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How do you find the BEST of San Diego?

You ask a local....but not just any local. You ask Local Wally, the local guy who's been giving straight insider's advice to San Diego tourists and locals alike since 1996. I'm not a big corporation, I'm just a local guy who loves San Diego and wants to make sure you have a great time in my hometown.

Whether you're a local looking for things to do or a tourist planning a trip, it's all here - including the things that everyone from Fodors to The Travel Channel misses, and trust me, they miss a lot. But how could they know? They're not locals!

This is going to be easier than cheating off that smart kid in class!

Kayaking in La Jolla

Do you know what parts of town to stay in, and what parts to avoid? Or what Summer month is famous for vacation ruining overcast skies? Where do locals eat and what tourist traps are actually worth visiting? You don't know? Well Local Wally does!

Stick with me and I'll guide you to the best restaurants, the best attractions, the best sunsets, the best places to stay, everything that makes San Diego the perfect spot for vacations and fun.

There's no sales pitch, no hidden agenda, just good stuff about San Diego from me to you. If it's good, it's here. If it's not, it's not!

And unlike other guides that try hard to impress you with their "insider" knowledge, I won't lead you astray. For example, one big guide recommends you visit Imperial Beach near the border to get the real flavor of San Diego. You'll get the flavor all right, expecially when Mexican Sea Logs, otherwise known as raw sewage from Tijuana, comes floating at you in the surf! AUGGGH, not Local Wally approved!

Toss those other guides in the trash and put your trust in Local Wally! Shamu jumping out of the water

Winner of "Best Local Website" and "Best Place to Send Your Out of Town Guests To" awards from the local media, Local Wally's been helping tourists and locals find the best of San Diego since 1996. And that's not all! Beer lovers are loving DrinkUpSanDiego.com, the complete guide to San Diego's microbreweries, and local music fans are raving about SanDiegoHomegrown.com, a local music site to help save the La Jolla seals.

"Delete your Yelp bookmark, and put your trust in a guy who has no advertisers to please and no editor making everything politically correct...." (San Diego Reader, Best of San Diego, San Diego Reader's Poll Winner)

"A long-time resident picks the best and warns about the worst for prospective visitors. Quite thorough, well-researched, no agenda and a sense of humor. Local Wally isn't afraid to tell it like it is...." (Online City Guide, San Diego)

"I wish there was a 'Local Wally' everywhere we want to visit..." (Random email feedback)

So stop dreaming and start planning! The skies are blue, the sun is shining, and the surf is up. Bookmark Me now and let's go explore San Diego, Local Wally Style!

 

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WINTER 2013: Big changes coming to Local Wally as I begin a major re-design. I started Local Wally in 1996 and it's grown into one of the most popular tourist guides on San Diego. The new version will have more local bits, more discounts, and a mobile version with great coupons you can use while on vacation. Stay with me - I should launch in Spring.

And while I will keep the Local Wally url up, I will be changing the main address to SanDiegoTouristGuide.com to help more people find me. Bookmark me now so you can find me in the future - just in case!

But you're here today so if you're planning a San Diego vacation then stick with me and you'll not only get real advice from a real local but find cheap hotel and discount tickets as well. Local Wally is the oldest local website on San Diego and the only one left still run by a local guy.

And if you like beer, check out my newest site DrinkUpSanDiego.com, the complete guide to San Diego's breweries.

See You Soon,

Local Wally

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