Thanksgiving in San Diego

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The spooky excitement of Halloween has passed, and now we move onto giving thanks and spending quality time with loved ones. This year, consider getting away from your city’s cold November weather and enjoy a sunny Thanksgiving at the beach! Bring the whole family and book your stay at Ocean Park Inn where you are located just steps away from the sand. As Pacific Beach’s favorite family-oriented boutique beachfront hotel, the Ocean Park Inn will provide your family the perfect setting for warm holiday fun! Enjoy a day in the ocean or take a stroll down the boardwalk where you all will be able to enjoy each other’s company, and give thanks for the time away from the hustle-and-bustle of the holiday season.

But what about the big feast? We suggest any of the local restaurants in Pacific Beach, or you can enjoy an amazing and scenic Thanksgiving Dinner on the Hornblower! Celebrate this heart-warming holiday with your loved ones in a classically San Diegan fashion: onboard a Hornblower yacht which will sail around San Diego Bay while you enjoy a traditional holiday buffet complete with all the trimmings! This Thanksgiving you will be able to enjoy a two and a half hour comfortable cruise, champagne upon boarding, a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a beautiful view complete with entertainment. Book your tickets with Hornblower Thanksgiving Cruises and enjoy a stress-free holiday on the water. Thanksgiving in San Diego

There’s more to Thanksgiving than the food, right? Consider giving back this holiday season by taking part in the Thanksgiving Del Mar Family Fun Run. Kick off your holiday with a one-mile run around the track at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. The run will begin at the actual starting gate, loop a one-mile lap all the way around the track, and finish in the Winners’ Circle where you will get your picture taken. You’ll even get the chance to run or walk alongside some of horse-racing’s most well-known jockeys! Participants in the Fun Run will receive admission to the racetrack, parking, and a Fun Run t-shirt. All proceeds will benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

Arrive at the track early for extra family fun! Activities that will precede the Fun Run include games and prizes for kids, face painting, Thanksgiving Day hats with the Rad Hatter, entertainers, holiday crafts and much more. Be sure to sign up for the Del Mar Family Fun Run and enjoy Thanksgiving by giving back.

Along with these great Thanksgiving celebrations, many restaurants around San Diego are offering a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner where you won’t have to do the cooking or the cleaning. Check out your turkey day restaurant options by clicking here. So come join San Diegans for Thanksgiving to make exciting and unique memories with your family.

Book your stay at Ocean Park Inn for a Thanksgiving with your family and friends in the heart of Pacific Beach. Whether you are looking to enjoy an elegant Thanksgiving or just want to relax and spend time with your family, Ocean Park Inn is the place to be.

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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 to book your accommodation reservations.


Come Sip With Us! Experience San Diego Beer Week: Beachfront Style

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Have you ever wondered why San Diego breweries are taking over the palates of beer lovers everywhere? The 12th annual San Diego Beer Week will give you all the answers you need! From November 7th- 16th, 2014 you will have the chance to taste beers from every region throughout San Diego at this exciting event. If you’re traveling to San Diego for the event, be sure to book your stay at Pacific Beach’s premier oceanfront hotel, Ocean Park Inn, where you will be a just hop away from San Diego Beer Week.San Diego Beer Week

On November 7th-8th, join your fellow beer connoisseurs and kick off the event at the San Diego Brewers Guild at Broadway Pier. This portion of the event gives you the amazing opportunity to enjoy samples from over 50 breweries across San Diego. This exclusive event will showcase San Diego’s top specialty beers from local breweries, including beers brewed exclusively for San Diego Beer Week.

San Diego Beer Week offers more than just the taste of amazing local beer, however! This event boasts tons of entertainment, from live local music to courses on understanding beer and brewing. San Diego Beer Week wants to take you back to school, with Beer College courses that include: Craft Beer & Artisanal Doughnuts, Building Blocks of Beer, and A Better Way to Drink a Beer: What You May Have Been Missing. These short presentations will teach you the mastery of beer pairing, how to determine which ingredients and materials affect flavor, aroma and appearance, as well as training on the correct way to taste beer: one delicious sip at a time.

Be sure to purchase your tickets here for the Brewer’s Guild Fest and then book your stay at Ocean Park Inn before the event sells out. This event will showcase San Diego’s finest and most rare specialty beers from local breweries, including offerings brewed just for this event. Click here to learn more about San Diego Beer Week and to purchase your tickets.

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American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Event 2014

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Learn, Network and Relax This November with Ocean Park Inn 

On November 2nd-6th, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) will host its 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition at the San Diego Convention Center, in the heart of beautiful downtown. This event will give attendees the chance to meet with over 8,000 health and science professionals, as well as network with their peers in Pharmaceutical Science. Looking for the perfect place to stay during the AAPS event? We’ve got you covered! Be sure to book your stay at San Diego’s premier beachfront hotel, Ocean Park Inn. Just miles away from downtown in lively Pacific Beach, Ocean Park Inn puts you just steps away from the sand, where you can enjoy a beautiful San Diegan sunset after a long day of scientific learning.

Female Researcher Using MicroscopeThis event will host some of the top scientists in the world, who will provide you with the global resources that are needed for success in the Pharmaceutical field. AAPS may be where you find your next research partner or possibly the reason you land your next job! New suppliers will also be able to find solutions to their previous problems by learning about resources that can take a concept to the next step.

Attendees will learn about the latest developments that may push their research forward. With the amount of scientific knowledge that will be circulating at the event, there will be a ton of information that you will be able to take back to your research team. When all is said and done, this event will give you the chance to network and make contacts with professionals that can advise you on the project and career issues you may be facing.

The AAPS will also host an awards program that provides a wonderful opportunity for scientists and graduate students to be recognized and honored for their valuable contributions to the pharmaceutical sciences. Be sure to book your stay at Ocean Park Inn before the event sells out!

Event Location:

San Diego 
Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101


Halloween 2014 in San Diego

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Celebrate Halloween Beach Side At Ocean Park Inn

Halloween Pumpkin On The BeachIt’s that time of year again! The ghost and goblins are set to make their appearances, and San Diegans are preparing to dress up in their favorite costumes. San Diego hosts a ton of Halloween events to fit just about every taste, and there’s no better place to rest your head after a long night of celebrating than at Pacific Beach’s top boutique hotel, Ocean Park Inn. This beachfront hotel is located within walking distance to many restaurants and bars, and sits just exits away from some of the largest Halloween celebrations in San Diego.

The hardest part of Halloween in San Diego will be choosing which event to attend! Check out our top picks for spooktacular fun this October 31st:

Haunted Hotel
Where: Market Street

Make your way through the largest haunted house in all of San Diego and experience the most heart-pounding and shiver-inducing special effects in town. The haunted Hotel will have you screaming from start to finish! If you dare, explore Freddy Krueger’s workshop, and visit rooms inspired by Legion and Shutter Island. Haunt World Magazine named Haunted Hotel as one of the top 13 haunted houses in America. Purchase your tickets online here and get ready for a night full of fright!

Haunted Trail
Where: Balboa Park

Balboa Park’s mile-long haunted trail will have you twisting through mysterious groves of pines and gnarled oaks. Our best tip? Don’t get too caught up in worrying about what will jump out ahead of you…be aware of what might catch you from behind! This year’s trail takes you through a haunted old Plantation and Bourbon Street, offers the chance to meet the murderous residents of Silent Hill, squeezes participants  through a crowd of creepy clowns in the Haunted Ghoul Bus, and even gives you the chance to survive live scenes from American Horror Story. Buy your tickets now and discover all Balboa Park has to offer for Halloween weekend.

Monster Bash Block Party
Where: Downtown San Diego

On Friday night, the scariest demons, most lustful vampires, spookiest ghosts, and craziest villains will take over the Gaslamp and East Village, covering over eight blocks for the largest Halloween Party in California. The Monster Bash Block Party will boast five over-the-top decorated stages, and will feature over 17 of the best DJs in the nation. Monster Bash is known for its insane costume contest, so make sure dress your best to be eligible to win up to $5,000. Buy your tickets here before this popular event sells out.

Haunted Halloween Carnival
Where: Hard Rock Hotel

Enjoy the most remarkable Halloween night-life in all of San Diego at Hard Rock Hotel’s Haunted Halloween Carnival. This event will have over 20 DJs, three floors and five epic rooms decorated to theme with Halloween surprises around every corner. Put together your most creative costume, grab your friends and plan for a night filled with drinks, dancing and fun. Buy your tickets from Hard Rock Hotel and don’t miss out on the party of the year!

Whether you plan to make your way downtown for Halloween festivities, or would like to stay close to your luxury Ocean Park Inn accomodations in beautiful Pacific Beach, there will be plenty to do on Halloween weekend. Dress up in your best-looking costumes and check out some of the local bars, including nearby Firehouse, Miller’s Field, Duck Dive or Tavern. You simply can’t go wrong spending a spooky, sun-filled Halloween in America’s Finest City.

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