CONTENTS FEATURES 20 TO THE RESCUE For more than five decades, SeaWorld has rescued and reha- bilitated sick, injured and stranded marine animals while also educating the public about conservation. By Joe Yogerst 24 DESTINATION DINING From fresh seafood to local produce, ethnic infusion and creative chefs, San Diego is a standout locale for culinary-focused travelers seeking to taste their way through town. By Tiffanie Wen 30 34 38 4 ON TAP San Diego’s craft beer scene is recog- nized globally for its commitment to quality and taste. By Ryan Ritchie DEEPLY ROOTED From a humble start in the 1950s to three luxury properties, Evans Hotels has found success while staying true to family ideals and community connections. By Ashley Ryan PERFECT ESCAPE Here’s how to make the most of the region’s many historical areas and happening neighborhoods. By Debra Bokur 24 DEPARTMENTS 6 WELCOME LETTER 8 CALENDAR A guide to the city’s best events 10 SHOP: Retail Therapy Whether exploring the Gaslamp Quarter or discovering Mission Beach, this city offers a plethora of shopping opportunities, with a wide selection of swimwear and resort wear at local boutiques. 12 ACTIVE: Making a Splash San Diego is the perfect place to try a new water sport or enjoy an old favorite in a stunning setting, no matter your age or skill level. 14 EAT: The Secret’s Out When dining at these local eateries, some of the best dishes are reserved for those with inside information. 16 LIBATIONS: Drinking in the View Gorgeous weather and a flair for craft cocktails and beer makes San Diego the ultimate destination for enjoying libations on the patios of local bars and restaurants.