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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!
The Gloomies

Self-proclaimed “dirt jazz” band The Gloomies, is a blissed-out pop project with overtones of the old West seeping onto their latest EP Blackout. The band has shared stages with surf-punk contemporaries Hinds, Public Access TV, and Day Wave.

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San Diego, CA
outdoors
Pipes
Pipes is famous among surfers for its good waves and laid back vibe. All levels of surfers can be seen hitting the waves. After hanging-ten, check out some of the local eateries and shops like Bull Taco, a gourmet, locally-famous taco shop serving lobster ceviche and duck tortas.
Pipes Cafe, Cardiff, Encinitas, 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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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
landmark
The Cardiff Kook
Surfer statue in Cardiff-by-the-sea. Kook is a slang term for a wannabe surfer and though the statue was intended as a tribute to local surf culture, its form has been deemed incorrect by professional surfers. The statue was originally intended to be riding a massive wave, but plans fell through when the Cardiff Botanical Society ran out of funding. So today it stands as is.
S Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff, CA 92007, United States
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food
Haggo’s Organic Taco
Flavorful fish tacos by the beach. Owner James Haggard sources organic ingredients and prepares the halibut in his own dry rub.
Haggo's Organic Taco, North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, 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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