Open Ceiling Sea Cave

We’ve seen photos of this incredible open ceiling sea cave in Sunset Cliffs, only accessible during an extreme low tide and to those with an adventurous spirit! We finally had a chance to explore it, and it was well worth the visit! The directions we found to get there were very tough to piece together. […]

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Sand Dollars at Mission Point

Sand Dollars Mission Point

Walking along the beach, it’s always fun to see what you might find laying on shore.  When you find the elusive Sand Dollar, it’s always a treat.  I mean, you typically just have to go to a gift shop to purchase one, right?  Well, our daughter went to Sea Camp, an awesome marine science camp […]

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Boulder Park Mystery Caves and Desert View Tower

About an hour and fifteen minutes from coastal San Diego, the Boulder Park Mystery Caves and Desert View Tower make for a quirky and fun half-day trip for families who likes to explore and climb.  This also makes a great roadside stop to stretch your legs if you are driving to or from Arizona, something […]

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Murphy Ranch Trail – Former Nazi Compound

Murphy Ranch Trail

Where else can you explore a beautiful nature trail, see countless lizards scurrying about, beautiful views of the city, enjoy living breathing street art, blissful solitude (we only passed one other family the entire time)…OH, and enjoy the creep factor of walking around a former Nazi compound right here in California?!  Yes, you read correctly. […]

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San Francisco Hidden Gems in 24 Hours!

If you live in California, chances are you’ve been to San Francisco plenty of times.  We’ve visited several times and hit up all the recommended visitor spots…Alcatraz, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Cable Cars, etc.  When we were making a quick visit for a dance competition, I decided it was time to check out some San […]

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San Diego Outdoor Adventures from A to Z!

Eagle Rock

When you think of San Diego, you think of outdoors.  The beauty.  The weather.  The landscapes.  Oceans, Mountains and Desert all within reach.  Outdoors is where we spend most of our days here, 365 days of the year so we have compiled a list of our favorite San Diego outdoor adventures (with links and details […]

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San Diego’s Hidden Gems

San Diego is full of surprises. Hidden Gems, right under your nose. Millions of visitors flock to this Southern California Paradise all year long and leave having spent hundreds, even thousands of dollars visiting prominent tourist attractions (or traps) such as the Zoo, Safari Park, SeaWorld, Legoland, and more.  They don’t even know it, but […]

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Marian Bear Memorial Park Trail

Wide paths. Easy pet-friendly and kid-friendly trail. Tons of critters to enjoy such as Lizards, Barn Owls, Red Tailed Hawks, and more. Streams.  Green trees.  Serene atmosphere.  Moderate temperatures. These are some of the many reasons we frequent Marian Bear trail on those mornings or afternoons when we have a couple of hours and are […]

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