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SAN DIEGO Ah, it’s summer time in America’s Finest City! Are you ready to explore our beaches, check out our favorite attractions and attend fun events? Check out our handy guide to San Diego County, and the maps in the back of the magazine which will help you explore this amazing area!

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Pacific Beach (aka “PB”): We sometimes refer to it as Party Beach because of its fun bars and restaurants, like The Local Pacific Beach, which are perfect for party hopping.

Carlsbad: A family-focused community home to LEGOLAND®, and Carlsbad Village with local favorites such as Gregorio’s, Coolest Shoes in California, and Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana.

Mission Bay: This is where you’ll find SeaWorld® San Diego, walking paths, picnic and bonfire areas, and beach volleyball. There’s also plenty of fun for families with small children both in the water and on the beach – no big waves to worry about here! La Jolla: This is an upscale area where you will find luxurious hotels, spas, shopping, fine dining and amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. It’s also home to the Birch Aquarium.

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Mission Beach: Home to the Giant Dipper, the historic wooden rollercoaster built in 1925, and Belmont Park, our version of the East Coast’s Coney Island. Old Town: The birth place of California, it’s filled with restaurants, like the popular Café Coyote and Fiesta del Reyes, plus shopping and numerous free museums. It’s a great place to really learn about the history of San Diego.

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Oceanside: It’s the most northern tip of San Diego with a fun marina to explore, and action-packed adventure at The Paintball Park at Camp Pendleton. Encinitas (also includes neighboring areas Leucadia and Cardiff by the Sea): An area of relaxed surf cities with a great variety of beaches, cool and funky shops and boutiques along Highway 101, a vibrant surf culture, yogi’s doing yoga, vegetarian restaurants and boho-chic hipsters. Make sure to check out Le Papagayo or Leucadia Pizzeria while you’re here! Del Mar & Solana Beach: Casual and beachy towns with upscale shopping and restaurants, like Pacifica Del Mar. Make sure to check out the Del Mar Races while you’re here. Opening day is July 16!

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EXPLORE SOUTH COUNTY Ocean Beach (aka “OB”): Filled with beach bungalows and cottages, a relaxed bohemian crowd, unique shops and locally owned restaurants like Wonderland Ocean Pub. OB’s waterfront is known as Dog Beach where dogs can enjoy being leash-free 24 hours a day. Downtown/GasLamp: Historic district in the heart of Downtown with nightclubs, lounges, live music venues, plenty of restaurants, the Convention Center and Petco Park. Hillcrest: This incredibly unique and vibrant neighborhood is known for its locally ownedrestaurants, bars, clubs and shopping that cater specifically to the LGBT community. North Park: Named by Forbes Magazine as “One of America’s Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods” in 2012, this up-and-coming area of San Diego boasts interesting, locally owned restaurants, art galleries and alternative boutiques. Coronado Island: An affluent resort city which is home to Hotel Del, a national and California historical landmark. Coronado Beach was rated #1 in the U.S. in 2012 according Dr. Beach, and there are more retired admirals per square foot on the island than anywhere in the world. Balboa Park: The historic park offers 1,200 acres of beautiful open spaces, gardens, museums like the San Diego Natural History Museum, theaters, amazing architecture, and of course, the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Point Loma (also includes Shelter Island and Harbor Island): Home to the Cabrillo National Monument and a great spot to go sport fishing or to explore the beautiful marina filled with “super yachts.” Mission Valley (aka Hotel Circle): Offers great shopping at the Fashion Valley Mall, and during football season you can watch the San Diego Chargers play football at Qualcomm Stadium. Chula Vista: The location of the Sleep Train Amphitheatre, the U.S. Olympic Training Center, and the Living Coast Discovery Center, which is perfect for a fun, family outing.

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To help you explore all of these great areas, you can ride The COASTER, which travels along the coast from San Diego to Oceanside, and hop on the trolleys to get around downtown San Diego. While you’re here, visit our blog at SanDiego.PlanMyGetaway.Com, or like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on where to eat, shop and play. And remember, keep an eye out for our QR (Quick Response) codes that take you to a quick video about something fun to do, a great place to shop or an amazing place to dine. Welcome to sunny San Diego and have fun exploring our wonderful city! Plan Your GETAWAY getawaysandiego.com 9 SUMMER 2015 | GETAWAY SAN DIEGO

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If you are up for it, you can walk the entire 100 acres of the zoo, but be sure to wear comfortable shoes; the natural terrain of mesas and canyons is beautiful, but the pathways can be hilly. There are several great alternatives to walking, like the Double Decker Guided Bus Tours, which are available from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and are included in the 1-Day Pass admission price. This 35-minute, narrated tour covers about 70 percent of the zoo. Note: a Spanish version is offered on the weekends at 1 p.m. The zoo also offers The Kangaroo Express Bus from 10:30 a.m. to closing each day, which allows you to hop off at five different stops. If you are not afraid of heights, you can soar high above the zoo on the Skyfari® Aerial Tram, an overhead gondola lift that transports you from one side of the zoo to the other, while providing an aerial glimpse of the zoo, the animals, and views of Balboa Park. You can board the Skyfari® near the Children’s Zoo in Discovery Outpost, or on the other side of the park near the Northern Frontier. While you’re there, make sure to visit Polar Bear Plunge. You will find out just

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how playful and fun these endangered Arctic bruins can be by watching them from the underwater viewing room. Note: The Skyfari® operates daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is also included in your 1-Day Pass admission price. Built as a family-friendly attraction, the San Diego Zoo has an interactive Children’s Zoo, and kid-friendly activities throughout the park. There is so much more to see and do at the zoo than we have room here to mention, so make sure to go online and discover all the wonderful things the World Famous San Diego Zoo has to offer. From dining options and fun tours, to interactive exhibits, it’s a one-stop, family-friendly destination you won’t want to miss! And feel good about your experience after your visit – the non-profit zoo, along with its Safari Park sibling 35 miles north of San Diego, plays an important role in saving endangered species worldwide. Your visit helps support their 140 conservation projects in nearly 80 countries. So make sure a visit to the World Famous San Diego Zoo is on your agenda this summer. The animals can’t wait to see you! sandiegozoo.org, 619.231.1515

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OCEANSIDE BEACH

Oceanside beach is home to the beautiful Oceanside Pier, providing a great view of the ocean and beach. Add in the playground on the sand and the restaurants nearby, and it’s the perfect beach for you and your whole family.

TORREY PINES STATE BEACH

This beach is an easy find right next to the highway. Not only is this a nice beach to take a swim, but there are also hiking trails nearby for those who prefer out-of-water activities. You can hike up the hills and sit on a bench to enjoy a view of the Pacific Ocean.

PACIFIC BEACH:

It’s Spring Break year-round at Pacific Beach! It’s also a favorite for young adults who can party hop along the numerous oceanfront bars. While you’re here, rent a bike, roller blade, skateboard or walk along the three-mile boardwalk. It’s the perfect place to soak up the beautiful crowd and California lifestyle.

MISSION BEACH

This beach feels like a party! It’s right next to Belmont Park, a small beachfront amusement park, and has a variety of food vendors. You can enjoy a picnic on the grass, and walk or skate along the sidewalks.

OCEAN BEACH

This beach has the second longest pier on the West Coast, which is a great fishing spot! It’s also a popular place for a stroll, as long as you don’t mind the locals hanging out. Did you bring your dog with you? Head to the north end of the beach and you’ll hit Ocean Beach Dog Beach, the original dog beach.

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SEAPORT VILLAGE By: Natalie Mason

San Diego is known for its amazing selection of shops and restaurants, but did you know you can get the best of both in one place at the quaint seaside attraction known as Seaport Village? This coastal getaway is located in the San Diego Bay, and is only a short taxi, trolley or Pedi cab ride away. It has over 50 shops and restaurants, so it was easy for me and my family to find something we liked on our recent visit. We were craving sweets when we arrived, so we headed to the Seaport Cookie Company. The variety alone had my younger brother smiling from ear to ear. Just to go against the status quo, I chose the rice krispie treat, which was simple and airy, yet flavorful – a classic dessert! The boardwalk was lined with vendors selling a variety of items and services, from tie-dye shirts to fortune telling. You can also rent a surrey, which is a shaded bike carriage that can hold two to four people, giving you the chance to explore the village and the boardwalk on wheels. After an hour of browsing, my family decided to take a break and relax in the main plaza. While we sat enjoying the sea breeze, a musical group played under one of the gazebos. Next, we headed to Upstart Crow, a bookstore and coffee shop. The shop has a great selection of books from newer arrivals like Mindy’s Kaling’s “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” to classics like F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.”

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We visited an olive oil shop called Seaport Oil, Vinegars & Wine that had the best balsamic vinaigrette I’ve ever tasted. We also wandered into Alamo Flags, where I finally convinced my mom to buy a San Diego State University garden flag. When we finished shopping, it was time for dinner, so we decided on Buster’s Beach House and Longboard Bar. Buster’s has a great Southern California, beachstyle vibe and the wait staff was polite and efficient. After dinner, we headed over to Frost Me Gourmet Cupcakes. We were all quite impressed by the intricacy of the flavors. I couldn’t say no to Chocolate Cookies and Crème, my brother chose Double Chocolate Ganache and my mom had Caramel Sea Salt. They were the perfect way to end a day in Seaport Village! seaportvillage.com, 619.235.4014 For more great places to walk, shop and explore check out these areas: CEDROS AVENUE - cedrosavenue.com ENCINITAS/HWY 101 – encinitas101.com LA JOLLA – lajollabythesea.com CARLSBAD VILLAGE – carlsbad-village.com CORONADO’S ORANGE AVENUE – Along Orange Avenue between 10th St. & Dana Place Plan Your GETAWAY

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Vigilucci’s By: Madison Teague

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Nestled along Highway 101, in the charming little beach town of Leucadia, sits Vigilucci’s Trattoria Italiana offering a mouth-watering slice of heaven.

What really caught my attention was seeing someone order a four-bone rack of ribs off the starter menu. I was so intrigued; I had to try it out. These ribs are insanely good! I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that these ribs literally fell off the bone. You have to try them to believe it.

My experience at Vigilucci’s was sheer perfection from beginning to end. Before I sat down at the gorgeous bar in their main dining room, I had to sneak a peek of their blossoming outdoor patio. After taking a stroll through what felt like an Italian grotto, I was already planning to come back and enjoy this beautiful patio! There are multiple seating options to match any occasion, from private rooms available for parties and family gatherings, to business dining rooms for company functions. Their main dining area is equipped with an elegant wraparound bar, a front patio and two dining rooms. They also have a pianist there all evening, so it’s a great location for a romantic rendezvous, or a casual dinner with friends. While the layout and ambiance of Vigilucci’s may draw you in, it’s the flawless Italian cuisine that will make you a regular. During happy hour, which is available seven days a week and lasts all night on Mondays, you will receive a complementary cheese plate, and bruschetta brushed with oil and toasted to perfection. From the appetizer menu, I started with the crab cake and arugula salad. Next, I had the homemade meatballs. This is an absolute must-try if you’re looking for authentic Italian food.

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While there are multiple Vigilucci’s locations all over San Diego, this is the only one specializing in the pizza variety. Of course, I had to make that my main meal. Everyone in the restaurant was buzzing about the calzones. I decided to have the best of both and order my pizza as a calzone. There was a giant element of surprise I will leave for you to experience for yourself when you order your calzone. What I will tell you, however is this Italian masterpiece has yet to be matched. It really was the ultimate dining experience from start to finish, and each bite was better than the last. There was absolutely no way I would’ve been able to handle dessert without running a few laps around the block. My server recommended I try the Godiva White Chocolate cocktail. This is perfect for those of you with a sweet tooth who didn’t save room for dessert, and the best way to top off a flawless Italian feast. Vigilucci’s Trattoria Italiana is a dream come true for any foodie. Take a stroll on the beach and end your day with an unforgettable dining experience. You’ll probably see me there! vigiluccis.com, 760.634.2365 Watch a Video about Cucina Italiana Plan Your Your GETAWAY GETAWAY Plan

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Greystone Steakhouse – Downtown Gaslamp Quarter Set in the heart of downtown, Greystone Steakhouse offers you an exceptional dining experience with an elegant and classy ambiance. You can choose from an amazing selection of food, from the delicious Pork Belly with Red Wine Sauce to the mouth–watering Buffalo Tenderloin. We Suggest: The Wagyu beef with black truffle shavings. greystonesteakhouse.com, 619.232.0225 Photography By Stacy Bostrom

The Smoking Goat – North Park This dining establishment takes comfort food to a whole new level, which we like to call “comfort food with class.” The Smoking Goat offers French-American fare such as red-wine braised short ribs, scallops with a creamy risotto and decadent French desserts. We Suggest: The Duckfat Truffle Fries or the Crème Brulee. thesmokinggoatrestaurant.com, 619.955.5295

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum - Carlsbad Calling all foodies and history buffs! Green Dragon Tavern & Museum not only houses an amazing collection of historical documents from the American Revolution, this 22,000-square -foot venue is also home to some of the best New England-inspired, New American cuisine on the West Coast. We suggest: Their decadent Lobster Mac made with Maine lobsters. greendragontavernca.com, 760.918.2421

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PARQ Restaurant & Nightclub – Downtown Take one step inside and you truly feel like you are dining in the middle of a majestic European park on a perfect night. When it comes to their menu, you’ll find tantalizing options and specials made from whatever is on hand and what’s in season. It’s the perfect foodie delight. We Suggest: The brown butter shrimp and grits. parqsd.com, 619.727.6789

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Kettner Exchange – Little Italy Little Italy introduced a new restaurant last year that’s quickly made its way into the top of the must-try list for San Diego foodies! Kettner Exchange offers Progressive American Cuisine, tasty craft cocktails and a chill vibe perfect for socializing. We Suggest: The tofu coconut soup. kettnerexchange.com, 619.255.2001

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By: Alisa Kerr San Diego is indeed America’s Finest City. Once you’re here you never want to leave! But there’s also a big, wonderful world out there to explore. So what can you do to experience the world all in one place? Here’s how you can enjoy some of the world’s best experiences without leaving San Diego!

1. Lunch - and tequila! - in Mexico

There’s no need to cross the border to get amazing Mexican fare! Check out historic Old Town State Park, which is home to the first permanent Spanish settlement in Calfornia, and is now home to a plethora of authentic Mexican goods and food. In the heart of it all is El Agave Restaurant, which not only serves up some of the most exceptional and unique cuisine, it also has over 200 tequilas to sip, shoot, and/or mix into a delicious margarita…or three. elagave.com, 619.220.0692

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Breakfast in France

Bonjour! At Cafe Chloe, you can cozy up to the action at the beautiful bar, or kick back at a sidewalk table where you can start your day with a delicious French breakfast and espresso. Although it’s located in downtown’s East Village, Cafe Chloe’s classy Parisian decor and authentic French food will make you feel as though you’re dining on the Champs-Élysées. Enjoy classic fresh pastries and a “bowl” of cafe crème, and indulge in a decadent brioche topped with a poached egg while sipping on a tasty, lavender-infused mimosa. cafechloe.com, 619.232.3242

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ADVENTURE 7. Romance in Italy

You don’t need a passport to find amoré. Instead, you can head over to Coronado Island, pick up a bottle of vino, then board an authentic Venetian gondola and let The Gondola Company take you on a romantic cruise through the canals of the Coronado Cays. Snuggle up to your honey, enjoy chocolate covered strawberries and catch a beautiful sunset as your gondolier gently rows you across the waterway. gondolacompany.com, 619.429.6317

6. Dinner in Japan

Japan = Great Sushi. Great Sushi = Nobu. It’s no secret that Nobu is a favorite sushi spot across the globe, and we are lucky enough to have one right here in San Diego’s festive Gaslamp District. When you go, order the black cod with miso and the yellowtail with jalapeño. There’s a reason those dishes are famous. (Enjoy!) noburestaurants.com, 619.814.4124

5. Safari through Africa and Asia

Get up close and personal with some of the most impressive and dangerous inhabitants of Africa and Asia at the famous San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Take an incredible, two-hour tour in an open vehicle through the park’s 1,800 acres, which have been meticulously converted to replicate the animals’ natural environments. Safely observe majestic giraffes, rare East African Southern White Rhinos, aggressive Cape Buffalo and many more amazing animals as they roam freely around the park. Some animals will even approach your vehicle to get a snack! sdzsafaripark.org, 760.747.8702

3. Relax in Paradise Weary “world travelers” can retreat to the lush waterfront grounds at Paradise Point Spa for pampering and relaxation. Choose from four global rituals, including the luxurious “javanese lu’lur” ritual of Balinese royalty that includes a healing exotic oil massage, purifying rice grain exfoliation, and a relaxing soak. Don’t miss the eucalyptus steam room and dry sauna! paradisepoint.com, 858.490.6350 23 SUMMER 2015 | GETAWAY SAN DIEGO Plan Your GETAWAY getawaysandiego.com

4. High Tea in England

Choose your brew from an extensive tea “sniffing bar,” extend your pinky and enjoy proper English afternoon tea at Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe. Your tea of choice is served in beautiful china accompanied by authentic British cream and a tower of scrumptious finger sandwiches made with imported ingredients. This afternoon tea is so authentic, you’ll be tempted to fake a British accent and wave like the Queen. sandiegoafternoontea.com, 619.683.2748 2015 | GETAWAY SAN DIEGO 23 PlanSUMMER Your GETAWAY getawaysandiego.com


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How to Spend the Day at the Races

By: Alisa Kerr

A truly unique and quintessential summer activity in San Diego is a day at the Del Mar Race Track, affectionately dubbed “Where the Surf Meets the Turf” by race enthusiast Bing Crosby in the 1930s. Celebrities, locals and tourists flock to see and be seen while betting on ponies and sipping bubbly in the sunny stands. Here’s how you can enjoy a day at the track like a local!

WHAT TO WEAR

While some areas of the track require dresses for women and jackets for men, the majority of the track is casual. Nice shorts, jeans and sundresses are pretty standard attire. If you want to pick up some fancy new track-worthy duds, stop by nearby Matti D's or one of the many shops at the Del Mar Plaza.

WHERE TO GRAB A PRE- RACE LIBATION

Hands down the most popular pre-race spot is Red Tracton’s, a cozy steakhouse just across from the track with a piano bar, a nice wine selection and a festive crowd of race fans.

WHERE TO SIT AT THE TRACK

WHERE TO SHOP: Matti D’s: 2689 Via Del La Valle, 858.523.0693

Admission starts for as little as $6 per person and you can get reserved seats for an extra $5 to $10. For an even better experience reserve a table trackside so you can have comfy seats with a great view and table service. Tables start at $60 for a party of four. Check out all your options at dmtc.com.

WHERE TO GO AFTER

The fun doesn’t stop after the last pony crosses the post. Race goers congregate at En Fuego Cantina to party, The Brigantine to mingle with views of the track and ocean, or at Pacifica Del Mar or beachfront Poseidon for a little more upscale but still festive dinner.

INFO AND OTHER TIPS

Check out the calendar of events at dmtc.com. There are a variety of great concerts and events throughout the season. Also consider buying your tickets in advance, arriving early for some free betting instructions and lining up a ride so you don’t have to pay for parking.

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Del Mar Plaza: 1555 Camino Del Mar, delmarplaza.com

WHERE TO EAT Pacifica Del Mar: 1555 Camino Del Mar, pacificadelmar.com Red Tracton’s Steakhouse: 550 Via De La Valle, redtractonssteakhouse.com En Fuego Cantina: 1342 Camino Del Mar, enfuegocantina.com The Brigantine: 3263 Camino Del Mar, brigantine.com Poseidon: 1670 Coast Blvd., poseidonrestaurant.com

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Watch a Video about Jetpack America “We just started our tandem flffllights, which is where kids ages 5-15 years old (under 125 pounds) can flfflly with an instructor. We just strap them in and all they have to do is have fun.” -What is the most extreme thing you guys are offering right now? All my adrenaline junkies are dying to know. “The X-Jetblade is the newest addition to the Jetpack family. It’s basically a combination of wakeboarding, skydiving and jet packing rolled into one awesome activity. -That sounds like the defiffiinition of extreme. So would you recommend jet packing to just about everyone?

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Jetpack America opened two years ago in San Diego and has quickly shot to the top of everyone’s “Must Try” bucket list. If you’re looking to try something new or you’re an adrenalin-loving tourist, jet packing is defiffiifinitely the way to go. I sat down with Nate Sinisgalli, General Manager and Master Flyer at Jetpack America, to get the inside scoop on everything you need to know about one of San Diego’s favorite aquatic activities.

“Anyone who wants to have a blast, wants to try something new, and have a day they will never forget. Those are the people I would recommend should come check us out.” jetpackamerica.com, 888.553.6471

-Do you need to be in great physical shape to flfflly a jetpack? “We flffllfly people from all over [the] world, all different ages, shapes, and sizes. The only thing you have to know how to do is have fun. We’ll take care of the rest.” -Do you have a favorite memory of someone flffllying for the fiffiirst time? “Yes. It was the oldest person we’ve ever flffllown, he was 92 years old! And he killed it!” - I bet that was amazing! Do you have a lot of success stories like that? “All the time. We’ve flffllflo wn paraplegics and wounded warriors. Those are always incredible experiences to be a part of.” -What new flffllflight options do you guys have going on?

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THE GETAWAY LIST: EAT THE WOOD

PACIFICA DEL MAR

4190 Mission Blvd., San Diego, 858.750.2512 thewoodgroupsd.com/thewood

1555 Camino Del Mar Suite 321, Del Mar, 858.792.0476 pacificadelmar.com With amazing ocean views and delicious, fresh seafood, Pacifica Del Mar offers you an amazing dining experience. This award-winning restaurant is passionate about seafood, and it shows in their signature dishes and raw seafood bar which features the finest and freshest from local purveyors. Their vibrant bar is a great place to unwind and relax with a drink while feasting your eyes on the spectacular coastal views…and the food, of course!

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VIVA BAR & KITCHEN 409 F St., San Diego, 619.255.2800 vivabarkitchen.com With a “Hump Day Happy Hour” that lasts all day long, you know this place means business. The restaurant is upbeat and a superbly visual experience all in one, with a menu that sizzles with Latin flare and tantalizing options. Their wine list even includes a “Sexy” and “Tickle” category!

The Wood (Formerly Beachwood) is three stories of coastal hospitality. From the mouth-watering menu to the incredible rooftop lounge, this oceanfront hot spot exceeds expectation. Enjoy a delicious meal, meet for drinks or just hang out and play arcade games. Escape to the rooftop where fire pits, loungestyle seating and unbeatable sunsets will make any romantic occasion unforgettable. As our friends at The Wood like to say, “Life’s better here!”

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VIGILUCCI’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE

VIGILUCCI’S CUCINA ITALIANA

3878 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, 760.434.2580 vigiluccis.com

2943 State Street, Carlsbad, 760.434.2500 vigiluccis.com

Indulge your taste buds! Located directly across from the Pacific Ocean, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the evening sunset while chefs prepare your meal. The menu features an award-winning wine list, certified prime steaks and the freshest seafood, all with a signature Italian flair. It’s the ideal location for parties and special events with a backdrop of the stunning ocean and an atmosphere of Old World Italian decadence in their elegant private dining room.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Carlsbad, Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana is the perfect spot for a quiet night out, with fabulous food and award-winning service. Enjoy an affordable lunch on the outdoor patio or a great breakfast on Sunday. Start the evening off at their full-service bar and enjoy a classic Italian dinner with a great bottle of wine. A daily happy hour is a favorite among locals, and it’s a great place for a romantic dinner, family gathering or company party.

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THE GETAWAY LIST: EAT GREGORIO’S 300 Carlsbad Village Drive #208, Carlsbad, 760.720.1134 gregoriosrestaurant.com

VIGILUCCI’S TRATTORIA ITALIANA 530 N. Coast Hwy 101, Leucadia, 760.634.2365 vigiluccis.com The original restaurant, which opened in 1994 in downtown Encinitas, instantly became a success; they now have a new, larger location in Leucadia with recent renovations. When you walk in the door, you are welcomed by the smell of the authentic Florentine wood-burning brick oven as it bakes pizzas to Italian perfection. You can sit inside and enjoy the dining room or the piano bar, or sit outside on their dogfriendly patio. You will love the view of historic coast Highway 101 as you dine on delicious, authentic homemade Italian food.

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IRON PIG ALEHOUSE 1520 Garnet Ave, San Diego, 858.412.4299 ironpigalehouse.com Get your taste buds ready for some of the best lip-smackin’, finger-lickin’-good barbecue in San Diego. Iron Pig Ale House serves authentic, slow-cooked, smoked barbecue in a casual atmosphere, and offers an extensive list of craft beers to help you quench your thirst.

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Gregorio’s serves up mouth-watering Italian pastas and pizzas in a familyfriendly environment. You can enjoy many of their favorite family recipes for lunch and dinner every day of the week, especially on their outdoor patio. Gregorio’s serves up starters like meatball sliders and grilled Sicilian shrimp, and has an extensive list of wines and specialty drinks. You and your dinner date can also dine on filling soups, sandwiches and specialty pizzas. The folks at Gregorio’s serve up some of the best Italian food this side of Italy from start to finish!

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VIGILUCCI’S RISTORANTE CORONADO 1300 Orange Avenue, Suite 200, Coronado, 619.522.0946 vigiluccis.com Vigilucci’s Ristorante Coronado features an exceptional menu of Italian favorites, certified prime steaks and the freshest seafood in the area. The restaurant’s dog-friendly patio overlooks Orange Avenue, while indoors, elegant decor includes a wall to-wall waterfall and ocean views. The martini lounge and piano bar enhances your dining experience with fun, frivolity and music. Don’t miss this authentic Italian restaurant with its amazing food and atmosphere.

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THE GETAWAY LIST: EAT JIMMY’S FAMOUS AMERICAN TAVERN 4990 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, 619.226.2103 j-fat.com Known for its great, high-quality American comfort food, Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern, or J-Fat as it’s also called, serves up creative cocktails and craft beers in a relaxing environment. They are the only tavern concept in the area that exclusively features regional American comfort food on a waterfront location. Stop in for brunch on both Saturday and Sunday, or any time they’re open, and enjoy the great vibe as you dine on delicious food such as burgers, steaks, and sandwiches.

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WONDERLAND OCEAN PUB 5083 Santa Monica Ave., San Diego 619.255.3358 wonderlandob.com Wondering where you can find an ocean-front view and incredible seafood without a reservation or an hour-long wait? Stop wondering, and head to Wonderland Ocean Pub where you can enjoy a diverse menu of Hawaiian-style cuisine, with tasty offerings like fried scallops, the decadent Hawaiian Woco Moco burger and tasty tacos. Their circular establishment bordered by massive picture windows is perfect for any occasion. Make sure to check out their happy hour and weekly specials, and stop by on Saturdays and Sundays for brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

6996 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 760.438.7800 ignitecarlsbad.com From their famous Candied Bacon to their roasted, pineapple-infused tequila, Ignite Bistro is a foodie’s paradise. The menu ranges from burger delicatessen to pizza heaven. Every item on the menu is uniquely crafted to provide you a dining experience unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Enjoy tasty margaritas or your favorite mule, or take advantage of their famous Oyster bar and enjoy your meal on their incredible outdoor patio (open seasonally). No matter what you’re craving, Ignite Bistro and Wine Spot will do more than satisfy.

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MASTERS KITCHEN COCKTAIL 208 South Coast Highway, Oceanside 760.231.6278 mastersoceanside.com If you’re looking for a place to dine on delicious food in a casual, finedining environment, then Masters Kitchen Cocktail is worth a visit. Kick back and relax with a craft cocktail or beer, and choose from a menu of tasty offerings. This locally owned restaurant serves only seasonal dinner and bar menus, uses locally grown and organic ingredients and even makes their own burger patties daily from scratch. Belly up to the bar and try a tasty craft cocktail such as the Hot Brazilian Monk or The Smuggler.

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THE GETAWAY LIST: EAT SEA & SMOKE

MCP’S IRISH PUB & GRILL

2690 Via De La Valle, No. D210, Del Mar, 858.925.8212. seaandsmoke.com

1107 Orange Ave., Coronado 619.435.5280 mcpspub.com When variety is of the utmost importance, McP’s in Coronado will never disappoint. Need some entertainment to liven things up? They have live music seven nights a week featuring popular local artists. For all you sports fans out there, don’t go anywhere! Relax with a frosty brew and watch yourfavorite teams play from 18 flat screen TVs. McP’s has won awards for Best Bar Scene, Best Entertainment and Best Live Music in Coronado. Bring the whole family, including Fido, and enjoy their gorgeous outdoor, dogfriendly patio year round.

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Enjoy a delicious meal at Sea & Smoke in one of three areas – their elegant dining room, laid-back bar and lounge area or the roomy outdoor patio. The menu is extensive and offers everything from meat and seafood to vegetarian entrees, starters, sides, glutenfree options, desserts and more.

THE RED DOOR RESTAURANT & WINE BAR 741 W. Washington St., San Diego, 619.295.6000 thereddoorsd.com The Red Door offers a warm feel, with each dish made with hormone and antibiotic-free meat or produce locally-sourced from organic farms and their own massive garden. Stop by for their happy hour Monday – Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and choose from an extensive wine list.

BLUEWATER BOATHOUSE

BITE SAN DIEGO

1701 Strand Way, Coronado, 619.435.0155 bluewatergrill.com

1205 J Street Suite J, San Diego, 619.634.8476 bitesandiego.com

Just minutes from downtown San Diego, Bluewater Boathouse in Coronado offers upscale casual dining and some of the finest and fresh, sustainable seafood in the area. Located over the water, it’s the perfect place to dine out while taking in the amazing view.

Join the Bite San Diego adventure as they take you on a walking food tour of San Diego’s culinary delights. Explore the history, roots and reasons why San Diego’s food scene has become so popular while touring favorite areas and hotspots such as Downtown, Little Italy and Coronado.

WELLINGTON STEAK AND MARTINI LOUNGE 729 W. Washington St., San Diego, 619.295.6001 thewellingtonsd.com Enjoy “sexy and sustainable” dining with a farm-to-table menu featuring delicious delights, most of them from the owner’s garden. The food and drinks all reflect Chef Karrie Hill’s dedication and commitment to creating delicious and sustainable meals.

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BISTRO WEST 4960 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad 760.930.8008 bistrowest.com Experience the delicious flavors of the season at Bistro West with a seasonally inspired menu of entrees made with ingredients sourced from the chefs’ own three acre farm, The West Farm. You will enjoy farm-fresh, real food served in a casual, lively environment.

LEUCADIA PIZZERIA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT Multiple locations leucadiapizza.com Offering more than just great pizza, Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant provides tasty pastas, salads and desserts. Locals stop in to this casual, family-friendly restaurant to fill up on their specialty pizzas, lasagna, vodka pasta, apple walnut salad, sandwiches and decadent desserts. They also carry an assortment of craft beers, specialty cocktails and a selection of great tasting wines to accompany your meal, which you can enjoy on their outdoor patio. Open daily for lunch and dinner, and offering fast delivery too!

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THE GETAWAY LIST: EAT HARNEY SUSHI OLD TOWN

HARNEY SUSHI 301 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760.967.1820 harneysushi.com

3964 Harney Street, San Diego, 619.295.3272 harneysushi.com Located in the heart of Old Town, you can enjoy a completely unique experience dining on exceptional sushi and Japanese food at the award-winning Harney Sushi. You’ll want to try everything from the sake oyster shooter tray to the delicious Old Town Roll. They have a fabulous sake, wine and cocktail menu, and for you beer fans, they offer local and imported beers. The restaurant has a cozy, intimate ambiance and the perfect setting for a date night. You’ll love this hidden gem in Old Town.

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LE PAPAGAYO 1002 North Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, 760.944.8252 lepapagayoleucadia.com Enjoy California Pacific Island cuisine with Mediterranean and LatinAmerican influences at Le Papagayo, where they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The unique fusion of flavors, and the quaint art gallerystyle surroundings makes this a local favorite. You can enjoy the daily live music which starts at 7 p.m., a drink at the full-service bar, or dining on their outdoor patio. The restaurant was voted as the “Best Restaurant in North County San Diego,” and is the only restaurant in Encinitas and Leucadia with fine-dining cuisine. Call for reservations.

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GREEN DRAGON TAVERN & MUSEUM 6115 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, 760.918.2421 greendragontavernca.com Green Dragon Tavern & Museum is a stunning, one-of-a-kind 22,000 square foot venue that combines familyfriendly dining and entertainment with its highly acclaimed New Englandinspired New American Cuisine, craft beers on tap, and American historical museum in a colonial setting. They also have a neighborhood coffeehouse, and private banquet space perfect for any occasion. You won’t find another destination like it in Southern California!

Visit the award-winning Harney Sushi in Oceanside and dine on delicious sushi accompanied by fabulous sake. They offer local and imported beers, an extensive wine and cocktail menu, and exceptional sushi and Japanese cuisine served in an elegant, contemporary setting. Delight your taste buds with menu offerings such as the spicy Maui Wowie, chef’s choice Assorted Sashimi, the Seasonal Veggie Roll and the traditional California Roll. Stop by for their late night social hour 10 p.m. to close seven days a week, or all-day happy hour on Mondays.

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EL AGAVE RESTAURANT 2304 San Diego Ave., San Diego, 619.220.0692 elagave.com Visit El Agave Restaurant in the heart of historic Old Town State Park and discover a tequila lover’s dream! With more than 200 tequilas to choose from, and some of the best Mexican cuisine this side of the border, it’s an experience you won’t forget. Plan Your GETAWAY

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THE LOCAL PACIFIC BEACH 809 Thomas Ave., San Diego 858.263.7475, thelocalpb.com With a menu that blends together local favorites, pub-style grub, and coastal inspirations resulting in a delicious variety of flavors, The Local Pacific Beach is a favorite amongst, well…locals! Stop in and enjoy tasty craft cocktails made with fresh, hand-pressed juices, and beer selections that highlight the flavors of the local craft beer breweries. While you kick back with a drink and dine on great food, you can listen to local acoustic talent with regular performances, and watch all the sports you can handle on their array of high definition screens.

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SD TAP ROOM 1269 Garnet Ave, San Diego, 858.274.1010 sdtaproom.com If you’re in the mood for a quality craft beer, then a visit to the SD Tap Room is a must. They offer 50 different beers, with most of them made at one of San Diego’s local breweries. It’s a one-stop shop where you can try a wide variety of local micro craft brews in one place. Stop in for lunch or dinner and dine on delicious food like burgers, steak, pizzas, pastas, subs, tacos, and dessert, or sit at the bar to sip on a beer and watch the latest game on TV. Make sure to come by for Cask Night and Taco Tuesdays!

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THE GETAWAY LIST: SHOP SEAPORT VILLAGE

SCOTT JACOBS STUDIO ART GALLERY & FRAMING

849 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, 619.235.4014 seaportvillage.com

1231 Elfin Forest Road West #111 San Elijo Hills, 760.510.9913 scottjacobsstudio.com Looking at a Scott Jacobs original creation makes you think you’re viewing a photograph with its realistic colors and design thanks to his special technique. Using photorealism, Jacobs creates stunning artwork for HarleyDavidson as their first officially-licensed artist and fine art for art lovers, wine connoisseurs, Harley riders, and car enthusiasts. Visit his website or stop by the gallery to appreciate the detail and talent of his work, or to purchase limited-edition memorabilia.

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DEL MAR KIDS & THE BACK ROOM 2683 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, 858.720.8449 delmarkids.com If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for both mommy and the kids, this place is it! This designer boutique offers fun and funky styles, and plenty of name brand clothing at affordable prices. Make sure to check out their newest addition for dads at the Man Cave while you’re there.

Seaport Village is one of San Diego’s hidden treasures, and located only a few blocks away from downtown. With more than 50 quaint shops, 17 fantastic restaurants, and fun attractions such as face painters, street performers, live musical entertainment and more, Seaport Village is a charming adventure people of all ages will enjoy. You can pick up souvenirs to take back home, and enjoy the amazing view of the bay while you shop. It’s the perfect answer when you’re looking for fun, family friendly activities, or a day out with friends.

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COOLEST SHOES IN CALIFORNIA 2984 State Street, Carlsbad, 760.730.3700 coolestshoesincalifornia.com

FASHION VALLEY MALL 7007 Friars Road #364, San Diego, 619.688.9113 simon.com With over 200 of San Diego’s finest stores, restaurants and an 18-screen movie theater at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego, see what kinds of treasures you can leave with at the end of the day. But before you go, you will want to sit and relax at one of the many restaurants.

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The best way to enjoy the San Diego area is on foot. Comfortable shoes can make all the difference between a happy vacation and a painful one. The innovative footwear and accessories offered at Coolest Shoes in California look great and keep your feet nice and comfy at the same time. Stop by their store in Carlsbad Village to check out all of the styles they offer, including footwear for the little ones and bestselling brands such as Bernie Mev, FitFlop™, NoSox, Vionic and Glagla. Your feet will thank you!

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WESTFIELD HORTON PLAZA MALL 324 Horton Plaza,San Diego, 619.231.4747 westfield.com/hortonplaza Located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Westfield Horton Plaza Mall is a unique outdoor shopping center that combines the beautiful weather of sunny California with eclectic shops and fantastic eateries people come from all over to visit. Plan Your GETAWAY

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VIZ ART INK

VIGILUCCI’S GOURMET MARKET

2906 State Street, Carlsbad, 760.434.2628 vizartink.com

2943 State Street Suite 102 Carlsbad, 760.720.0188 vigiluccis.com Take home the taste of Vigilucci’s with a visit to their gourmet market, located next door to their popular Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana restaurant. You’ll discover hard-to-find specialty food items, authentic Italian pannini, and made-to-order meals such as lasagna and eggplant parmigiana you can take back to your hotel to enjoy later. Offering imported items you won’t find anywhere else, including meats, cheeses, olive oils, balsamic vinegars and wine.

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When you’re looking for a unique gift, check out the artwork at Viz Art Ink. Using pen and ink, the artwork is handdrawn with intricate and pain-staking detail. The images are amazing, but look close! You’ll find hidden pictures, words, messages, and a special meaning which relates to each theme.

LAS AMERICAS PREMIUM OUTLETS

FORUM CARLSBAD 1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, 760.479.0166 theforumcarlsbad.com

4211 Camino de la Plaza, San Diego, 619.934.8400 premiumoutlets.com For a truly unique shopping experience, visit the Las Americas Premium Outlets. The mall offers a wonderful selection of shops from mid-priced to high-end, preppy to sporty, and casual to trendy fashion, accessories and specialty home stores.

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This open-air shopping venue offers elite specialty stores such as Sur La Table, Paper Source, H&M, Anthropology and the Apple Store. Shop, stroll the cobblestone streets, take a yoga class, sip a glass of wine at a tasting bar or enjoy casual dining options.

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THE GETAWAY LIST: PLAY CROSSINGS AT CARLSBAD ADVENTURE RIB RIDES

5800 The Crossings Road, Carlsbad, 760.444.1800 thecrossingsatcarlsbad.com

619.808.2822 adventureribrides.com

XTREME ADVENTURES 619.289.5972 xtremeadventures.net Put the pedal to the metal and experience an adrenaline rush like no other with the Exotic Autocross Challenge or the Exotic Car Tour where you can fulfill your fast and furious dreams. Take five heartpumping laps around the track in a Ferrari or Lamborghini, or sign up for a car tour adventure to test drive four exotic sports cars. Then, drive off the track in your favorite one, and take to the streets to tour San Diego from behind the wheel. If you’re looking for an epic adventure, this is it!

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REUBEN H. FLEET SCIENCE CENTER 1875 El Prado, San Diego, 619.238.1233 rhfleet.org Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, located in picturesque Balboa Park, offers you many features such as the IMAX theater and Planetarium, educational classes, lectures, workshops, Kid City exhibition for ages 6 and under and much more.

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Set off on an amazing adventure in a real Navy Seal RIB! The Rigid Inflatable Boat, custom-built for the U.S. Department of Defense, is an exciting way for you to tour the scenic San Diego harbor area while enjoying the sunshine and beautiful weather. Adventure RIB Rides also offers guided whale-watching tours, getting you up-close-and-personal with the local sea life including dolphins, gray whales, fin whales, humpback whales, sea lions and much more. Private charters are also available for an unforgettable adventure at sea!

Come enjoy golf as it’s meant to be at Crossings at Carlsbad. With Pacific Ocean views and protected native flora and fauna, this course is a must-play while in San Diego. Voted by Golf Magazine as one of the “Top 10 New Courses You Can Play,” Crossings at Carlsbad is a fun golf experience.

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SAIL SAN DIEGO

SEAWORLD® SAN DIEGO 500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego, 619.226.3901 seaworldparks.com/ en/seaworld-sandiego

Shelter Island Marina, 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, 619.297.7426 sailsandiego.com

Soar, explore, splash and play your day away at SeaWorld® San Diego. SeaWorld exposes you to incredible aquatic life, hilarious shows, entertaining exhibits, and thrilling rides, plus shopping at The SeaWorld Store and dining at The Shipwreck Cafe.

The tours offered by Sail San Diego depart four times daily making it easy to fit into your travel schedule. Located at Shelter Island Marina, it’s conveniently located for harbor or ocean cruises. Once aboard, enjoy a complementary beer, glass of wine or a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. They provide everything you need to be comfortable, including extra polar fleece jackets, blankets, hats, binoculars, sunscreen, sunglasses, wind gear and more.

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THE GETAWAY LIST: PLAY BIRCH AQUARIUM 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, 858.534.7114 aquarium.ucsd.edu Sharks, seahorses and eels…oh, my! Discover them all and more at Birch Aquarium at University of California, San Diego’s world-renowned Scripps Institute of Oceanography. At Birch Aquarium, in beautiful La Jolla, anyone can experience up-close and personal interaction with fascinating marine life seldom seen by the general public. When you visit the aquarium, you’ll leave with an increased knowledge and awareness of conservation, and ocean and earth science.

TORREY PINES GLIDERPORT 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr., La Jolla 858.452.9858 sandiegofreeflight.com Looking for an adrenaline rush? Try tandem paragliding at Torrey Pines Gliderport. They make it really simple to do: show up, sign a few papers, throw on a helmet, strap into a harness with a qualified pilot, run toward the edge of the 320-foot cliff and BAM – you’re airborne!

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LEGOLAND®

SKINSATIONAL SPA

1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, 760.918.5346 california.legoland.com

300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Suite #124 Carlsbad, 760.434.8118 skinsationalspa.com

LEGOLAND® is a great place to bring the little ones for a fun-filled day. Within their 128 acres of adventurous rides, handson attractions and family shows, the park features a fascinating Pirates Reef, Star Wars Mini-land, Water Park, Sea Life Aquarium and more.

Visit Skinsational Spa in Carlsbad and see why they were voted “Best Day Spa in San Diego” in 2012. You will discover an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation when you receive a massage, facial, skincare treatment or other service from their highly-trained staff. You can choose from services such as facial enhancements, manicures, pedicures, and hair removal. They also offer spa packages such as the Couples Suite Escapes, the Bridal Collection, the Zen-sational Getaway and much more. They even have services just for men!

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THE GETAWAY LIST: PLAY FLAGSHIP CRUISES & EVENTS

JETPACK AMERICA 1010 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, 888.553.6471 jetpackamerica.com

990 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, 800.442.7847 flagshipsd.com

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to fly effortlessly or hover over the water? Or maybe dive underwater? With Jetpack America you can do just that. You will rise up in the air like a superhero and experience an adrenaline rush like no other. With a two-hour lesson from the pros, you can have an amazing adventure right on the waters of the Pacific Ocean in Mission Bay. It’s safe, easy and fun to learn how to “fly!” This is one memorable experience you will cherish forever. Mention GETAWAY for 25% off!

Take a memorable cruise around the San Diego Bay with Flagship Cruises & Events, a locally and family-owned yacht charter, cruise and events company which features a premier fleet of high-end yachts managed by charter consultants, captains, crews and gourmet chefs. Their numerous services include fabulous, prepared on-site, gourmet dinner cruises and buffet brunch cruises, yacht and boat charters and more. For a 10% discount use PROMO CODE: GTSD10

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SAN DIEGO AIR & SPACE MUSEUM 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, 619.234.8291 sandiegoairandspace.org Celebrate aviation and space flight history with a visit to this fun and educational museum. You can view the Atlas Rocket Exhibit, watch a 3D/4D movie in the Zable Theater, or check out the Ripley’s Believe it Or Not! exhibit.

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WORLD FAMOUS SAN DIEGO ZOO

GET AIR TRAMPOLINE PARK

2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, 619.231.1515 sandiegozoo.org

Multiple Locations. getairpoway.com

Hippos, Koalas and Polar Bears, Oh My! Take your family on a wild adventure they’ll never forget at the world famous San Diego Zoo. Get an up-close and personal look at some of the world’s most beautiful creatures. Reach out and touch majestic giraffes while feeding them their favorite treats. Or press your face against the glass of the hippopotamus tank while they gallop underwater. Experience the brand new Koala Exhibit and keep your eyes peeled for some leaf eating cuties. Get ready to experience wildlife like never before!

Imagine jumping and bouncing around on trampolines, competing with your friends and family to see who can jump the highest. Or, playing slamball, dodgeball, or jumping into a pit filled with foam! Stop imaging and head over to Get Air, one of San Diego’s best trampoline parks. Whether you’re a kid, or a kid-at-heart, you won’t be able to resist the allure and excitement of jumping, bouncing and playing around to your heart’s content. They even have accommodations for special needs so everyone can join the fun!

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THE GETAWAY LIST: PLAY SAN DIEGO NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM 1788 El Prado, San Diego 619.232.3821 sdnhm.org The San Diego Natural History Museum offers you and your family a fun-filled day spent indoors learning about science and nature. Located in the beautiful and historic Balboa Park, theNAT, as the locals call it, offers a fun experience the whole family will love. You can stop in for Wacky Science Sundays and Nature & Me storytime, or visit one of their current exhibits such as Coast to Cactus, skulls or Fossil Mysteries. Make sure you catch a movie in their giant screen theater with 3D technology!

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THE LIVING COAST DISCOVERY CENTER 1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, 619.409.5900 thelivingcoast.org Check out the incredible natural exhibits at the discovery center and you’ll find some of San Diego’s most unique land and marine wildlife. From the more than 30 marine life and reptile aquariums to a nature walk and behind-the-scenes tour, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.

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K1 Speed Indoor Go Kart Racing is a fantastic place to race your family and friends on an indoor go kart race track. It’s perfect for birthday parties, bachelor parties, corporate events and other special occasions. You can also stop by any day of the week and race to your heart’s content with their Arrive and Drive sessions and earn your spot for Fastest Time of the Week or Month. As you race around the track, you’ll experience heart-pumping fun and create lasting memories with the kids.

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LA JOLLA La Jolla, known as the “jewel” of San Diego, is a picturesque town with an upscale atmosphere. Only fifteen minutes from downtown San Diego, it boasts wonderful beaches, fine restaurants, casual eateries, and plenty of cultural activities. It’s also home to places like the Stephen Birch Aquarium & Museum, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the University of California, San Diego. 

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NORTH COUNTY

CARLSBAD Carlsbad is a charming coastal village just a short drive up the coast from San Diego. It’s a wonderful vacation spot that offers plenty of fun in the sun in a laid-back fashion. You can explore the beautiful beaches, historic downtown, and fun local attractions. You’ll love the palm-lined streets, the quaint village shopping, the resort-style boutiques, amazing restaurants, and so much more!

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MID COUNTY

PACIFIC BEACH Pacific Beach is one of the main centers of nightlife in San Diego. Garnet Avenue, between Ingraham Street and Mission Boulevard, is where many bars and restaurants are located. The nightlife in Pacific Beach caters to a younger crowd than the nightlife in downtown San Diego. So if you are looking for a fresh scene, give Pacific Beach a shot.

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SOUTH COUNTY

OCEAN BEACH Ocean Beach is a laid back area perfect for surfing, sun bathing, strolling along the pier or hanging out in their vintage VW vans. You can check out the various surf shops, antique malls, and taco stands the locals love to visit. Tucked between the hills of Point Loma and the San Diego River, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy the sun, sand and surf. Plus, it’s dog-friendly too!

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CORONADO, DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO, NATIONAL CITY AND CHULA VISTA

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