Taste of Adams Avenue Sunday – June 30, 2013

Along Adams Avenue in Normal Heights and Kensington neighborhoods of San Diego

In a news article published June 6, 2013 by San Diego Entertainer magazine
these are the participating venues this year:

Antique Row Café, Blind Lady Ale House, Broke Girls Coffee Bar, Burger Lounge, Café 21, Clem’s Bottle Service & Tap Room, DiMille’s Italian Restaurant, El Zarape Mexican Restaurant & Tequileria, Farm House Cafe, Fish Public, The Haven Pizzeria, Heights Tavern, Incredible Cheesecake Company, Jayne’s Gastropub, Jyoti Bihanga, and Kensington Café, Lestat’s Coffee House, Mariposa Ice Cream, Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant, Proprietors Reserve Wine Bar, Rosie O’Grady’s, Sabuku Sushi, Senor Mangos Juice House, Soda & Swine, Starbuck’s Kensington, Tam’s Thailand Food, Tao Vietnamese & Japanese Cuisine, Twiggs on Adams Avenue, Village Vino, and Viva Pops.

More details for the 2013 Taste of Adams Avenue event

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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

The complete lineup for Humphreys Concerts by the Bay 2013

Tickets for this year’s Humphreys Concerts by the Bay season go on sale Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m. at the Humphreys Restaurant box office, , all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com and by phone at: (800) 745-3000.

The outdoor concerts are on the grounds of Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites – 2303 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106

All concert times are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

April 15: Franz Ferdinand, with Palma Violets, $38

April 17: Tegan and Sara, with Stars, $44

April 20: Keyshia Cole, with Chrisette Michelle, $70

May 26: Juanes, $75

June 3: Jewel “Greatest Hits Tour,” with Atz Lee & Steve Poltz, $70

June 6: Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, $45

June 12: Cyndi Lauper, with Hunter Valentine $58

June 18: Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs, $100

June 19: Doobie Brothers, $70

June 21: Joan Rivers (8 p.m.), $55

June 27: Erykah Badu (8 p.m.), $65

June 28: Chris Mann (8 p.m.), $48

July 2: “Summerland Tour 2013,” with Everclear, Live, Filter and Sponge (7 p.m.), $50

July 5: America, $55

July 6: Jim Gaffigan (8:30 p.m.), $62

July 7: “Under The Sun Tour 2013,” with Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon and Fastball (6:30 p.m.), $65

July 10: Railroad Earth, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers (7 p.m.), $55

July 11: Huey Lewis & The News $70

July 14: An Evening with Yes (7 p.m.), $60

July 15: Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion Radio Romance Tour 2013” (8 p.m.), $82

July 21: Bill Cosby, $68

July 23: Jonny Lang, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, $56

July 26: The Fab Four — “The Ultimate Tribute” (8 p.m.), $43

July 30: “Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest,” featuring Ten Years After, Edgar Winter Band, Canned Heat, Rick Derringer and Pat Travers, (7 p.m.), $53

July 31: Gipsy Kings (8 p.m.), $74

Aug. 1: Chicago (8 p.m.), $98

Aug. 3: Chris Isaak, $85

Aug. 4: Bill Maher (8 p.m.), $79

Aug. 7: Willie Nelson & Family, $88

Aug. 8: Los Lonely Boys, Los Lobos and Alejandro Escovedo (7 p.m.), $55

Aug. 9: Brandi Carlile, $43

Aug. 10: D’Angelo (8 p.m.), $95

Aug. 14: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (8 p.m.), $65

Aug. 15: Straight No Chaser (8 p.m.), $57

Aug. 16: Dave Koz & Friends “Summer Horns Tour,” with Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot, $65

Aug. 21: Steely Dan, with Deep Blue Organ Trio (7:30 p.m.), $155

Aug. 23: Buddy Guy and George Thorogood & The Destroyers (7 p.m.), $72

Aug. 24: Toad The Wet Sprocket, with Grant Lee Buffalo, $45

Aug. 28: “Regeneration Tour 2013,” featuring The Human League, Erasure’s Andy Bell and Howard Jones (6:30 p.m.), $55

Sept. 8: Melissa Etheridge, $80

Sept. 14: Tower of Power and Average White Band (7 p.m.), $53

Sept. 13: Carly Rae Jepsen, with Hot Chelle Rae, $55

Sept. 19: Lynyrd Skynyrd, $101

Sept. 20: Diana Krall’s “Glad Rag Doll World Tour” (8 p.m.), $110

Sept. 21: Lila Downs (8 p.m.), $37

Sept. 27: Air Supply (7:30 p.m.), $49

Oct. 2: Jesse Cook, $40

Oct. 11: Keali’I Reichel, $50

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Attraction to Open This Summer as “Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark”

Deutsch: Logo Aquatica (Florida)


SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has acquired Knott’s Soak City — San Diego, a standalone Southern California waterpark.

The park, located just south of San Diego in Chula Vista, Calif., will undergo extensive renovation over the fall and winter and re-open as SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s third Aquatica-branded park. Both SeaWorld Orlando and SeaWorld San Antonio now operate Aquatica™ parks.

SeaWorld will make significant changes over the off-season transforming the park into an Aquatica: “These parks reflect the highest standard of quality in attractions, entertainment and theming, but the presence of animals makes the experience something truly special. Aquatica San Diego, like its sister parks, will feature guest experiences with a variety of exotic animals,” said Jim Atchison, president and chief executive officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. “Having animals in our Aquatica parks adds an educational component to a waterpark visit that is both unexpected and enriching.”

The first Aquatica opened adjacent to SeaWorld Orlando in 2008. It is now among the nation’s most visited waterparks, with annual attendance of roughly 1.5 million guests. In addition to birds and tropical fish, Aquatica Orlando features Dolphin Plunge, the park’s centerpiece water slide, which includes an enclosed acrylic slide that allows riders to see animals underwater.

Last year SeaWorld San Antonio unveiled its own Aquatica, with some of the region’s best ride attractions, along with displays of kookaburra, spoonbills and southern stingrays.

“When the gates of Aquatica San Diego open for the first time next June, guests will see what visitors to Orlando and San Antonio already know: No theme park company can deliver a waterpark experience quite like SeaWorld,” said John Reilly, President of the company’s San Diego attractions. “Aquatica will be a great complement to SeaWorld and help us continue to bring value to our guests and enhance this destination.”

Aquatica San Diego will be located at 2042 Otay Valley Rd. in Chula Vista, Calif. Terms of the deal, which have been under negotiation for several months, were not disclosed.

Get ticketing information for SeaWorld San Diego
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Daily Discounts 2013 Florida State Fair

Locate hotels near the Florida State Fairgrounds Tampa Florida
Or for hotel info call 1 800 632-3303
Driving Map to the Florida State Fairgrounds


Thursday – February 7 – Opening Day

Heroes Day – All active, reserve, or retired military veterans, law enforcement, firemen and first responders are admitted FREE with valid identification.


$5 Admission after 5PM


Friday – February 8

Student Day – Hillsborough County students receive a FREE ticket.

Pepsi Armband Day – Bring an empty Diet Mountain Dew can and save $5 off the regular price of a Midway ride armband at the redemption tent by entrance gate.


Saturday – February 9

4-H & FFA DayFREE admission for 4-H and FFA Members with identification or jacket.


Sunday – February 10

Armband Day – $30 at the gate and $25 advance purchase.


Monday – February 11

Senior Day – $8 at the gate, $6 in advance 55+ Available Online or at the Fairgrounds Box Only

$5 Admission after 5PM
Starship featuring Mickey Thomas Concert at 7:30PM in the Entertainment Hall

$15 VIP seating, $10 reserved seating and limited FREE Mezzanine level bleacher seating.


Taste of the Fair – Food Specials


Tuesday – February 12

Senior Day – $8 at the gate, $6 in advance 55+ Available Online or at the Fairgrounds Box Only

$5 Admission after 5PM

Bellamy Brothers Concert at 7:30PM in the Entertainment Hall

$15 VIP seating, $10 reserved seating and limited FREE Mezzanine level bleacher seating.


Wednesday – February 13

Senior Day – $8 at the gate, $6 in advance 55+ Available Online or at the Fairgrounds Box Only
Country Gold Tour – Noon and 4PM in the Entertainment Hall
$15 VIP seating and $10 reserved seating.
Midweek Midway Madness
$5 Admission after 5PM


Thursday – February 14

Senior Day – $8 at the gate, $6 in advance 55+ Available Online or at the Fairgrounds Box Only
$5 Admission after 5PM
Less Than Jake at 7:30PM in the Entertainment Hall – $15 VIP seating, $10 reserved seating and limited
FREE Mezzanine level bleacher seating.


Friday – February 15

Armband Day – $30 at the gate and $25 advance purchase.


Saturday – February 16

4-H & FFA Day – FREE admission for 4-H and FFA Members with identification or jacket.


Sunday – February 17

Armband Day – $30 at the gate and $25 advance purchase.


Monday – February 18 – Presidents’ Day

Student Day – Surrounding Hillsborough Counties Students receive FREE ticket.
Pepsi Armband Day – Bring an empty Diet Mountain Dew can and save $5 off the regular price of a Midway ride armband at the redemption tent by the entrance gate.
Family Fun Pack – $20 admission up to four people – SOLD ONLY AT THE FAIRGROUNDS
$5 Admission after 5PM
LeAnn Rimes Concert at 7:30PM in the Entertainment Hall – $35 VIP seating, $30 premium reserved seating and $25 reserved seating

2013 Gasparilla Pirate Fest

Tampa Florida, January 26, 2013

English: This photograph is of the main pirate...

Arrrgh! Time to practice up for talking like a pirate.

Start the day with the Gasarilla Invasion as the Jose Gasparill sails into Hillsborough Bay. Expect cannons and a large fleet of escort vessels.

After the invasion is the Gasparilla Invasion Brunch where the mayor turns over the keys to the city.

Another highlight is the Parade of Pirates, much like Mardi Gras but with everyone dressed as Pirates.

Spend the evening at the Pirate Fest Street Festival for good times, good food and great music.

You can still Find hotels near the Tampa Convention Center:
Book Online or Call 1-800-632-3303

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.