San Diego Hikes: Borrego Palm Canyon

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a fairly isolated portion of San Diego County.  Borrego Springs, home to the park’s headquarters, is to the only town of note.  Borrego Springs is [ … ]

Seven Bridges Hike
Twin Peaks in Poway
San Diego’s Mission Bay Bike Loop

Mission Bay is one of San Diego’s great playgrounds.  Along with about 2,000 acres of water, there are 27 miles of shorelines, 18 of which are sandy beaches.  There are [ … ]

La Jolla Bike Path
Torrey Pines Reserve Extension Margaret Fleming
San Diego Hikes: Torrey Pines Reserve Extension DAR and Mar Scenic Trail

The Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Extension is a little-known area of San Diego’s popular State Park.  This slightly inland area is a quiet, well-preserved view of what coastal San [ … ]

Torrey Pines Beach Trail
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Accessible Trails
San Diego Hikes: Red Butte, Razor Point Trail, and Yucca Point Trail

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is one of San Diego’s most scenic attractions.  From the visitor’s center, a classic easy hike is walking to Red Butte and on to Razor [ … ]

South Fork and Broken Hill Overlook Trails
Torrey Pines Parry Grove Trail
San Diego Attractions
Cannibals: Myth & Reality at San Diego’s Museum of Man

San Diego’s Museum of Man is running a special exhibit on Cannibalism through 2020.  Originally this was an extra charge.  However, because the museum is going through seismic retrofitting they [ … ]

Greatest Generation Walk
San Diego Zoo Safari Park Early Morning Tour

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is huge.  With 1,800 acres, first-time visitors can be overwhelmed.  Luckily, the actual walking portion of the park is much manageable.  Fun Diego Family [ … ]

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Walking Guides
San Diego's Top 10 Attractions
San Diego’s Top 10 Attractions

San Diego probably has more family-friendly things to see and do than any other major U.S. city.  This includes not only formal big-ticket attractions but the great scenery, beach life [ … ]

San Diego Zoo Tickets
Biking San Diego Harbor
San Diego Zoo Add-On Activities

The San Diego Zoo is one of the best zoos in the world.  Many long-time San Diego residents visit on a regular basis.  For those wanting a more in-depth experience, [ … ]

San Diego Zoo Tickets
San Diego Zoo vs Safari Park
San Diego Restaurants
San Diego’s Best Mexican Restaurants: Lolita’s Mexican Food

Lolita’s is a small chain of neighborhood Mexican restaurants that has been around since 1984.  Most of the locations are in the South Bay area, but we go to the [ … ]

best Mexican food in San Diego
San Diego’s Best Pizza: Knockout Pizzeria Review

Knockout Pizzeria in Mira Mesa is a dark horse in the best pizza in San Diego category.  However, we have been going to this modest strip-mall location for probably 10 [ … ]

Sicilian Thing Pizza Review
Square Pizza
San Diego’s Best NY-Style Pizza

Fun Diego Family is on a quest to find the best pizza in San Diego.  Because all pizza styles are not created equal, we have created four categories of pizza.  [ … ]

Bushfire Kitchen
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
 San Diego’s Best Pizza: Surf Rider Pizza Co Review

I have been coming to the original Surf Rider Pizza Co in Ocean Beach for close to a decade.  This beachfront place specializes in NY-style pizza of surprisingly high-quality.  Surf [ … ]

Tony’s Giant Pizzeria & Grill Review
The Friendly
Big Bear Lake Hikes

Big Bear Lake is the premiere mountain playground in Southern California.  In the winter it is hopefully covered with snow and people head to ski resorts Snow Summit and Big [ … ]

Pine Knot Trail
Cougar Crest Trail
Big Bear Lake: Hiking Castle Rock Trail

Castle Rock Trail is probably many people’s favorite hike in Big Bear Lake.  It is a short, mile and a half round trip with great views.  However, the big attraction [ … ]

Woodland Trail
Yosemite First-Time Visitor Tips
Whitewater Rafting on the American River in California’s Gold Country

Whitewater rafting is a great family activity.  Over the years, the Cole family has done rafting trips in California, North Carolina and even Italy.  Our favorite trip was probably the [ … ]

Avalon Catalina
Visting Alcatraz America’s Best Tourist Attraction?

The famous prison located on Alcatraz Island is right off the city of San Francisco.  As such it makes an easy trip for visitors to the city.  However, this is [ … ]

Finding Specific Hotels with Better Bidding on Hotwire and Priceline
Projects and Products
Editor's choice
San Diego's Top 10 Attractions
San Diego's Top 10 Attractions
Biking San Diego Harbor
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Downtown La Jolla Village
Yosemite First-Time Visitor Tips
Africa Rocks at the San Diego Zoo
Sunset Cliffs Hike
whitewater rafting on the American River
Avalon Catalina