San Diego is the perfect place to visit during the holidays! In addition to our always beautiful weather there are tons of free activities to enjoy with the family or as a couple.
All year we love taking care of our guests at the Ocean Park Inn, but it is even more special during the holiday season. Click the link below to find out about all of the fun you can have in America’s Finest City this year!
25+ Free Holiday Events in San Diego!
Mark your calendars for November 6th-15th. Ocean Park Inn is a preferred hotel for the 2nd Annual San Diego Beer Week. Visit oceanparkinn.com and enter promo code “BEERWEEK” for a discounted rate and a growler of beer from our sister company Abnormal Beer Co. at check in as well as a $25 gift card to use at The Cork & Craft, home of Abnormal Beer.
Join us for the 13th Annual San Diego Brewers Guild Festival at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego. This two day event is the official kickoff of San Diego Beer Week. Enjoy samples from more than 50 San Diego County breweries! The event raises funds for local charities and the San Diego Brewers Guild.
VIP Brewer Takeover
FRIDAY (NOV. 6) FROM 6 – 9 PM
Rub elbows with some of San Diego’s award-winning brewers and see why San Diego beer is taking over palates everywhere. This exclusive event will showcase San Diego’s finest, rare, and specialty beers from local breweries, including offerings brewed just for this event. All-inclusive ticket includes unlimited beer samples offered throughout the evening coupled with unlimited food samples from local craft-beer friendly restaurants.
The best way to start off SD Beer Week is with a Two Day Pass, so you can enjoy the festivities on BOTH Friday and Saturday at a discount!
SD Brewers Guild Festival
SATURDAY (NOV. 7) FROM 2 – 5 PM
Enjoy the Guild Festival with a commemorative tasting cup and unlimited beer samples. The event showcases San Diego County’s finest craft breweries! Food will be available for sale from local, craft-beer friendly restaurants and food trucks. And to top it all off, musical entertainment will be provided by some of San Diego’s most talented musicians!
Premier Access (Saturday Only)
Want to get in early and beat the crowd, then pick up a Premier Access Pass and enter the festival 1 HOUR early at 1 PM!
Event is rain or shine.
Attend Beer College during the San Diego Brewers Guild Festival general admission session on Saturday, 11/7. Each session will be approximately 30 minutes – first come, first serve.
UC SAN DIEGO EXTENSION BREWING CERTIFICATE
2:00 — 2:30 PM
Come learn about the effects wild yeast can have on the flavor of beer. We will be focusing on Brettanomyces and discussing the characteristics, fermentation, handling, and propagation. Samples will be served to attendees.
SDSU COLLEGE OF EXTENDED STUDIES PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN THE BUSINESS OF CRAFT BEER
2:45 — 3:15 PM
Join us to learn about Barrel Aged Beers through an introduction to the process and the different types of barrels used. Samples will be served to attendees.
2kids Brewing Co.
32 North Brewing Co.
Abnormal Beer Co.
Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment
AleSmith Brewing Company
Alpine Beer Company
Amplified Ale Works
Arcana Brewing Company
Automatic Brewing Co.
Aztec Brewing Company
Bagby Beer Company
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
Belching Beaver Brewery
Benchmark Brewing Company
BNS Brewing and Distilling Company
Booze Brothers Brewing Co.
Breakwater Brewing Company
Callahan’s Pub & Brewery
ChuckAlek Independent Brewers
Coronado Brewing Company
Culture Brewing Co.
Dos Desperados Brewery
Duck Foot Brewing Co.
Fallbrook Brewing Company, Inc.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Green Flash Brewing Co.
Groundswell Brewing Company
Helm’s Brewing Co.
Hillcrest Brewing Company
Intergalactic Brewing Company
Iron Fist Brewing Company
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Latitude 33 Brewing Company
Legacy Brewing Co.
Magnetic Brewing LLC
Mike Hess Brewing Co.
Modern Times Beer
Monkey Paw Brewing
Mother Earth Brew Co.
New English Brewing
Novo Brazil Brewing Company
Offbeat Brewing Company
Oggi’s Sports Brewhouse Pizza
On The Tracks Brewery LLC
O’Sullivan Bros. Brewing Co.
Pacific Beach Ale House
Pizza Port Brewing Co
Prohibition Brewing Company, Inc.
Rip Current Brewing
Rock Bottom La Jolla
Rough Draft Brewing Company
San Diego Brewing Co.
San Marcos Brewing Company
Second Chance Beer Co.
Societe Brewing Company
South Park Brewing
Stone Brewing Co.
The Homebrewer, LLC
The Lost Abbey
Thorn Street Brewery
Toolbox Brewing Company
Twisted Manzanita Ales
Urbn St Brewing Co
Valley Center Brewery
Wavelength Brewing Company
Flagship Cruises & Events
Luigi’s At The Beach
The Pearl Hotel
FRIDAY NOV. 6 FROM 6–9 PM
VIP Brewer Takeover
Stone Brewing Co.’s House Band includes: Mitch Steele, Jeremy Moynier, Mike Martinez, Tom Modifica, Ken Wright & Tony Davis
SATURDAY NOV. 7 FROM 2–5 PM
San Diego Brewers Guild Festival
My Own Holiday
Presented by Karl Strauss Brewing Co.
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
Billy Watson & the International Silver String Submarine Band
© 2015 San Diego Brewers Guild
Funded in part (or in whole) by the San Diego Tourism Marketing District Corporation with City of San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment Funds.
Consider yourself a foodie? How does your pick of 180 restaurants sound? Well food lovers, it’s time to unite in San Diego! This January 18th – 24th, the California Restaurant Association presents a delectable foodie experience known as San Diego Restaurant Week. The event spans seven days’ worth of culinary creations and amazing cuisine. Need a place to call home after filling yourself to the brim with San Diego’s hottest cuisine? Look no further than Ocean Park Inn in Pacific Beach, which will serve as the perfect destination for relaxation between meals.
San Diego is home to some of the greatest food around, and with 180 restaurants participating, you’ll need a plan of action for this tasty event. The cuisine opportunities will span all 12 regions of San Diego county, so you have the option to search for your top choices based on type of food, neighborhood, and pricing.
Want to hit up the unique deals and offerings for lunch? Choose from two-course meal offerings for just $10, $15, or $20. There are even options close to your comfortably accommodations at the Ocean Park Inn. Simply enjoy a light stroll over to Pacific Beach Alehouse for a delicious $15 lunch, or try the Patio on Lamont Street for a $20 feast! Most participating lunches include an appetizer or sweet dessert along with your main course.
Dinner more your scene? San Diego Restaurant Week boasts three-course meals set at $20, $30, $40, or $50. Change up your scenery for dinner by hopping in a cab from Ocean Park Inn to gorgeous downtown, and satisfy that sushi craving at Azuki Sushi for a $40 dinner!
We saved the best part for last…NO tickets required at all! Just dine out at as many or as few participating restaurants as you’d like during San Diego Restaurant Week. The possibilities are endless!
Book your stay with Ocean Park Inn today and get ready to delight your taste buds in San Diego!
In some parts of the country, the Winter Solstice, which marks the shortest day of the year, also marks the beginning of a long and cold winter. However, in San Diego, the Winter Solstice is nothing but another sunny Southern Californian day! With school and work breaking for the holidays, come celebrate the Winter Soltice away from your town’s freezing weather at the Pacific Beach’s premier beachfront hotel, the Ocean Park Inn.
From experience, we can tell you there is nothing better than a vacation spent with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand. The Ocean Park Inn is located in the heart of San Diego’s Pacific Beach, where you can enjoy local eats and nightlife, as well as a sunset stroll down the boardwalk.
Here are some of our favorite things to do in San Diego during the winter:
1. Arrival of Surfin’ Santa:
Santa will ditch his red suit, dress up in his surfing attire and arrive at Seaport Village to celebrate the holiday season in true Southern California style. Families near and far venture to Seaport Village to enjoy a unique visit with the board shorts-clad Santa, and to explore more than 50 local shops all decked out for the holidays.
2. Ice Skating at Horton Plaza:
Gather up family and friends alike and head downtown to San Diego’s premier shopping district, where you can enjoy hot chocolate and get the feel of the holiday season. The ice skating rink will be set up alongside Horton Plaza’s beautiful Christmas tree, making it a great place to spend time with your loved ones.
3. Get out and explore the beauty of San Diego:
You can explore the wonders of San Diego by going on hikes throughout the city or renting bicycles to ride down the seaside boardwalk. If you can tear yourself away from your relaxing oceanfront room at the Ocean Park Inn, you may also want to consider renting paddleboards or kayaking in nearby Mission Bay. Enjoy the many wonders of San Diego as you unleash your adventurous side this winter!
Whether you are escaping the freezing temps or just visiting family in San Diego, Ocean Park Inn is the place to stay. You can watch the sunset from your balcony or visit the many different restaurants, bars and shops surrounding the hotel. Although it is the beginning of winter you will feel like summer has just arrived! San Diego is your summer getaway from winter, so book yourself some sunshine today!
Visit www.Oceanparkinn.com for more details.
Kick off this holiday season by attending Balboa Park’s December Nights! On December 5th and 6th, the 36th annual holiday festival will bring families and friends together to learn about the cultural value of San Diego’s Balboa Park, all set to the undeniable sights and sounds of the holiday season.
Attending the premier holiday festival in 2014? Consider booking your stay at Ocean Park Inn, where you can enjoy gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean during the day, then head into Balboa Park for holiday cheer by night. This boutique, ocean front hotel makes the perfect home away from home this holiday season. Whether you are visiting family in San Diego, want to attend Balboa December Nights or simply just want to escape your city’s winter weather, Ocean Park Inn is the place for you.
The December Nights event will host over 350,000 visitors and is among one of the largest free holiday festivals in the community. In the spirit of the holiday season, participating museums will open their doors from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., free of charge. In addition to free entry into participating museums, there will be a wide variety of entertainment options and holiday exhibitions to round out the festivities.
But the fun doesn’t stop at lights and music! If you’re attending December Nights, be sure to come hungry. Each year, vendors gather to bring the community the best of their holiday treats, including delicious offerings from around the globe. Balboa Park will be decorated for the holiday season with lights illuminating the entire park and a decorated Christmas tree in the center of the venue.
Learn more about Balboa December Nights and join our community to kick off the most wonderful time of the year. Holiday’s are a time to visit with family and friends, so book your stay at Pacific Beach’s boutique family hotel and enjoy a holiday that you’ll never forget.
Visit www.oceanparkinn.com for booking details.