Summer Guide 2019


Photo courtesy of West Coast Cannabis Tours

For readers looking for a new way to experience San Diego’s cannabis culture outside their own home this summer, look no further. Read more



Photo by Aaryn Belfer

Is there a better time than summer to bond with our pups? Read more

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Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

Every so often, I get this urge to get out of the house and actually explore the diverse and beautiful city I live in. Read more

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Photo by Julia Dixon Evans

Instead of a smelly, overpriced gym, readers should head to one of the many free public “fitness parcourses” peppered throughout the city. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Singler Photography

While there’s no shame in purchasing an affordable box wine (well, maybe a little shame), summer is arguably one of the better times to make drinking a social affair. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Speyer Photography

There’s certainly no shortage of nightlife options, but they’re often filled with folks who’d much rather post stunting, FOMO-type stories than actually enjoying the moment. Read more

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Photo courtesy of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

While CityBeat isn’t a particularly fancy publication, I often like to occasionally get out and pretend like I am [drinks mug of Keurig coffee, pinky up]. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Rooftop Cinema Club

Going to the movies in the summer is practically ritualistic and, because San Diego is the best, there are some cool ways to experience films like no other city. Read more

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Photo by Peggy Peattie

I’ll admit, I’ve posted some epic rage tweets, but here’s the thing: Doing triple-axels and getting into debates on social media ain’t gonna get us out of this mess. Read more

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Photo by Jessica Bradford

As the internet becomes increasingly more toxic by the day, animal content might be the last good thing we have left. But for those looking for some real-life furry friends (animals, not furries), San Diego has plenty of opportunities to get wild. Read more

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Photo by Seth Combs

It’s time to venture out and find some new ways to game that don’t require a screen. Read more

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Photo courtesy of San Diego County Fair

Capturing those moments is certainly nice, but what’s even nicer is actually seeing the show, looking over at a friend and smiling and singing along together. Read more

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Photo by Vanessa Diaz

I don’t want to come off as a self-righteous advocate of casting away screens, but I do believe in the rejuvenating power of [adjusts monocle] analog bibliophilia. Read more

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

As May Gray descends on San Diego, now is a good time to figure out what’s on the docket after June Gloom leaves and summer actually does arrive. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Bronwyn Huddleson Photography

Over the years—and with the addition of an Amazon Prime membership—I’ve gotten in the habit of shopping online for everything and anything. Read more

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Summer movie cycles typically resemble one long wave of momentum, hype and fandom that continuously crests for three months straight. Read more



Image courtesy of La Jolla Playhouse

Unlike summer movie releases—which often means big-budget, mainstream blockbusters and mindless fare—the stage can be a destination for thoughtful entertainment and some of the best productions from San Diego theaters. Read more



Photo by Beth Demmon

Believe me when I say that the Instagramification of the industry can really beat a girl down after a while. (How can so many waifish and hip beer influencers haunt my feed so thoroughly?) Read more

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