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San Diego Bucket List

Posted April 30th, 2016 by speedboatsd with Comments Off on San Diego Bucket List

Here in San Diego it’s totally encouraged to be a beach bum, but this city has so much more than just the Pacific Ocean. Chances are if you are lucky enough to live here then you will recognize some of these fantastic things on our bucket list, but if you’re a tourist, you’re in for a real treat! Thanks to https://www.thrillist.com and our personal experiences, here is the ultimate San Diego bucket list. So let’s kick it off!

  1. Visit Sunset Cliffs, a natural park that boarders the western side of Point Loma.
  2. Captain your own speed boat on the bay.
  3. Hike the uphill challenge, Potato Chip Rock.
  4. Catch the Ferry Downtown to explore Coronado Island.
  5. Grab a snorkel and swim with the Sea Lions in La Jolla Cove, where the area is protected from ocean waves.
  6. Go on a whale watching tour.
  7. Get your beer taste buds tingling with the best new breweries in San Diego
  8. Get up close and personal with a tide pool, the sea’s little ecosystems.
  9. Climb aboard the US Navy’s longest serving aircraft carrier, the USS Midway!
  10. Spend a day (or 7, seriously it is that vast!) exploring the museums and music festivals of Balboa Park.
  11. See a Panda at the World Class San Diego Zoo! (Enough said!)
  12. Have a Mai Tai at Bali Hai’s and experience the punch of this drink!
  13. If you’re looking for ice cream, the top three places to go are, Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream, Mariposa Homemade Ice Cream, and The Baked Bear. You can get the full scoop at https://www.thrillist.com/eat/san-diego/best-ice-cream-shops-in-san-diego
  14. Dance the night away at a rooftop pool party with a world class cocktail in the Gaslamp District.
  15. If you love fish as much as I do, end your day with a great fish fry! Check out the fresh catch at Tuna Harbor Dockside Market.

And there you have it! The top 15 things to do in San Diego before you kick it.

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San Diego to host World Beach Games

Posted March 3rd, 2016 by speedboatsd with Comments Off on San Diego to host World Beach Games

Coming September 2017, San Diego will play host to the inaugural World Beach Games. The Association of National Olympic Committees awarded San Diego the right to host the event, which includes a $150 million budget. This olympic-style, 10 day event will take place on Mission Beach and feature over 20 different sports, including volleyball, surfing, jet-skiing, paragliding, and soccer. This anticipated event is expected to draw in over 200 different nations from around the world. Other cities that expressed interest in hosting the event include Dubai, Barcelona, and Sochi, Russia. Needless to say, this is a huge opportunity for the world to see San Diego as the amazing and beautiful city that it is!

 

Photo courtesy of missionbeachonline.com

Information courtesy of usatoday.com and timesofsandiego.com

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15 best new breweries in San Diego

Posted February 28th, 2016 by speedboatsd with Comments Off on 15 best new breweries in San Diego

It’s no surprise that San Diego is at the top of their game for craft beer. Just in the past two years alone, over 40 brewery locations have opened in San Diego County. Thanks to some of the top brewers in town, like Stone Brewery and Ballast Point, San Diego’s craft beer scene is famous far and wide. Courtesy of sandiegomagazine.com, here is their list for the 15 best new breweries in town (in no particular order):
Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Co., Ballast Point, AleSmith Brewing Company, Green Flash Brewing Company, Alpine Beer Company, Pizza Port, Lightning Brewery, San Diego Brewing Co., Port/The Lost Abbey, and Coronado Brewing Company—the county’s stellar reputation for craft beer has spread far and wide. That reputation is not only closely guarded by the established brewers, it also comes with expectations from each and every visitor who enters a tasting room.

 

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New Year’s Eve in SD

Posted December 20th, 2015 by speedboatsd with Comments Off on New Year’s Eve in SD

From grand and glamorous to intimate and romantic to family-friendly, there’s a New Year’s Eve event just for you. Who needs Times Square when you can celebrate in perfect year-round climate? Ring in the New Year San Diego style. If you’re looking for ideas on what to do, look no further!

  • Sail the night away with lavish food and entertainment aboard a luxury yacht.
  • See and be seen at one of San Diego’s hip night clubs in the Gaslamp Quarter.
  • Celebrate all night by booking a room at a party-host hotel.
  • Tickle your toes in the sand at a beach party on the bay.
  • Reserve a special table for two at one of San Diego’s finest restaurants.
  • Sip and savor a local San Diego beer while dancing the night away at a local craft brewery.
  • Bring the whole family for New Year’s Eve celebrations at local museums and attractions that conveniently wrap-up before bedtime.

There’s plenty to do on New Year’s Eve in SD, the only problem is deciding what to do. Don’t forget to be safe and use public transportation if you aren’t able to drive. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

 

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8 New San Diego Restaurants You Don’t Want To Miss

Posted December 14th, 2015 by speedboatsd with Comments Off on 8 New San Diego Restaurants You Don’t Want To Miss

If you’re tired of the same restaurants with the same food and the same drinks, it’s time to venture out and try something new. Here’s 8 new San Diego restaurants to check out:

  • Jake and Eggs, Ocean Beach – Every weekend from 8am-2pm, enjoy this new pop-up breakfast spot featuring early morning fare like biscuits covered in sausage and thyme gravy, sweet potato hash with poached eggs, squash, and fire roasted poblano. Get there early before they sell out or order online and they’ll deliver.
  • The Nolen, Downtown – East Village’s newest rooftop bar sits atop the 14th floor of the Courtyard by Marriott in Gaslamp, but skip the hotel entrance and come in through their private entrance on 6th. With such a great view you’ll see everything from downtown to Point Loma. Enjoy a rotating collection of cocktails and featuring their “Hoptails” (made with beer), there’s something for everyone to try. Don’t forget to try their Crispy Tots and selection of flatbreads.
  • The Brew Project, Hillcrest – If you’ve been wanting to do an SD brewery tour but didn’t want to drive all over the city to do it, then The Brew Project is the one stop shop for you. Representing that hometown craft beer pride, their taps are only pouring local brews. It’s not just about the beer, though. Don’t miss out on the Cali pulled pork sandwich with caramelized onions and roasted tomatoes, or the carne asada fries. YUM!
  • Devil’s Dozen, Little Italy – This new little donut shop doesn’t bake just any delicious donuts. You’ll find seasonal rotating selections like Mexican chocolate glazed, churro bites, and Madagascar vanilla bean. Opening at 7am on the weekdays and 8am on the weekends, closing only when they’re sold out, this donut shop is the new place for your morning pick-me-up!
  • Striders, Downtown – This place is 2 in 1. On the bottom floor you’ll find a relaxed restaurant serving up crispy risotto balls, pork belly-topped burgers, and roast chicken with mascarpone mashed potatoes. Meanwhile, upstairs, you’ll find a Vegas-style Turf Club Lounge with 150 screens plus a 15ft TV wall, where you can catch about any televised sporting event and place your bets on races at major tracks.
  • Duke’s La Jolla – Decked-out with surf boards, this Hawaiian-style restaurant is serving up a mix of both Hawaiian and Californian style foods. You can try signature dishes like Tahitian octopus cooked on a wood grill with smoked papaya, cucumber, lime, and coconut milk. If you’re looking for great views of La Jolla Cove, enjoy dining on their patio.
  • The Lot, La Jolla – This place makes date night easy by taking dinner and a movie to the next level. Enjoy the latest films and classic throwbacks while sinking into oversized reclining seats in seven luxury auditoriums. They have all the classic theater snacks and a full restaurant and bar with a sit down menu including charred shishito peppers, flatbreads, and house donuts with assorted dipping sauce.
  • Big Thyme Sandwich Co., East Village – With a clever grasp on herb-based word play, this welcoming new sandwich shop features creations like their So Cal cheesesteak sandwich with tomato relish and garlic thyme aioli. Yes, please! If you’re not into the meats, enjoy their Perfected Chickpea sandwich with coconut chipotle sauce. Either way, it sounds like you can’t go wrong.

 

Information and image courtesy of thrillist.com

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