Spend Mother’s Day 2014 in Sunny San Diego

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It can be a challenge to come up with a fun and exciting way to honor mom on her big day every year, so we’re here to help! What better place to spend Mother’s Day 2014 than in sunny San Diego? There are a ton of timeless activities to enjoy with mom in America’s Finest City, including:

Brunch! San Diego is home to some of the most delicious restaurants in the country, and boasts an array of spots to choose from that will satisfy every mother’s appetite this May. With such a wide variety of places to go for brunch, it might be overwhelming to pick just one. One of our favorites is Herringbone in La Jolla—bottomless mimosas and eggs benedict, anyone? Built around six large olive trees, this beachside oasis offers the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing day with mom.

Spend the day on the water! The Hornblower is offering a champagne brunch for families to enjoy a lovely cruise around the downtown San Diego marina, while enjoying a live jazz band. Mom is sure to enjoy this fabulous mix of great food, great music, and spectacular views.

If foodie options don’t hit the mark, try these Mother’s Day recommendations from OpenTable:

Adventurous Moms need look no further than famous Belmont Park in Mission Beach. This surfside parks offers an array of inexpensive attractions near the beach, including a ride on the iconic rollercoaster, and a fun-filled afternoon at the  WaveHouse.

Looking for the perfect place to take a stroll with your Mom? Visit San Diego’s famous Balboa Park! Or spend the day with mothers from the animal kingdom with a trip to Sea World. Even a casual movie will be special at one of San Diego’s amazing luxury cinemas.

The best gift you can give your Mom this coming Mother’s Day? Luxurious accommodations at the premier boutique hotel in Pacific Beach: Ocean Park Inn. The Ocean Park Inn is the perfect place to treat your busy Mom to a vacation filled with gorgeous views and a relaxing atmosphere. Call or visit our website to make reservations, and give mom the sunny San Diego getaway she deserves! Mother’s day is May 11th, so don’t wait, book your visit today!

ASIP 2014 Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology—April 26th-30th, 2014

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The American Society for Investigative Pathology 2014 Annual Meeting with Experimental Biology is just a couple of months away—so book your perfect hotel stay at Ocean Park Inn today!

Located at the beautiful Convention Center in downtown San Diego, this year’s Experimental Biology meeting is sure to top the last. According to VisitSanDiego.com,  “Abundant, flexible space and five-star service make the San Diego Convention Center the meeting planner’s choice for hosting major conventions, trade shows, meetings and special events.” The Convention Center is located on the glittering San Diego Bay, which makes it an enjoyable and tranquil venue for even the busiest of events. The SDCC consists of an exhibit hall, sails pavilion, meetings and ballrooms space, and lobby and outdoor terraces totaling 1,288,823 square feet!

ExperimentalBiology.com says, “This multidisciplinary, scientific meeting features plenary and award lectures, pre-meeting workshops, oral and posters sessions, on-site career services and exhibits of an array of equipment, supplies and publications required for research labs and experimental study.” In other words, this meeting is going to allow 15,000 attending scientists and exhibitors to come together in order to make the world a better place, one life science at a time. Sponsors include: Cenveo, Li-cor, Wiley, MeadJohnson and iPrecio.

Those interested in attending can register at ExperimentalBiology.com. Prices are based on member status, and range from $95-$495. All undergraduate students, high school students and teachers may register and attend the event for free!

Once you register, head over to OceanParkInn.com, to make your hotel reservations.  The Ocean Park Inn hotel, located in the heart of Pacific Beach, can help you escape the fast-paced downtown atmosphere, while staying within 15 minutes of the bustling Convention Center. During your downtime, relish in the surrounding ocean and sunset views, delicious restaurants, shopping and nightlife that surround your home base in Pacific Beach. We hope to see you in April!

Event Location:

111 W Harbor Dr,
San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: http://experimentalbiology.org/2014/Home.aspx

For the meeting schedule visit: http://www.asip.org/meetings/2014/meeting_program.cfm

American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting April 5-9, 2014

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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will gather for its 105th Annual Meeting in sunny San Diego on April 5th-9th, 2014. “The AACR will highlight the latest and most exciting discoveries in every area of cancer research, and it will provide a unique opportunity for investigators from all over the world to meet, network, and forge new scientific interactions,” says program committee chairperson Dr. Scott Lowe.

This year’s event theme is titled “Harnessing Breakthroughs, Targeting Cures,” which will be the focus of featured seminars and talks from leaders in cancer research. Lowe adds, “We are confident that attending the AACR annual meeting will give you a renewed energy, inspiration, and focus in your work.” It has been said worldwide that the AACR Annual Meeting drives the cancer agenda.

If you’re one of the 17,000+ professionals attending this event, you may want to avoid the congested, noisy and distracting streets of downtown. Instead, choose the relaxing comfort of San Diego’s favorite oceanfront hotel – Ocean Park Inn. Just a 15-minute drive from the convention center, our boutique hotel will serve as your perfect oasis for the weekend.  Clear your mind, relax and focus on your work while you listen to the crashing waves from your room. Visit our easy-to-use online booking system to lock in your stay today!

Learn more about the event here, then register!

Register online.

Where: San Diego Convention Center
When: April 5 – 9, 2014


| From Ocean Park Inn

Want to vacation with Opie the Crab in sunny San Diego? From now until February 23, show us on Instagram and you could win a FREE vacation with Ocean Park Inn!

1 grand prize winner will be selected by Ocean Park Inn to win a FREE vacation with Ocean Park Inn! The top 3 photos with the most votes by March 2, 2014 will win 2 tickets each to a brew/wine tour our like kind!

How Do I Win?

  1. Follow @OceanParkInn on Instagram
  2. Print out Opie the Crab and take a photo with him. Get creative!
  3. Post your photo on Instagram and tag @OceanParkInn #OpieGramContest
  4. Submit photos until February 23, 2014
  5. Vote for your photo on the Ocean Park Inn Facebook page between February 24 – March 2, 2014!

Content Rules

  1. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter.
  2. No purchase necessary to win. Purchases will not increase your chances of winning.  Odds of winning based on the number of contestants and number of votes each photo receives on the @OceanParkInnSD Instagram.
  3. Contestants enter by posting photos with the Opie the Crab print-out and tagging @OceanParkInnSD #OpieGramContest on Instagram.
  4. Contestants are granted unlimited entries.
  5. Contestants may submit photos until Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 11:59 PM (PST).
  6. The voting period will commence on the “#OpieGramContest” tab on the Ocean Park Inn Facebook page Monday, February 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM (PST) and will continue until Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM (PST)
  7. Voting is limited to 1 (one) Facebook user per day.
  8. Hotel staff members and their immediate families are not eligible to win prizes.
  9. Any participant found to be abusing the promotion rules or tampering with the promotion in any way will be disqualified and declared ineligible for any prize.

10.  Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. We retain sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content.

Prize Rules

  1. Entries will be judged by representatives of Ocean Park Inn.  At the end of the entry period, one (1) grand prize winner will be selected among all eligible entries received  to win the grand prize based on the following criteria:
    1. Style and creativity
    2. Incorporation of Opie the Crab print-out
    3. Photo clarity and quality
    4. The grand prize winner will receive a complimentary 2-night stay at Ocean Park Inn, a $50 gift card to Firehouse Restaurant and 2 tickets to a brew/wine tour provided by Ocean Park Inn ($800 VALUE)
    5. During the voting period, the top 3 photos with the most votes by Sunday, March 2 at 11:59 PM (PST) will win 2 (two) tickets each to a brew/wine tour or like kind provided by Ocean Park Inn ($150 VALUE).
    6. Grand prize winner must use their free night(s) by May 31, 2014.  If prizes are not used by this deadline, they become void.
    7. Winners from votes must use their brewery/winery tour tickets by December 31, 2014.
    8. All reservations are subject to availability and restrictions.  Prizes must be used with new reservations only.  Prizes cannot be used with other specials and/or promotions.
    9. Prizes cannot be refunded and/or exchanged for cash.


  1. All winners will be notified and announced within 2 (two) business days after March 2, 2014.
  2. All contestant winners will be a notified via email and on the public Ocean Park Inn Instagram and Facebook page


  1. By entering the contest, entrants agree to have their submitted name displayed on our website and social media channels and used by us for any purpose, at any time, without any fee or other form of compensation. We reserve the right to disqualify users, without notice, and for any reason.
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Farmer’s Insurance Open at Torrey Pines – Jan 23rd -26th, 2014

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Farmer’s Insurance Open, San Diego’s prestigious PGA TOUR golf tournament played at Torrey Pines Golf Course, is just around the corner!
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Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and hang gliders overhead, the Torrey Pines course is every golfer’s dream. Named one of the top 100 golf courses in Golf Magazine, this course attracts top golfers from all over the country, solidifying it as one of the best courses in the country.

The Farmers Insurance Open encompasses more than just golf, and boasts plenty of varied events open to the public. Enjoy the energy of the Tournament as it is complimented by incredible food offerings and the perfect Beringer wine at the Beringer Wine Bar, or sample the latest and greatest in specialty beers as you take in the sights on the 8th green and 18th fairway at the Michelob Ultra Oasis’. Join the ranks of PGA TOUR players by teeing off at Torrey Pines or pose victoriously with a replica of the surfboard given to the Tournament champion! Farmers Insurance is helping patrons capture their 2014 Farmers Insurance Open memories at their photo booth, located on the brick patio next to the pro shop.

General admission tickets can be purchased daily for $40, while guests over 60 may purchase tickets for as low as $30 a day. All military (active, retired, dependents and reservist) and children under 12 are granted free entry! Or choose to spend the weekend in luxury with food and full bar privileges included with admission at the Porsche Trophy Club, Championship Club, or Mastercard’s Best Seat In The House.

Just 15 minutes away from the course is your luxurious home base, Pacific Beach’s Ocean Park Inn. With oceanfront rooms boasting the best views of San Diego’s famous sunsets, you won’t have time to miss the gorgeous coastal views you became accustomed to at the Open. We hope to see you at Torrey!


Torrey Pines Golf Course, 11480 North Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Follow @FarmersInsOpen on Twitter!

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, January 22 (Preview Day)
5:45 AM -Gates open to the public
6:40 AM – Zurich Pro-Am, North and South Courses
Parking is free at the Lot A – Glider Port Parking area on Wednesday

Thursday, January 23 (Opening Day!)

7:00 AM – Gates open to the public
7:30 AM – Opening Ceremonies, 1st Tee South Course
8:30 AM – Opening Round of the 2014 Farmers Insurance Open, North and South Courses
9:30 AM – All hospitality venues open

Friday, January 24

7:00 AM – Gates open to the public
8:30 AM – Second Round of the Tournament, North and South Courses
9:30 AM – All hospitality venues open

Saturday, January 25 (University Day!)

7:00 AM – Gates open to the public at
All Day – University Day at the Farmers Insurance Open – wear your university colors!
8:30 AM – Third Round of the Tournament, South Course
9:00 AM – All hospitality venues open

Sunday, January 26

7:00 AM – Gates open to the public
8:30 AM – Final Round of the Tournament, South Course
9:30 AM – All hospitality venues open
After play – Awards Ceremony on the 18th Green