The Ocean Beach Pier

May 30, 2010 by Lisa Newton

As promised in yesterday’s article about Ocean Beach, here’s a closer look at the Ocean Beach Pier. I don’t know what it is about the Piers in San Diego, but I’m truly attracted to them.
Christened [...]

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Ocean Beach’s Tide Pools

May 26, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Tide pools are small rocky pools located close to the ocean and are filled with pools of salt water. Developing an ecosystem all their own, tide pools are habitats of uniquely adaptable animals. Just [...]

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Ocean Beach at San Diego

May 24, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Welcome to Ocean Beach in San Diego, one of the last beaches of its kind in the USA.  If you’re looking for a cool and laid back beach town with sand, fun, and sun with [...]

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The Ladera Steps at Sunset Cliffs

May 12, 2010

Yesterday, I shared my visit to Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. While there, I came upon a set of stairs that traverse from the top of the cliffs to the bottom.
Back in the day, there weren’t [...]

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San Diego ArtWalk 2010 expects to draw 100,000

Mar 30, 2010

If you need convincing that Little Italy’s annual Art Walk is a very big deal, just ask one of the 50,000 people who took the time to vote for this year’s “official” t-shirt. Yes, we said 50,000 votes…for a t-shirt.

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Brewley’s Pint Irish Pub in Pacific Beach

Mar 23, 2010

I’m still learning my way around the laid back city of beautiful San Diego.
During my recent stay in Pacific Beach–where I had an incredible view of Mission Bay–I didn’t know what my plans were, what [...]

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Sittin’ Back and Takin’ the Amtrak from LA to San Diego

Feb 18, 2010

The snow-capped mountains are at your left. The crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean are at your right. You’re zipping along the coast at a comfortable speed and the only thing on your mind is [...]

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San Diego’s Museum of Photographic Arts

Sep 19, 2009

After my enchanting, vibrant, and colorful visit to Balboa Park’s Botanical Building, I walked across the Park’s Prado, to San Diego’s Museum of Photographic Arts aka (“MoPA”).

The mission of the Museum of Photographic Arts is [...]

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The Botanical Building at Balboa Park in San Diego

Sep 11, 2009

I recently wrote a story about Balboa Park, and talked about the magnificence of the Botanical Building at Balboa Park in San Diego.
I’ve always loved flowers, gardens, and the natural habitat of plants, so for [...]

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History, Museums, Art, Gardens, and Music at Balboa Park in San Diego

Sep 09, 2009

Balboa Park in the heart of downtown San Diego, is home to San Diego’s Historical Museum, the Model Railroad Museum, the Museum of Photographic Arts, the Natural History Museum of San Diego, the Rueben H. [...]

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Mount Soledad Cross and Park in San Diego

Sep 06, 2009

Nestled high above the hills of La Jolla’s Mount Soledad Mountain, is the “Mount Soledad Cross.“ 
Mt. Soledad is about 820 feet high, and its western orientation overlooks the La Jolla coastline; its eastern vantage [...]

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Torrey Pines Beach – Up Close and Personal

Apr 21, 2009

This is last story from my Torrey Pines series, featuring its ocean shore.
Although Torrey Pines was named for the pines trees that have prevailed for centuries, a major part of the park is the ocean [...]

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Torrey Pines, Dolphins, and another day in San Diego

Apr 15, 2009

When we last left Torrey Pines, I was at the top, looking in all directions.
A few yards down from the trail, I saw that several people were looking out at the ocean; so of course, [...]

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