Spring Busker Festival in Sunny San Diego

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Need an excuse to book an entertaining weekend getaway to Ocean Park Inn in San Diego? We have the perfect idea! Head out to America’s Finest City for the annual Spring Busker Festival, a cannot-miss event taking place March 7th-8th, 2015!  So what exactly is a Busker?  A Busker is a street artist that is known for unusual performances, usually comedic, that performs across the globe for tips, and this March many of the most renowned performers will be gathering in our gorgeous city for the festival.

San Diego’s Seaport Village is the one and only host in Southern California of this event, so you can’t see this show anywhere else! There will be everything from sword swallowing, to knife throwing, to juggling while riding unicycles. Past performers have included funny man Marcus Wilson, the human balloon Skip Banks and king of clean comedy, Extreme Rahim. We know it will draw a lot of characters to America’s Finest City, and you won’t want to miss out on the fun. silhouettes of concert crowd in front of bright stage lights

The best part is, it is a two-day festival! Double the performers, treats and sweets! After the show, explore beautiful Seaport Village. Located on San Diego’s Harbor, Seaport Village currently contains 50 diverse shops, 17 places to eat and lots of outdoor entertainment.

For great food, we always recommend going to the Harbor House. This delicious restaurant holds happy hour from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. every day, and boasts delectable lunch and dinner options. Try the ahi tower, stacked with crab, avocado, papaya salsa and garnished with ponzu sauce covered shrimp chips. If that description alone hasn’t sold you, consider stopping by for fresh oysters daily.

Take a quick Uber back to Ocean Park Inn and finish up the weekend enjoying Pacific Beach. The Pacific Beach Boardwalk is the perfect place to go on a run, enjoy a leisurely walk or play beach volleyball.  The cool ocean breeze is just steps away from your room, and is the perfect place to relax after a long day of “oo’s” and “aww’s” at the Busker Festival!

Come enjoy yourself in Sunny San Diego. Book your stay at www.oceanparkinn.com.

San Diego Half Marathon 2015

| Events, Greater San Diego

San Diego Half Marathon 2015Working on that New Years resolution to get in shape? Consider a fitness goal that includes the 4th Annual San Diego Half Marathon on March 8th, 2015! Or, if you’re not quite in marathon shape just yet, consider running the 5k event instead. Whichever race you run, make sure you book your weekend stay at Ocean Park Inn, the perfect place to relax your weary legs!

Looking for the perfect place to go for one last run before the race? Consider spending Saturday jogging along the gorgeous Pacific Beach Boardwalk, set between the glittering Pacific Ocean and your luxurious accommodations at Ocean Park Inn. Don’t forget to take it easy, and stay hydrated!

On race day, take a quick cab ride from OPI to the race course route beginning at Petco Park, under the Omni Sky Bridge. What better way to explore America’s Finest City than running right through it? The run continues through downtown San Diego to the beautiful San Diego Bay, passing through Mission Hills and Hillcrest along the way! Check out the breathtaking route, here.

What is the best part about running 13.1 miles? Rewarding your hard work at the Celebrate San Diego Gaslamp Block Party after the race! Eat, shop and play in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter after you cross the finish line! The Block Party is an event for the entire family, where runners and cheerleaders alike can enjoy street entertainment, famers markets and the family fun zone. There are even special offers around the block at some of SD’s best restaurants.

Not sold on the San Diego Half Marathon just yet? Don’t forget that 100% of the proceeds are donated to local community service projects and charities including Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego and Mama’s Kitchen!

Want to support someone in the race? Sign up to be a volunteer and receive a free t-shirt, certificate and the satisfaction of benefiting an amazing community event.

Set your goal today to run the SD Half Marathon and book your stay at www.oceanparkinn.com.

San Diego Travel and Adventure Show

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You have 86,400 seconds in a day. Each morning you wake up and you get to choose how you spend it. Many people spend their whole lives saying they will travel once they get the time or money, but who knows if that perfect day will ever come? We say don’t wait—travel now! Indulge your dreams of new places, people and cultures at San Diego’s Travel and Adventure Show this February 14th-15th–it might be the perfect place to start planning your next adventure.

San Diego Travel and Adventure ShowTravelers from all over the world are hyped for this event, with the Show estimated to draw over 12,000 attendees! If you buy tickets now you will get them at a discount, so don’t wait.  Get a taste of travel with a weekend stay at Ocean Park Inn, just an Uber ride away from the San Diego Convention Center where the 2nd annual Travel and Adventure Show will be held.

This event is truly a travel lover’s paradise! Not sure where you want to travel to next? There is a destination to fit everyone’s interests. Experts can help you plan when the best time to travel is, and answer many of your burning vacation questions. Why search the Internet for hours trying to plan the perfect experience, when the SD Travel and Adventure Show will provide a full education on travel questions and destinations, from Europe to South America!

The show isn’t all questions and answers though. Make sure you stop by Taste of Travel Stage to connect to your dream destinations using the universal language of food! Transport your taste buds and discover worldwide cuisine in one place.

The San Diego Travel and Adventure Show also boasts an array of expert speakers who are experienced in the ways of travel. These presentations will help enlighten your inner traveler. Rick Steves, travel writer and host of Rick Steves Europe and Travel, will be a keynote speaker this year! What an honor to hear from someone who has lived one third of his adult life out of a suitcase in Europe. The SD Travel Show also features discounts, cultural interaction and entertainment features.

In the words of SD Travel and Adventure Show; “dream it, plan it, book it” at www.oceanparkinn.com.

San Diego is a Lover’s Paradise this Valentine’s Day

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Want to make this Valentine’s Day EXTRA special for your loved one? Plan a romantic weekend trip to paradise, a.k.a. San Diego, California! Ocean Park Inn is the perfect lovebird spot for your dream Valentine’s Day getaway.

Valentine's Day in San DiegoSo we know that Ocean Park Inn offers a cozy, romantic backdrop to your trip, but what activities can you take advantage of once you’re here? Why not grab an Uber from Ocean Park Inn to the beautiful San Diego Harbor where you can start off the morning with a Valentine’s Champagne Brunch Cruise with your love. Because nothing says romance quote like spending this love-filled holiday on a luxurious yacht! The Valentine’s Champagne Brunch Cruise package includes a full brunch buffet, free-flowing bubbly and a detailed, narrated tour of San Diego’s greatest landmarks. Did we mention there is also a dessert buffet? Hornblower Cruises and Events have over 30 years of experience, so you know you are in good hands. Book now because spots are filling up fast!

We know it is cliché, but who doesn’t love long walks on the beach at sunset? Next up, check out all local San Diegan’s favorite romance spot: Sunset Cliffs Beach Walk. Not only is it breathtaking, it is the perfect place for a Valentine’s Day picnic, and enjoy an unforgettable date night.

Consider staying close to your temporary home at the Ocean Park Inn, and simply enjoy a Valentine’s Day filled with sun, surf and sand! The Pacific Ocean sits just across the boardwalk from your luxury accommodations, so it’s easy to take advantage of the gorgeous scenery. There are also hundreds of romantic dining options within walking distance to satisfy your taste buds. Our recommendation? JRDN Restaurant: a steak and seafood restaurant featuring delicious Californian cuisine. The ambiance and excellent customer service are trumped only by the restaurant’s perfect view of the sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

Make this Valentine’s Day one you will never forget and book your stay today at www.oceanparkinn.com.




#CaptionClassySD Is Back For The New Year

| Activities, From Ocean Park Inn

Get your puns and witty banter ready, because we’re bringing you another #CaptionClassySD contest for January! Throughout January, our Facebook fans will have the opportunity to caption our photo of the month. Each caption submitted is entered into a contest where entrants will have the chance to win a $100 credit toward a stay at Ocean Park Inn. How do you ensure that your caption wins the grand prize? Get the most votes for your caption!

Here is our January photo. This month, our photo recognizes one of the biggest industries in San Diego and it’s also what brings most of our clients to town: the hospitality industry. We’re giving a shout out to our bartenders that pour drinks and witness all of the hipster, beer-loving locals in their natural element.

Ocean Park Inn Photo Caption Contest

Use this link to enter the contest, http://woobox.com/ivkneb. Caption your heart out and let the smack talk begin. Don’t worry. As locals, we’re also loyal San Diego sports fans. We can handle the truth.

For full contest rules, click here.