Welcome to San Diego

The Local Tourist is your San Diego local guide, where you can find things to dorestaurants and barsshopping and services, and places to stay. Experience the fascination of a tourist; Feel the comfort of the local.

First Drive-in Theater in Camden, New Jersey in 1933

Southern California's beautiful weather makes it the perfect place for outdoor movies. If you're looking for a fun and affordable night out, here are San Diego's drive-in movie theaters.

The Local Tourist Guides

Ultimate Guide to Navy Pier in Chicago

The Local Tourist's Guide to Navy Pier is the ultimate resource for one of Chicago's most popular attractions.

The Local Tourist's Guide to North Michigan Avenue - the ultimate guide to the Magnificent Mile and Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood

The Local Tourist's Guide to North Michigan Avenue is the ultimate guide to The Magnificent Mile and Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood.

Recent News & Views

First Drive-in Theater in Camden, New Jersey in 1933

Southern California's beautiful weather makes it the perfect place for outdoor movies. If you're looking for a fun and affordable night out, here are San Diego's drive-in movie theaters.

Strawberry Picking

There's nothing like getting out into the field and picking your own berries.

Two Lane Gems Tour, Vol. 1

Last October I began a companion site to The Local Tourist that highlights what I like to call "Two Lane Gems."

Pushkin Restaurant - photo by Gary Payne for Travelzoo

Save 45% on dinner or lunch for two at Pushkin Restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego.

Flagship Tours and USS Midway

With the Go San Diego Card you pay one price and receive admission to more than 40 San Diego attractions. Included in this list are the San Diego Zoo, the USS Midway Museum, Belmont Park, and the San Diego Air and Space Museum. You can even take bike and kayak tours or a Miramar Speed Circuit.

How to be a Local Tourist

The Local Tourist has a simple goal: we want you to experience the fascination of a tourist while feeling the comfort of the local, no matter where you are.

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