Archive for September, 2008

Living coral reefs at Birch Aquarium at ScrippsWhether you are living in or visiting San Diego, you have the opportunity to become scuba certified. There are few places in the world where this is an option, and being in San Diego I think it is something everyone should take advantage of! (more…)


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birch aquarium at scrippsI have personally never been to Birch Aquarium, but after browsing their website, I think I am going to have to plan a day to visit. Now this is not your average aquarium – there are different events going on all of the time, including snorkeling with sharks, kayaking in La Jolla Shores, and many wonderful exhibits, one in particular called the “Art of Deception” stands out to me…basically it is an entire exhibit on how sea life can hide in plain site and how they will use their own forms of deception for survival. Another exhibit, “Feeling the Heat: The Climate Challenge” is an award-winning exhibit presenting the science of global climate change. The exhibit is hands on and is aimed at ending the confusion of global warming…come check it out and decide for yourself what you think.  (more…)

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If you are looking to celebrate Oktoberfest in San Diego, you will have plenty of opportunities!  Oktoberfest originated in Germany in the 1800s and is still very much a celebration today, to drink, eat, and be merry.

Here are a couple Oktoberfest events in North County San Diego, close to our vacation rentals

Oktoberfest in Encinitas – September 21, 10am to 5pm.

Oktoberfest in Carlsbad – October 4, 1pm to 10pm

And known as the “granddaddy” of San Diego Oktoberfests…

Oktoberfest in La Mesa – October 3-5 (see times on website)

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Oceanside Harbor Days is taking place on September 20th and 21st, 2008 at the Oceanside Harbor.  Bring the entire family along, for a day of food, arts and crafts, exhibits, a Pirate’s Cove area, and activities.  Open from 9am to 6pm.  This event is a chance to experience fun new activities in the area, including the new Pirates Cove exhibition, vintage pirate ships, a children’s area, Military, Police & Fire displays, and more.

This is a free event open to the public!  Held by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and Oceanside Harbor District, Cox Communications and Genentech.  Visit the Oceanside Harbor Days website.

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