Memorial Day—a day that commemorates United States soldiers who died while honoring, serving and fighting for our country. Observed on the last Monday in May, it is a United States federal holiday formerly known as Decoration Day. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, then it was (Continue reading)
20th Annual Sicilian Festival on Sunday May 19, 2013!
The music, dance, culture and cuisine of Sicily come to the streets of San Diego's Little Italy on Sunday, May 19th as part of the 20th Annual Sicilian Festival celebration on India Street. Since 1993, when the first Sicilian Festival was held by (Continue reading)
Find Thelma's Jewelry Shop at the Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park every weekend!
Designer and Jewelry maker Thelma Camacho Ivie is a native San Diegan who was greatly influenced by her association with artists, costume designers and Jewelry makers from around the world. As a young performer she sang (Continue reading)
A true success story in terms of revitalization, Hillcrest has blossomed into one of the hippest, most happening communities in the nation. Located just north of Balboa Park and the world’s most famous zoo, the community celebrated their first 100 years in 2007 as one of San Diego’s oldest communities. An (Continue reading)
You cannot bottle up the San Diego sunshine, but you can take home a fabulous souvenir.
The beach communities are lined with dozens of shops selling everything from t-shirts, shot glasses and key chains to seashells in a bag. Kobey’s Swap Meet, held at the San Diego Sports Arena, Fridays through Sundays, offers (Continue reading)
Discover the festive spirit of San Diego’s legendary historic Gaslamp Quarter. The Gaslamp Quarter is a 16½ block historical neighborhood in downtown San Diego. The name “Gaslamp” is in reference to the gas lamps that were common in San Diego in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The area is listed as (Continue reading)
Across the bridge from downtown San Diego is Coronado, a relaxed beach town, boasting one of the world’s best beaches, endless sunshine and a bayside overlooking San Diego’s skyline. The name Coronado is Spanish for “the crowned one” and thus the city is nicknamed “The Crown City.” The Travel Channel (Continue reading)
Shop our San Diego’s farmers markets for deliciously nutritious fruits, vegetables and homemade favorites, making food shopping a fun experience for children and adults alike. Grown through sustainable agriculture techniques, local farmers pride themselves in providing the city with organic produce at an (Continue reading)
Why Shop indoors when you can shop till you drop surrounded by beautiful bay views? Waterfront shopping in San Diego has everything you are looking for, from clothing and souvenirs, to art and toys, all with in a gorgeous setting. The Coronado Ferry Landing is the perfect place to spend the day. Stroll through more (Continue reading)
Historically, Little Italy served as home to Italian fishermen and their families. Many Italians relocated to San Diego from San Francisco after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake in search of tuna and other deep-sea sport as well as commercial fishing. Today, you will still find authentic Italian culture in Little (Continue reading)