A Historic Gaslamp Experience & The 39 Steps

A Historic Gaslamp Experience & The 39 Steps

It seems like the "polar vortex" is still wreaking havoc in San Diego! The San Diegans are in shock that their winter weather is being ruined by the heat. We're now forced to make sandmen instead of snowmen. Boo. Hoo. Feeling inspired and in a sunny disposition, the Experience San Diego team has decided to explore the Gaslamp Quarter during the day, making it into a mini-San Diego "staycation". We will be staying at the Horton Grand Hotel while exploring the history of the Gaslamp Quarter at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum and The Gaslamp Museum at the William Heath Davis House, and enjoying the evening with laughter at the Horton Grand Theatre, which is showing The 39 Steps

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The Jacobs Music Center - Ballroom With a Twist - Downtown

The Jacobs Music Center - Ballroom With a Twist -  Downtown

The San Diego community never ceases its artistic combustion of music and cultural arts! It was a balmy 75-degree day this San Diego winter(sarcasm), and a group of friends wanted to start off their long-weekend with artistic mental stimulation. It's not a typical weekend where we usually kick it off with after-work libation, but what happens to be in town at the Jacobs Music Center is a show called, BALLROOM WITH A TWIST. What is BALLROOM WITH A TWIST? Well, I could tell you now, but then you wouldn't read the rest of my post, so you'll just have to follow along.

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BROCKTON VILLA - La Jolla, San Diego

BROCKTON VILLA - La Jolla, San Diego

Tucked away near the water's edge in La Jolla is a cozy restaurant with a modest appearance. This small restaurant with its white steps and white wrap around patio is nestled at the bottom of a hill just below Prospect Street. It's location on the quiet corner of Ocean Boulevard with only waves as neighbors might be easy to miss. With a front row view of rolling waves and the blue horizon, one could think that this might be the restaurant's main draw with its cuisine playing a supporting role. However, not even the majesty of the powerful Pacific Ocean can upstage Brockton Villa's masterfully crafted dishes.

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California Started in my Backyard - Presidio Park, Old Town

California Started in my Backyard - Presidio Park, Old Town

When driving west of the Kumeyaay Highway Interstate 8 (I-8), the Presidio Park sticks out like a sore thumb. It’s tucked away behind the hotels of Mission Valley and the windy streets to Old Town. I didn’t really know much about Presidio Park other than that it was nice to watch during the sunset from the tennis courts of my home in Mission Valley. 

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