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Travel like a Local explores all the fun and interesting things to see and do in beautiful San Diego. Whether you’re looking for a good hotel deal, searching for a new restaurant or nightclub or just want something fun to do with the family, our show covers it all! Produced by the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau and hosted by long time television news anchor Darlynne Reyes Menkin, this 30 minute travel show explores the best and brightest of San Diego.

Recent Shows
Hotel Indigo and Vin de Syrah – Download

The Gaslamp Quarter has two exciting additions: Hotel Indigo and Vin de Syrah! We’ll talk one on one with Pat McTigue, Director of Sales & Marketing for Hotel Indigo and Matt Spencer, owner of Vin de Syrah, a hip spirit & wine parlor.

Published: July 28, 2009

Loews Coronado Resort & Outdoor Movies – Download

Now that summer is here, the Loews Coronado Resort is offering a number of fun activities for guests and locals. We’ll have the scoop. Also, the San Diego Parks and Recreation Department has kicked off its outdoor movie screenings. Christine Lafontant has a preview.

Published: June 27, 2009

Little Italy Farmers Market celebrates One Year; Good Boys at La Jolla Playhouse – Download
Throughout the month of June, the popular Little Italy Farmers Market will be celebrating its one year anniversary with lots of fun events. Founder Catt White gives us the scoop on what to expect! Also, a powerful play called “Good Boys” is getting rave reviews at the La Jolla Playhouse. Director Seema Sueko of Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company shares her insight on the play and the often difficult questions surrounding vengeance and responsibility.

Published: June 3, 2009

Rock & Roll Marathon; Art Around Adams – Download
The Rock & Roll Marathon kicks into high gear this weekend. We’ll talk with Event Manager Kari Logan about the 12th Annual event… from the runners to the talented musicians. Also, the 6th Annual
“Art Around Adams” is expected to draw a huge crowd. Organizer John Block gives us a
behind-the-scenes look at what’s new this year. And- we’re giving away tickets to the new Sights & Sips Sunset Cruise. Listen to today’s show for details!

Published: May 29, 2009

The Anthology Experience, including Joe Piscopo LIVE! – Download
Known for its outstanding live music and equally impressive menu selections, Anthology has become a popular hot spot in San Diego’s nightlife scene. Owners Marsha and Howard Berkson talk about their vision and some of the exciting, upcoming shows this summer. We’ll also chat with comedian Joe Piscopo who’s performing live at Anthology this weekend!

Published: May 21, 2009

Gator by the Bay; Museum of Man Indian Fair & Market – Download
Peter Oliver previews this weekend’s “Gator By the Way.” From the fantastic food to amazing bands, it’s an event you won’t want to miss! Also, the Museum of Man is gearing up for its “26th Annual Indian Fair and Market.” We’ll talk with Dr. Marilyn Salvador about the one-of-a-kind event and what it means for San Diego.

Published: May 8, 2009

La Jolla Shores Restaurant; Next Level Sailing Summer Adventures – Download
Now that the warm weather is here, La Jolla Shores Restaurant has introduced several new exciting events including Sangria Sundays, Monthly Wine Dinners and Happy Hour specials you won’t want to miss. Also, Next Level Sailing is now offering daily excursions! Warren Allen gives us the scoop on the new tours.

Published: April 29, 2009

Rancho Bernardo Inn & La Jolla Cow Parade – Download
A unique self-guided walking tour of 21 amazing water fountains has become a big hit at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. General Manager John Gates shares with us the history and how it all started. He’ll also talk about the Inn’s special “kidcation” activities and their “GM Gone Mad” promotional Twitter campaign! And, La Jolla’s Cow Parade is in full swing. We’ll get the latest on this popular exhibit from Operations Manager Michael Kinsman.

Published: April 24, 2009

Busker Festival & Mission Federal Artwalk Festival – Download
The 25th Annual Mission Federal Artwalk Festival is getting ready to kick off in Little Italy. We’ll get the inside scoop on what to expect from Sandi Cottrell, Managing Director of Mission Federal Artwalk and April Game, Executive Director of the San Diego Fine Art Society. Also, the Busker Festival at Seaport Village is back! We’ll talk with the popular performing duo “Mango Dango” about the two day competition.

Published: April 17, 2009

Introducing the new LoungeSix and La Jolla Playhouse 2009-2010 Season – Download
Hotel Solamar’s hip roof-top area has a brand new look and name: LoungeSix! Mark Dibella, Director of Sales & Marketing talks with us about all the exciting new changes to the lounge and hotel. Also, La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley talks about this season’s lineup and what theatre goers can expect.

Published: April 8, 2009

Padres Opening Day & Humphreys Concerts by the Bay – Download
With Opening Day just around the corner, Padres fans can feel the excitement. George Stieren of the
San Diego Padres talks about all the festivities surrounding Opening Day and what fans can expect in 2009. Also, tickets for the Humphreys Concerts by the Bay go on sale this weekend. We’ll get a preview from Concert Manager Bobbi Brieske.

Published: April 2, 2009

San Diego Zoo gets ready for Elephant Odyssey; San Diego Indie Musical Festival Preview – Download
Rick Scwartz of the San Diego Zoo previews their new “Elephant Odyssey” which will make its debut in May. The 7.5 acre habitat will highlight animals of the past and the present…featuring elephants, lions and California condors. We’ll also preview the upcoming San Diego Indie Musical Festival in North Park. The popular event will feature films, local musicians and plenty of food!

Published: March 13, 2009

St. Patty’s Day Celebrations; Latino Fil Fest; Del Mar Wine Tasting – Download
Today’s show will preview St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the Gaslamp Quarter; the San Diego Latino Film Festival and a first ever California Wine Tasting event in Del Mar.

Published: March 13, 2009

Belmont Park – Download
Belmont Park in Mission Beach is a popular spot with both locals and tourists, and it’s no wonder. With all its rides, historical Roller Coaster Ride & the Plunge AND the WaveHouse, it’s the place to be. Today’s guests include General Manager Wendy Krane of the San Diego Coaster Company, who will talk about what’s new. We’ll also find out what’s new at the Wavehouse with General Manager Aaron Steele.

Published: March 6, 2009

San Diego Film Commission Fundraiser at The Ivy Hotel! – Download
The San Diego Film Commission’s Foundation is gearing up for a fabulous March 7th fundraiser at the beautiful Ivy Hotel in Downtown San Diego! Today’s guests include Cathy Anderson of the San Diego Film Commission; Kimberly Hale, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the SD Film Commission’s Foundation and Paul Krause, Director of Sales & Marketing of the Ivy Hotel.

Published: February 27, 2009

Great Spa Deals;Tower after Hours; IVIC Event Calendar – Download
Blue Marble Spa at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay is offering special local deals AND Valentine’s Day packages that are great deals! Also, the Museum of Man is gearing up for its big “Tower After Hours” event and Radka Sandeman of the International Visitor Information Center previews some fun, upcoming weekend events.

Published: February 13, 2009

San Diego Deals: ArtsTix & Museum Month! – Download
It’s no secret that San Diego has it all, from great museums to wonderful live theatre. And the best part? You can enjoy all of this and NOT bust your budget. On today’s show, Marc Emmelmann of the San Diego Performing Arts League and Executive Director Theresa Kosen of the San Diego Museum Council offer some tips on where to find great deals!

Published: February 6, 2009

Seaforth Boat Rentals; Childrens Museum;Spanish Art Village – Download
San Diego’s ideal climate makes it the perfect place for water sports. On today’s show, we’ll talk with Seaforth Boat Rentals about their new speed boat, wine tours & other cool adventures. We’ll also find out what’s new at the New Childrens Museum and the Spanish Art Village in Balboa Park

Published: January 30, 2009

Cohn Restaurant Group; 6th Annual San Diego Black Film Festival – Download
David Cohn of “Cohn Restaurant Group” talks about some exciting new developments happening at CRG including their new Oceanside restaurant, 333 Pacific! Also, next week the “6th Annual San Diego Black Film Festival” kicks off. We’ll get a sneak peek on all the films, parties & other events happening during the Downtown Festival.

Published: January 23, 2009

Hornblower Cruises & Young Playwrights Contest – Download
It’s the perfect time of year to go Whale Watching! Today’s show features Rebecca Milkey of Hornblower Cruises who talks about their popular Whale Watching cruises, upcoming Pet Rescue Day on the Bay & other fun activities. Also, the 24th annual “California Young Playwrights Contest” is happening in Old Town. This is a unique event put on by Cygnet Theatre & Playwrights Project. We’ll talk with Ceceila Kouma about this wonderful event that inspires & mentors young playwrights.

Published: January 16, 2009

SD Restaurant Week; Chargers Mania; La Jolla Motor Car Classic – Download
Charger mania is alive and well and with the much anticipated game just two days away, where will you watch the big game? Jimmy Parker of the Gaslamp Quarter Association shares some of his favorite sports bars. Also, Ingrid Croce previews San Diego Restaurant Week and Tiffany Sherer of Promote La Jolla gives us a sneak peek of this weekend’s “La Jolla Motor Car Classic.”

Published: January 9, 2009

Cabaret Dances;Dinosaur Mania; SD Boat Show – Download
Now that 2009 is here, all sorts of fun events are happening. Today’s show features the new “Cabaret Dances” at Anthology, Walking with Dinosaurs and the upcoming San Diego Boat Show.

Published: January 2, 2009

Celebrating New Year’s Eve & the Holiday Bowl – Download
From the hip Gaslamp Quarter scene to the upscale North County, New Year’s eve will be rockin’ in San Diego. We’ll preview some of the hot parties happening on December 31st. We’ll also talk about all the fun events and festivities surrounding this year’s Pacific Life Holiday Bowl.

Published: December 19, 2008

SD Bay Parade of Lights & Surfing Santa at Seaport Village – Download
The 37th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights will be held the following two weekends. Committee Chairman Larry Baumann gives us a sneak peek of the popular event, as well as some holidays happenings at the Bali Hai Restaurant and Tom Ham’s Lighthouse. We’ll also preview this weekend’s Surfing Santa at Seaport Village event.

Published: December 12, 2008

December Nights; Coronado Gondola & Holiday Lights – Download
With the holiday season, comes a variety of fun things to see. On today’s show, we’ll preview Balboa Park’s December Nights and Del Mar’s Holiday of Lights display. We’ll also head to Coronado and explore the beautiful Coronado Cays Christmas decorations … aboard a Gondola!

Published: December 5, 2008

Viejas Casino & Doggie Lovers Day at Reuben H. Fleet – Download
Last Comic Standing comes to Viejas Casino! Season Six winner Iliza Shlesinger and the remaining four finalists will perform at Viejas. We’ll talk with Bob Scheid of Viejas about the star studded show, as well as other holidays happenings. Also, this weekend the Reuben H. Fleet Museum is holding a unique event called “Doggy Lovers Day.”

Published: November 14, 2008

SD Wine & Culinary Center; House of Blues – Download
John Alonge, owner of the San Diego Wine and Culinary Center tells us what’s new, from their interactive wine tasting classes to their cooking demonstrations and this week’s SD Bay Wine & Food Festival. Also, what’s new at the House of Blues? We’ll have a preview from their upcoming concerts to special events.

Published: November 7, 2008

SD Bay Wine & Food Festival & other local events – Download
Today’s guests include Michelle Metter, producer of the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival. Michelle will preview what we can expect and why this event is a must see for all food & wine lovers!! Also, looking for a unique way to celebrate Halloween? Why not head to North Park for some fun Halloween festivities? And the long awaited Madonna concert at Petco Park is just days away. We’ll have the scoop on some Downtown parties happening next Tuesday!

Published: October 31, 2008

Hunger at Home & Gaslamp Halloween Events – Download
Next month, the Hilton Hotels in San Diego will be creating a first time event, aimed at fighting the problem of hunger in San Diego. The event will benefit the San Diego Food Bank. Ewell Sterner of the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines will preview the event. Also, Tricia Tellier of the Gaslamp Quarter Association will give us the scoop on all the fun Halloween happenings in Downtown San Diego!

Published: October 27, 2008

Broadway San Diego & Bernardo Winery – Download
San Diego’s theatre scene is thriving and with upcoming shows like The Color Purple, it will continue to grow. Deborah Dimery of Broadway San Diego gives us a preview of their exciting 2009 lineup. Also, the Bernardo Winery is often described as a unique, must see place. Co-owner Rossi Rizzo gives us the latest on what’s happening at the winery.

Published: October 17, 2008

PB BeachFest & Little Italy Festa! – Download
Discover Pacific Beach Executive Director Ben Nichols previews this year’s “BeachFest.” What’s new? What type of entertainment can we expect? And did you say tennis anyone but on the beach? Also, Marco Li Mandri talks about Festa… another annual event that draws huge crowds every year to Little Italy.

Published: October 10, 2008

South Park Harvest Festival & Del Mar Scream Zone – Download
Every year, two popular events kick off this time of the year: the South Park Harvest Walkabout and the Del Mar Fairground’s “Scream Zone!” This year, South Park’s Walkabout will feature more than 30 unique businesses, entertainment and food while Scream Zone will offer some new, scary thrills that will delight Halloween fans.

Published: October 3, 2008

San Diego Film Festival; Trolley Dances & Animal Grossology – Download
The Gaslamp Quarter will be buzzing this weekend as the “San Diego Film Festival” kicks off with films, panels & seminars and lots of VIP Parties! We’ll also preview the popular “Trolley Dances” and the Reuben H. Fleet’s “Animal Grossology” exhibit!

Published: September 30, 2008

Sofia Hotel Staycation Deals, Jazz Festival & 101 Road Rally – Download
Looking for a good Staycation deal? The Sofia Hotel in Downtown San Diego is offering some nice deals. We’ll also preview two fun annual events: The OB Jazz Festival and a Road Rally along historic Highway 101!

Published: September 9, 2008

La Jolla Playhouse: Night Sky Preview – Download
When it comes to our arts & culture scene, there’s no question that San Diego’s theatre world is a vibrant, thriving community. This week, we talk with Dana Harrell of La Jolla Playhouse about a compelling play called “Night Sky” that debuts this week. We’ll also talk with Seema Sueko, who not only produced the play but has the lead role.

Published: August 29, 2008

San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park – Download
The San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park has unveiled a number of fun exhibits this summer. We’ll have a preview of the new attractions!

Published: July 10, 2009

North County Staycations & Downtown Events – Download
When it comes to great Staycation deals, there’s plenty of terrific options in North County! From fabulous hotel stays to family attraction specials.. you name it! Cami Mattson of San Diego North gives us the low down on all the wonderful deals. Also, Executive Editor Ron Donoho of San Diego Magazine talks about some of his favorite Downtown places and other popular San Diego happenings!

Published: August 22, 2008

Sheraton Staycation Deals & Festival of Sail – Download
If you’ve been thinking about taking a vacation but just can’t seem to fit it into your busy schedule..we have a solution for you. Why not stay right here in San Diego and play in your own backyard? Many
San Diego hotels, restaurants & attractions are offering fabulous Staycation deals! Also, the Festival of Sail runs from August 20-24. We’ll have a preview of the popular event.

Published: August 15, 2008

Balboa Park Food & Wine School; Go San Diego Card – Download
If you’re looking for fun things to do in San Diego but don’t want to spend a fortune, check out Go San Diego Card. Carrie Tayloe says the multi attraction pass features more than 45 top attractions & tours! For those of you who enjoy learning new recipes from San Diego’s top chefs, the Balboa Park Food & Wine School is a must see! This week’s in-studio guest, Stacy Anderson, talks about some fun upcoming food and wine classes!

Published: August 8, 2008

Staycations in San Diego – Download
When it comes to planning the perfect vacation, San Diegans are lucky because we have it all right here in our own backyard! Staycations are fast becoming the hot new trend. David Peckinpaugh, President and CEO of the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau and Steve Pelzer, Vice-President of Sales & Marketing for the Evans Hotels joins host Darlynne Reyes Menkin to talk about the popularity of Staycations.

Published: August 4, 2008

Summer Fun, what’s new at Legoland & Wild Animal Park – Download
With summer in full swing, Old Town is filled with lots of fun summertime activities for grownups and kids! This week’s in-studio guest is Eric Minella who gives us a rundown of some of the fun events at Plaza del Pasado. Also, Legoland California is about to launch another exciting new addition — Sealife! Julie Estrada gives us a sneak peek and the San Diego Wild Animal Park also has a new Segway Tour. Adam Ringler tells us why visitors will want to check it out.

Published: July 28, 2008

San Diego’s Outdoor Cinema Scene – Download
Thanks to San Diego’s great climate, it’s the perfect place to see an outdoor movie. From hip roof top lounges to county parks, outdoor cinemas are extremely popular. Join host Darlynne Reyes Menkin as she welcomes Greg Strangman, owner of the Pearl Hotel and Vas Prabhu of the San Diego Museum of Art. Greg is the creator behind The Pearl’s popular “Dive-in Theatre” concept and Vas talks to us about the museum’s well received “Screen on the Green.”

Published: July 21, 2008

Del Mar Opening Day Festivities, Taste of Bird Rock – Download
Opening Day at the beautiful Del Mar Races is just around the corner. Host Darlynne Reyes Menkin previews Opening Day festivities with Craig Dado, Vice-President of Marketing at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Also, Dave Dallal drops by to let us know what we can expect at the upcoming “Taste of Bird Rock.”

Published: July 14, 2008

Nighttime Zoo;Summer Polynesian Luau & Summer Pops – Download
Host Darlynne Reyes Menkin previews the San Diego’s Zoo “Night time Zoo.” Also, General Manager Mike Staples of the Catamaran Resort gives us a sneak peek at their “summer Polynesian Luau” and other fun events happening this year, and Stephen Kougias of the San Diego Symphony talks about this year’s “summer pops concert series” which kicks off this weekend.

Published: July 9, 2008

Ingrid Croce on Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar & Restaurant Week – Download
Join us as David Peckinpaugh, President & CEO of the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau and contributing host Darlynne Reyes Menkin welcome Ingrid Croce, owner of Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar. Ingrid previews this week’s popular “San Diego Restaurant Week.” She also talks about Croce’s Restaurant, how it all began and some exciting projects that are in the works, all in memory of the late Jim Croce.

Published: June 23, 2008

San Diego County Fair kickoff & New American Museum – Download
Host Darlynne Reyes Menkin gets a preview of the “San Diego County Fair” with Kina Paegart; Executive Director Gayle Hom of the “New American Museum” talks about their upcoming Open House, their mission and what they bring to San Diego; Sue Mason of the International Visitors Information Center previews some fun weekend events.

Published: June 13, 2008

What’s happening at Bahia Resort Hotel; Concierge Travel Tips – Download
Host Darlynne Reyes Menkin talks with Brad Goff of the Bahia Resort Hotel on some new and exciting additions at his Mission Beach hotel including their new “Champagne Brunches” aboard the William D Evans boat, the upcoming Murder Mystery Cruise shows and July 4th festivities. Also, Chief Concierges Donna Frey of Humphreys Half Moon Inn and Dean Laurens of the Hilton La Jolla/Torrey Pines shares some of their favorite must see places in San Diego!

Published: June 12, 2008

Rock N’ Roll Marathon; W Hotel & Next Level Sailing – Download
Host Darlynne Reyes Menkin gives a preview of the San Diego Rock N’ Roll Marathon. Also on the show, Leah Corradino of the W Hotel talks about their new renovations and other upcoming summer time events, Warren Allen of Next Level Sailing talks about their new sunset cruises.

Published: May 30, 2008

Summertime at Balboa Park & Seaport Village’s Busker Festival – Download
Host Darlynne Reyes Menkin talks with Debbie Pettruzzelli of Balboa Park to find out what’s happening Mother’s Day weekend. Also on the show, Seaport Village General Manager Terry Hall calls in and talks about their second annual “Busker Festival,” a two day event where locals can actually vote for their favorite busker or street performer. Radka Sandemann of the Visitor Information Center also calls in, to give a sneak preview of some fun weekend events around town.

Published: May 9, 2008

The New Children’s Museum celebrates Grand Opening – Download
Host Sal Giametta and Producer Darlynne Reyes Menkin talk with Jessica Hansen York about the Children’s Museum big Grand Opening weekend. What can San Diegans expect? What does this mean for Downtown? Also on the show, Jan Rieger of Mclane Rieger Communications calls in and shares some of her favorite San Diego hot spots; Sue Mason, Director of the Visitors Information Center gives a sneak preview of what’s happening around town this weekend.

Published: May 2, 2008

Dining out at Oceanaire Seafood Room – Download
President and CEO David Peckinpaugh talks with Mike Mitchell, General Manager and Operating Partner of Oceanaire Seafood Room… a popular restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter. Oceanaire chef Brian Malarkey also surprises Mike and calls in! David’s other guest is Sue Mason, Director of the Visitor Information Center, who gives a preview of some fun events coming up in San Diego.

Published: April 25, 2008

Discover Hidden San Diego with Where You Want To Be Tours – Download
On today’s show, Sal Giametta sits in for host David Peckinpaugh. Today’s in studio guests are Marc and Darlynne Menkin, co-owners of “Where You Want To Be Tours.” The couple talk about their tours of “secret San Diego” as well as their fun teambuilding adventures such as Scavenger Hunts. Sal also talks to Sue Mason, Director of the Visitor Information Center, about some fun events happening in San Diego.

Published: April 18, 2008

Cultural Tourism with Victoria Hamilton – Download
President & CEO David Peckinpaugh talks one-on-one with Victoria Hamilton, Executive Director of the Commission for Arts & Culture. Victoria talks about some of the new & exciting developments that are happening. She also talks about cultural tourism and why it plays such an important role in San Diego’s economy. Sue Mason of the Visitor Information Center also gives us a preview of fun weekend events.

Published: April 11, 2008

Seaworld San Diego Summer Events – Download
President & CEO David Peckinpaugh interviews Andy Fichthorn, General Manager of SeaWorld San Diego. From the new Sesame Street’s Bay of Play to the ever popular Summer Nights Fireworks Show, there’s something for everyone at SeaWorld San Diego.

Published: April 4, 2008

Touring San Diego with Historic Tours of America – Download
President & CEO David Peckinpaugh interviews Lorin Stewart, Director of Operations at Historic Tours of America. From the popular Old Town Trolley rides to the fun Seal Tour, this is an adventure that’s a hit with both locals and visitors!

Published: March 28, 2008

What’s new at the San Diego Zoo? – Download
President & CEO David Peckinpaugh talks one-on-one with Ted Molter, Director of Marketing for the San Diego Zoo. What’s new at the park and what can visitors and locals expect this summer?

Published: March 21, 2008

Getting to know your San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau – Download
While David Peckinpaugh takes a vacation, Sal Giametta hosts with guest Susan Mason, Director of Visitor Services. What does The Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Offer? What kind of requests and questions does the bureau recieve? Find out on this show.

Published: March 14, 2008

Travel Like A Local’s Inaugural Show – Download
It’s the inaugural show for the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau (Convis). On today’s show, David Peckinpaugh, Convis CEO, begins to outline the best way to discover San Diego just as you would if you lived here. (Even if you DO live here, you’ll find many surprises.)

Published: March 14, 2008