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December 2019

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Featured Articles

Welcome to Camp Wamp

Stephen Wampler built a haven for kids living with disabilities

San Diego's Stories of 2019

The biggest San Diego headlines you might have missed and news items that went viral this year
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Current Issue Articles

From the Archives: Covers of Christmas Past

We revisit four holiday covers from the '50s and '60s

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

San Diego Magazine's Travel Awards 2020

Cast your vote now for your favorite hotels and attractions and win a $200 gift card

Home for the Holidays in San Diego

Step inside the Garretts' Encinitas home for holiday decorating tips

San Diego Holiday Gift Guide 2019

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

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

Trail of the Month: Bernardo Mountain Summit Trail

The challenging North County trek is worth it for the views at the top

San Diego Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

These local restaurants will be open on December 25

San Diego Events Calendar: December 2019

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego

Where to Run in San Diego in December

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

City Ballet of San Diego Presents “The Nutcracker”

See it at Spreckels Theatre December 6–22

On the Job: The Piano Man at Mille Fleurs

Randy Beecher has tickled the ivories at Mille Fleurs for over a quarter century

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

Scout's Honor at The Nolen

This limited-edition cocktail invokes the cozy feeling of fires and melted marshmallows

Very Important Taco: Pork Birria and Funghi Ranchero Tacos

A mobile caterer brings a taste of 'grandmother's cooking' San Diego

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

Event Photos: Top Doctors 2019

Photos from the event at Intercontinental San Diego on October 18, 2019

San Diego, You May Now Rise for Nick Offerman

The man best known for playing Ron Swanson will perform at the Balboa Theatre

Serẽa’s Sustainable Seafood Menu Is Admirable, but Lacks Side Dishes

Fresh, local seafood isn’t cheap at this fine-dining restaurant at the historical Hotel Del

Letter from the Editor: Merry, Bright, and Grateful

Editor in Chief Erin Meanley Glenny dishes on the December issue of San Diego Magazine
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