Meet FRED: Free Downtown San Diego Shuttle Service
August 29th, 2016|SofiaBlog


Tooling around downtown San Diego just got a whole lot easier.
That’s thanks to a brand-new service for the city called FRED, which stands—rather snappily we think—for “Free Ride Everywhere Downtown.” A fleet of electric shuttles gives up to five passengers the option of circumventing downtown’s parking headaches to reach restaurants, boutiques, parks, theaters, and other [...]

History Afloat: The Voyage of the San Salvador Replica
August 24th, 2016|SofiaBlog


Four hundred and seventy-four years after the Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo became the first European to describe San Diego Bay, a replica of his flagship galleon, the San Salvador, is launching from those same waters on a commemorative voyage.
The gorgeous replica tallship’s “Pacific Heritage Tour,” an initiative of the Maritime Museum of San Diego, [...]

Pinniped Passion: The Sea Lions & Seals of La Jolla
August 16th, 2016|SofiaBlog


Head for the lovely coast of La Jolla, and you’re more likely than not to get an up-close look at some of the North Pacific’s most endearing marine life.
Well, not everyone finds the area’s resident seals and sea lions endearing exactly, but there’s no question they’re a major attraction. Easy to reach from the Sofia [...]

Family-Friendly Nightlife: Balboa Park After Dark & Twilight in the Park
August 1st, 2016|SofiaBlog


Looking for something to do on these long, lazy San Diego summer evenings? Well, as it turns out Balboa Park—marking its centennial this year, as we wrote about earlier this year—makes a prime after-hours destination this time of year! That’s courtesy of two beloved summertime programs, Balboa Park After Dark and the Twilight in the [...]