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From the surf to the city and everywhere in-between, our local aficionados give you the inside scoop on San Diego. Watch their videos as they each dish on everything from burritos, hikes, their favorite spots and secret hangouts - all so that you can experience the good stuff like a local.

Cali-Baja Cuisine Cali-Baja Cuisine Troy JohnsonTroy is an award-winning humorist, restaurant critic and TV host. Watch as he gets to the bottom of the Cali-Baja culinary movement.
Craft Beer Craft Beer Mike HinkleyMike is the CEO and co-founder of Green Flash Brewing Co. The West Coast IPA helped establish San Diego as the home of the super-hoppy brew style.
Nightlife Nightlife Ayla SimoneAs one of California’s top female DJs, Ayla is helping solidify downtown San Diego as a West Coast nightlife icon, and is dishing out the knowledge.
Fan Experience Fan Experience Matt SchulteMatt is a San Diego Padres superfan and an expert on the entire Petco Park experience—especially the awesome food scene.
Surf Spots Surf Spots Rob MachadoShimmy into your wetsuit as this pro surfer spills his favorite places to grab a wave, catch a show and find an awesome burrito.
Art Galleries Art Galleries Aaron ChangWatch as this pro surf and action photographer dishes on San Diego's art scene, inspiring views and the don't-miss galleries.
Golf Golf Tina MickelsonPGA-certified teaching professional and mom, Tina Mickelson, talks about her family's favorite places and what makes golf different in San Diego.
SeaWorld SeaWorld Christie KreiderGet ready to get your hands wet as SeaWorld San Diego’s Senior Animal Trainer lets you in on the best up-close animal encounters at the park.
Craft Beer Craft Beer Greg KochBeer geek and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co. shares his thoughts on San Diego's booming craft beer scene and the best way to taste them all.
Symphony Symphony Jahja LingWorld-renowned conductor of the San Diego Symphony, Jahja Ling, shares his most inspirational sites and favorite arts and cultural experiences.
Wildlife Wildlife Jody WestbergSeaWorld’s Stranded Animal Coordinator takes you behind the scenes of the Animal Care Center and shares her favorite spots outside the park to catch a glimpse of San Diego’s wildlife.
Mexican Food Mexican Food Marcela ValladolidCelebrity chef, Marcela Valladolid dishes on San Diego's flavorful, foodie scene and where to find the most delicious Mexican dishes.
San Diego Zoo San Diego Zoo Rick SchwartzGrab the family and watch as animal trainer, Rick Schwartz, takes you behind the scenes of some of San Diego's best areas for kids of all ages.

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