San Diego Beer Week 2014

beer-glassesKick off San Diego Beer Week with tickets to the San Diego Brewers Guild Festival, Saturday November 7 & 8 2014 at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego next to the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum.

The event raises funds for Surfrider Foundation, Fight ALD, and the San Diego Brewers Guild.

All-inclusive ticket includes unlimited beer samples offered throughout the evening coupled with unlimited food samples from local craft-beer friendly restaurants.

The best way to start off SD Beer Week is with a Two Day Pass, so you can enjoy the festivities on BOTH Friday and Saturday at a discount!

For $100:

  • One ticket for Friday night’s ‘VIP Brewer Takeover’ (6 – 9 PM)
  • One Premier Access pass for Saturday’s Guild Festival (1 – 5 PM) [$130 value!]

Nearby Hotels

Palm Springs Resort Overnight with Dining and Spa

Miramonte Resort & Spa

Looking for a plVacation discount in Palm Springsace to relax where it is warm and dry? Treat yourself to a resort vacation with dining and spa experience.

The clear, refreshing pool is surrounded by cabanas for swimming, sunning, napping, and relaxing.

Get a spa voucher which you can use toward a variety of massages or face or body treatments at The WELL Spa.

The resort is adjacent to three championship golf courses, including the famous Indian Wells course. Also, a dining credit at The Grove Artisan Kitchen or the Vineyard Lounge.

Miramonte Resort & Spa

Lonely Planet’s Best Travel in 2013

What we’re reading: Lonely Planet’s Best Travel in 2013

Travel with Lonely Planet

This book is in celebration of 40 years of Lonely Planet helping travelers get the most out of getting out of town.

Ten top countries includes Turkey
Ten top regions includes The Gulf Coast USA
Ten top cities includes Amsterdam

More Top Travel Lists in this paperback/Kindle edition:

Best-value destinations, best back-in-time entertainments, the unluckiest places in the world, cities with bike-sharing schemes, best places to see elephants up close, best places to do something new, the best capital cities built from scratch, marvelous meteorological sites, best places to get a tattoo, snakes alive, best places to get fit, great wall walks, legendary last stands, best places to hunt for buried treasure and oddest food museums.

Don’t let 2013 let you down. Get out there with Lonely Planet.

San Diego Comic-Con 2012

2012 DATES

(Preview Night)

THU, JULY 12 –


If you aren’t one of the lucky 165,000 ticket holders, forget about getting into this year’s Comic-Con. It is SOLD OUT.
But that doesn’t mean that you won’t run into one or more of the  annual Masquerade costume show participants
or the special guests hanging out after hours in nearby Gaslamp Quarter District: » Charlie Adlard
» Bill Amend
» Sergio Aragonés
» Tom Batiuk
» Kate Beaton
» Alison Bechdel
» Tim Bradstreet
» Mike Carey
» Gail Carriger
» Becky Cloonan
» Geof Darrow
» Ben Edlund
» Steve Englehart
» Mark Evanier
» Greg Evans
» Brecht Evens
» Gary Gianni
» Stan Goldberg
» Rob Guillory
» Larry Hama
» Peter F. Hamilton
» Gilbert Hernandez» Jaime Hernandez
» Mario Hernandez
» Jennifer and Matthew Holm
» Klaus Janson
» N.K. Jemisin
» Lynn Johnston
» Joe Jusko
» Karl Kerschl
» Robert Kirkman
» Erik Larsen
» John Layman
» Jim Lee
» Jeff Lemire
» Paul Levitz
» Rob Liefeld
» Andy Mangels
» Rudy Nebres
» Katsuhiro Otomo
» Dan Piraro
» Whilce Portacio
» Nate Powell
» James Robinson» John Romita Jr.
» Brandon Sanderson
» Ben Saunders
» Doug Savage
» John Scalzi
» Mark Schultz
» Scott Shaw!
» Gilbert Shelton
» Jason Shiga
» Jim Silke
» Marc Silvestri
» Scott Snyder
» J. Michael Straczynski
» Angelo Torres
» Herb Trimpe
» Morrie Turner
» Michael Uslan
» Jim Valentino
» Trevor Von Eeden
» Mark Waid
» Tom Yeates
If you do have a ticket and haven’t booked an expensive hotel, consider one of these funky hotels.

Ready for top ten San Diego restaurants?

top 10 san diego restaurants
TripAdvisor is always updating their lists of top 10 restaurants around the world.

Today we look at the top ten restaurants in San Diego, California:


Cowboy Star Restaurant & Butcher Shop


The Venetian


Kono’s Cafe


Cucina Urbana




Phil’s BBQ


Sushi Ota


The Mission


Arrivederci Italian Restaurant


OB Noodle House

2012 Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego

Group of Asian women

Saturday, May 12, 2012
10:00 am 6:00 pm

This festival showcases Asian culture in a big way. You’ll experience a full day of costumed
performances and exceptional music. Enjoy martial arts and cooking demonstrations, cultural
exhibits, and interesting merchandise. There’s also a food court and picnic area, and an area
just for kids. Admission: FREE

Location: Liberty Station (NTC Park near Cushing Rd. & Roosevelt Rd.). Host
Organization: National Asian American Coalition. General Information: Dennis-Michael
Broussard @ (504) 390-3271.

Workshop Flyer

The Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego is not just about culture and entertainment; we are also about contributing to the community. We will have very unique workshops designed to engage and educate different needs of our communities. Hosted at the New American Museum, these workshops will take place throughout the day.

More things to see and do in San Diego

Balboa Park, San Diego California

Balboa Park bell tower, San DiegoBalboa Park is to San Diego as Central Park is to New York, full of gardens, museums, places to eat, fountains, outdoor art, zoo and merry-go-round.

In addition, Balboa Park has the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world and an entire Spanish Village art colony.

Balboa Park was completed in 1910 but became world famous for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. Along with the pseudo-Spanish buildings the Exposition included an Indian village and nudist colony. (We were not as “PC” then as today)

While you are in San Diego visiting Balboa Park, explore San Diego’s other attractions.