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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 Lulls

Playing together for the past 16 years, The Lulls combine thickly-layered shimmery production with morbid lyrics, the latest example being their latest album Island of Daughters. They’ve long been entrenched in the San Diego scene, earning a slew of musical accolades like their nomination for “Best Pop” at the 2015 San Diego Music Awards.

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San Diego, CA
outdoors
Torrey Pines Gliderport
The Torrey Pines Gliderport, is the most historic aviation site in North America, with nearly 100 years of flying history. It is Southern California’s premiere location for paragliding, hang gliding, remote control models and sailplanes. The approximately 3 mile hike from Gliderport to Black's Beach comes highly recommended by locals for its scenic views. Black's Beach is clothing-optional and part of the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve offering some of the most beautiful and pristine views of the Southern California coast.
Torrey Pines Gliderport, San Diego, CA, United States
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shopping
Little Dame
Alternative retail shop and art gallery specializing in taxidermy, zines, feminist art, and handmade goods.
Little Dame Shop, Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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shopping
Pigment
Husband-and-wife owned shop with a focus on art, design, gifts and home goods, from furniture to flora. Also offering workshops ranging from calligraphy, watercolor, paper flower making and more.
Pigment, 30th Street, San Diego, CA, United States
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shopping
Aloha Beach Club
Boutique shop carrying menswear and accessories inspired by Hawaii, including boardshorts & sunglasses.
Aloha Beach Club, University Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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shopping
Mimi & Red
Women's boutique selling trendy and fashionable clothes and accessories with locations in North Park and La Jolla Bird Rock.
mimi & red boutique, University Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
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bar
Green Flash Brewing Co
Craft brewery that's developed an award-winning assortment of specialty craft ales including the popular Soul Style IPA (featuring flavorful citrus and floral notes). Also have experimental, limited-edition and seasonal offerings.
Green Flash Brewing Co., Mira Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA, United States
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venue
San Diego Music Thing
An annual 2-day music conference held in November. Features interactive and roundtable sessions with nationally-known panelists and featured speakers. Day time activities including a trade show, happy hour parties, listening stations and pop up live performances. Evenings feature performances by over 150 local, regional, and national bands performing at various venues around San Diego.
San Diego Music Thing, El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA, United States
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landmark
Spruce Street Suspension Bridge
This hidden pedestrian suspension bridge stretches 375 feet long, and offers beautiful views of the Sessions Canyon 70 feet below. The bridge was built in 1912, and engineered by Edwin Capps as a footbridge for access to the new trolley lines built on Fourth and Fifth avenue. It now serves as a secret, serene spot loved by both locals and visitors.
Spruce Street Suspension Bridge, San Diego, CA, United States
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food
Cafe Bassam
The oldest coffeehouse in San Diego outfitted with antique furniture, photos, jewelry, paintings, guns, clocks and rifles. Locals love the Chai Latte.
Cafe Bassam, Fifth 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
venue
The Casbah
Legendary underground rock venue with an established history of booking up-and-coming bands before they breakout (including Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana and Alanis Morissette to name a few). Other entertainment includes pool tables and pinball. Bring earplugs, the space is small and loud.
The Casbah, Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA, United States
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