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In Our Own Backyard

Point Loma’s Beautiful Landmarks and Nature
4 years ago

Point Loma’s Beautiful Landmarks and Nature

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Coastal Curiosity

We’re deep into summer: the sun is bright, the sand is soft, and the ocean is so inviting. For what remains of your summer break, take a day …
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Strawberry Serenade
4 years ago

Strawberry Serenade

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Sweet Fun in the Sun

Strawberry season is here! This beloved red fruit is a favorite among San Diegans, served on plates and in recipes new and old. But for …
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Blooms Abound at  The Flower Fields at Carlsbad
5 years ago

Blooms Abound at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad

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Springtime Wonderland

Did you know that ranunculus is Latin for “little frog”? You can “leap” into the new spring by visiting the largest collection of ranunculus flowers in San Diego: …
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With Flying Colors

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Looking for a unique, local and feathery experience? Best bets are that you’ll find it at Free Flight, a non-profit organization that specializes in the rehabilitation of exotic birds. It …
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CALIFORNIA BY THE LETTER   This summer, navigate your way up and down the California coastline
5 years ago

CALIFORNIA BY THE LETTER This summer, navigate your way up and down the California coastline

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This summer could lend to some wonderful excursions that are really just a road trip away – pretty much right in your own backyard. Challenge yourself to see how many …
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Explore All That Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve Has to Offer
6 years ago

Explore All That Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve Has to Offer

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“The Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve is a North San Diego County treasure! We encourage families to visit the Lagoon and to join us in preserving, protecting and enhancing it for …
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See Nature’s Full Palette of Colors in Anza Borrego
6 years ago

See Nature’s Full Palette of Colors in Anza Borrego

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Move over Julie Andrews. If you’ve ever yearned to twirl in the middle of a lush field of wildflowers, now may be your chance. The Anza Borrego desert, located about …
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Five Great Places to Find Snow this Season
6 years ago

Five Great Places to Find Snow this Season

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1. Some local parks host their own snow days where they manufacture snow for sledding and snow play.  Check yours, or swing by Hilltop Park Recreation Center’s Winter Wonderland …
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Get the Flavor of Fall: Apple Picking in Julian
6 years ago

Get the Flavor of Fall: Apple Picking in Julian

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While the weather in North County may say summer, the apple trees in Julian are whistling fall, and the u-pick orchards are in full swing. Head east on Highway 78 …
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Go Beyond the Beach at Torrey Pines State Reserve
6 years ago

Go Beyond the Beach at Torrey Pines State Reserve

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You’ve probably visited Torrey Pines State Beach, stretching from La Jolla to Del Mar, but if you haven’t headed up the hill, you’ve seen only a fraction of what the …
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