Tips and Articles for The San Diego Area

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“All the things that are cliché about San Diego are true,” says Richard Blais, who trained at the French Laundry, Chez Panisse, and El Bulli before... Read More

When it comes to Independence Day, San Diego goes big. So big, in fact, that the city is home to one of the largest firework displays on the West Coast ... Read More

There’s nothing that evokes more of a sense of personal pride than when someone asks me where I’m from, and I get to answer with “San Diego." ... Read More

Luxury behemoth Intercontinental Hotels Group went out and got itself a sexy Millennial hotel brand, dishing out $430 million in cash for Kimpton Hotels... Read More

Here are 12 hot spots and cool getaways— from Fez to Whistler, B.C.—that are easy to get to and chockablock with activities. So go ahead, and make it... Read More

San Diego just opened the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, the first in the U.S. designed to meet LEED Silver standards for environmentally friendly... Read More

Call it a coming-of-age: several leading children’s museums have recently expanded, all while serving as models of environmental stewardship. Brooklyn... Read More

The only true requirement of a great hotel is that it have a decent bar somewhere on the premises. They could leave out the front desk, room service,... Read More

America’s poshest shopping centers are no longer just about retail therapy: north of Miami Beach, Bal Harbour Shops hosts art exhibitions, outdoor film... Read More

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The renaissance of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter is shining a whole new light on the once staid ... Read More

Heat may rise, but these three new rooftop spots are the coolest places to spend a sultry city night. Sanctuary (1745 James Ave.; 305/673-5455), South... Read More

no free rides Travel agents' fees are on the rise For decades, travel agents reminded consumers that their services cost nothing, since they are paid... Read More

American theater has never been livelier. Broadway is crowded with sold-out shows, hundreds of regional theaters are producing new works, and many of... Read More

The city is like a wickedly beautiful teenage girl -- alluring and playful, ready to grow up but fully aware of how good she's got it. Start with the... Read More

In the early 1970's a big outing for my Ohio family usually meant a night at the drive-in, because it was easier on my young parents' tight budget than... Read More

Remember when the future used to be cool?By the year 2000, we'd all be wearing silvery space suits, living under glass domes, and buzzing around in... Read More

GEORGE WASHINGTON NEVER SLEPT HERE. Nor, most likely, did your next-door neighbor, your boss, or your high school gym teacher. No, in our quest for the... Read More

mod in milanAmid the sleek boutiques on Milan's Via della Spiga sits a new mecca for children's clothing made of cashmere and baby alpaca, flocked... Read More

San Francisco BeastsWith attractions based on children's books, an IMAX theater, and a dozen kid-friendly restaurants and shops, there's plenty to... Read More

"You'd be surprised how many guests we got from a single mention in a magazine on spas," said the resident woman monk leading my Introduction to Zen... Read More

At first sight it's a straitlaced, provincial paradise of unruffled summer days. Look again and you see that San Diego has caught the wave. No longer... Read More

Say "Orange County" and most people think of a boring place where every third house looks alike and there's an unending succession of strip malls, where... Read More

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