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Hiking/Biking
San Diego Hikes: Torrey Pines Reserve Extension Margaret Fleming Nature Trail and Red Ridge 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 Reserve Extension
Torrey Pines Beach Trail
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Accessible Trails and Visitor’s Center

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is a great San Diego attraction.  In the past, it was known for its fairly rugged hiking trails.  However, in recent years the park has [ … ]

Red Butte, Razor Point Trail, and Yucca Point Trail
South Fork and Broken Hill Overlook Trails
San Diego Hikes: Torrey Pines Parry Grove Trail

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is one of San Diego’s most scenic attractions.  In recent years, several trails have been closed for restoration.  One trail that has now been restored [ … ]

Torrey Pines Guy Fleming Trail
Hiking Black Mountain
Jas Arnold Trail for All People at Black Mountain

The Trail for All People is a short 1,100 foot loop in Black Mountain Open Space Park.  This fully ADA accessible trail opened in September 2016.  It is a great [ … ]

Lilac Canyon Trail
Glider Point Trail
San Diego Attractions
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 Zoo Safari Park Add-On Activities

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park 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 [ … ]

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Tickets
Guide to San Diego’s Belmont Park
San Diego Communities: Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a small beach area in North San Diego County.  It is not only one of our favorite spots to visit the ocean, but it is also home to [ … ]

Museum of Man
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Diego Air and Space Museum

Balboa Park is one of San Diego’s greatest attractions. Located right next to downtown San Diego and the airport, Balboa Park is best known for the San Diego Zoo. However, [ … ]

Fleet Science Center
Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition
San Diego Restaurants
San Diego’s Best Burger: Burger Lounge Review

Fun Diego Family is always looking for a great burger.  Luckily, San Diego has many great options.  For many years Burger Lounge has been at the top of our list.  [ … ]

Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria Review
Slater’s 50/50 review
A Visit to Little Italy Food Hall

Little Italy has become one of the hippest parts of San Diego.  In July 2018, the latest hot spot opened, the Little Italy Food Hall.  For my birthday lunch I [ … ]

Rocky's Crown Pub
Hoboken Pizza Review
San Diego’s Best Pizza: East Coast Pizza Review

Fun Diego Family is on a search for the best pizza in San Diego.  As part of that quest we are revisiting many old favorites.  One long running place is [ … ]

URBN Pizza
Chicago Fire Grill
San Diego’s Best Burgers: In-N-Out Vs Shake Shack

In-N-Out reigns supreme as the king of fast food burgers in Southern California.  However, on the East Coast Shake Shack has been getting almost as much praise in recent years.  [ … ]

The Spot in La Jolla
Cardiff Crack
Travel
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
Blue Sky Ecological Reserve
Downtown La Jolla Village
Bolognese Sauce
Yosemite First-Time Visitor Tips
Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition
Africa Rocks at the San Diego Zoo
Sunset Cliffs Hike
whitewater rafting on the American River
Avalon Catalina