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If you haven’t stayed in a campground in a while, you may have missed the hottest trend in the business. Now offered by approximately one-third of the nation’s 8,000 public campgrounds, park models are making the outdoors more accessible to people who don’t own an RV, prefer not to sleep on the ground and wouldn’t mind a little comfort along the way. Read More

Protect California at

California has a rich and deep cultural history spread over our 160,000 square miles. This statewide collaboration is working to raise awareness and to restore and protect many of our treasures: California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE), the California Historical Society and a California architectural association, the Center for Architecture and Design.

Their current project is the Julia Morgan 2012 Festival begins on October 1st, 2012, and lasts for over six weeks, ending on November 16th. The statewide event focuses on the life and work of Miss Julia Morgan, California’s first licensed female architect, one of the first female civil engineering graduates of UC Berkeley, and the creator of over 700 structures in California alone. Read More

California & Beyond – More Info

Need more information on California? Perhaps on public lands? Boating? Fishing? Hunting? Going outside of California? We’ve got the info you need. Read More

Featured Region – Sunny San Diego

Bordered by Orange County and the Inland Empire in the north, the Mexican border in the south, Pacific Ocean to the west, deserts to the east, and blessed with an ideal climate San Diego is California’s paradise. This vibrant area is a top destination for everything from its 70 miles of sandy beaches to arts, culture and wild animals.

The second most populous county in California with over 3 million residents, the San Diego area contains 16 significant naval and military locations including Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Established in 1948, the Maritime Museum of San Diego is home to the largest collection of historic sea vessels in the United States. The USS Midway Museum consists of the aircraft carrier Midway and is the largest museum devoted to carriers and naval aviation. Read More

Top Five Family Activities in San Diego

Top Five Adult Activities in San Diego

Explore an Aircraft Carrier Take a Romantic Dinner Cruise
Discover the Stars Catch the latest production at the Welk Theater
Build a sand castle on world class beaches Find the perfect sunset beach
Have a 4th Grader? Visit California's 1st Mission Explore the largest urban cultural park in the US
Lions and Tigers and Birds, Oh My! Step back in time at the Del Mar Racetrack

San Diego Events

We've found some of the best events in San Diego County. From a Mother Good Parade to crewing in Mission Bay and from Avacodos to Apples, check here to find events and happenings to delight your fancy! San Diego County Events

Winter Wildlife Watching in San Diego

Fall migrants on the Pacific Flyway are starting to arrive in the South Coast area. At the mouth of the Sweetwater River in Chula Vista lies San Diego Bay's largest remaining salt marsh. Part of the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge, this 316-acre viewing site is home to rich bird life and typical marsh habitat, along with the Living Coast Discovery Center. Read More

Featured State Park - Old Town San Diego

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park presents the opportunity to experience the history of early San Diego by providing a connection to the past. Learn about life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872. Even today, life moves more slowly in this part of San Diego, where the hustle and bustle is balanced with history and fiestas. Visitors are offered a glimpse into yesteryear, as converging cultures transformed San Diego from a Mexican pueblo to an American settlement. The core of restored original historic buildings from the interpretive period are complemented by reconstructed sites, along with early twentieth century buildings designed in the same mode. The Historic Plaza remains a gathering place for community events and historic activity. Five original adobe buildings are part of the historic park, which includes museums, unique retail shops, and several restaurants. Read More

Featured San Diego Hikes

Lake Miramar

Follow the nearly 5 mile, easy loop around Lake Miramar, starting and ending at the parking lot off Scripps Lake Drive. Read More

Palomar Observatory

A hike along Observatory Trail on Palomar Mountain is like a "three-for-one" deal at the supermarket. Total round trip is 4 miles of moderate hiking. Read More

Fiesta Island

While this is not technically a "hike," to leave this area out of a book on hiking with dogs in Southern California would be a complete shame. Read More

Featured App - Trapster

It's not that we condone speeding (especially in an RV!!!!), we just condone you knowing where speed traps and speed cameras are. So far, Trapster boasts a community of nearly 15 million users who have reported a total of more than 5.2 million speed traps across the world. Available free on Apple products and Android. Read More

Name That Tune

Hum or sing certain words to your favorite songs. The person who identifies the most songs wins. Another variation is to flip through the radio channels and the first person to guess the song playing gets a point. You can set your own winning threshold. If you love music but can't hum just try a song naming game. Someone will start by naming their favorite song and then the next person must come up with another song that starts with the last letter the previous song ended with. For example, The first person says "Frosty the Snowman". The next person would need to name a song that begins with "N ". If someone cannot name a song or person they are out of the game. The last person remaining wins. For more car games visit kid pages

Featured Recipe

Julian Dutch Apple Pie

In the mountains near San Diego, lies the quaint town of Julian, which proudly boasts of apple pies. This recipe was inspired by a warm slice of Dutch Apple pie in a Julian cafe on a crisp autumn day. Courtesy of

Just for Fun

Visit San Diego has a created a great song & video encouraging travelers to choose San Diego. Here is the link.enjoy!

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