Hotel del Coronado from Vision to National Historic Landmark

Hotel del Coronado was the brainchild of two retired Midwesterners who’d made San Diego their home and subsequently befriended each other. Elisha Babcock, Jr. and Hampton Story frequented the barren island of Coronado to hunt jack rabbits and quail, and dreamed up the idea of a grand fishing and hunting lodge would lure people to … Read more

Explore San Diego’s Military History & Heritage This Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer. It marks the beginning of long sunshine filled days, water-soaked afternoons, and cool nights relaxing at barefoot bars and restaurants along the boardwalk. It brings with it the excitement of change, the thrill of the ocean, and an exhilarating number of activities and celebrations. You have … Read more

5 Top Historic Sites in San Diego

Founded in 1769, San Diego is known for having deep roots and a rich history. Its storied past is well documented and showcased through its vast array of historical sites, neighborhoods, landmarks, and museums. These beautifully historic places are arguably some of the best aspects of the city and serve as an excellent way to … Read more

Chicano Park: From Embattled, Undeveloped Land to National Historic Landmark

Ceasar Chavez once said, “From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.” Those words reflect the decades-long community efforts that resulted in elevating Chicano Park from an embattled, undeveloped swath of land to a National … Read more