Recreation

  • Take the plunge

    Take the plunge

    One great thing about heading into the fall season is that we don’t live in fear of the weather going afoul. Temperatures from September through November are usually still well within the comfortable range, allowing us to continue on our awesome path of outdoor activities. So now that the tourists...

  • Get good shoes to avoid a run of trouble

    Get good shoes to avoid a run of trouble

    So there I stood, confused and intimidated by the sight of the massive shoe wall at the local footwear dealer. Truth be told, I am not a seasoned runner but I did know that my 2-year-old running shoes were taking a toll on my feet. The time for a new pair of shoes was now. This is an all-too-common...

  • Clairemont Surf Shop — it’s a family thing

    Clairemont Surf Shop — it’s a family thing

    Throw a rock in San Diego, and you’re bound to hit a surf shop. While our city has no shortage of destinations to buy surf wear and surfboards, not many of those locations can honestly say they have stayed true to the roots of being a real surf shop. Many shops at the beach have traded in their...

  • Bank on the San Diego Velodrome for fun

    Bank on the San Diego Velodrome for fun

    If you have ever spent any time wandering through the Midtown area, you have probably seen the Morley Field Sports Complex. This treasure has plentiful tennis courts, a public pool, baseball fields and a hidden gem in the heart of the Balboa Park complex: the San Diego Velodrome.I used to ride...

  • Time to step up your road bike game

    Time to step up your road bike game

    When is the last time you went on a long-distance bike ride? No, not from your house to the liquor store, I mean the kind of ride that takes you hours to finish and covers half the county. San Diego County is filled with hundreds of miles of roads that are perfect for bicycling so what are you...

  • Olympic dream ends on one wet day

    Olympic dream ends on one wet day

    Like many Olympic hopefuls, discus thrower not only trained hard, but worked to pay for his quest

  • Road to Rio filled with twists

    Road to Rio filled with twists

    High jumper Ricky Robertson, who trains at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, will compete in 2016 Olympic Games

  • Top 5 things for your out-of-town friends

    Top 5 things for your out-of-town friends

    If you live in San Diego, you no doubt have out-of-town friends who are begging to come visit you. Besides catching a Padres game or taking them to one of more than 150 craft beer tasting rooms, you may want to take them on a couple of adventures they will talk about for years to come. Since we...

  • Go forth and shred for free

    Go forth and shred for free

    San Diego is home to a healthy skateboard-oriented community that has dozens of city-built skate parks for you to enjoy for free. That’s right, just like tennis courts or soccer fields, you can enjoy the freedom of skating at your own leisure with no hit to your bank account. While most people...

  • I dare you to… try aerial yoga

    I dare you to… try aerial yoga

    Just hanging upside down for the sake of wellness

  • 'Friends' and photos surf back in time

    'Friends' and photos surf back in time

    In the 1970s and ’80s, La Jolla was an entirely different world than it is now. Sure the big homes and expensive cars were there, but so was a cast of characters at Windansea and the surrounding beaches who have since become local legends. Living by the beach was affordable then, and gentrification...

  • Tips for the golf beginner in San Diego

    Tips for the golf beginner in San Diego

    One thing that we San Diegans love about our town is the weather that allows us to do just about any outdoor activity at any given time. We have the beach, the mountains, the deserts and our good friend Mexico to the south, all of which provide us with countless opportunities to get outside and...

  • Encinitas activewear brand thrives, opens store

    Encinitas activewear brand thrives, opens store

    Vuori performance apparel integrates Southern California lifestyle in new North County shop

  • San Diego native keeps the wheels rolling

    San Diego native keeps the wheels rolling

    Pablo Smith rides his bike to work, located a few blocks from his home in Pacific Beach, only stopping to check the surf before he opens his skate shop.It’s the lifestyle that many dream about: living by the beach and having the good fortune to make a career out of your passions. But there was...

  • Family ties run through national parks

    Family ties run through national parks

    After she finished high school, Amanda Gossard knew one thing for sure: She wasn’t going to work for the National Park Service. Her mother and father were Park Service rangers, and she’d spent her life in the parks. She was born at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and grew up in Death Valley...

  • BMX champ embarks in handy business

    BMX champ embarks in handy business

    For as long as he can remember, Nic Long has liked to create. Most often, it’s been on his BMX bike. From the time he was 8 in East San Diego County, racing with his friends and cousins, he was flying over the jumps they’d build and pulling off tricks. At other times, it was in his drawings and...

  • Gray skies? Go for a run

    Gray skies? Go for a run

    So far, this late spring and early summer have not followed through with their promise of sunny days and warm weather. In fact it has been downright crummy lately. So how can you stay active in San Diego when beach days turn into stay-inside-and-watch-Netflix days? Don’t get sidetracked from your...

  • 10 more top hikes in San Diego

  • Fitness fun in the sun

  • Repetition brings calm, beautiful artwork

    Repetition brings calm, beautiful artwork

    Every artist’s story hits me in a profound way, but sometimes the heartstrings get pulled in an astounding and unforgettable way. I recently became aware of an incredible 12-year-old named Nolan Cooley, who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age 2, and since age 6 has been creating beautiful...

  • Local surf film festival gets new HQ

    Local surf film festival gets new HQ

    In the heart of La Jolla, between the million-dollar mansions and Bugatti dealerships, lies a storied surf community. It’s where Pierce Michael Kavanagh grew up watching local legends like Chris O’Rourke, Tom Ortner and Peter Lochtefeld surf Windansea and the surrounding reefs. Some of the finest...

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