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Explore unique San Diego things to do, as well as popular tourist attractions.

San Diego Trolley

There are several options for getting around San Diego. With an area of 4200 square miles in San Diego County there's a lot of ground to cover.

San Diego Air & Space Museum

February may be the shortest month of the year, but you can still pack plenty into a few weeks.

The ultimate road trip planner - everything you need to know to plan your upcoming road trip

As you get ready to hit the road, these road trip planner tips will help make your trip smoother. Find out what to do before you go, the essentials for your road trip, and a wish list of tools.

Learn how to plan a road trip with roadtrippers. This free tool makes planning a road trip easy, and can even show you how much gas will cost.

Route 66 Halfway Point

Choosing road trip destinations can be difficult, but if you follow these four simple steps you can narrow down where you want to go.

Red truck on an open road

Gas is one of the biggest expenses of any road trip. If you're taking a road trip, here's how you can use a free app to find the best gas prices and save money.

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."

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.

Christmas Trees

San Diego Christmas tree recycling is available at 16 locations through January 23, 2017.

Enter to Win Sleep Wellness Package from Brentwood Home

You'll sleep better with Brentwood Home's 10% off coupon

Traveling Family - photo courtesy of Allianz Travel Insurance

Summer’s just about over. The kids are back in school, the campgrounds are quiet, and the beaches are empty.

If you've been on The Local Tourist for any time at all you might have noticed one thing: there are no negative reviews.

Welcome to Paradise!

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