San Diego

Tips and Articles in San Diego

Like many 89-year-olds in Southern California, the venerable pink-stucco ocean-view La Valencia Hotel (doubles from $459) in La Jolla, California, isn’t showing—or acting—her age. Acquired by Pacifica Host Hotels four years ago, the entire histori...
Hotels love a good attention-grabbing amenity, especially one that involves health and wellness. We looked at some of the latest offerings to see which are worth your time. At many JW Marriott properties worldwide, turndown service includes a v...
Luxury behemoth Intercontinental Hotels Group went out and got itself a sexy Millennial hotel brand, dishing out $430 million in cash for Kimpton Hotels on Tuesday. As IHG remains mum on its future plans, fear that our favorite little boutique col...
Here are 12 hot spots and cool getaways— from Fez to Whistler, B.C.—that are easy to get to and chockablock with activities. So go ahead, and make it a very long weekend! Hot Spots Fez Riviera Maya São Paulo Jamaica Lanai, Hawaii San Di...
San Diego just opened the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, the first in the U.S. designed to meet LEED Silver standards for environmentally friendly construction. What's more, come winter ships will have the ability to “plug in” and avoid burning f...
Los Angeles (%) Hotel Price Drop: -7.7%($) Average Room Rate: $112.34 Anaheim–Santa Ana (%) Hotel Price Drop: -11.4%($) Average Room Rate: $102.38 San Diego (%) Hotel Price Drop: -9.9%($) Average Room Rate: $118.54 Phoenix (%) Hotel Price D...
Call it a coming-of-age: several leading children’s museums have recently expanded, all while serving as models of environmental stewardship. Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the nation’s first for kids, sports a new canary-yellow, Rafael Viñoly–design...
U.S. + CanadaThe Caribbean + BermudaMexicoCentral + South AmericaEuropeAsiaAfrica + the Middle EastTop Cruise Lines for Families U.S. + Canada 1. Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina Score: 97.90Plantation-style cottages and a Jack...
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, even the beds; surely we’d all find spots at the bar to keep us safe and warm until morning. Reg...
America’s poshest shopping centers are no longer just about retail therapy: north of Miami Beach, Bal Harbour Shops hosts art exhibitions, outdoor film screenings, and salsa performances. Look for lavish dinners at New York City’s Time Warner Cent...
The renaissance of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter is shining a whole new light on the once staid downtown area. The stylish ristorante Buon Appetito (1609 India St.; 619/238-9880; dinner for two $65) is known for its grilled quail over lentil...
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 Beach's latest confection, has hit on a winning combination: a low-key crowd, killer kumquat moj...
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 commissions by airlines and other suppliers. But the commissions doled out by major airlines have...
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 mañana vibe that creeps in from south of the border and add it to the year-round beach days, and ...
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 electric cars. Didn't pan out—for the most part. After years of being scorned as glorified golf car...