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McP’s Irish Pub

McP’s Irish Pub has been providing good food and good times to Coronado residents and others for over 34 years now. It’s become a bit of an institution on the island. It was founded by a former Navy SEAL, Greg McPartlin, and, in its early days was quite the hangout for SEALs stationed just down the road. Today, the SEALs

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Fault Line Park

Southern California has its faults—figurative and literal. In this case, it’s the Rose Canyon Fault that runs right through the heart of San Diego and is adjacent to the new 45-story apartment building, Pinnacle on the Park. In fact, the building’s developers were the ones who created and will maintain the park. The park is situated on 14th Street between

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Getting Around Using SDMTS

Traffic in the greater San Diego area is becoming increasingly challenging, and the cost of parking can be quite expensive in pay lots or quite limiting in 2-hour metered spots. One alternative to driving is to use the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (SDMTS) to explore San Diego. SDMTS does not have as expansive a transit network as other more established

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Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday is a summer event in Balboa Park that runs through 2 September 2016, and it’s a great way to get out and enjoy some food from across the country and from around the globe in a fantastic setting. It’s also held in conjunction with Balboa Park After Dark, where many of the park’s museums remain open until

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Coronado Ferry Landing

Coronado Ferry Landing is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown San Diego, and enjoy some light shopping followed by a meal at a number of restaurants with great panoramic views of the San Diego skyline. If you’re not up for a full-blown harbor cruise, hop on the Coronado Ferry from Broadway Street ($4.75 each way)

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Hummingbird House Cafe

The Hummingbird House Cafe, in its quaint, century-old building, brings a taste of the Mediterranean to southern California in San Juan Capistrano. After wandering through Mission San Juan Capistrano in the morning, I was ready for lunch. There were plenty of restaurants that all looked appealing along the main drag, Camino Capistrano, but I was interested in checking out the

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Mission San Juan Capistrano

Mission San Juan Capistrano, with its delightful gardens, well-preserved buildings, and ruins of the Great Stone Church, certainly lives up to its nickname as the “jewel” of California’s 21 Spanish missions. Several things struck me as I entered the grounds of the mission. First, the size of the compound was much larger than I expected; second, the buildings were not

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