Ideal San Diego Valentine’s Day Dates

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Will you be in San Diego for Valentine’s Day? How about the weekend before? If so, here are some ideas to inspire your romantic side and maximize your weekend. With incredible weather, even in the winter, and an elevated restaurant scene, you are guaranteed a killer weekend in this city

Go to a Museum

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The month of February is very unique for San Diego – it’s Museum Month. Pick up your museum month pass at any San Diego Macy’s location and gain admission to 40+ San Diego museums at half price. Walk through the Hall of Fishes at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, admire vintage surfboards at the California Surf Museum, enjoy the peaceful outdoor garden at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum and explore the modern art at the Museum of Contemporary Art Downtown…and those are just some of your options.

Watch a Movie – Outdoors

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Whether you have your other half or the whole family with you, head to the Headquarters’ Couartyard (near Seaport Village) to watch Bonnie & Clyde at 6:00 PM on Feb. 14th. Bring blankets, chairs and snacks and enjoy this romantic and mysterious classic under the stars. No need to purchase a ticket, admission is free.

Enjoy a gondola ride through Coronado

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Photo Courtesy of The Gondola Company

Cruise through the Coronado Cays in a gondola, complete with a dessert plate, an ice bucket, wine glasses and blankets. For the romantics, you may reserve a violin player to accompany you. Guests are invited to bring their beverage of choice. Pick up a bottle of bubbly and set sail.

Taste Local Craft Beer & Wine

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As you may know, San Diego is a craft beer capital. However, you may not know that San Diego County is home to more than 100 wineries. No matter your preference, you will find something you and your significant other love with this interactive San Diego winery map and this brewery guide. Our favorite: The Cork and Craft – a delicious restaurant with a unique bonus. It’s the only restaurant in San Diego County with a brewery and winery inside, award-winning Abnormal Beer Co. and Abnormal Wine Co.

Catch a Gull’s Game

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Photo Courtesy of the San Diego Gulls

Only a 15-minute drive or Uber/Lyft from Ocean Park Inn, the San Diego Gulls hockey games are – in our opinion – one of the most fun places to be in the evenings. They’ve already won 18 games this season, be there for the next one. The next two games are Sunday, Feb. 12th and Tuesday, Feb. 14th, and the rest are listed on the schedule.

Memorial Day in America’s Finest City

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Memorial Day is just weeks away, and it’s time to start planning your May 23rd – 25th getaway! Get out your sunblock and bathing suits, and pack for a fun weekend in the San Diego sunshine when you book your room at Pacific Beach’s premier boutique hotel, Ocean Park Inn. San Diego has everything you’ll need to make this Memorial Day weekend a memorable adventure. Whether you are a family looking for some much needed beach time, or friends wanting to try out the local brews, Pacific Beach is the perfect place for a weekend in America’s Finest City.
Start off the Memorial Day festivities with a mouth-watering brunch at World Famous, located right on the boardwalk near Ocean Park Inn. The Maine Lobster Benedict is out of this world: we are getting hungry just thinking about it!

If you are looking for something active to do in Mission Beach, just a five minute walk from Pacific Beach, Mission Bay Aquatic Center has all the rentals you could hope for. From paddleboards to kayaks to surfboards, there is something for everyone. Get out there any enjoy the weekend in the water.

For all of you craft beer enthusiasts, you’ve come to the right place! San Diego is the renowned “craft beer capital of America”, and we’ve got a ton of suggestions for you. We love Societe Brewing Company, AleSmith Brewing Company, and Ballast Point Brewing Company, just to name a few. One quick cab from Pacific Beach could get you to any of these amazing locations to enjoy good company and great beer. There are so many unique brews in San Diego, even the pickiest beer lover will have a hard time choosing a favorite.

Spend your Memorial Day weekend in America’s Finest City. Book your room at oceanparkinn.com.

San Diego Will Make Your Mother’s Day Shine

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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.

Book your weekend Mother’s Day trip now at oceanparkinn.com.

Hoppy Easter from Sunny San Diego

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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 oceanparkinn.com for your Easter reservations!

#CaptionClassySD Is Back For The New Year

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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.