Best of San Diego 2017


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Oct 18, 2017 11:35 AM Best of San Diego


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Oct 18, 2017 10:46 AM Best of San Diego


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Oct 18, 2017 10:12 AM Best of San Diego


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San Diego theater is at the forefront of the city’s arts landscape. Two producers (the Old Globe and the La Jolla Playhouse) regularly send shows to Broadway, but there are also gifted, region-centric companies. more

Oct 17, 2017 5:36 PM Best of San Diego


Photo by Andrew Dyer

In 2009, I was in the Navy, living in Texas and had my choice of duty stations. I was just getting into craft beer so, naturally, there was only one place I wanted to be: San Diego. more

Oct 17, 2017 5:17 PM Best of San Diego


Photo by Alex Zaragoza

I’m a cheater. While everyone else has stuck it out in San Diego, I blew the popsicle stand three months ago for our Chargers-thieving neighbors to the north. But I come back every other week for… more

Oct 17, 2017 4:46 PM Best of San Diego


Photo by Jamie Ballard

I hate wearing pants. There are very few cities where a person can wear shorts, skirts or sundresses almost year-round, but thanks to both the weather and the laid-back approach to life, San Diego is one of them. more

Oct 17, 2017 4:16 PM Best of San Diego


Photo by Torrey Bailey

I’ve lived in San Diego for only two years, so I still consider myself a tourist at heart, which means I still find joy in nearly every little thing about this city. Don’t judge me. more

Oct 17, 2017 3:56 PM Best of San Diego


Photo by Jen Van Tieghem

There’s something comforting about living within five miles of the hospital where I was born, the high school where I graduated, the college where I didn’t and the place I met, and married, my husband. more

Oct 17, 2017 3:45 PM Best of San Diego


Photo by Manuel Cruces Camberos

As a parent of a tween, I’m closer to an empty nest than a swing set. Meaning, I gotta have stuff on the agenda for the family, but also for my own damn self. Behold, there’s something for everyone here. more

Oct 17, 2017 3:33 PM Best of San Diego


Photo by James Vernette

Back in the ‘70s, locals would often see sports cars with bumper stickers on them stating, “There is no life east of I-5.” Today, that might be amended to 805 or, if feeling generous, to Interstate 15. more

Oct 17, 2017 3:16 PM Best of San Diego

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Photo by Beth Demmon

Portland is overrated. Austin is in Texas (‘nuff said). Seattle seems dreary, and don’t get me started on Chicago winters. And while I’m not a native, I’ve been here for nine years. more

Oct 17, 2017 1:23 PM Best of San Diego


Photo by Torrey Bailey

I was fortunate to grow up in two beautiful cities that were unfortunately divided by a border wall. Memories as a kid, teenage girl and now a young professional are sprinkled throughout San Diego and Tijuana. more

Oct 17, 2017 1:07 PM Best of San Diego


Photos by Michael Gardiner

As a lifelong local, there are certainly more than 15 reasons why I choose to live here. We’re the biggest small city in the country, or maybe the smallest big one, and there’s none with a better combination of beach, biking, food and culture. more

Oct 17, 2017 12:40 PM Best of San Diego


Photo by Julia Dixon Evans

To be honest, it took me decades to love living here, and while envisioning life in other cities is one thing, it’s now impossible to imagine leaving San Diego. more

Oct 17, 2017 12:09 PM Best of San Diego


Photo by Candice Eley

I’m not the typical San Diegan: I don’t surf, I don’t listen to reggae and I’m perfectly happy drinking Mexican lager. But I’ve lived here my whole life, and there are certain things that keep me here even if my experience bucks the stereotype. more

Oct 17, 2017 11:54 AM Best of San Diego

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