#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.

Martin Luther King Holiday Provides Ideal 3-Day Weekend Getaway

| Activities, Events

Long Weekend Getaway in San DiegoDreaming of a weekend getaway to unwind from the madness of the holidays? The Martin Luther King holiday weekend is just around the corner, and San Diego makes a great destination for a quick weekend trip! For accommodations, look no further than Ocean Park Inn, which is located just across the boardwalk from the Pacific Ocean, and close to all of the action in San Diego.

On Saturday, January 17th, start off the weekend watching San Diego State University’s Aztecs vs. UNLV’s Runnin’ Rebels. Tip off is at 3:00pm at the Viejas Arena, and you can still get your tickets here. If you’d rather take in the game on TV, check out nearby Pacific Beach hotspots like The Local Pacific Beach, where you can enjoy brunch with $10 bottles of Champagne!

On Sunday, January 18th make sure to check out the 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in downtown at the San Diego Bay Waterfront! The festivities start at 2 p.m. on Harbor Drive and are a must attend for all ages. The parade is a San Diego tradition and will include everything from detailed floats to peace and youth group gatherings. Enjoy the beauty of the waterfront with the family or friends. It is the perfect way to honor the holiday, and explore “Americas Finest City.” If you have extra time, stop by Seaport Village after the parade to enjoy local cuisine, and tour the 50+ shops it has to offer!

And the best part of Sunday during a holiday weekend? No work on Monday! Continue your weekend fun by walking the Pacific Beach boardwalk directly in front of Ocean Park Inn and explore fun shops, restaurants and beautiful scenery. San Diego has everything you could want in a long weekend getaway: great eats, exciting events, and gorgeous sandy beaches. Visit www.oceanparkinn.com to book your stay in Sunny San Diego.

11th Annual San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival

| Activities, Events

This November 16th-23rd, travel to America’s Finest City to join foodies and wine connoisseurs at the exciting 11th Annual San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival. This event is the biggest wine and food festival on the West Coast, with over 200 wineries and breweries, as well as over 70 restaurants set to participate this year. Over 10,000 attendees from all over the country will make the trip out for this delicious soiree, making it a culinary celebration you will not want to miss. Make the most of your trip to San Diego by booking your stay in Pacific Beach at Ocean Park Inn, a luxurious boutique hotel located just exits away from the event and only steps away from the sand.San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival 2014

This year’s action-packed event features culinary classes, wine tasting seminars, celebrity chef dinners, wine reserve tasting events, auctions and more. Get your taste buds ready for this talked-about showcase of San Diego’s delicious food scene.

The San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival will host the region’s top restaurants, and will usher in the newest food trends for a foodie experience you won’t soon forget. The vast amount of culinary talent in San Diego combined with a display of premiere wines and beer make this is an event we’re sure you’ll want to attend for years to come.

The Wine and Food Festival isn’t all tasting, however! Attendees can also enjoy a large variety of wine tasting seminars and culinary classes taught by guest celebrity chefs from all over the country. Shopaholics will also enjoy browsing the sponsorship and exhibitor festival where local and national companies will showcase their brands. The event is set to be non-stop bliss for culinary lovers and wine gurus! And if you take our advice, you can relax and take in a sunset beachfront at your Ocean Park Inn accommodations after a fun-filled day enjoying wine and delicious eats bayside. Be sure to purchase your tickets for the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival before they sell out, and visit www.oceanparkinn.com to book your accommodation reservations.

 

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

| Activities, Entertainment

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!