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Travel Like a Local - San Diego Travel Podcasts

Download these podcasts and enjoy San Diego like a local.

Host Darlynne Reyes Menkin provides an insider look into San Diego in these travel podcasts. Whether you're looking for a good hotel deal, searching for a new restaurant or nightclub or just want something fun to do with the family, you can travel like a local!

Hotel Indigo and Vin de Syrah

The Gaslamp Quarter has two exciting additions: Hotel Indigo and Vin de Syrah! We'll talk one-on-one with Pat McTigue, Director of Sales & Marketing for Hotel Indigo and Matt Spencer, owner of Vin de Syrah, a hip spirit & wine parlor. Published: July 28, 2009
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Loews Coronado Resort & Outdoor Movies

Now that summer is here, the Loews Coronado Resort is offering a number of fun activities for guests and locals. We'll have the scoop. Also, the San Diego Parks and Recreation Department has kicked off its outdoor movie screenings. Christine Lafontant has a preview. Published: June 27, 2009
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Little Italy Farmers Market celebrates One Year; Good Boys at La Jolla Playhouse

Throughout the month of June, the popular Little Italy Farmers Market will be celebrating its one year anniversary with lots of fun events. Founder Catt White gives us the scoop on what to expect! Also, a powerful play called "Good Boys" is getting rave reviews at the La Jolla Playhouse. Director Seema Sueko of Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company shares her insight on the play and the often difficult questions surrounding vengeance and responsibility. Published: June 3, 2009
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Gator by the Bay; Museum of Man Indian Fair & Market

Peter Oliver previews this weekend's "Gator By the Way." From the fantastic food to amazing bands, it's an event you won't want to miss! Also, the Museum of Man is gearing up for its "26th Annual Indian Fair and Market." We'll talk with Dr. Marilyn Salvador about the one-of-a-kind event and what it means for San Diego. Published: May 8, 2009
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La Jolla Shores Restaurant; Next Level Sailing Summer Adventures

Now that the warm weather is here, La Jolla Shores Restaurant has introduced several new exciting events including Sangria Sundays, Monthly Wine Dinners and Happy Hour specials you won't want to miss. Also, Next Level Sailing is now offering daily excursions! Warren Allen gives us the scoop on the new tours. Published: April 29, 2009
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Rancho Bernardo Inn & La Jolla Cow Parade

A unique self-guided walking tour of 21 amazing water fountains has become a big hit at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. General Manager John Gates shares with us the history and how it all started. He'll also talk about the Inn's special "kidcation" activities and their "GM Gone Mad" promotional Twitter campaign! And, La Jolla's Cow Parade is in full swing. We'll get the latest on this popular exhibit from Operations Manager Michael Kinsman. Published: April 24, 2009
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Busker Festival & Mission Federal Artwalk Festival

The 25th Annual Mission Federal Artwalk Festival is getting ready to kick off in Little Italy. We'll get the inside scoop on what to expect from Sandi Cottrell, Managing Director of Mission Federal Artwalk, and April Game, Executive Director of the San Diego Fine Art Society. Also, the Busker Festival at Seaport Village is back! We'll talk with the popular performing duo "Mango Dango" about the two-day competition. Published: April 17, 2009
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Introducing the new LoungeSix and La Jolla Playhouse 2009-2010 Season

Hotel Solamar's hip roof-top area has a brand new look and name: LoungeSix! Mark Dibella, Director of Sales & Marketing talks with us about all the exciting new changes to the lounge and hotel. Also, La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley talks about this season's lineup and what theatre goers can expect. Published: April 8, 2009
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Padres Opening Day & Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

With Opening Day just around the corner, Padres fans can feel the excitement. George Stieren of the San Diego Padres talks about all the festivities surrounding Opening Day and what fans can expect in 2009. Also, tickets for the Humphreys Concerts by the Bay go on sale this weekend. We'll get a preview from Concert Manager Bobbi Brieske. Published: April 2, 2009
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San Diego Zoo gets ready for Elephant Odyssey; San Diego Indie Musical Festival Preview

Rick Schwartz of the San Diego Zoo previews their new "Elephant Odyssey" which will make its debut in May. The 7.5 acre habitat will highlight animals of the past and the present...featuring elephants, lions and California condors. We'll also preview the upcoming San Diego Indie Musical Festival in North Park. The popular event will feature films, local musicians and plenty of food! Published: March 13, 2009
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Belmont Park

Belmont Park in Mission Beach is a popular spot with both locals and tourists, and it's no wonder. With all its rides, historical Roller Coaster Ride & the Plunge AND the Wave House, it's the place to be. Today's guests include General Manager Wendy Krane of the San Diego Coaster Company, who will talk about what's new. We'll also find out what's new at the Wave House with General Manager Aaron Steele. Published: March 6, 2009
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San Diego Film Commission Fundraiser at The Ivy Hotel!

The San Diego Film Commission's Foundation is gearing up for a fabulous March 7th fundraiser at the beautiful Ivy Hotel in Downtown San Diego! Today's guests include Cathy Anderson of the San Diego Film Commission; Kimberly Hale, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the SD Film Commission's Foundation and Paul Krause, Director of Sales & Marketing of the Ivy Hotel. Published: February 27, 2009
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Great Spa Deals; Tower after Hours; IVIC Event Calendar

Blue Marble Spa at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay is offering special local deals AND Valentine's Day packages that are great deals! Also, the Museum of Man is gearing up for its big "Tower After Hours" event and Radka Sandeman of the International Visitor Information Center previews some fun, upcoming weekend events. Published: February 13, 2009
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San Diego Deals: ArtsTix & Museum Month!

It's no secret that San Diego has it all, from great museums to wonderful live theatre. And the best part? You can enjoy all of this and NOT bust your budget. On today's show, Marc Emmelmann of the San Diego Performing Arts League and Executive Director Theresa Kosen of the San Diego Museum Council offer some tips on where to find great deals! Published: February 6, 2009
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Seaforth Boat Rentals; Childrens Museum; Spanish Art Village

San Diego's ideal climate makes it the perfect place for water sports. On today's show, we'll talk with Seaforth Boat Rentals about their new speed boat, wine tours & other cool adventures. We'll also find out what's new at the New Children's Museum and the Spanish Art Village in Balboa Park. Published: January 30, 2009
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Hornblower Cruises & Young Playwrights Contest

It's the perfect time of year to go Whale Watching! Today's show features Rebecca Milkey of Hornblower Cruises who talks about their popular Whale Watching cruises, upcoming Pet Rescue Day on the Bay & other fun activities. Also, the 24th annual "California Young Playwrights Contest" is happening in Old Town. This is a unique event put on by Cygnet Theatre & Playwrights Project. We'll talk with Ceceila Kouma about this wonderful event that inspires & mentors young playwrights. Published: January 16, 2009
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SD Restaurant Week; Chargers Mania; La Jolla Motor Car Classic

Charger mania is alive and well and with the much anticipated game just two days away, where will you watch the big game? Jimmy Parker of the Gaslamp Quarter Association shares some of his favorite sports bars. Also, Ingrid Croce previews San Diego Restaurant Week and Tiffany Sherer of Promote La Jolla gives us a sneak peek of this weekend's "La Jolla Motor Car Classic." Published: January 9, 2009
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Cabaret Dances; Dinosaur Mania; SD Boat Show

Now that 2009 is here, all sorts of fun events are happening. Today's show features the new "Cabaret Dances" at Anthology, Walking with Dinosaurs and the upcoming San Diego Boat Show. Published: January 2, 2009
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Celebrating New Year's Eve & the Holiday Bowl

From the hip Gaslamp Quarter scene to the upscale North County, New Year's eve will be rockin' in San Diego. We'll preview some of the hot parties happening on December 31st. We'll also talk about all the fun events and festivities surrounding this year's Pacific Life Holiday Bowl. Published: December 19, 2008 
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