San Diego Travel Guide
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One of the many challenges of attending San Diego Comic-Con is getting around town. Parking can be hard to come by, the streets are overcrowded and there always seems to be an endless line for the shuttles.
Luckily, this year's SDCC attendees have a few, free options.
As thousands of pop culture fans descend on Comic-Con this week, the networks and movie studios are going above and beyond to get their attention — which means there are plenty of fun, free experiences to take part in throughout San Diego. And the best part? You don't even need a Comic-Con badge to enjoy many of them.
This weekend Comedy Central hits the San Diego Wine and Culinary Center with 9-hole mini-golf, “Drunk History” 360 Photo Booth Experience, celeb appearances and giveaways. The event is completely free and open to the public on Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10 from 11 AM to 8 PM.
Conan O'Brien loves going where no late night talk show host has gone before. He's taken his TBS show, Conan, on the road each year since the series launched in 2010, traveling to Chicago, New York City, Atlanta, Dallas, and, most recently, Cuba.
So, what's next for this traveling talk show? Conan recently announced his show will be the first to broadcast live from San Diego Comic-Con from July 8-12, 2015. Conan has booked the Spreckels Theater in downtown San Diego where, for the first time, the show will tape and air new episodes on Friday and Saturday.
Call it global warming. Call it natural climate change. Call it sheer good luck. But every year spring seems to arrive a little earlier and so - even though it certainly doesn't feel like it this week - zoo travel season is just around the corner.
It's not just us, either. The London-based Daily Mail published a story this week all about one of the male lions who live in our beloved San Diego Wild Animal Park, which of course was renamed the San Diego Safari Park a few years ago. The video that sparked the story is embedded below - after spending a day flying around social media - and you should make sure that you watch the whole thing. Easily worth a minute of your time.
The Daily Mail description is exactly right: the spectacle is "spine-tingling," but then the lion "got bored and retired for a nap." Because...cat.
Believe it or not, but as of a few weeks ago there were absolutely no Jack in the Box locations within airports. We say "as of a few weeks ago," because the first has just barely opened, and you'll find it at San Diego International Airport.
Head to SAN's Terminal 1 to order a Jumbo Jack, but it's not a problem if you’re arriving or departing from Terminal 2 East. That terminal gets a location as well, as the fast food chain focuses on some of the best sellers and essentials at the airport—as in don’t expect the full menu.
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Yesterday we gave you three fun, free things to do at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, but that just wasn't enough. So, here are three more unique events taking place for everyone (and not just badge holders):
Get a Marge Simpson Makeover
The M·A·C Cosmetics Gaslamp store will be selling the highly anticipated Simpsons collection for one day only on Saturday. Fans will be able to get the line before its official launch in September and receive a Marge Simpson-inspired makeover by a M·A·C Artist. The store is located at 234 Fifth Ave.
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Just about everything in San Diego has an advertisement for some TV show, movie, or comic book during International Comic-Con, even the San Diego International Airport baggage claim carousels now feature ads for TNT's new show Legends. But, it isn't all bad considering some of these commercials come with free swag, food, or activities.
Here's a look at three free things fans can do today, thanks to a few innovative marketing campaigns.
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Heading to San Diego Comic-Con this week? If you've been before you'll know how exhausting it can be fighting the crowds, waiting in lines, and carrying around all that new swag. Coming to the rescue is the Marriott Rewards program, which will be offering SDCC attendees the chance to perk up at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina Perk Up! Lounge.
To receive your free invite, just download the Marriott Guest Services App and find a LocalPerk, which will direct you to the hotel's Perk Up! Lounge. The lounge will have everything you need to relax, charge your phone, or refuel.
Nerd HQ's Conversations for a Cause series returns to San Diego this week to coincide with International Comic-Con.
The annual event kicks will be held at Petco Park, right across the street from the convention center, and will feature celebrity panels, autograph sessions, and exclusive gaming experiences that fans can enjoy whether they have a Comic-Con badge or not.
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San Diego Comic-Con is just a week away and this year there will be no shortage of TV panels for fans to attend. More than 60 television shows will be represented at SDCC, taking place in the San Diego Convention Center July 24 - 27.
Since it can be overwhelming to pick and choose which to attend, here's our Top Ten Must-See TV Panels at SDCC 2014.
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Your travels to and through San Diego just got that much better, as there’s a new airport lounge now doing its thing at the airport. Airspace Lounge is a pay-to-play rest and relaxation zone for any and all travelers, so there’s no need to be a frequent flyer or hold some kind of special credit card to gain entry—although those with an American Express Platinum Card can visit for free.
The new lounge does its thing between Terminal 2 East and West at San Diego International Airport, and its location should be convenient for those traveling with as many as 12 different airlines.
Comic fans will have a brief reprieve from the stress of purchasing San Diego Comic-Con badges for 2014.
Yesterday, organizers announced they’re postponing the always chaotic ticket-buying process for preregistered attendees until early next year so they can “fine-tune” the online system.