13th Annual Museums Free-for-All
Jan25

13th Annual Museums Free-for-All

SoCal Museums announces the 13th Annual Museums Free-for-All on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Dozens of museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend their museums free of charge. “This is a tremendously popular annual event, and each year thousands of people turn out from communities across Southern California to explore museums,” said Jennifer Caballero, SoCal...

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7 Hidden Gems to Discover in Balboa Park
Jan25

7 Hidden Gems to Discover in Balboa Park

Often referred to as the “Smithsonian of the West” due to its large number of museums, Balboa Park is the cultural heart of San Diego. At 1,200 acres, this National Historic Landmark is the largest urban cultural park in the U.S., beating out both New York City’s Central Park and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in size. With 17 museums, 16 gardens, multiple theaters, shops and restaurants, visitors have access to dozens of different...

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Antiques Shopping in San Fernando Valley
Jan19

Antiques Shopping in San Fernando Valley

If you’re in the market for a vintage cashmere fedora, an antique letter opener or a Heywood vanity that would have done any golden-era bombshell proud, Canoga Park is an absolute must-visit. The small, west Valley neighborhood that came of age during the post-war era has become the place for in-the-know antique collectors, interiors decorators and set designers. It’s choc-full of the kind of old-town flair that harkens back to the...

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San Diego’s 7 Most Stunning Natural Wonders
Jan10

San Diego’s 7 Most Stunning Natural Wonders

With 70 miles of sparkling coastline, a pleasantly warm climate year-round and stunning natural wonders, San Diego’s beauty entices and enthralls travelers from around the world — yet many don’t know that San Diego is one of the most biodiverse regions in the U.S.  Home to a variety of habitats ranging from intertidal wetlands and chaparral-covered canyons to alpine mountains and pristine desert wilderness, San Diego teems with...

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Top Ten Places for Afternoon Tea
Jan10

Top Ten Places for Afternoon Tea

By Benicia Lie   Craving that authentic English afternoon tea that everyone always speaks of after their trip in London? Well, there is no need to purchase that plane ticket to hop on a flight to Europe when we have various, exquisite tea shops in Southern California to satisfy your craving here.   First on the list is The Rose Tree Cottage, which is located in Pasadena, and features a cozy, ambient British afternoon tea...

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