young at Cedar Creek Falls
May 20 2014
Swimming holes not only epitomize the summer-camp experience; they also provide some of the most scenic, enjoyable environments in which to swim
Joe Cullen of Cactus Star Vineyard
May 20 2014
Campers looking to earn their wine badge this summer will find that the grape-rich region is far more than just a pit stop on the way to somewhere else
May 8 2013
Hey, we know a juggernaut when we see one. That's why, when we were brainstorming themes for this year's Summer Guide, we chose bicycling
May 8 2013
In San Diego, cyclist commuters have the added privilege of being able to take advantage of discounts at a long list of businesses throughout the city
May 8 2013
Compared with Spandex-wearing, sponsored-jersey-donning cyclist teams, social bike groups are more casual endeavors. The groups range from those that go to Padres games or coffeehouses to those populated...
May 8 2013
San Diego has perfect cycling weather and bicycle routes throughout the county. Just getting on your bike and out of the house is great, but as your skill level progresses, you'll be looking for some more...
May 8 2013
On Sunday, Aug. 11, cyclists and pedestrians will have complete control of 30th through Golden Hill and South Park and into North Park
May 7 2013
Bikes & Beyond is more special than you might think. For the employees, it offers a glimpse into the strange workings of humankind
May 7 2013
I was laying on the beach in Coronado on a gorgeous summer's day. The ocean was calm, the sand was warm and life was good. I was close to the water's edge, and the tide was slowly receding. I awoke
May 7 2013
Friday-afternoon happy hour is one of the greatest of America's traditions. There's little more satisfying than crossing the finish line of a long work week, loosening the necktie and having a round of...
May 7 2013
The "Generation 6" cars that race on the high-banked ovals of NASCAR's short tracks have brakes. The bicycles that race on the high-banked track of the San Diego Velodrome do not


  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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