Pacific Beachfest 2014

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Pacific Beachfest 2014Looking to make Summer fun last all the way into Fall this year? We’ve found an event you simply won’t want to miss! Join us on October 4th for Discover PB’s 2nd annual Pacific Beachfest, which encompasses San Diego’s most popular beachside race! This exciting 5k and Street Festival will take place in front of Ocean Park Inn, a proud sponsor of this year’s event, so be sure to book your stay here for front row seats to this exciting PB occasion. Fitness buffs won’t want to skip the 5k portion of this event, so be sure to strap on your running shoes and Click here to sign up for the race.

Thousands of locals and visitors alike will gather in our home of Pacific Beach on Saturday, October 4th,Pacific Beachfest 5k Event to run in the 5k or volunteer for the street festival. Every race participant will be given a free tank top and two refreshing (and free!) beers after the 5k concludes. Pacific Beachfest is more than just a run, however, and will feature live music, local food and art vendors. Foodies will want to attend the PB Fish Taco competition, which is sure to be a tasty celebration of one of San Diego’s favorite foods. There will also be hosted professional volleyball and surf competitions. So whether you are participating in the run or just want to join the community for an unforgettable weekend, there will be plenty to do and see at Pacific Beachfest.

The proceeds from the race will go to San Diego’s own “Discover PB,” a non-profit organization that supports the Pacific Beach community by funding new designs and improvements throughout the area. Discover PB also hosts fundraisers, leadership events and DUI prevention seminars. So join the fun and support the city of Pacific Beach at this year’s Pacific Beachfest!

ladiesDon’t miss out on a sun soaked San Diego weekend filled with beach, beer, bands and a 5k Run! Stay just steps away from all of the activity at Ocean Park Inn, a proud sponsor of this year’s event. Thanks to their luxurious rooms, gorgeous location just steps from the sand, and proximity to the PB Beachfest, the Ocean Park Inn is sure to sell out quickly, so don’t wait to make your reservations. Visit to book your stay today!


National Safety Council Annual Congress and Expo, 9/13 – 9/19, 2014

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On September 13th-19th, the National Safety Council (NSC) will host their 2014 Congress and Expo at the San Diego Convention Center in the heart of downtown San Diego. This event will give you the chance to meet with over 14,000 safety, health and environmental professionals. Buy your tickets here and book your San Diegan stay at Pacific Beach’s favorite boutique hotel, Ocean Park Inn.

NSC Congress and Expo 2014This convention will provide educational opportunities for attending decision makers from the fields of General Safety, Personal Protection, Fall Protection, Occupational Health, Hazard Control & Ergonomics, Emergency Response, Environmental Protection and Risk Management. Attendees will have the chance to listen to keynote speakers speak about future industry issues, in addition to choosing from over 100 technical sessions and seminars that highlight the latest industry trends and provide industry-driven tips for success. Alongside the keynote speakers and technical sessions there will be professional development seminars and workshops.

The NSC expo will feature over 900 companies showcasing the latest innovative products and services for safety implementation. According to previous attendees, this convention is a great way to gain knowledge about the innovative side of the industry and to see all new product demonstrations under one roof. Attendees won’t want to miss this opportunity to network with high ranked professionals in their industry.

After a long day of safety skill advancement, you’ll want nothing more than to head back to a relaxing beachfront hotel. Enjoy the sunset from your balcony or take a stroll down the boardwalk after a day filled with innovation. Located just steps away from the sand and within walking distance to many restaurants and bars, Ocean Park Inn is a great place for you and your family to stay during the NSC Congress and Expo.

Visit to book your stay today!

50th Annual Bayfair

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Don’t miss out on the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Series 50th annual Bayfair, coming to San Diego this September 12th – 14th. This three-day annual hydroplane event will take place on Mission Bay, and has promises to be as exciting as a “three-ring circus”. With both on-the-water and onshore entertainment, you won’t want to skip this event!

The Bayfair started simply, encompassing just an annual hydroplane boat race. However, throughout the years this has turned into an entire weekend-long boat fair! At the San Diego 50th Annual San Diego BayfairBayfair, you will be able to watch the fastest boats race around Mission Bay, all while enjoying live entertainment and cuisine. With the addition of two stages this year you will be able to enjoy three different entertainers! Accompanying the live entertainment will be delicious food options as well as other merchandise vendors. Enjoy food, sweets and refreshing beverages alongside San Diego’s gorgeous Mission Bay.

After you purchase your tickets for the event here, be sure to book your stay at San Diego’s best beachfront hotel, Ocean Park Inn, located just minutes away from Mission Bay. After a fun day on the bay conclude your night in Pacific Beach at a local restaurant, or simply watch the sunset from your balcony while staying at Ocean Park Inn. This family boutique hotel is located just steps from the sand and within walking distance to the area’s best restaurants and shops. Enjoy the laidback vibes of Pacific Beach and make it a Bayfair and beach weekend!

Visit and book your reservations before the boats are set to sail.

AARP 1st Annual Ideas@50+ Event

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San Diego is excited to welcome the AARP this September, when the organization will host its 1st Annual “Ideas@50+” National Event and Expo. This three day volunteer tourism project will take place Thursday, September 4 to Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in downtown San Diego. If you have not yet booked accommodations for this heart-warming weekend of altruism, reserve your rooms at Ocean Park Inn, where you will be able to relax and watch the sunset after a long day of volunteering!Multicultural Hands (Series)

On Thursday, September 4th thousands of AARP volunteers from all over the country will be transported to various neighborhoods in San Diego to engage in service projects where they will immerse themselves in local communities with the goal of impacting lives and leaving behind a lasting legacy. Each community will receive a variety of help in order to support the growth of families and their communities.

This “Voluntourism Project” will include projects that focus on home refurbishing and community landscaping, as well as green projects that will build community gardens to beautify our local neighborhoods. There will also be plans that focus on senior center revitalization and community clean up. If you are looking for a service project that takes place inside of the event’s hub at the Convention Center, there will be a 3-day meal packing activity that will put together care packages for hunger needs within San Diego County.

Throughout the event celebrities and keynote speakers will take the stage to inform, entertain and engage with the convention attendees. AARP will also sponsor informational sessions that include topics centered around Health & Wellness, Travel & Lifestyle, Technology & Innovation and Money & Work. These sessions will allow you to further engage with AARP thought leaders and innovative thinkers.

To conclude the weekend and thank all of the volunteers, AARP will sponsor a concert with three exciting musical acts. John Mellencamp will perform along with special guests Los Lobos and Mavis Staples.

The convention concludes on Saturday, giving attendees all of Sunday to explore San Diego’s wonderful beaches. If you book your stay at Ocean Park Inn, a boutique ocean front hotel located in Pacific Beach, you’ll want to take advantage of the surf, sand, and shops and restaurants all within walking distance of your comfortable room. Also consider spending your Sunday enjoying a nice bike ride on the boardwalk, or tasting the local fare with brunch on the beach. Whatever it is you choose to do with your free time, you will definitely find everything you need surrounding your stay at the Ocean Park Inn. Click here to reserve your Ocean Park Inn accommodations during your trip out for AARP “Ideas@50+” convention.

Event Location:

San Diego 
Convention Center

111 West Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92101

Labor Day 2014 in San Diego

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This Labor Day, we invite you to take a step back from your daily routine and enjoy a long weekend in the heart of San Diego! With no work or school on Monday, September 1st, you’ll have extra time to enjoy an exciting beach vacation. Whether you are a local San Diegan or just want to take one last trip before the sunny days of summer conclude, make sure to book your stay at Ocean Park Inn for a Labor Day weekend full of festivities!


What: Festival of Sail (August 29th-September 1st)   United States Flag With Ship Sail

Where: Maritime Museum

Time: Friday – Sunday: 9 a.m.- 7p.m. Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Visit the Maritime Museum and enjoy the largest tall ship festival on the West coast! The festival is a great event for the family, boasting the chance to see visiting ships and their crews as well as enjoy cannon fire salutes, while the kids enjoy a petting zoo, fun crafts and colorful face painting. Whether you are planning to attend the Festival of Sail with your family friends, there is sure to be an activity to please everyone in the group. The festival will have live entertainment, many vendors, plenty of food options and even a beer garden. Don’t miss out on this event! Book your hotel stay at Ocean Park Inn and get your festival tickets here:

What: US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Expo

Where: B Street Cruise Ship Terminal Pier 

Time: Friday- Monday: 9 a.m.- 7p.m.

Enjoy a little fun in the sun this Labor Day weekend at the cruise ship terminal pier where you can watch the world’s best sand sculptors create masterpieces! Along with astonishing sand sculptures, there will be vendors and a dozen gourmet food trucks. The children can enjoy a sandbox or attend a sculpture class before hopping on some carnival rides. This event will also feature live entertainment all weekend, including big bands, singers, dancers and circus performers. Adults won’t want to miss the twilight hour where you can view the gorgeous sand sculptures under the moonlight while enjoying a beer in the beer garden located at the end of the pier. Follow this link to purchase your tickets:

If you are coming to vacation at the beach and enjoy the laid back San Diego atmosphere with your friends, we suggest checking out the best happy hour spots in the surrounding area:


Location: 722 Grand Avenue, San Diego

Located right across the street from Ocean Park Inn and steps from the sand is a “Retro-American-Chic” eatery and lounge. With happy hour everyday from 6pm to close, you’ll be sure to find delicious eats and rinks here on Labor Day weekend. Firehouse has a friendly staff and a wonderful selection of unique food and cocktails to choose from. Choose to sit rooftop in the lounge and you’ll get the chance to enjoy an amazing sunset while throwing back a few unique cocktails with your friends!


Location: 721 Grand Ave, San Diego

Located across from Firehouse and half a block away from the shore is San Diego’s “world class microbrewery and restaurant”, the Alehouse. Known for their handcrafted beer, tasty food and cabin-like ambiance, Alehouse is the perfect fit at any time of day. Whether you want to sit rooftop for a sunny lunch or stay until the doors close, you will always find some sort of excitement at this popular local spot. Live DJs will make Alehouse a place to party this Labor Day weekend!


Location: 4190 Mission Blvd, San Diego

This unique three-story bar boasts a different vibe on each floor of the venue. From a panoramic view of the ocean, to casual dining, and dancing on the dance floor, you’ll be sure to feel an array of exciting beach vibes here. Located on the bottom floor of this venue is Pacific Beach’s one and only country bar, so whether you are showing up in your swim trunks or chaps you’ll be sure to be taken care of at The Wood.labor

For more entertainment options check out Duck Dive, Tavern, Miller’s Field and Shore Club, all located within walking distance of your comfortable accommodations at Ocean Park Inn. If you are our looking for other Happy Hour deals near Ocean Park Inn over Labor Day weekend, visit

Whether you’re coming to San Diego specifically for the major downtown events or just want to go on a vacation by the beach, Ocean Park Inn is the place to stay! This Pacific Beach boutique hotel features a breathtaking ocean view and is walking distance to many of the area’s most popular shops, restaurants and bars. Visit to book your reservations, and Happy Labor Day!