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Cast your vote now for your favorite hotels and attractions and win a $200 gift card
December 13, 2019

From the Archives: Covers of Christmas Past

We revisit four holiday covers from the '50s and '60s
December 13, 2019

5 Free Things to Do in San Diego This Week: December 14-18

Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade, Craft & Draft, Martinis & Vinyl and more admission-free events
December 12, 2019

The SoCal (Social Calendar!)

From black-tie galas to costumed 5Ks, these events will keep your social calendar full—and you feeling good
December 11, 2019

The 10 Best San Diego Concerts I Saw in 2019

The best shows of the past year, from an intimate attic show to a live spectacle with strings
December 11, 2019

Welcome to Camp Wamp

Stephen Wampler built a haven for kids living with disabilities
December 11, 2019

San Diego's Stories of 2019

The biggest San Diego headlines you might have missed and news items that went viral this year
December 10, 2019

High-Tech Fundraising

San Diego–based companies like DonationMatch, Coin Up, and Classy are modernizing the world of philanthropy
December 10, 2019

Home for the Holidays in San Diego

Step inside the Garretts' Encinitas home for holiday decorating tips
December 9, 2019

5 Free Things to Do in San Diego This Week: December 6-8

South Park Walkabout, San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, Bike the Boulevard and more admission-free events
December 5, 2019

San Diego Holiday Survival Guide

Consider at least five of your holiday anxieties solved
December 4, 2019

Happy Holidays From San Diego Magazine

We scrapped the card and made a video
December 3, 2019

San Diego Holiday Gift Guide 2019

71 local gift ideas for her, him, the kids, (and even pets!) broken down by price
December 2, 2019

San Diego Events Calendar: December 2019

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
November 26, 2019

Where to Run in San Diego in December

This month's top 5Ks, 10Ks, marathons, and more
November 26, 2019

City Ballet of San Diego Presents “The Nutcracker”

See it at Spreckels Theatre December 6–22
November 25, 2019

On the Job: The Piano Man at Mille Fleurs

Randy Beecher has tickled the ivories at Mille Fleurs for over a quarter century
November 25, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Julian

The apple pie alone is legendary, and new businesses have turned this small mining town into a dining and craft cider destination too
November 22, 2019

Free Things to Do in San Diego This Week: November 23-27

Vinyl Sale and Swap, Second Chance Pizza Party, Turkey Calling Show and more admission-free events this week
November 21, 2019

Wonderfront Festival, Meg Myers and More San Diego Shows To See This Week

Plus Vetiver, Big Freedia, and Turnover in this week's recommended San Diego concerts
November 20, 2019

San Diego, You May Now Rise for Nick Offerman

The man best known for playing Ron Swanson will perform at the Balboa Theatre
November 20, 2019

5 Free Things to Do in San Diego This Week: November 15-19

Beachside Fall Fest, Chicano Park mural unveiling, Del Mar Antique Show and more admission-free events
November 14, 2019

From the Archives: San Diego Magazine's First Review of Pamplemousse, 1997

What's the same and a little different at one of San Diego's most iconic restaurants
November 13, 2019

3 Ways to Style Your Succulents for the Holidays

We excerpt three recipes from Jessica Cain's book, Stylish Succulent Designs & Other Botanical Crafts
November 12, 2019

The Upside of a Downsize—to an Apartment in Carmel Valley

Why the Braidwoods sold their three-bedroom home
November 8, 2019

4 Free Things to Do in San Diego This Week: November 7-13

A scavenger hunt, where to meet your future co-founder, and more
November 7, 2019

See “Insects Face to Face” at The Nat

The museum's newest exhibit zooms in on creepy crawly critters like never before
November 7, 2019

Sophia Loren Comes to Escondido

The legendary actress spares time for a Q&A
November 1, 2019

Ralph Rubio Is the Fish Taco King

How Rubio turned a recipe on a scrap of paper into the official dish of San Diego
October 31, 2019

5 Free Things to Do in San Diego This Week: October 31-November 3

Día de los Muertos, San Diego Beer Week Kick-off Toast, Fall Back Festival and more admission-free events this week
October 31, 2019

William-Adolphe Bouguereau's San Diego Museum of Art Debut

See 40 of the painter's once-controversial works beginning on November 9
October 29, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Chula Vista

The owner of Tuetano Taqueria shares her favorite ways to eat, drink, and play in this South Bay city
October 28, 2019

San Diego Events Calendar: November 2019

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
October 28, 2019

Where to Celebrate Día de los Muertos 2019 in San Diego

Where to see lowriders, eat pan de muertos, dress dead sexy for a best catrina and catrin contest, and more.
October 25, 2019

The San Diego Food Lovers’ Guide

182 fresh ideas that will help you shop like a chef, navigate our markets, and more
October 25, 2019

Where to Run in San Diego in November

This month's top 5Ks, 10Ks, marathons, and more
October 25, 2019

5 Free Things to Do This Week: October 25-30

Halloween at Balboa Park and Liberty Station, Night of the Evil Dead Red and more admission-free events in San Diego this week
October 24, 2019

On the Job: The Mushroom Farmer

Do you know the mushroom man? Ivo Fedak, the owner of Mindful Mushrooms? He's a fun guy.
October 23, 2019

A Fall Guide to Julian

What to Eat, Drink, and Do in the Historic Mountain Town
October 21, 2019

A Little Italy Store Just for Home Hobbyists

Home Ec has something for every modern-day homemaker
October 21, 2019

From the Archives: The Original "How San Diego Are You" Quiz in 2006

What's changed, and what hasn't, in defining what it means to be a San Diegan
October 18, 2019

5 Free Things to Do In San Diego This Weekend: October 17-23

Kids Free San Diego all month, dive-in horror movies, Festival of Lights and more
October 17, 2019

North Park's New Home Décor and Dog Garb Shop

How Brittney Garbani came up with the concept of Home + Hound
October 15, 2019

Inside the Coin-Op Owners' Point Loma Pad

How this cheeky couple made over their home into a three-story
October 14, 2019

5 Free Things to Do In San Diego This Weekend: October 12-13

Howl-o-Ween dog adoption event, Latin American Art Fair, La Jolla Art and Wine Festival and more admission-free events this week
October 10, 2019

Shop like a Tastemaker: Mariel Cuervo's Stylish Must-Haves

The boss babe, who works on both sides of the border, shares 10 of her favorite things
October 9, 2019

Trail of the Month: Convention Center Loop

How to run or walk this nearly 5-mile trek in downtown San Diego
October 7, 2019

San Diego's Top Doctors 2019

A healthy helping of the breakthroughs and on-the-rise practices sweeping San Diego's medical community
October 4, 2019

5 Free Things to Do in San Diego This Week: October 4-9

Pacific Beachfest, Ramona Air Fair, Vinyl Junkies Liberty Station Takeover and more admission-free events this week
October 3, 2019

Inside the Icon: Mount Hope Cemetery

Big names and even bigger headstones are interspersed throughout San Diego's 150-year-old cemetery
October 2, 2019

How Van Morrison Reinvented Himself on ‘Astral Weeks’

After more than 50 years it remains his masterpiece
October 2, 2019

Rafael Payare's San Diego Symphony Debut

The San Diego Symphony's new music director officially takes the stage October 5
October 1, 2019

San Diego Events Calendar: October 2019

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
September 30, 2019

How San Diego Are You?

Take our quiz to see where you land on the newcomer to old-timer spectrum
September 27, 2019

5 Free Things to Do in San Diego in San Diego This Week: September 26-29

Craftoberfest, Miramar Air Show, Seaport Sessions and more admission-free events in San Diego this week
September 26, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Old Town

Where to eat, drink, and play in this historic corner of San Diego
September 26, 2019

Where to Run in San Diego in October

This month's top 5Ks, 10Ks, marathons, and more
September 25, 2019

“Anastasia” Comes to the Civic Theatre

The fantasy lives on October 1-6 in San Diego
September 23, 2019

5 Free Things To Do In San Diego This Week: September 19-23

Adams Avenue Street Fair, Seaport Sessions, Oceanside Harbor Days and more admission-free events
September 19, 2019

How Nonprofits Are Crunched For Data

To get the big bucks and support, organizations have to prove their worth with in-depth data like never before
September 17, 2019

5 Free Things To Do in San Diego This Week: September 12-15

OMBAC Longboard Surfing Contest, Barrio Art Crawl, Eppig Oktoberfest and more admission-free events this week
September 12, 2019

From the Archives: Surfing Like a Girl in 2000

A look back on San Diego surf culture, and the women who spurred a sea change in the sport
September 6, 2019

7 Free Things to Do In San Diego This Week: September 5-8

South Park Walkabout, Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon, Toy Piano Festival and more admission-free events in San Diego this week
September 5, 2019

Are We Taking Care of Our Seniors?

How San Diego is—and is not—meeting the needs of a growing population
September 3, 2019

Valle Food & Wine Fest Returns for a Third Year

The annual fest brings famous chefs, live music, and lots of vino to Javier Plascencia's Finca Altozano
September 3, 2019

San Diego Events Calendar: September 2019

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
August 30, 2019

5 Free Things to Do in San Diego: August 29-September 3

Hawaiian Plumeria Festival, R&B Block Party, Vegan Playground and more admission-free events this week
August 29, 2019

Women Firsts in San Diego

16 women get candid about getting there first in their field
August 27, 2019

Fall Fashion 2019: 7 Looks That Embrace the Season

Get swept away in the little things defining autumn
August 23, 2019

The Must-See NASA-Inspired Exhibit in Barrio Logan

The making of Melissa Walter's Of All Things exhibit at Ice Gallery
August 23, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: North Park

What's tried-and-true, new, and coming soon in this hip San Diego hood
August 23, 2019

5 Free Things to Do In San Diego: August 24-26

West Coast Shell Show, San Diego Festival of Books, LeucadiART Walk and more admission-free events
August 21, 2019

John Leguizamo's 'Dirty, Nasty, Farce' Lands in La Jolla

The actor, comedian, voice-over artist, and playwright opens up about his newest production, Kiss My Aztec
August 21, 2019

The Volunteer Diaries

Three locals describe their work and how it enriches lives in the San Diego community
August 20, 2019

2019-2020 San Diego Arts Preview

A curated list of performances, exhibits, and additional works gracing our stages and museums
August 20, 2019

5 Free Things to Do in San Diego This Week: August 16-17

TwainFest, World Bodysurfing Championships, ballet, and more admission-free events this weekend
August 15, 2019

From the Archives: San Diego's Real Estate Market in 1952

Even 60 some years ago, supply and demand drove the housing game
August 14, 2019

Chaka Khan Brings the Funk to San Diego

The Queen of Funk hits up the San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights concert series on August 24
August 13, 2019

How a Chula Vista Couple DIYed Their House into a Vintage Home

First-time renovators antique the tract home out of their Chula Vista two-story
August 12, 2019

The School Bus-Turned-Boutique Everyone Is Talking About

Eric Brown Jr. sells ’90s nostalgia from a refurbished school bus, Backtrack Vintage
August 9, 2019
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