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Happy Holidays from Your Neighbors! If you are looking for some San Diego Holiday Activities close to home, Encinitas has events that offer the friendliness of Carmel Valley and the charm of the beach.  Plus, its just up the freeway from the Carmel Valley San Diego community. On December 8th, 15th, and 22nd, participating shops located […]

How to hit the world’s great destinations when the crowds aren’t there Though San Diego’s Carmel Valley is known for its year-around perfect weather, making every season “high season” in our locale of perfection, local resident and travel expert, Cynthia Dial shares why traveling to around-the-world spots at a time of the year when it’s […]

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Torrey Pines, An All-Time Local Favorite An eternal explorer, Carmel Valley resident and travel writer Cynthia Dial doesn’t have to travel far for a world-class hiking destination. In quest of travel articles I’ve hiked in some exceptional spots . . . from Maui’s Seven Sacred Pools to British Columbia’s Canadian Rockies to Wilder Kaiser in […]

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Just East of Carmel Valley is a Prime San Diego Winery Step back in time to 1889 where a group of five Sicilian farmers, vintners and businessmen purchased the Rancho La Canada de San Bernardo Spanish Land Grant and planted grapes and olive trees on the 500+ acres of what would eventually become Rancho Bernardo. […]

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Public is invited to experience the Schindler House and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on a fascinating day trip April 26 As history would have it, the mid-­‐century, modern Timken Museum of Art stands on a prime location in Balboa Park’s Plaza de Panama, the site of an important but temporary edifice built […]

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Kids Obstacle Challenge I San Diego, CA Saturday, July 22, 2017 I 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. $36-$56 per Ticket I Ages 5-16 I Parents Run Free Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025 www.kidsobstaclechallenge.com Run, jump, scale, and wade your way through the largest touring adventure and obstacle course event series for […]

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Carmel Valley Parks & Rec Centers Can you even start to guess how many Carmel Valley parks there are in the our community? I’m sure you’ve passed by many but how many are there and what does each one have that may be unique? If you’re a parent or a kid, my guess is that you […]

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2017 Calendar Listing Event: Biocom Institute Festival of Science & Engineering: San Diego’s EXPO Day Event Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017 Location: Various locations throughout San Diego County. Description: Biocom Institute Festival of Science & Engineering, San Diego, presented by Illumina Foundation, is returning for its ninth consecutive year with the much anticipated EXPO Day […]

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The Good Life Close to Home Just north on I-5 and only one hour from the Carmel Valley San Diego community, is a resort considered by many “the best of the best.”  Local travel journalist Cynthia Dial sampled these luxurious digs with surfers and starlets. From the moment I rolled in, I felt special.  As […]

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Inside the Grand Del Mar Though around the corner, this resort feels around the world from the Carmel Valley San Diego community, the location of this famous haunt. See how local resident Cynthia Dial rates this premier hideaway. Superlatives define Grand Del Mar. San Diego’s sole Tom Fazio-designed course. Southern California’s only chef claiming both […]

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Several of Balboa Park’s esteemed institutions celebrate the Zoo’s centennial; Timken to feature fascinating, priceless works of art representing animals across several centuries.  Inspired by the San Diego Zoo’s 100th Anniversary, the Timken joins six prominent Balboa Park institutions in a collaboration of animal-themed exhibitions for 2016. The Timken’s exhibition, Blessed Beasts and Curious Creatures: […]

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Mission Bay Activities for Carmel Valley Families One of the paramount locations in San Diego is Mission Bay.  If you live in the Carmel Valley San Diego, there is no reason why not to take a trip out to the bay.  There are many Mission Bay activities that can keep you and your children engaged […]

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