Archive for the ‘holidays’ Category

Happy Foursquare Day, San Diego!

The world’s first social media holiday is being celebrated today. Foursquare Day, which is 4/16 (get it? Four, squared?), is the brainchild of a Tampa optometrist who loves the social location-based check-in game Foursquare and thought it should have its own day. Though initiated less than a month ago, the idea spread worldwide and is being celebrated with check-in specials at various businesses and even a unique #4sqDay 2010 badge (pictured at right).

Several restaurants, bars and other businesses in San Diego offer discounts and deals for those who check in to Foursquare on their premises, and some have added special deals just for Foursquare Day.

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Tattered sails on the Star of India? Must be Halloween

Not too old for a wardrobe malfunction

Not too old for a wardrobe malfunction

While driving past the Star of India this foggy morning, I thought I spied a certain laxness in sail maintenance. This couldn’t be, though, as the dedicated volunteers at the Maritime Museum of San Diego take such good care of the old girl (and besides, she just came out of dry dock). I suspect this is, in fact, her “Halloween costume,” and she is playing the part of a pirate ship.

Turns out she is dressed up for some upcoming Halloween events: lantern-led tours on the evening of Friday 10/30, and on Saturday 10/31, a carnival and costume contest, followed by more lantern-led tours.

Sounds like a good place to take your little pirates. For tickets or more information, please see the Maritime Museum’s events page.

Love Is In The Air

(This post may not be suitable for the single folk…)

Valentine’s Day is just right around the corner. What are you doing for your special someone? It’s hard to come up with something exciting and different every year. Or are you just a box of chocolate and roses kinda guy/gal? Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

Well I came across something that I thought was a pretty cool idea! It’s also something pretty unique to San Diego. The Zoo! No, I am not crazy. The San Diego Zoo is actually world-renowned. Really. I am a member and go all the time. It’s pretty awesome. Anyway, they have some cool things going on for Valentine’s Day! This from their site:

Get that loving feeling! The San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park are the perfect place for a date. And it doesn’t matter if it’s a first date with a prospective new love or a return trip with your sweetheart of many years—we have lots of fun ways for you to make it extra special

Check it out!

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