Fun and Free San Diego Date Ideas

Spending Valentine’s Day with your sweetie in San Diego? Great choice! Our warm weather, miles of beaches and breathtaking sunsets make this a dreamy place to spend some quality time. And since much of what makes our stunning seaside city so spectacular comes without a price tag attached, San Diego is also a particularly easy…

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San Diego’s Best Waterfront Restaurants

There are few joys more sublime than enjoying a delicious meal in the open air and sunshine. Thanks to our famously mild year-round weather, “America’s Finest City” is one of the best spots on Earth to dig into a little alfresco dining. Even better, our 70 miles of coastline means you’re never far from tucking…

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A Guide to San Diego’s Secret Speakeasies

Time travel back to the day of Prohibition whenever you enter one of San Diego’s secret bars. Speakeasies have been popular throughout San Diego and these hidden watering holes will instantly transport you back to the debauchery of the Jazz Age — no broken laws this time around though! Sip sumptuous, old-school libations, take in…

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Pop the Question in San Diego

There’s nothing more romantic than going on vacation with your significant other, especially if you’re planning on proposing during your getaway! Still — we know the pressure to plan a unique and special proposal can be daunting. Luckily, we’re in “America’s Finest City”; a.k.a., one of the most popular places to propose in the country….

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Island Palms 2022 Year in Review

2022 was truly a magical year here at Island Palms. We kicked off an exciting fire-spinning series, debuted a Polynesian dance show, introduced our poolside taco truck, welcomed guests from all over the world, and so much more. We also received some incredible guest-chosen honors — it’s certainly been one to remember.  Here are some…

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What’s New in San Diego for 2023

There’s simply no other place on earth like San Diego. Not only is “America’s Finest City” one of the most beautiful places on Earth (thanks to our beachside location and famously mild year-round climate), but there’s no end of incredible things to do. From thrill-a-minute theme parks, to world-class museums, to delicious dining, exceptional entertainment…

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San Diego Holiday Events Worth Checking Out

There’s just something extra special about the holiday season in “America’s Finest City”. Our famously mild weather is a great break from the cold and snow, everyone you meet is full of good cheer, and there’s always a full schedule of amazing goings-on to discover. So if you’re interested in hearing about some San Diego…

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Where to Find Instagram-Worthy San Diego Holiday Photos

San Diego is a beautiful place to visit at all times of the year, but there’s something extra-special about the yuletide season. The nights are longer, the weather is milder, and everyone you meet is filled with even more good cheer than usual. Even though we’re not surrounded by snow, there’s still plenty of ways…

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Fall Family Fun in San Diego

October is one of the best months to visit Southern California. There are fewer crowds, fall is in the air, and it’s Kids Free Month (meaning kids get to eat, play, and explore for free)! Not only that, but there are tons of events and festivals that are sure to be lots of family fun…

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The Best Sunsets in San Diego

Fall is the perfect time to snap those stunning San Diego sunset shots. With no shortage of sites to choose from, you can watch the sunset in a different spot every day of your vacation! So pack a picnic, grab your camera (or phone!), and head out to some of our favorite spots to watch…

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