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The best whale watching tours in San DiegoSan Diego’s 70 miles of rugged, golden coastline isn’t just for sunbathing and hiking. This stretch is also one of the world’s prime spots for witnessing the longest annual migration of any living mammal - the 12,000 mile round trip of the gray whale. Here are some of the best whale watching tours in San Diego.

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Winemaking in Mexico’s Guadalupe Valley

by LaurenHill December - last edited January

Winemaking in Mexico’s Guadalupe ValleyMexico isn’t often associated with flourishing vineyards and a burgeoning wine scene. But, that’s exactly why people come to the Baja Peninsula’s Guadalupe Valley. Within easy reach of the thriving coastal towns Rosarito and Ensenada, and just a two-hour drive from San Diego, vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see, backed by the peninsula’s granite mountains.

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The best bike routes in San DiegoWhile it often gets overshadowed by bike-friendly cities like Portland and Minneapolis, San Diego is actually an ideal destination for cyclists of all levels thanks to its mild year-round weather and plentiful bike paths. San Diego’s varied terrain means there’s something for everyone, whether you prefer a mellow beach cruise or a steep mountain climb. Here are the best bike routes in San Diego to explore on your next trip.

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Exploring the Missions of San Diego

by Giverny July - last edited September

Exploring the Missions of San DiegoYears before the city of San Diego was officially founded, intrepid padres had sailed from Spain to bring Catholicism to Native Americans and to colonize the land that the Spanish had first set foot on two centuries earlier. Now, hundreds of years later, visitors can walk in the footsteps of early-American history and explore the area's Spanish heritage in the preserved missions of San Diego and beyond.

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10 of the best beaches near San Diego

by ClaireBullen June - last edited September

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Going to San Diego without heading to the beach is like visiting Manhattan and staying within a five-block radius: it just doesn’t make sense. Luckily, you’ve got plenty of choice when it comes to sun and sand – here are 10 of the best beaches near San Diego for you to enjoy.

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Why You Must Visit The New Look San Diego Waterfront

by Casey July 2014 - last edited September

Why You Must Visit The New Look San Diego Waterfront

With its oceanfront location and beautiful harbour you might expect downtown San Diego to have a waterfront to match. Sadly, that hasn’t been the case—until now. Major revitalization efforts including new parks, shopping and dining are bringing locals back to the San Diego waterfront and giving the city the “front porch” it deserves.

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