Graduation time is nearly here, and this big event is particularly exciting for San Diegans, who have a number of great universities to celebrate each year. These ceremonies mark the achievement of students’ hard work and dedication to their education. San Diego State University, University of San Diego and University of California San Diego’s graduations are right around the corner, and local hotels and restaurants are gearing up for the influx of visitors who will be attending the ceremonies in our city. Make sure you book your stay at Ocean Park Inn and make a graduation dinner reservation before it books up!
To help you plan the post-ceremony party, we have put together a few recommendations for great Graduation Dinner spots throughout San Diego:
Downtown: Mister A’s offers a modern American cuisine with French and Mediterranean influences. Mister A’s easily accommodates large groups, making this fining dining restaurant the perfect place to get the whole family together. The stunning panoramic views are the ultimate pair with their tantalizing menu.
La Jolla: Donovan’s by the Cove is known for its standard of fine dining excellence. It is truly a classic steakhouse that is a classy place to celebrate any achievement. Private dining rooms are available as well as regular seating. This La Jolla staple will put an elegant touch on any college graduation celebration.
Little Italy: Bencotto is one of our favorites. Their unique approach to Italian cooking offers hand-made “home style” dishes in a modern and inviting way. The menu is “designed-to-share” so that guests can casually pick and choose dishes, making it ideal for a big family celebration.
Mission Beach: For a laid back, beach celebration, we recommend Cannonball. Newly renovated oceanfront views and irresistible sushi are the name of the game. Enjoy some cocktails, layback and enjoy the views. The open feel of the restaurant is stress free, and it is the perfect place to let loose with friends after four years of hard work.
Mission Valley: King’s Fish House has many special occasion rooms and is a seafood lover’s paradise. The owners have been in the restaurant business for three generations, and it really shows at King’s. This would be a great family style option for any graduation celebration.
Wherever you decide to dine, there is nothing quite like celebrating with great company amongst the positive and exciting buzz of the graduation season. Congratulations to all of San Diego’s 2015 graduates! We wish you the best of luck. Don’t forget to book your stay at Ocean Park Inn!
Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to thank your beautiful mother for all she has done for you and your family, and there’s no better way to show love and appreciate than with a trip to the most beautiful city on earth. We are talking, of course, about sunny San Diego! Plan a trip that Mom will never forget when you book your stay at Ocean Park Inn. It is hard to find a way to show adequate thanks for all your mother does, but a trip to San Diego’s premier oceanfront hotel is sure to go a long way. We know all moms are different, so we compiled a few different ways to spend to spend this holiday in San Diego that are sure to please!
For the Nature-Loving Mom: A fun, free activity that will allow you to spend some time outdoors is a visit to the Point Loma Tide Pools. This ocean tidal area is a beautiful place to see sea anemones, octopuses, starfish, crabs and much more. It is also a great place to take memorable photos. Plan a family photo-shoot, print the pictures and gift them to your mother after you trip fora gift that mom will love.
For the Adventurous Mom: Take your mom on a whirlwind tour of San Diego this Mother’s Day! San Diego’s Best Sightseeing Tours is sure to give you a unique experience, along with a view into SD favorites such as Balboa Park, Hotel del Coronado, San Diego Zoo, Petco Park, The Star of India and Old Town. It will be a fun way to see the highlights of the city and enjoy time with the whole family.
For the Active Mom: Cowles Mountain is one of the most popular hikes in San Diego. The length is three miles, making it a great spot for a fun morning hike with your mom. A day outdoors with loved ones might just be the perfect day in your mom’s eyes.
For the Foodie Mom: You can’t go wrong with Enoteca Adriano, which is an Italian restaurant in North Pacific Beach. This hidden gem is just a short walk, about 15 minutes, from your luxurious room at Ocean Park Inn. Choose from over 30 different types of wine, antipasti, zesty salads, soups, savory pasta dishes and delicious desserts. It is a unique experience that any foodie mom will enjoy, set in the perfect cozy environment for an evening with family.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner on Sunday, May 10th, and San Diego offers amazing options for a day spent thanking mom for all she does. Just remember, the most important thing you can do on Mother’s Day is share how much you love and appreciate mom. Whatever your plans are, we wish a Happy Mother’s Day from Ocean Park Inn.
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Planning your next weekend getaway in beautiful San Diego, California? Book a room by Pacific Beach at Ocean Park Inn for the weekend of April 18th-19th, 2015 for the perfect trip. On Saturday, enjoy some beach vibes, drinks and sun, all located alongside Ocean Park Inn on the PB boardwalk. To view your foodie options in the area, click here… you simply can’t go wrong!
On Sunday, April 19th head out to Balboa Park for the 26th San Diego Earth Fair. The Earth Fair is the largest free environmental fair in the world, and draws a crowd of 60,000 visitors each year.
The San Diego Earth Fair boasts 300 exhibitors, so there is sure to be a topic of interest for all who attend. Learn about everything from clean air and water products, to wildlife preservation and alternative energy vehicles. There is also a Children’s Activity Area with storytelling and games to educate the youth about the spirit of Earth Day. This family-friendly event will also play host to five entertainment stages. Hear from top contemporary local artists as you enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather. E-Home and eART gallery will also be at the Fair showcasing products and works by local San Diego artists.
Did we mention the food pavilion? Foodies will love this area with out-of-the-ordinary vegetarian fare that will make your taste buds go crazy. We are hungry just thinking about it! Take a quick Uber back to your home-away-from-home at the Ocean Park Inn to enjoy the gorgeous sunset and some Baked Bear Custom Ice Cream Sandwiches before cozying up in your room.
Get ready to celebrate the Earth Day 2015 in the San Diego sand and sun. For booking details visit www.oceanparkinn.com.
Easter is right around the corner, and we can’t wait to celebrate. This is a time to spend with family and friends, and we have a few ideas to help make your 2015 Easter extra lovely with a stay at Pacific Beach’s Ocean Park Inn.
Start your April 5th with a car ride from Ocean Park Inn to the beautiful Hotel Del Coronado. If you haven’t visited Coronado Island, it is a must see in San Diego! One of the most stunning parts of the island is the Hotel del Coronado. This 125-year-old hotel is recognized as a National Historic Landmark, and will make for a perfect backdrop to family photos this Easter.
You won’t go hungry on Coronado with the Del’s Easter Champagne Brunch Buffet. This is an ideal event for the whole family, as it features a special children’s buffet for the little tykes in the group! After getting your fill of delicious food, you won’t want to miss the quintessential Easter event: the good old-fashioned egg hunt! There are different times for different ages, so don’t worry, it will be a fair race. There are 3 egg hunts from 10:00 am to 10:40 am, then three more from noon to 12:40 p.m. We can’t wait for the Craft ‘Egg’stravaganza, located right by the buffet. This will be a fun project for kids and adults, and is the perfect way to spend quality time with the whole family.
Don’t want to venture far from your luxurious room at the Ocean Park Inn in Pacific Beach? Spend your Easter just a short walk down the boardwalk at Belmont Park, which will be hosting the Easter Bash. There will be 10,000 fun-filled eggs all throughout the park and sand, 25 of which are special Golden Eggs. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to find them! The hunt will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Register the kids beforehand here. Then after the hunt, enjoy lunch with the family at WaveHouse or Draft!
Contact some-bunny at www.oceanparkinn.com for your Easter reservations!
Saint Patrick’s Day is the perfect reason to book a long-awaited trip to San Diego. Find the gold at the end of the rainbow and check-in for the weekend at Pacific Beach’s premier oceanfront hotel, Ocean Park Inn. Whether you stick around for the relaxed beach vibe or head to exciting downtown, Saint Patrick’s Day is sure to be one of the most memorable holidays of the year in San Diego.
The Annual San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the largest parade west of the Mississippi on March 14th. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. on 5th Ave and Laurel Street. Thousands of locals and visitors alike will gather in America’s Finest City to watch the parade. Find it shouldn’t be hard…just look for the sea of green! Remember if you don’t wear green, you might just get pinched.
Before heading back to your luxury room at Ocean park Inn, be sure to stop by the incredible Balboa Park! There will be an Irish Festival held on March 14th that promises fun for the whole family! Partake in traditional Irish fare with tasty food, craft booths and two beer gardens at the festival. There will be live entertainment, family fun and a kid zone. And did we mention that one of the sponsors of this event is Guinness? Now you know you can expect great beer! This is a can’t-miss St. Patricks’ Day celebration.
After you’ve had your fill, simply hop in a quick Uber back to Ocean Park Inn and enjoy a beautiful sunset in Pacific Beach. Sit back and realize how lucky you are on this fun-filled holiday.
For booking details refer to www.oceanparkinn.com.