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The Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn was voted the #1 resort spa in North America in a readers’ poll published in the April 2008 issue of Condé Nast Traveler. The poll, which is conducted annually, ranks spas based on numerous criteria, including setting, services, staff, programs and cuisine.  Also recognized was the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Aviara, voted one of the top resort spas in the United States, and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing at La Costa Resort & Spa, voted one of the top destination spas in the United States.  For more information, visit, or (6/08)

Loews Coronado Bay Resort was named one of the10 best beach resorts for families” by Parents Magazine.  The resort’s ground-breaking kids’ club program, direct access to the Silver Strand State Beach and entertaining activities, such as pizza-making workshops, bayside marshmallow roasts and live animal shows, are just some of the reasons Loews Coronado Bay Resort was included on the list.  For more information, call 619-424-4000, or visit www. (6/08)

In May 2008, four San Diego properties were included in Conde Nast Traveler’s “Hot List,” consisting of 345 of the newest, hottest and sexiest hotels, restaurants, spas and nightclubs around the world.  The San Diego properties included Whisknladle restaurant in La Jolla, the Grand Del Mar Resort, the Spa at Grand Del Mar and the Ivy Hotel, located in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.  For more information, visit (6/08)

Hostelling International San Diego announced that its downtown San Diego and Point Loma locations were recently ranked among the top ten highest-rated hostels in the world for overall satisfaction by   Hostellers ranked the Point Loma Hostel #2 and the San Diego Downtown Hostel #6 out of more than 1,000 hostels worldwide.  For more information, call 619-338-9981, ext. 11, or visit (6/08)


The “turf meets the surf” at the Del Mar Racetrack where fans flock each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season, July 16 – September 3.  The races run six days weekly, excluding Tuesdays; every Friday, guests can catch 4 O’Clock Fridays, a free headliner concert following the day’s last race.  On August 24, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s Grade 1 Pacific Classic treats guests to a prestigious event with a race between the nation’s top thoroughbreds and a million dollar purse.  For more information, call 858-755-1141, or visit  (6/08)

More than 20 tall ships and fascinating vessels from around the world participate in the 2008 Festival of Sail, hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, August 20 – 24. The festival begins with a majestic parade of tall ships on San Diego Bay followed by a showcase of marvelous food and drink, one-of-a-kind shopping and live entertainment, including live cannon battles between several of the vessels.  For more information, call 619-234-9153, or visit  (6/08)

Fleet Week San Diego 2008 is heralded as the largest military appreciation event in the nation and features a variety of free events and activities throughout the fall season.  The annual MCAS Miramar Air Show, October 3 – 5, showcases several types of aircraft, including vintage biplanes, Air Force Thunderbirds, a Navy Super Hornet and numerous stealth fighter jets. The event also includes simulated combat demonstrations, a Twilight Show with the Great Wall of Fire and fireworks grand finale.  Also part of Fleet Week, the Navy offers free ship tours on September 27 – 28 at the Broadway Pier downtown.  For more information, visit (6/08)

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On August 11, 2008, SEA LIFE LEGOLAND® California will open in Carlsbad, located approximately 35 minutes north of downtown San Diego.  The two-story, 36,000 sq. ft. aquarium will feature play zones, fun facts, quiz trails and marine exhibits designed to educate children about life under the sea.  SEA LIFE features will include a seahorse kingdom, a 360 degree ring of sting rays and fish and an interactive tide pool. Perhaps the most memorizing display will be the Lost City of Atlantis aquarium recreation; this 175,000 -gallon ocean display will feature a 10 ft. statue of Poseidon, a seven ft. LEGO
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