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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Garden Echo

San Diego trio Garden Echo is Alexia Villarino, Andrew Moberly and Sara Swanson. Their brooding, atmospheric EP Quiet Voices came out in October of 2016 via Dark and Proper.

city guide:
San Diego, CA
landmark
La Jolla Cave
One of seven caves along the San Diego coast. Explore the caverns and tide pools (best to go at low tide for prime and safe exploring). You'll likely stumble upon all kinds of birds and creatures like Horn shark egg cases, lobster, California Sea Hare, Abalone shells, Turban snails and much more.
La Jolla Cave, San Diego, CA, United States
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outdoors
Moonlight Beach
The beaches in Encinitas are some of the best in California. The white sand and rocky bluffs of Moonlight Beach make it a popular destination for surfing, beach volleyball, and its low key vibe.
Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, CA, B Street, Encinitas, San Diego County, CA, United States
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shopping
Shaper Studios
DIY surfboard-making studio and retail shop that offers classes in surfboard shaping and glassing. Their Shaper Studios Membership plan offers unlimited access to their shaping bays, professional shaping tools, and templates. Plus a huge selection of custom glassing and artwork options. Bring your own digital logo or choose from their fine resin color work.
Shaper Studios, 30th Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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bar
Mike Hess Brewing
One of the premier craft breweries in San Diego. Mike Hess Brewing has three locations in San Diego, the original “nano” in the Miramar area of San Diego, the showcase, production brewery in North Park and the satellite tasting room near the water in Ocean Beach. Mike Hess is recognized as the national expert on nanos and has spoken at the 2016 and 2015 Craft Brewer’s Conference, the 2016 Draft Brewery Accelerator, The NHC (Going Pro Panel), at Beer Con 2011, and is widely sought by nanos across the country each day.
Mike Hess Brewing, Silverton Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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Ballast Point Brewing
Creative craft brewery. From bringing a hoppy twist to a porter, or developing a proprietary yeast to an amber ale, to creating a breakthrough gold medal-winning IPA. Try their Grapefruit Sculpin or Thai Chili Wahoo.
Ballast Point Brewing Company, Carroll Way, San Diego, CA, United States
venue
Comic Con San Diego
Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.
Comic Con San Diego, East Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, United States
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landmark
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
The Old Point Loma Lighthouse is the highest point of the Cabrillo National Monument park and has been a San Diego icon since 1855 when it was built by the United States government after California's admission as a state. It is no longer operational and currently functions as a museum.
Old Point Loma Lighthouse, Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA, United States
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landmark
Torry Pines State Natural Reserve
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is one of the wildest stretches of land on the Southern California coast. Featuring 1,500 acres of preserved land including the maritime chaparral, the rare Torrey pine, miles of unspoiled beaches, and a lagoon vital to migrating seabirds. Experience California in its purest most natural state.
Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, CA, United States
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food
City Tacos
Taquería in North Park that serves mouth watering Mexi-Cali eats inspired by recipes passed down through generations. Try the chorizo and Callo con Rajas
City Tacos, University Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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bar
Soda Bar San Diego
Cool music venue that also has pool tables and arcade games. Cheap drinks and cheap cover charges make this spot accessible to all.
Soda Bar, El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA, United States
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