Don’t Miss Fiestas Patrias at Old Town State Historic Park

The Fiestas Patrias, a festival to commemorate the rich and diverse Mexican culture that was vital in the development of San Diego and California, will take place on Saturday, September 14. This party coincides with Mexican Independence Day–September 16–so come out for the celebration! Activities include storytelling, branding, corn husk doll making, relay races, vaquero games, children’s […]

Dog Beaches in Ocean Beach, Coronado and Del Mar

Is your pooch getting antsy? Let’s be honest, when isn’t your dog antsy to get outdoors and prance about! Do yourself and, of course, your four-legged friend a favor and head to one of the designated dog beaches in Ocean Beach, Coronado and Del Mar. Watch tail-waggin’, Frisbee-catchin’ and stick-fetchin’ dogs splash in the surf. Man’s best friend is permitted to roam […]

Don’t Miss Out on the El Cajon Dinner and a Concert Series

Once the spring and summer months come there seems to be a plethora of non-stop events, from fairs to festivals to weekly concerts. But such is life–you have to pick and choose the fun as it comes. One event I think you’ll not want to miss is the El Cajon Dinner and a Concert Series on […]

Forget the Beach. Head to Mission Trail Regional Park.

Sometimes you have to forget the beach, and hit up the mountains! San Diego may be known for its ocean-friendly activities, but why not opt for an inland excursion instead? Mission Trails Regional Park has more than 40 miles of trails for everyone from beginners to experts. You can start out modestly with a reasonable […]

Make A Day Trip to Anza-Borrego

Get out of the city and head northwest toward Borrego Springs for an amazing, scenic day trip to the desert. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is open every day from dawn to dusk through May 1st, so take the opportunity to experience the beauty of the area this weekend. Depending on rainfall in winter, the natural beauty of […]

The 40th Annual San Diego Crew Classic is This Weekend!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Head to Crown Point Shores on Mission Bay for the 40th Annual San Diego Crew Classic, where you’ll watch thousands of rowing athletes from over 100 universities, clubs and high school programs compete against one another. Ages of competitors range from 14 to 84, so there will definitely be […]

Be Sure to Hit the Many Ice Rinks in Town

In the northern regions of the U.S. ice skating is a way of life. Along with playing hockey, ice skating on frozen ponds is a top pastime, but unfortunately (and fortunately, as well) we don’t have the climate to support those areas of recreation–naturally. That doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy ice skating right here in Southern Cal; […]

Take FREE Fly Fishing Lessons with the SDFF

Ever wanted to learn to fly fish? Had a hankering to put on some waders and hop in the lake? Well, it’s a good thing you live near an affiliate of the Federation of Fly Fishers! That’s right, the San Diego Fly Fishers Club is ready, willing and able to teach you the basics and […]

MWR Family Holiday Party

Quick question–what’s the best day for a party? If you said, “Saturday,” then you are correct! Saturday gives you ample time to get ready and it isn’t the end of the weekend, so you have plenty of time to prepare for the week ahead. And when a party lands on the first of the month, […]

Julian, A Small Town Getaway Just An Hour Away

Nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains just over an hour’s drive from San Diego is a small “old-fashioned” town noted for its apple pies and embedding memorable experiences in each one of its visitors. This town is Julian, and this time of year it’s particularly nice to visit with its crisp mountain air, hiking if so desired, and […]

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