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The Most Popular San Diego Halloween Attractions for 2016

The Most Popular San Diego Halloween Attractions for 2016

Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year. There’s nothing more fun than carving pumpkins, dressing up in costumes, and just getting overall spooky. Besides the traditional trick-or-treating activities, there are also a ton of San Diego Halloween attractions to visit during the season. Whether you’re looking for a quick fright, some pumpkin carving projects, or other Halloween activities, you can find them right here in San Diego. Have a blast at these top Halloween attractions for 2016: HauntFest on Main in El Cajon Friday, Oct. 21 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Downtown El Cajon The fifth-annual HauntFest in El Cajon is a fun, family-oriented Halloween festival that features a ton of different attractions, including: Haunted car show Two stages of live music Kids Glow Zone and Candy Challenge activities Children’s crafts, face painting, and game booths Outdoor movies, carnival rides, and much more Ha ... read more

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These San Diego Boba Tea Spots Will Help Cool You Off

These San Diego Boba Tea Spots Will Help Cool You Off

San Diego summers are known to get pretty warm. What better way to beat the heat than with some icy cold bubble tea? Bubble tea is also known as boba, pearl drinks, tapioca pearls, or other names, and it has taken the nation by storm. There are tons of San Diego boba spots to choose from, especially in the Convoy Street area in Kearny Mesa. Each charming little boba shop specializes in providing refreshingly unique arrays of boba tea selections and more. Here are some of our favorite boba spots right near Convoy Auto Repair: Cafe Hue- San Diego Boba and More 3860 Convoy St San Diego, CA 92111 Cafe Hue serves up some excellent boba and milk tea options. They’re also really well-known for their crepes and desserts. Order up some belgian waffles, gelato, or a delicious Nutella strawberry crepe to go with your boba beverage. This makes for a quick, scrumptious and satisfying snack that won’t take ... read more

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Best Car-Centric Activities to Do This Summer in San Diego

Best Car-Centric Activities to Do This Summer in San Diego

Summer is officially here and it’s time to get our boogie on! Summertime in San Diego is unbeatable, and it’s time to get cracking on fun activities and outings. This summer, take full advantage of the weather and try out some of these car-centric things to do in the area. All of these activities are easily accessible, free or very low-cost, and can be done at your own pace. Who knows? You might make a yearly tradition out of some of these! Take the Scenic Drive Did you know that San Diego has a scenic drive that is almost 60 miles long, which wanders through downtown, Harbor Island, Point Loma, Mission Bay, Pacific Beach, and other historic San Diego landmarks? The entire trip takes at least three hours, but you can also split up the drive into different days for full enjoyment. The route is marked by blue and yellow signs with a white seagull on it. Check out ... read more

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Cruise on Over to the Best Beaches in San Diego

Cruise on Over to the Best Beaches in San Diego

As the warm season rolls up on us, it’s time to take full advantage of San Diego’s most famous assets- its beaches! There are so many beautiful beach spots here in classy San Diego- too many to count in fact! People flock from all over the world to frolic, romp, surf, and swim in our iconic beach stretches. This summer season, you’ll want to make the most of your proximity to these natural wonders and social hot spots. Head towards the coast, grab a spot in the sand, and get ready to soak in the sunshine and good vibes at these top sunny San Diego beaches! Ocean Beach Ocean Beach is a cool little town to walk around in and hang out for quick drink or meal. One of the main attractions is the Ocean Beach Municipal Pier. This is the longest concrete pier on the entire West Coast.  It’s also the site for Ocean Beach Pier Cafe, which is both an awesome restaurant and a full ... read more

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Tips for Attending San Diego Car Shows and Events

Tips for Attending San Diego Car Shows and Events

Car shows and events are a fun way to see new cars, learn about automobile facts and history, and interact with other car enthusiasts. Sure, you can look at cars online all day, but there’s nothing like seeing them in person. Car events also help you to look ahead and learn about upcoming developments and trends in the automobile world. The San Diego International Auto Show, one of the major car shows in San Diego, is happening from Dec. 31 to Jan. 3. at the San Diego Convention Center. In light of this major event, here are some overall tips for attending different types of car shows and events in San Diego. Tips for Major Car Shows and Conventions Large car shows and conventions are an awesome time and can sometimes last several days. Here are some tips to maximize your time at these venues: Get tickets early before they sell out Plan your directions, parking, and hotel reservations early, as these can get crowded pret ... read more

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5 Reasons We Think Kearny Mesa is the Best Neighborhood in San Diego

5 Reasons We Think Kearny Mesa is the Best Neighborhood in San Diego

Kearny Mesa is definitely the best neighborhood in San Diego. Okay, we know we’re biased. Convoy Auto Repair has been part of the Kearny Mesa neighborhood for the last 39 years, but that means that we know what we’re talking about when it comes to Kearny Mesa (and your car as well). Today, we’re counting down the 5 reasons we think Kearny Mesa is the best neighborhood in San Diego. 5. It’s Old School Every neighborhood in San Diego has its stereotype. The Gaslamp is “crowded,” North Park is “trendy,” Pacific Beach is “full of bros,” and La Jolla is so beautiful we all forget it's slowly eroding into the ocean. Kearny Mesa, on the other hand, is unabashedly unpretentious and vintage. Where else can you enjoy a non-ironic, retro bowling alley, such as Kearny Mesa Bowl? This neighborhood is full of San Diego spots that locals have been enjoying for decades: the ... read more

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Best Scenic Drives Near San Diego

Best Scenic Drives Near San Diego

San Diego is close to snowy mountains, pristine beaches, wild deserts, and everything in between, leading to some spectacular drives worth taking a vacation for. Luckily, living in San Diego means that you don’t need to use up any of your vacation days to see these spots, so get your car ready to enjoy these best scenic drives near San Diego. Palomar Mountain Loop Get a spectacular view of Southern California and one of the world’s very best observatories at the same time with this hour-long loop drive. Begin your trip on the Palomar Mountain Loop at Highway 76 in Lake Henshaw, continue on until you head up the mountain on East Grade Road, and then take head down the steep west side of the mountain. The scenery on this drive is amazing— make sure to pay attention to the road, since it’s one of the most technically challenging drives in the country. And m ... read more

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Best New Restaurants in Kearny Mesa

Best New Restaurants in Kearny Mesa

Kearny Mesa is an exciting place to be right now, especially if you like to eat. Even though we here at Convoy Auto Repair have been in Kearny Mesa for 39 years already, it’s still exciting to see fresh new faces in our neighborhood. And it’s even better when these new faces are cooking up some of the best food in San Diego. Read on and say hello to the best new restaurants in Kearny Mesa. Nishiki Ramen 8055 Armour Street, Suite 201A This one is for the noodle lovers out there. Highly regarded Japanese ramen restaurant Nishiki Ramen is opening up its very first US location right down the street from us in Kearny Mesa. What makes Nishiki Ramen different than every other ramen shop? They make their own noodles in their own noodle room (a San Diego first), and all their ingredients are MSG and preservative-free, which means t ... read more

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5 Best Fast Food Spots in Kearny Mesa

5 Best Fast Food Spots in Kearny Mesa

No matter where you work, having a go-to fast food lunch spot is important for short lunch breaks. Kearny Mesa’s finest employees at Sharp and SDG&E are constantly are on the lookout for new spots that are as tasty as a fine dining restaurant and as fast as our complete car checkup at Convoy. That’s why we’ve decided to help out our neighborhood workers (and anyone else in need of some quick eats in Kearny Mesa) with this list of the 5 best fast food spots in Kearny Mesa. Bento Box from Nijiya Market 3860 Convoy Street There is no meal that is more designed for on-the-go than a bento box from Nijiya Market. All you need to do is just run in and grab one of these pre-packaged boxes of deliciousness. A bento box is simply a box filled with a starch (almost always rice), something that goes with rice (like teriyaki chicke ... read more

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Productive Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break in Kearny Mesa

Productive Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break in Kearny Mesa

Your lunch break is a precious time. It’s an oasis of personal time in the middle of the long work day, so you better be making the most of it. That means getting up from your desk, heading out of the office, and doing something actually fun and productive during your lunch break. Luckily if your office happens to be in or near Kearny Mesa (we’re looking at you, Sharp Healthcare workers), there are is so much around in this unique neighborhood for you to explore. Here are the most productive ways to spend your lunch break in Kearny Mesa. Eat Around the World By far the most productive thing you can do on your lunch break is actually eat lunch. And why should you settle for another boring sandwich when you work in the most vibrant and diverse food neighborhood in San Diego? From Mexico to Malaysia, there are so many ... read more

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