San Diego Magazine

San Diego Magazine
Editor-in-chief Erin Chambers Smith
Categories General interest
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Desert Publications
Paid circulation 48,795
Year founded 1948
Country United States
Based in San Diego
Language English

San Diego Magazine is a monthly publication concerning life in the San Diego region. It is the city’s longest running lifestyle publication. It is a member of the City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA).[1]

San Diego Magazine also publishes Exquisite Weddings Magazine, a biannual magazine for brides and wedding professionals in Southern California and surrounding regions.


San Diego Magazine was first published in 1948. The publishers were Ed and Gloria Self, who also served as joint editors until they sold the title to Jim Fitzpatrick, former publisher of Entrepreneur Magazine, in 1994. It was acquired by CurtCo Media in 2005, who sold it to Desert Publications in 2010.[2] Jim Fitzpatrick then became CEO and Publisher again.[3][4] San Diego Magazine is a member of the City and Regional Magazine Association.[1]

Some of the magazine's special features and events include "Best of San Diego",[5] "50 People to Watch",[6] "Top Doctors in San Diego",[7] and "Women Who Move the City".[8]


  1. 1 2 "CRMA Magazines". City and Regional Magazine Association. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  2. "San Diego Magazine Sold to Desert Publications, Inc.". 2010-04-23. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  3. Freeman, Mike (April 24, 2010). "San Diego Magazine bought by ex-owner". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  4. "Former owner reacquires San Diego Magazine: Jim Fitzpatrick has bought back the title that he sold in 2005". New Statesman. April 26, 2010. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  5. "Archive: Best of San Diego"
  6. ""50 People to Watch 2011"". 2012-05-21. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  7. ""Top Doctors in San Diego 2011"". 2012-05-21. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  8. ""Women Who Move the City 2011"". 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
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