Botanical Gardens Building in Balboa Park, San Diego

The Balboa Park area in San Diego is one of the best family friendly adventures you can have in the area. While it can be expensive if you are visiting all of the museums, you can explore places like the great botanical building entirely for free. Here is all the information on this beautiful building […]

St Patricks Day Parade in San Diego: Largest Parade West of the Mississippi

Hosted by the Irish Congress of Southern California, the annual St Patricks Day Parade in San Diego is the largest parade West of the Mississippi and is a great family friendly event. This parade just celebrated its 37th year and it gathers the entire community together for a chance to be Irish for the day. I […]

Bottega Americano: High Quality Brunch in Downtown San Diego

Located in the heart of San Diego, only a stone’s throw away from Gaslamp, Bottega Americano is a modern bistro with a large inviting dining area and a fantastic menu. For me, brunch is where it’s at here though, and luckily they have it on both Saturday and Sunday. Here are all the details so […]

Eagle Mine & High Point Gold Mine Tour in Julian

The town of Julian is a fun little hideaway that is visited often by people from San Diego and Temecula for the excellent pie. I have driven there on a few occasions just to get pie as well; it is that good. That being said, the town of Julian has a lot more to offer, […]

Three Sisters Falls: San Diego County’s Three Tiered Seasonal Waterfall

Three Sisters Waterfall, about 30 minutes south of Julian, is one of the premier Southern California waterfalls when it is flowing. This set of falls cascade over the rocks and there are three main falls (making up the three sisters). It is best to visit after a good season of rain. While the area is […]

California Surf Museum in Oceanside

Located in the heart of Oceanside, the California Surf Museum is one of my favorite spots in the city. This museum, which has been here since the 80’s, is full of amazing pieces of memorabilia from the history of the sport. Even if you are not a fan of surfing you will find something you […]

Cedar Creek Falls: San Diego’s Most Famous Waterfall Hike

If you spend any time researching hikes in San Diego, then you have no doubt ran into the infamous party spot known as Cedar Creek Falls. I had heard about it many times myself but never set out to hike it as it did not seem like my scene. However, in 2014 they instituted a […]

Snorkeling with the Leopard Sharks in La Jolla

During the last few months of summer, leopard sharks descend on the cove of La Jolla for the warm water which helps them to speed up the birthing process. This is an amazing natural phenomenon and one that you can experience for yourself with a snorkel, if you feel like you can handle it. I […]

Kayking La Jolla’s Sea Caves with Everyday California

California is full of awesome places to explore, but one of the funniest water adventures you can have in Southern California is kayaking in the La Jolla Cove. I have done this four times now, both with a group and on my own and each time I saw something new. This particular experience was with […]

Biking Coronado Island Along the Bayshore Bikeway

If you want to get to know the island of Coronado, then the best way to do it is by hopping on a bike and heading for the Bayshore Trail (half the ride) and the Coronado Bike Trail (other half). They have an amazing 6-mile bike path that takes you all around the island to […]