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Emily Mayer

Emily Mayer is a San Diego native currently writing and teaching English in South Korea. She graduated from the University of Redlands, California with a degree in Creative Writing. Emily and her husband Steve love traveling the world and exploring new places. She can be contacted at emily.mayer@gmail.com

A Day on the Bay

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On one of San Diego’s many glorious sun-filled days, one of the best ways to experience its beauty is to follow the lead of the locals and get out onto the water. If you don’t own your own nautical vessel, not to worry, a two-hour Hornblower Harbor Cruise is a great option to enjoy the water and soak up some sun. Bring your sunglasses, a camera, binoculars and a windbreaker… Read More

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San Diego’s Wild Animal Park

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The San Diego Wild Animal Park is like no other zoo. Here, large wild animals are free to roam within huge enclosures that replicate the wilds of Africa.

Clustered in these fenced-off acres are water buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, rhino, and several other impressive herds of different species. The animals mingle and romp up hills, through gullies, around waterholes and under trees. A motorized tram tour takes visitors around the perimeters of the enclosures, and for an extra fee, guests can ride on the back of a truck into the world of Africa itself on a Photo Safari. Read More

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A Day on the Bay

On one of San Diego’s many glorious sun-filled days, one of the best ways to experience its beauty is to follow the lead of the locals and get out onto the water. If you don’t own your own nautical vessel, not to worry, a two-hour Hornblower Harbor Cruise is a great option to enjoy the water and soak up some sun. Bring your sunglasses, a camera, binoculars and a windbreaker and head out for a day on the bay.

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A Day Visiting the World Famous San Diego Zoo

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Every visitor to San Diego must make room in their schedule for the amazing, "world-famous" San Diego Zoo. The Zoo covers 100 acres on very hilly terrain in the heart of down-town, transforming an urban jungle into a real rainforest. The Zoo is a privately-funded non-profit organization and is one of the best-kept zoos in the country.

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Family Fun at Balboa Park… with Museums, Dinner and a Show

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There is no place like historic Balboa Park to find a full day of affordable family entertainment. Located in scenic downtown San Diego and home of the famous San Diego Zoo, this museum-studded park is the jewel in San Diego’s crown.

Take advantage of the wealth of museums where one can find culture and education immersed in fun settings that allow children’s imaginations to run free. Whether they are into cars and planes, animals, dinosaurs, space, dancing or singing- this is a can’t miss outing.

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San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter

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The Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego is an upscale playground for those seeking sizzling nightlife. From sidewalks where buzzing crowds spill out onto the brick-lined streets to world-class clubs, music venues, bars and restaurants- excitement virtually electrifies the air. In contrast to the trendy clubs and the flashy people, the Gaslamp neighborhood reflects San Diego’s relaxed attitude in its sweet candy-colored Victorian architecture, real gaslamp-lit streetlights and its brick sidewalks.

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Biking the La Jolla Coast

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La Jolla, a coastal town 10-miles north of San Diego, known for its mild weather, sparkling beaches and posh village scene have made it a favorite spot for local San Diegan’s and visitors alike. Dust of your bike and pack your camera, bathing suit, goggles and fins for a jewel of a day in one of California’s most beautiful towns.

Begin, by winding along swanky Prospect Street: lined with boutiques and upscale restaurants. Head towards Girard Avenue, a wide steep road south of the strikingly pink La Valencia Hotel and ride down the hill toward the ocean.

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