Where to Find EV Plugs at 5 Iconic San Diego Destinations!

Live in San Diego and own an electric car or thinking of purchasing one? You may be wondering where you’ll be able to charge your car during your summer adventures around the county! Whether you’re spending the day on Coronado or cruising out to Mount Laguna for some stargazing, alleviate your range anxiety with this list of Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in San Diego’s most iconic destinations!

1. Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, CA

Have brunch at the Hotel Del Coronado while charging your car! The Del offers its own EV chargers (you need to either be a guest of the hotel or park in their lot), but you can also find more EV chargers at Coronado City Hall located at 1825 Strand Way.

2. Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

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While at Balboa Park you can thoroughly enjoy the museums and beautiful grounds without the anxiety of wondering how you’ll make it home! Balboa Park offers more than fifteen EV chargers. You can find charging stations outside the San Diego Air & Space Museum, the Fleet Science Center, and at the San Diego Zoo. Bonus: If you ever find yourself with nothing to do on a Tuesday, visit Balboa Park as different museums and facilities offer free admission for San Diego residents!

3. La Jolla Shores, La Jolla, CA

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If you’re thinking of swimming with the leopard sharks at La Jolla Shores know that you can plug in your car at the La Jolla Shores Hotel or the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. There are also some additional EV charging ports at the Hotel La Jolla. You will want to check with each establishment about any fees for use.

4. Del Mar, CA

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Whether you’re spending the day at the beach or shopping in the Del Mar Village, you can rest easy knowing that there are many EV charging ports in the general vicinity. Visit L’Auberge Del Mar, Del Mar City Hall, or the Del Mar Community Services Department. Don’t forget to come visit us at our Del Mar office location at 1217 Camino Del Mar!

5. Mount Laguna, Cleveland National Forest, CA

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If you plan to do some stargazing this summer, plan a trip to Mount Laguna during the Perseid Meteor Shower (which peaks around Mid-August). Just be sure to charge your car before you head up the mountain! There are no EV chargers at the actual observatory however you can find some charging stations on the way at Santa Ysabel, Julian, and Pine Valley.

To find even more EV stations in San Diego, download the free Plus Share app!

(All Information in the Guide Was Sourced From Plug Share)

7 Best Places to Staycation in San Diego

Summer is officially here! If you haven’t booked your vacation yet, consider making it a staycation in our beautiful city at one of these 7 fabulous hotels. After all, just because we’re lucky enough to live in America’s finest city, doesn’t mean we can’t play tourist for a weekend!

Hotel Del Coronado

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This elegant vacation spot is a place the whole family can enjoy.  Perfectly situated on one of America’s favorite beaches, the Hotel Del has everything to suit your every vacation needs! The legendary Hotel del Coronado provides a variety of in-room and resort amenities to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Enjoy relaxing in-room amenities, several ocean-view restaurants and bars, an array of recreational activities, a full-service spa and salon, seventeen unique shops, and more.

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L’Auberge Del Mar

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This resort is located on the historic site of the Stratford Inn, which eventually became the original Hotel Del Mar – a favorite hot spot for Hollywood film stars.  It’s stellar location allows you to reach the beach and Del Mar Racetrack all within a brisk walk! Del Mar Plaza, located directly across the street, offers world-class shopping, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and entertainment for your pleasure!  Don’t forget to check out the full-service, award-winning ocean inspired wellness spa which offers massages, facials and body treatments as well as waxing and nail services. The atmosphere surrounding this hotel is unbeatable!

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Omni Hotel La Costa

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This exquisite hotel is the perfect place for summer vacation!  Indulge in relaxation at The Spa at La Costa or dive into one of their eight swimming pools, including family-friendly waterslides and splash pads or the Edge adult pool, offering panoramic views of their championship golf courses.  Tee off at one of the championship-quality golf courses or practice your back hand at one of seventeen tennis courts. Discover serenity at the Chopra Center for well-being and satisfy appetites at one of their on-site restaurants. The activities are endless at the Omni in La Costa!

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Omni San Diego

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Located in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter across from the convention center, The Omni San Diego Hotel puts you close to the city’s top sites and attractions.  Explore Balboa Park, take a harbor cruise, or catch a Padres baseball game at PETCO Park, connected to the hotel via a pedestrian skywalk. Take in the extraordinary views of the San Diego Bay, the downtown skyline, or ballpark from the comforts of your room. Enjoy fabulous amenities including a full-service fitness center, 24-hour business center, outdoor terrace with stone fireplace, heated pool and jacuzzi and the famous McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant!

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Catamaran Hotel Resort and Spa

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This beautiful tropical hideaway is situated on the waters of Mission Bay!  This resort offers casual elegance with palm trees, lush vegetation, Tiki torches, Koi ponds, waterfalls and more. The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa has an outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, and more! The Catamaran Spa, San Diego’s only beachfront spa, offers a South Pacific-inspired menu of treatments with only all-natural marine and botanical elements.  Whether you enjoy sunbathing at the beach, relaxing by the pool, paddle boarding, or cruising up and down the boardwalk, this hotel has something for everyone!

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The Ranch at Bandy Canyon

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If you’re in the mood to connect with your historic roots, The Ranch at Bandy Canyon is the perfect vacation spot! The Ranch is nestled in the heart of the San Pasqual Valley and offers fun events like the Hoe Down, County Fair or Carnival.  With it’s numerous amenities including an equestrian center and pool, you are guaranteed to have a great time!

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Carlsbad Seapointe Resort

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If you’re looking for a beautiful ocean-front resort full of entertaining amenities, look no further! Located directly across from the Pacific Ocean, this Carlsbad resort sits along the legendary Pacific Coast Highway. Take a short drive to the quaint village of Carlsbad, where you can can discover cafés, galleries, restaurants, pubs, historic homes, and more. The resort offers a full complement of amenities and activities including BBQ grills, a fitness center, tennis court, two Jacuzzis, and sparkling pools.

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Have a favorite place to staycation in San Diego? Leave us a comment below!

 

 

 

2017 San Diego 4th of July Fireworks Schedule

Want to catch the fireworks this 4th of July? Check out our 2017 San Diego 4th of July Fireworks schedule!

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Big Bay Boom Annual July 4th Fireworks Show

Location:  Multiple Locations along the San Diego Bay.

Time:  9:00 pm

Take in the largest display in the county, with fireworks launched from four barges strategically placed around North San Diego Bay, they can be seen from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing. Just find a place along the bay and you will not be disappointed!

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Sea To Shining Sea 4th of July Fireworks

Location: SeaWorld San Diego- 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

Time: 9:40 PM

Sea World, San Diego is excited to light up the sky with an amazing fireworks extravaganza to celebrate the 4th of July!

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Ocean Beach

Location: Ocean Beach Pier at the end of Newport Ave. 5091 Niagara Ave
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Time: 9:00 PM

Spend the day picnicking, swimming in the ocean, walking and playing in the sand and shopping along Newport Ave. Then bundle up as the sun sets and pull up a blanket for a really spectacular fireworks show launched from the OB Pier.

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4th of July Celebration in Coronado

Location:  Various locations in Coronado. Fireworks Over Glorietta Bay (shot from barge in the bay)

Time: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Celebrate the 4th of July in the Crown City with a parade down Orange Avenue at 10:00 AM, a concert in Spreckels Park at 4:00 PM and fireworks over Glorietta Bay at 9:00 PM. (Local tip:  watch them from the golf course or Stingray Point – don’t drive, walk or bike)

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San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar

Time: Starts at 9:30 AM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Independence Day is one of the best days to come to the fair! Enjoy the food and fun during the day and cap off the night by watching the fireworks display!

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4th of July Fireworks at La Jolla Cove

Location: Ellen Browning Scripps Park, 1180 Coast Boulevard, La Jolla

Time: 9:00 PM

After a day on the beautiful beaches of La Jolla, take in a spectacular set of fireworks with a picturesque background.

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Red, White and BOOM!

Location: LEGOLAND California – One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad

Time: Fireworks at 8:30 PM

Take the whole family and spend the day enjoying over 60 rides, shows, and attractions and then top it off with an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to patriotic music!

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Oceanside Fireworks Show

Location: El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Road

Date: July 3, 2016

Time: 5:00 to 9:30 PM

Start off your Independence Day celebration a day early by bringing a beach chair and the whole family to enjoy the Oceanside Fireworks Show!

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Independence Day Festival & Fireworks

Location: 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025

Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Join 20,000 patriotic festival-goers for the 53rd Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks with music, fabulous food vendors, and a wealth of children’s activities and games for everyone to enjoy.

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Grand Tradition July 4th

Location: Grand Tradition – 220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook, CA 92028

Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Enjoy a day of live entertainment, dancing, kid friendly activities, and of course, fireworks!

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Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration

Location: Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa Boulevard and New Salem Street, Mira Mesa

Time: Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Come early for the parade and family friendly activities and stay late for the fireworks!

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An Old Fashioned Fourth of July & Fireworks

Location: Poway High School Stadium, 15500 Espola Road, Poway

Time: 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Following the Poway Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration at Old Poway Park (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM), head to Poway High School for music, food, and fireworks!

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Rancho Bernardo’s Spirit of the Fourth

Location: Webb Park, Avena Pl And Bernardo Center Dr, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128

Time: 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM

It’s a whole day of fun in Rancho Bernardo with a pancake breakfast, a festival with food, music and games, a parade, and fireworks!

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San Marcos 4th of July Celebration

Location: Bradley Park, 465 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078

Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Join us for carnival games, food, and fireworks!

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Vista Independence Day Celebration

Location: Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista

Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM

Celebrate the 4th of July in Vista at the Moonlight Amphitheater with live music, an honorary ceremony, family fun, and fireworks!

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Enjoy and stay safe!

Everything in San Diego You Must Do This Summer!

Looking for summer fun in San Diego? Check out our guide to what you absolutely must see and do this summer!

San Diego County Fair

June 2 – July 4

San Diego’s annual county fair is the largest fair in California, offering a variety of food, entertainment, exhibits, rides & games throughout the beautiful and historical Del Mar Fairgrounds in the oceanfront village of Del Mar. More information here.

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San Diego Brew & Food Festival

June 4

Beer and food collide at Waterfront Park for a midday festival showcasing San Diego’s finest eats and drinks! More information here.

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San Diego Festival of the Arts

June 11-12

The San Diego Festival of the Arts has moved locations to Waterfront Park for the first time in 29 years. Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-5pm, almost 200 artists will be set up in the park along with live entertainment, food from local restaurants, and SD craft beers.  More information here.

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Oysterfest

June 17-18

What started as a simple ode to the oyster has become one of San Diego’s most popular events for live music, beer, food, bay-side views and a whole bunch of good-looking locals! More information here.

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Del Mar Summer Solstice

June 23

A handful of Del Mar’s most applauded restaurants will gather at Powerhouse Park for a bountiful culinary showcase alongside selections of California wine and beers! More information here.

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37th annual OB Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off Festival

June 25

This local favorite combines endless chili samplings, five stages of music, a beachside beer garden and a lively artist’s alley all under the sun in Ocean Beach! More information here.

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Big Bay Boom 4th of July

July 4

The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back, promising another spectacular display over San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, Embarcadero South Marina Park and Coronado Ferry Landing! More information here.

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Sun & Sea Festival

July 15-16

As “the original Imperial Beach sand castle competition,” the Sun & Sea Festival brings together world-class sand castle sculptors plus a pancake breakfast, live music, a parade and more. Don’t miss the intricate and impressive creations that give playing in the sand a whole new meaning! For more information click here.

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San Diego LGBT Pride Parade and Festival

July 16-17

The San Diego Pride Festival features multiple stages of entertainment with more than 200 musicians, bands, comedians and dance performers. Attendees can celebrate LGBT pride throughout the two-day fest, which also includes vendor booths, a beer garden, a dance floor and an artist area! For more information click here.

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Del Mar Racing Season

July 19 – September 3

Horse racing at its finest! Fun for the entire family where the turf meets the surf! More information here.

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San Diego Comic Con

July 20-23

Comic-Con has presented literally thousands of special guests at its conventions over the years, bringing comics creators, science fiction and fantasy authors, film and television directors, producers, and writers, and creators from all aspects of the popular arts together with their fans for a fun and often times candid discussion of various art forms. Don’t miss one of the biggest San Diego events this summer! More information here.

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Heroes Brew Craft Beer Fest

July 22

Even superheroes need a beer break. The annual Comic-Con beer fest brings caped crowds together at Waterfront Park downtown to sip from more than 40 breweries. Dress to impress because the costume contest offers major prizes for best original costume, superhero look-alike, best group costume and best super villain! More information here.

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Oceanside International Film Festival

August 7-14

The Oceanside International Film Festival showcases features, documentaries, shorts, animation, and student works along with workshops and after-parties! More information here.

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Stone 20th Anniversary & Invitational Beer Festival

August 19-20

Celebrate the anniversary with a brewers reception on Friday night or beer fest on Saturday featuring more than 150 beers from 60-plus breweries. The fest will also showcase Stone Anniversary IPAs from their 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th anniversaries, all on tap! More information here.

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Sharp Hospice Care Annual Benefit Dinner Regatta

August 25

Hosted by Sharp Hospice Care, the benefit regatta brings together racers, community organizations and local families for an important cause! More information here.

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San Diego Spirits Festival

August 27-28

This two-day event will boast more than 70 alcohol brands while heightening all of the senses with chef demonstrations, bartender competitions, dance performances and live music. Meet great liquor purveyors, talented mixologists and top chefs while indulging in unlimited cocktail and food samples! More information here.

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San Diego Bacon Fest

September 3

At the San Diego Bacon Fest, there is no limit to bacon or beer samples, meaning you’ll be double-fisting your way through the day. VIP ticket holders receive a brew caddie, which essentially hangs around your neck and holds your beer for you while you stuff your face. More information here.

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2017 Guide to San Diego Summer Camps

Summer 2017 is almost upon us! This year, there plenty of different summer camp programs in San Diego for kids of all ages to enjoy and experience!

General Camps/Programs

YMCA Overnight Camps

Since 1921, the YMCA of San Diego’s overnight camps have been providing positive, life-changing experiences in the outdoors. YMCA Camp Marston has been a San Diego favorite for thousands of children and families! More information here.

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Outpost Summer Camp 

The Outpost experience has three pillars that parents have loved for over 15 summers: door-to-door transportation, traditional camp activities , and exceptional, well-trained staff that ensure a quality experience for each child! More information here.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (BGCGSD) is committed to helping kids of all backgrounds and interests develop into well-rounded, successful young adults. More information here.

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Challenge Island

Challenge Island camps are the perfect destination for your child during summer and other school breaks. Built around pop culture themes kids love, Challenge Island camps feel like action-packed vacations in their own right! More info can be found here.

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Academic Camps 

All-Star Academy

All-Star Academy provides elementary students with a well-rounded summer camp experience that implements educational, athletic, and imaginative activities for campers! More information here.

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Huntington Learning Center

This summer offers the perfect opportunity for students to get back on track with academics at Huntington Learning Center. Since 1977, Huntington has helped students in kindergarten through 12th grade to improve their grades, test scores, and confidence through proven programs! More information here.

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County Montessori School 

This summer, parents who want to give their children the opportunity to broaden their horizons need look no further than a local school. Country Montessori School, situated on a three-acre campus with extensive playground areas, will offer seven individually themed camp weeks with half-day and full-day options for ages 2.5 to 10 years! More information here.

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Animal Camps

Sea World Resident Camps

Experience SeaWorld up-close and behind-the-scenes and learn how we care for dolphins, penguins, sharks, and more. Explore San Diego’s beaches when you surf and snorkel! More information here.

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 San Diego Safari Park Summer Camps 

Discover an adventure like no other during the Safari Park’s Summer Camp! There may be many types of summer camp for kids, but few will have campers interacting with rhinos and giraffes, meeting meerkats, getting up close to cheetahs, feeding okapis, and discovering African wonders the way the Safari Park’s will! More information here.

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Summer Horse Riding Camp

Week long camps in Rancho Santa Fe to learn about horses and have fun! Activities include lessons, horse safety and care, trail rides, stable management, games, and more! Call Lena at 760-822-7483 for details!

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Art Camps

Drawn2Art San Diego

Join Drawn2Art this summer for a variety of camps that are designed to spark a desire for future investigation and learning for young artists ages four to 17! Click here for more information.

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Sew Inspired 

Have your kids learn about the intrinsic joy of sewing and design! Sewing is a noble, character building skill that kids love engaging in! Join in on one of America’s favorite past-times! More information here.

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Music Camps 

Studio West Music Production Camps

Musical teens can hone their skills and have a blast in San Diego’s largest professional recording studio, which has hosted the likes of blink-182 and the Arctic Monkeys. Musicians and non-musicians of all skill levels are welcome – there are plenty of roles for everyone, from singer to musician to producer to engineer! More information here.

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Mini Theatre Troupe 

Musical theater professionals teach week-long classes that focus on singing, acting, and dancing, all while having a great time with theater games, improvisation, and lots more. Each week creates a unique show which showcases the songs and scenes campers worked on during the week! More information here.

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Scripps Performing Arts Academy 

Throughout their time in the program, dance and musical theatre campers will improve their technical dance and theatre skills, choreography, singing, and acting. They’ll also make arts and crafts, help design sets, and participate in a costumed performance with fellow campers! More information here.

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Sports Camps

San Diego Force FC

San Diego Force Futbol Club (SD Force FC) Camps offer the exciting opportunity to experience specialized, intensive soccer training focusing on the technical, tactical, and physical demands of the game! More information here.

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Del Norte Hoops Camp 

Del Norte Hoops Camp is one of the largest attended camps in North County and has a ratio of no more than 10 players to one experienced coach. The team is excited to host multiple camps for both Biddy Ball and Youth Camps! More information here.

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Del Mar Junior Lifeguards 

If your child’s idea of the perfect summer day includes heading to the ocean, consider Del Mar Junior Lifeguard’s camp programs for a summer of improved self-esteem, physical fitness, and fun. More information here.

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Science Camps

RobotCity Workshop West

Programming has become a modern-day language to express ideas, inspiring originality while developing logical thinking. Unlike courses with heavy screen time, RobotCity students will spend much time building, rebuilding, and testing the renowned Makeblock mBot robot in the field. This allows your child to bring together STEM concepts in a way only they can dream and design. More information here.

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Tech Know How

TechKnowHow’s week-long summer camps offer a variety of fun and enriching hands-on projects which teach students how to use technology creatively! More information here.

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San Diego Easter Brunch Guide 2017

This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 16! If you’re looking to enjoy a delicious Easter Brunch at one of the many wonderful San Diego restaurants, this guide is for you!

L’Auberge Del Mar

The Del Mar resort (located at the historic site of the former Stratford Inn and Hotel Del Mar) has been a beach-side staple of North County for decades. The resort’s Coastline Easter Brunch Buffet will be served on April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Make a reservation by calling 858-793-6460 or visit www.laubergedelmar.com.

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The Prado in Balboa Park
Celebrate Easter at The Prado located in the heart of Balboa Park. This year, Champagne Buffet Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   For more information visit their webpage.
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Hotel Del Coronado

The Hotel Del Coronado’s Crown Room and oceanfront Ballroom will each host Champagne Brunch buffets on Easter Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., respectively, complete with live musical entertainment.  Visit their website to make reservations.

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The Marine Room

For 75 years, this seaside staple in La Jolla has been known for its incredible views and the pounding surf that creates dramatic displays outside the restaurant’s windows. On Easter Sunday, The Marine Room will serve its holiday brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make a reservation visit their webpage.

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The Westgate Hotel
Celebrate Easter in San Diego at the Westgate Hotel where guests are invited to enjoy holiday fun and relaxation in Parisian style. The hotel will be full of Easter joy at its festive Easter Champagne brunch from 10 a.m to 3 p.m Visit their page to make a reservation.
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The US Grant
From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the US Grant will host its Easter Brunch Buffet.  Entertainment includes photos with the Easter Bunny and live music.  To make a reservation, visit their page.
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Pacifica Del Mar
Enjoy brunch with an ocean view! Pacifica’s brunch includes classic items like Smoked Pork Shoulder Hash as well as Pacifica favorites like Ruby Red Tuna Tartare. Visit their website to make reservations.
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Lakehouse Hotel & Resort & Decoy Dockside Dining 
Dine dockside this Easter at the Lakehouse Hotel between 9:00 a.m and 3:00 p.m. The brunch buffet will include hand-carved meats, breakfast favorites, a chilled seafood display, and dessert bar. More information can be found here.
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Georges California Modern
Celebrate Easter Sunday with La Jolla’s best views and a very special brunch filled French Toast with Chino Farms strawberries, Cauliflower Rigatoni, Snapper Crudo, Baja Shrimp Omelet, Eggs Benedict with Meyer Lemon Hollandiase, and more. Visit their website to make a reservation.
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Chandler’s Oceanfront Dining
Celebrate Easter Sunday at Chandler’s between 10:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m for a celebration fit for the whole family.  Enjoy brunch classics, ocean views, face painting, an egg hunt, and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Click here for more information!
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 Fairmont at The Grand Del Mar
Celebrate Easter at The Grand Del Mar Resort from 10 a.m to 2 p.m  with Chef de Cuisine Joshua Dorfner with everything from pre-round pick-me-ups to late-night cravings. He satisfies hungry diners with his delicious, approachable cuisine that keeps you coming back for more.  To book a reservation click here!
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608 Oceanside 
Enjoy Easter Brunch with your family at Oceanside’s newest hot spot, 608. Book your reservations early to ensure a spot.
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Inn at Rancho Santa Fe 
Come celebrate Easter at the beautiful Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The Inn is located on 21 acres of  lush lawns, flowering gardens, and winding pathways that create a charming and tranquil atmosphere. Click here for more information on this elaborate brunch buffet that will occur from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
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Rancho Valencia
Celebrate Easter Sunday at Rancho Valenica’s signature restaurant, Veladora from 10:00 a.m to 2:30 p.m. There is something for the entire family with their signature holiday brunch and a fresh batch of holiday activities. Click here for more information on this special event.
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Everything in San Diego You Must Do This Spring!

Check out our guide to what you absolutely must do and see this spring in San Diego!

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March 1-May 14:

Take yourself out of the ordinary and spend a few hours in one of nature’s wonders; a place where kids can run and adults can linger. This 50 acres of extraordinary color, better known as The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch®, is in bloom on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean and offers a special nursery, garden, and gift shop by Armstrong Garden Centers in addition to festivals throughout the season.

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Adults and children alike can experience firsthand various activities such as what it is like to make rope for sailing, move cargo, raise and lower huge sails, tie sailors knots, visit a steam engine and many more fun things to see and do at the SD Maritime Museum’s Sailor Days. Click here for more information.

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The Goodguys 17th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals is a colorful “Full Throttle Fun” hot rod & custom car automotive themed festival featuring over 2,500 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars & trick trucks through 1972 vintage. For tickets and more information, visit their website here.

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April 7-8

Padres baseball returns with a two-day block party in the East Village featuring food, music, games, and a beer garden set up along J Street. Ticket holders will score a free T-shirt at Friday’s game, and there’s a laser show scheduled for Saturday. Click here for more information.

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April 15

Over 30 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants are participating, giving foodies a chance to sample some of their best and signature dishes. From quaint cafes and French and Italian style bistros to five-star dining delights. This is the most anticipated self-guided culinary walking tour in San Diego. Click here for more information.

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April 15:

A multitude of local breweries and distilleries will be participating along with some of San Diego’s best chefs for an afternoon that you won’t forget. MVCBF is an all-inclusive event. Your ticket includes unlimited sampling from every participating brewery, distillery and eatery. We will be adding more participants for you to enjoy! For tickets, click here.

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April 23

Set in San Diego’s Balboa Park, the San Diego Earth Fair features a children’s parade, booths, educational exhibits, music and earth-friendly food! The annual Earth Fair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. Earth Fair 2016 will be our 27th annual event! Each year, the Earth Fair draws around 60,000 visitors.

 

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April 22 & 23

The 25th annual Oceanside Days of Art will be held on Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23, 2017, from 10 am to 5 pm. ODA is a juried fine art festival featuring up to and sometimes over 100 local artists selling a variety of unique artwork including paintings, sculptures, glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, and photography. For more information, click here.

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April 27-30

A loved and eagerly anticipated tradition, Art Alive 2017 celebrates it’s 36th year and the stunning works of art on display in the Museum with more than 100 floral interpretations created by top local and national designers. Click here for more information.

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May 7 

Since 1975, The Carlsbad Village Faire features over 850 unique vendors with a little of everything: arts and crafts, antiques, unique clothing, items from around the world, and more. Children’s rides, an international food center, and an old-fashioned pancake breakfast guarantee that you’ll find fun for the whole family!

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May 13

The San Diego Air & Space Museum will host its 14th Annual Space Day celebration on Saturday May 13th from 10:00am-2:00pm! Space Day will feature demonstrations, giveaways, and hands-on activities with local and national space experts.

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May 20-21

Fiesta del Sol is a two-day street festival celebrating the history, diverse cultures, and civic engagement of the people of San Diego.The largest community-driven family festival in San Diego County, the annual Fiesta del Sol is a two-day street festival celebrating the history, diverse cultures, and civic engagement of the people of San Diego. Visit their website here.

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May 29

This Memorial Day, the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial commemoration ceremony will include a special salute to our nation’s Gold Star families.