By Cory Peters With its remarkable climate, San Diego is a garden lover’s paradise. The city and its surrounding area teem with must-see public gardens to give visitors a cornucopia of outdoor delights. Here are some of San Diego’s gardens, from A-Z, that should be on every visitor’s list. Note that many are in or near the city’s famous Balboa Park: 1.
Is this a turning point in America? It is a question being asked more and more as people reel from the combined effects of a pandemic, a broken economy and unrest in streets across the country. You can never answer that question in the present; only history will determine if this is a point of major societal change. Those who
The past two months have been a chaotic whirlwind, with updates being made almost daily on what the rules and regulations are in regards to the public’s safety and rights. We here at Hidden San Diego will always be believers in sunshine and hiking as essential tools for health. Isolated hiking is also one of our preferences because it helps
Earlier this week I attended a Ghosts of the Gaslamp Tour at the Gaslamp Museum, located downtown. This is one of the oldest homes in San Diego and is brimming with rich stories and ties to prominent founders of the city, such as Alonzo Horton. There is definitely an energy here. Not all have that touch but if you do, I
If you follow my posts, you will know that I'm big on holistic healing and giving our bodies the tools needed to regenerate and fight toxic buildup. I like to regularly float in epsom salts and partake in community acupuncture, for instance. A newer form of healing that I was recently tipped off to was cryotherapy.It sounds insane to willingly
Article by: David Johnson Once a poster child for the concept of modern urban rebirth, Horton Plaza today has about as much life as the 19th century city father for whom it was named after: Alonzo Horton. Horton was born in Connecticut in 1813, and was lured west in mid-century by the California gold rush. He moved back east for a
Last night was the preview party for Wonderspaces which officially opens today, June 7th! How lucky we are to have such a unique, interactive exhibition here in San Diego. Photos and words cannot fully describe the experience you will have here as it has so many layers. These photos are only showcasing a handful of the exhibits and keep in mind
Here are photos from last night’s A Ship in the Woods benefit show. This is one of the absolute coolest venues we have in San Diego. Tucked away in the woods of Felicita Park, prepare yourself for an immersive and eclectic experience if you ever go to one of their shows! Details of the show: A SHIP IN THE WOODS has invited
Last month I co-hosted a meet-up with Rove gear shop at Rattlesnake Mountain. I wanted to take everyone on hike that was beautiful & historic but also filled with wildflowers and a nice dose of adventure! The turnout was overwhelming. We counted 50 people before heading out! It is so much fun to meet my followers and to see such
Our third music session was held at the Hobbit House (location undisclosed) with musician Jesus Gonzalez. It was once again filmed by the ridiculously talented Stephen Herron. This has been such an exciting project to be a part of; going to some of my favorite hidden gems in San Diego with different musicians each time and letting them shine their magic
We had a blast at Picture Party's 'Art in my Heart' event last night! This is an interactive photo booth/pop-up show that includes fabulous performances and even a fashion show! It’s such a great way to network with other models, photographers and artists. Can’t wait for the next event!
We had SO much fun at the new Pause/Play exhibition at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. This latest exhibition is geared towards encouraging people of every age to have fun and play-- and play we did! This exhibition opens to the public February 15th, 2019.Check out the video my buddy Pacificyo made on the event!
The Heritage Ranch is home to the San Dieguito Heritage Museum which was founded in 1988. The museum's goal is to help preserve the history of Leucadia, Encinitas, Olivenhain, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and Rancho Santa Fe. You will get the opportunity to explore several historic homesteads, view ancient artifacts from the Natives who lived in this area and
Lake Morena is a beautiful reservoir in Campo that can be used for all sorts of recreational activities, including camping, fishing, boating and hiking!Sitting at an elevation of 3,000 feet, this is considered the most remote reservoir in San Diego County. This reservoir has ties to the infamous rainmaker, Charles Hatfield, who is responsible to the greatest flood our city
We are very excited to reveal our second Hidden San Diego Music Session! This is a series we are working on where we take different local musicians to hidden or unique spots in San Diego. This time we took violinist Jamie Shadowlight to La Jolla Cove and let her shine her magic! A huge thank you to Stephen Herron for the
I am SUPER excited to announce that we were selected to be part of National Geographic's mini series on San Diego called 'San Diego in the Spotlight'. This is a 4-part series showcasing the diversity and more unique aspects of San Diego and what makes our city so special! You can watch our feature Thursday, November 8th at 7pm on
Last weekend was definitely a memorable one! We got to experience the amazing Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures in a whole new light for their Haunted Harvest! There's an entirely different tone at night. Fort Cross is one of the most unique businesses we have in San Diego and is located in the back-country of Julian. Learn old time skills
This past Saturday we stopped by Ship in the Woods for their latest event: Fata Morgana. Although this was not one of their most elaborate shows, we still got to see some mind-bending art and have fun adventures in their woods. If you haven't gone to one of their shows yet and are a fan of art and forests, I
Thank you to Heaven Quiban for throwing such a beautiful event last night! ‘Do What You Love’ is an art event held several times a year with back-drop installations for your model photography, artwork by local artists, phenomenal spoken word and music, and empowering vibes through the roof! Can’t wait for the next event!Pacificyo's
When one thinks of Coronado, sandy beaches, cookie-cut houses and the Hotel Del may come to mind. One would most likely not think about swastika-shaped buildings on the naval base being a thing, but alas, this is not a myth! So what is the deal with these buildings? From what I have been able to gather, the architect John Mock designed
If you've ever visited downtown San Diego, it's near impossible to not know about the Cabrillo bridge which takes you through Balboa Park on highway 163. Aside from the Coronado bridge, I would say this is our most well-known bridge, and rightfully so. Ever since I saw footage of inside the bridge I have been dying to go inside. More recently
Yesterday we attended Picturepartay to support Pacificyo and his cloud installation. This event was a lot more than I expected though! It was kind of like a low budget Wonderspaces with different photo booths to take awesome pictures as well as a great fashion show and musical performances afterward. Can’t wait for their next event. Make sure to give them a follow!
We finally began a project we have been dreaming up for years in which we take different local musicians to hidden spots in San Diego to shine their magic! The first spot we visited was Eagle Rock in Warner Springs. This rock is other-worldly, shaped in the perfect formation of an Eagle which was created by heavy winds over thousands
We were recently featured on Channel 10 News and also teamed up with the Union Tribune to list our Top 10 "Hidden" Hikes in San Diego! You can read the article here.At this point we unfortunately don't have a link to the news segment we did but we took them on a hike to the Bridle Trail.
Being new to Instagram myself, I was honored when asked to co-host one of San Diego's worldwide Instameets. An Instameet is an Instagram meet-up with fellow Instagramers. We decided to hold it at Broken Hill in Torrey Pines since many people do not know this beautiful spot exists. The purpose of an Instagram meet-up is to meet and greet, make
Recently our plans to hike were potentially thwarted by some unexpected rainfall. More often than not, the sight of rain means one is to retreat into the safety of their home. I challenge you to embrace these moments though as some of the most magical experiences can happen when the sky is wet. I'd like to share our adventure last
Here are the photos from the Instagram meet-up we helped co-host at the Secret Swings in La Jolla. Thank you so much to everyone that came out. There will be more in the future! You can see photos from other Instagrammers that attended the event HERE.
Let’s talk about poison oak for a second. Do you know how to identify it? What if you already have it. Do you know what natural remedies actually work? I would like to start off by saying I am a special breed. I know darn well what poison oak looks like but I still tend to venture into it if the
The Hubbard mine was started in 1874 and was jointly operated with the Redman and Ready Relief mines. Together they were one of the largest mining operations in the Julian district. The Hubbard mine profited $200,000 during its years of operation.The workings include a crosscutting adit which is 300 feet long, plus a 275 ft. shaft connecting to the surface. Due
About the stone ruins:I was told that the homestead was built in the 1920s and that the owner was of Llewellyn Iron works. The owner had a horse ranch, raising Thoroughbred race horses. Later the property was sold to the Whitten family, who had Arabian horses and cattle. There was an owners' house on the property. My understanding was that
For those of you whom are art lovers and have not yet ventured out to Galleta Meadows, prepare yourself for a stunning experience unlike anything else in our city. This amazing site is home to nearly 200 metal sculptures depicting prehistoric creatures that once roamed the earth. Keep your eyes peeled because these gigantic installations are scattered across 3,000 acres.
We recently co-hosted a meet-up with So-Cal X. The purpose of this trip was to further explore the ravines and trails of Sunset Cliffs. It's a whole new world inside those ravines! We had a great variety of explorers of all different ages and many different walks of life. I can't wait to do another one! Anyway, onto the photos: