San Diego: a county known for its beaches, baby pandas and, more recently, the finest craft beer in the nation. We've heard of beer aficionados flying in from around the country for week-long beercations consisting of tours, tastings, and late nights at Hamilton's Tavern and Toronado. Here is our DIY guide for visiting the best breweries in town. (Photo courtesy of Ballast Point)
Once a simple American classic, burgers have come a long way, with chefs experimenting with premium patties, gourmet toppings, and fresh baked bread. Here are our some of our favorite hamburgers in San Diego, ranging from the high end--kobe beef with aged cheddar--to good ol? Double-Doubles from the In-N-Out drive-thru. (Photo courtesy of Jimmy's Famous American Tavern.)
Luge? Ice Dancing? Biathlon? It's time for some of those sports we barely even recognize to dominate the TV screens across San Diego. If you want to keep an eye on the Olympics, but also want to get out of the house, we've got some spots in mind where there are plenty of TVs. (Photo courtesy of True North Tavern)
Budget-conscious dining doesn't have to mean settling for Carl's Jr. or Costco free samples--even if your bank account is down to double digits. Here are some of our favorite San Diego spots where a $10 bill will get you a delicious meal and, in some cases, a few dollars back. (Photo courtesy of Teri Cafe)
Want to treat your loved one to a romantic day, night, or weekend? Planning the perfect proposal or anniversary celebration? Our county's beaches, mountains and deserts provide terrific backdrops for all kinds of romantic dates. (Photo courtesy of Candelas on the Bay)
February 14 is approaching and, let's face it, just writing "Happy V-Day!" on your significant other's Facebook wall isn't going to cut it. Whether you've been with your partner for 5 months (for a hot date, here's a "wow'-worthy night that involves a little saving, a little splurging, and a lot of fun), 5 years (for a romantic getaway that won't include lengthy waits at the airport or hours-long highway drives, take a quick trip across the bridge to Coronado), or you're living it up as a San Diego single (grab a group of your coolest single friends and spend a night out in Solana Beach), we have Valentine's Day itineraries for you.
On TV, "The Bachelor" might take his dates on helicopter rides and weekend jaunts to Hawaii, but the best dates often require little more than warm hugs and a fun afternoon. These are some of our favorite fun and budget-friendly date spots around San Diego.
If glassware had a beauty contest, the martini glass would win by a landslide. Sleek and sexy, martinis evoke a "Mad Men"-era sophistication. These days, you can't drink 'em at work but we've scoured San Diego's top night spots to recommend five excellent venues for enjoying the gin or vodka-based goodness.
It's never easy to stick with New Year's resolutions, but it can be particularly challenging in a city like San Diego, with so many distractions. Fresh guacamole and pomegranate margaritas can quickly derail plans to lose 10 pounds. Saving an extra $50 a month? Sounds perfectly reasonable until you're passing the bartender your Visa for a round of drinks downtown. Despite the temptations, we think you can do it. Here's a guide to some places that can help. (Photo courtesy of Fit Athletic Club)
So it's time to bring together 50, 100, or 900 of your favorite people and unfortunately you can't just buy a few kegs and invite them to the Kappa Sig house. Fortunately San Diego is a hot spot for all party purposes, from office parties to intimate weddings to your pug's first birthday. (Photo by Paul Barnett, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art )