11th Annual San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival

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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

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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!

 

Celebrate the 4th of July in America’s Finest City

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The Fourth of July is one of Americans’ favorite holidays, especially out here in San Diego! At OPI, we love hosting tourists and locals alike as they celebrate patriotism in sunny San Diego. This year, we want to help you find an unforgettable way to spend the Fourth. While there are countless options, here’s a short list of our favorite San Diegan activities to Fireworks in San Diegopartake in on July 4th:

For the early-bird athletes out there:
Want to get an early start and keep up your workout regimen before you indulge in the BBQs and party food? Look no further than the 4th of July Celebration in Coronado. Kick off your Fourth at the 5 AM parade, then start your active morning at the 7 AM Annual Independence Day 15K Run/Walk at Tidelands Park. Having too much fun to leave? Stay all day to enjoy an art walk, a live concert and more.

Get the fun started at the fair:
The San Diego Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds will be hosting a patriotic opening ceremony at 9:30 AM for Independence Day. The fair’s gates will open at 10 AM with plenty of rides, games, exhibits, concerts, food vendors and more entertainment to keep you busy and having fun all day long. The fair even stays open until midnight just for the holiday!

For the history buffs:
Check out San Diego’s Maritime Museum for a general admission pass, which gets you access to three different world-class ships. Learn about the mind-blowing history attached to these ships, then enjoy a celebratory picnic dinner and fireworks cruise. Tickets are only $35 for adults and $18 for children 3-12 years old.

Last, but not least…watch the fireworks!
No matter where you are in San Diego, there is bound to be a fireworks display close to you. Enjoy this timeless 4th of July tradition in East County, the South Bay, North County or Coronado, all of which host their own firework shows. The biggest shows, which happen to be closest to your beach accommodations at the Ocean Park Inn, are the Annual Bay Boom along San Diego Bay, the SeaWorld Sea to Shining Sea show, the Ocean Beach Pier show and the Old Town 4th of July show. There are countless places to enjoy this quintessential Fourth of July activity!

Don’t forget to plan ahead…
On these fun and crazy holidays, the last thing you’ll want to do is worry about heavy traffic driving from place to place. Stay in the heart of it all in an affordable, boutique hotel! Enjoy low prices and great views of our beautiful city from your balcony at Ocean Park Inn. Call 858-483-5858 now or go to our website to make your reservations!