Chula Vista Nature Center provides guests with dozens of ways to encounter the birds, marine life, and other organisms that call the refuge home. Visitors can pet gentle rays or admire preening sea turtles before visiting the underwater discovery center to spy on majestic sea horses, spotted octopi, and exploding ants. Outside, 1.5 miles of walking trails lead out to the shore of San Diego Bay, offering convenient stops at native-plant gardens, Raptor Row, Eagle Mesa (home to majestic bald and golden eagles), and a shorebird aviary. Among the many native water birds and shorebirds housed by the aviary are light-footed clapper rails, one of California's most endangered bird species.
Lil' Piggy's mouthwatering comfort fare takes its cue from Memphis, where slathering style and smoky aromatics crown motivated pork-based cooking. Choose from one of more than 100 beers stored cold in their bottles, and then adjust your wet-nap for a journey through the menu of savory porks and beefs cooked low and slow over Hickory hardwoods. Break in your barbecue fork on a piggy plate of pulled pork ($11.99–$14.99) or baby back ribs served wet or dry ($10.99–$22.99). While the mouth can't avoid a respectably sloppy time at Lil' Piggy's, the fingers can stay clean and cool thanks to the bread-barricaded Bar-B-Q bacon burger with smoked applewood bacon, onion rings, and cheddar jack cheese ($9.99) or the lean pulled-chicken sammich topped with slaw and slapped on a potato bun ($9.99).
The Official World-wide Source of Chuck Jones Artwork For over 34 years, this family-owned and operated art business has brought the art of legendary animation director to life. The Chuck Jones gallery also represents over 30 additional artists that bring joy and smiles to life.
Indulge Wine School's staff of educators, such as Kris in Jacksonville, a wine expert and blogger, expands wine knowledge with ease, having turned the revelry-steeped tassels of nearly 3,000 graduates. Classes of 12–20 take place in venues throughout the United States, as students swirl and sip their study materials and nibble complimentary appetizers. Every class ends with a Q&A session, during which potation professors shine a light on oenophilic mysteries including tannin content and regional differences. Afterward, students continue to ferment knowledge at home with a complimentary electronic copy of Indulge's book A Fun and Informative Introduction to the Wonderful World of Wine, a food-and-wine-pairing chart, and a top-10 list of wine-buying tips.
The New Children's Museum is frequently featured in local publications, including the San Diego Downtown News. Although reviewers are mixed on the attractions, they praise the exhibitions. Yelpers give The New Children's Museum a three-star average.
Watch immersive giant-screen films and amazing planetarium shows on San Diego's only IMAX Dome and experience seven galleries of fascinating and fun hands-on science exhibits for all ages. Located in San Diego's "must see" Balboa Park. Open 365 days of the year for travelers and locals to enjoy year round.
Thumbprint Gallery opened its doors in 2009, offering a space for local emerging and established artists to showcase their work. By featuring outsider and low/new brow art as well as work inspired by graffiti, street art and graphic design, we hope to satisfy such fine artists and art enthusiasts.