Halloween 2014 in San Diego

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Celebrate Halloween Beach Side At Ocean Park Inn

Halloween Pumpkin On The BeachIt’s that time of year again! The ghost and goblins are set to make their appearances, and San Diegans are preparing to dress up in their favorite costumes. San Diego hosts a ton of Halloween events to fit just about every taste, and there’s no better place to rest your head after a long night of celebrating than at Pacific Beach’s top boutique hotel, Ocean Park Inn. This beachfront hotel is located within walking distance to many restaurants and bars, and sits just exits away from some of the largest Halloween celebrations in San Diego.

The hardest part of Halloween in San Diego will be choosing which event to attend! Check out our top picks for spooktacular fun this October 31st:

Haunted Hotel
Where: Market Street

Make your way through the largest haunted house in all of San Diego and experience the most heart-pounding and shiver-inducing special effects in town. The haunted Hotel will have you screaming from start to finish! If you dare, explore Freddy Krueger’s workshop, and visit rooms inspired by Legion and Shutter Island. Haunt World Magazine named Haunted Hotel as one of the top 13 haunted houses in America. Purchase your tickets online here and get ready for a night full of fright!

Haunted Trail
Where: Balboa Park

Balboa Park’s mile-long haunted trail will have you twisting through mysterious groves of pines and gnarled oaks. Our best tip? Don’t get too caught up in worrying about what will jump out ahead of you…be aware of what might catch you from behind! This year’s trail takes you through a haunted old Plantation and Bourbon Street, offers the chance to meet the murderous residents of Silent Hill, squeezes participants  through a crowd of creepy clowns in the Haunted Ghoul Bus, and even gives you the chance to survive live scenes from American Horror Story. Buy your tickets now and discover all Balboa Park has to offer for Halloween weekend.

Monster Bash Block Party
Where: Downtown San Diego

On Friday night, the scariest demons, most lustful vampires, spookiest ghosts, and craziest villains will take over the Gaslamp and East Village, covering over eight blocks for the largest Halloween Party in California. The Monster Bash Block Party will boast five over-the-top decorated stages, and will feature over 17 of the best DJs in the nation. Monster Bash is known for its insane costume contest, so make sure dress your best to be eligible to win up to $5,000. Buy your tickets here before this popular event sells out.

Haunted Halloween Carnival
Where: Hard Rock Hotel

Enjoy the most remarkable Halloween night-life in all of San Diego at Hard Rock Hotel’s Haunted Halloween Carnival. This event will have over 20 DJs, three floors and five epic rooms decorated to theme with Halloween surprises around every corner. Put together your most creative costume, grab your friends and plan for a night filled with drinks, dancing and fun. Buy your tickets from Hard Rock Hotel and don’t miss out on the party of the year!

Whether you plan to make your way downtown for Halloween festivities, or would like to stay close to your luxury Ocean Park Inn accomodations in beautiful Pacific Beach, there will be plenty to do on Halloween weekend. Dress up in your best-looking costumes and check out some of the local bars, including nearby Firehouse, Miller’s Field, Duck Dive or Tavern. You simply can’t go wrong spending a spooky, sun-filled Halloween in America’s Finest City.

Visit www.oceanparkinn.com today to book your spooky weekend getaway!

 

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

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La Jolla Art and Wine Festival 2014Come enjoy San Diego’s premiere art show while sipping on the best local beers and signature wines at the sixth annual La Jolla Art & Wine Festival. This October 11th and 12,th La Jolla’s Girard Street will host this exciting San Diegan event. The Festival is free and open to the public, so locals and visitors alike are welcome to come for a weekend of artistic fun. Make sure to book your stay at Ocean Park Inn by clicking here. This luxurious boutique hotel is located in beautiful Pacific Beach, which sits just a short drive away from the event.

The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival will boast over 150 artists from all over the world, who will be displaying their masterpieces for visitors to purchase and enjoy. In addition to the artist showcases, this festival will have a food court featuring local restaurants and farmers market vendors cooking up their delicious dishes. You will also be able to relish inLa Jolla Art and Wine Festival 2014 roving entertainment and music performances while browsing the amazing art creations. It’s easy to get caught up in the amazing art, but attendees won’t want to forget about the Festival’s silent auction. Be sure to take a look at the variety of beauty treatments, medical services, restaurant packages and gifts for animal lovers and sport enthusiasts featured in the auction.

The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is an event you won’t want to miss. There are expected to be over 20,000 attendees, with proceeds from this event benefiting La Jolla’s under funded education programs, at the three local elementary and middle schools. Last year’s Festival raised over $100,000, and we’re hoping for equal success in 2014!

After you have enjoyed an assortment of beer and wine, as well as the beautiful artwork that La Jolla Art & Wine Festival has to offer, you can make your way back to Ocean Park Inn to watch the sun set over the Pacific from your hotel balcony. Located just a hop, skip and jump away from the La Jolla Art and Wine Festival 2014sand, Pacific Beach’s premier hotel, Ocean Park Inn, is the perfect place to relax after a fun-filled day at the festival. Ocean Park Inn is located in the heart of San Diego’s favorite beach town, and sits just walking distance from local restaurants and bars where you can continue to enjoy your evening out in San Diego.

Visit www.oceanparkinn.com today to book your weekend getaway!

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest 2014

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Kick off the beginning of Fall 2014 with Ocean Beach’s 10th annual Oktoberfest. On October 10th and 11th Newport Avenue and Abbott Street will play host OB Oktoberfest, promising a weekend filled with live music, beer and bratwurst.Ocean Beach Oktoberfest 2014

Book your stay at Pacific Beach’s Ocean Park Inn to be just minutes away from this event and just steps away from the beach. This weekend is a hit so be sure to make your hotel reservations here.

The weekend’s festivities are set to include:

Friday October 10, 2014:

Band Slam (Battle of the Bands): The preliminary Battle of the Band contest was held and the winners of the show have been chosen. Now it’s time to come enjoy live local music and help cheer on your favorite band as you watch them battle to victory. The semifinalists will play Friday night, and the judges’ scorecards along with audience votes will determine the winners. So come out and support your favorite performers!

Beer Garden (Blonde-a-thon): Join us Friday night for happy hour in the beer garden and don’t forget to participate in the “Blonde-a-thon”. Wear your best blonde wig or braid your real blonde hair to participate in the German-themed costume contest for free admission. The doormen will be checking for the best dressed and if you arrive during happy hour you will receive a free raffle ticket!

German Beer Tasting: Get in touch with German flavor when you join us for VIP German beer tasting. For just $20.00 you will receive seven 7oz flights of delicious German Beer. Sign up online and be the first of 100 people to receive VIP seating.

Ms. Oktoberfest: It’s back! It wouldn’t be an Ocean Beach event without the Ms. Oktoberfest competition. The semi-finals of this Ocean Beach beauty pageant will take place on Friday night at happy hour, with the finals held Saturday afternoon. Be sure to stop by to watch the ladies show off their white cocktail dresses and compete in the stein-holding bikini contest.

Saturday October 11, 2014:

Brat Trot: Ocean Beach’s 3rd annual Brat Trot Beach Run will take place on Saturday October 11th. There are two events to participate in: the 2K Family Fun Run and the 5K Beach Run! The 2014 OB Brat Trot Beach Run is sponsored by Ocean Beach Community Foundation and all proceeds will benefit local youth sports! The course starts and ends near the entrance of the OB Oktoberfest Beer Garden and runs along the beach from the OB Pier to the river channel and back. Don’t forget to dress up as costumes are highly encouraged. Click here for more information.

Contests: On Saturday, the OB Oktoberfest will give out cash prizes for contests that include:

  • Stein Holding
  • Bratwurst Eating
  • Balloon Blow
  • Sausage Toss
  • Raffles

With all of these fun activities planned for the weekend, you will not want to miss out on OB Oktoberfest! Book your stay at Ocean Park Inn located just minutes away in exciting Pacific Beach and you’ll be able to make use of the Oktoberfest Bus that leaves from the nearby 710 Beach Club. Throw on your lederhosen and yodel your way down to the beach for beer and bratwurst!

Visit www.oceanparkinn.com to book your weekend get away!

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 www.oceanparkinn.com 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 www.oceanparkinn.com to book your stay today!