Tips and Articles for The San Diego Area

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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

One hundred years ago, America's first zoos were built in Philadelphia and New York, with extra-thick bars to assure the public that wild lions,... Read More

When he's not out Boogie boarding just south of Tourmaline Surfing Park, Elliot's biking along the Mission Beach boardwalk, or hiking and camping in the... Read More

With resort sailing schools from Virginia to Vancouver, a novice can learn to work the ropes in a single afternoon.Sign up for a quick two-hour session ... Read More

Have you lost that old enthusiasm for the bowl of green apples on the reception desk?Tired of the sight of yet another bellman in black Chinese pajamas... Read More

With 248 sunny days a yearand verdant hillsides covered by bougainvillea-clad casitas, San Diego epitomizes all of southern California's considerable... Read More

It's not always the four-star meals that stick in our memories when we travel. Sometimes the most evocative foods are simple, local dishes with everyday... Read More

It is unlikely that the animal about to enter the ring will hurt me. That's what I've been led to believe, anyway. But here in the Plaza de Tientas, the... Read More

See our slideshow of Wacky Presidential Election Hotel Promotions.Guests at W Hotels have come to expect “Whatever/Whenever.” But this year’s... Read More

Dodge dim sum. Hold the raves on risotto. Here's the lowdown on Stars and Stripes for the taste buds. Sure, you might have to drive out of the comfort... Read More

See the results and vote for your favorite city!And then there were six.Six cities. Six contenders. And only one can grab the title of America’s... Read More

Lower-priced hotels have long been the realm of Muzak-filled lobbies outfitted with worse-for-wear furniture and industrial carpeting. But the genre has... Read More

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