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Your San Diego Fall Travel Guide

Even after the calendar has technically flipped to fall, San Diego still retains an “endless summer” vibe. Our blissful beachside paradise offers travelers a unique blend of coastal beauty, vibrant events, and a more relaxed atmosphere once autumn rolls around. As the temperatures cool down and the crowds thin out, the fall season becomes a…

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The Best San Diego Bookstores

There’s always something to be said for delving into a great work of literature, especially while enjoying a vacation escape. That’s why enjoying a good book on a flight, reading in the back seat on a road trip, or getting lost in a great story while relaxing at the beach are so popular. Luckily, San…

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How To Stay Active Outdoors in San Diego

Thanks to our year-round sunshine, stunning coastline, and a plethora of outdoor activities, San Diego is a haven for fitness enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. If you’re looking to maintain an active lifestyle while taking in the city’s natural beauty, you’re in luck! From adventurous water sports to serene beach yoga sessions, there are countless…

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Make the Most of Summer on Shelter Island

Best Western Island Palms makes our home on San Diego’s Shelter island, a picture-perfect peninsula that angles through the bay, and hugs a serene harbor. And even though the island itself is just over a mile in length, the amount of awesome we pack into this space easily makes it one of the most per-square-foot…

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Rejuvenate and Relax in San Diego

When you envision the ultimate kick-back, what images come to mind? If you’re anything like us, maybe you picture a spa day. Some time surrounded by nature. Maybe even a walk along the beach at sunset. “America’s Finest City” offers all of this and more — which is a big part of the reason why…

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Get Around San Diego Without a Car

No Car, No Problem: How to Get Around San Diego Without a Car

When visiting a new city, it’s important to make a plan for how you’ll be getting to everywhere you want to be. Despite Southern California’s reputation as a driver-centric destination, San Diego offers all the conveniences of any modern metropolis. With a growing public transportation system, bike paths, boardwalks, ferries, and more to take advantage…

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Summer San Diego Events You Can’t Miss

There’s no better place to be this time of year than right here in San Diego. The weather is perfect, the beaches are at their best, and the sun always seems to be shining. Plus, on top of all the natural charm, the summer San Diego events calendar always heats up right along with the…

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The Best San Diego Late-Night Eats

We’ve all been there: enjoying a night out, losing track of time, and ending up with big cravings after hours. Thankfully, this city offers plenty of options for revelers who get hungry after most of the usual haunts have packed it in for the evening. So if you’re in that loose, liminal space — somewhere…

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How to Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend in San Diego

San Diego’s stunning landscapes, wide variety of attractions, and legendarily mild weather mean we’re a popular destination year-round. Still, Memorial Day is a particularly exciting time to visit! The long weekend surrounding the holiday typically marks the start of the summer season, so there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy in and around the…

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Your San Diego Summer Entertainment Schedule

Summer in San Diego is springing to life, as the weather heats up and our favorite annual events start kicking off this May. Here in our home of Shelter Island and Point Loma, the local venues are working overtime to bring fantastic acts to their stages, and big events to our calendars. So if you’re…

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