Saint Patrick’s Day is the perfect reason to book a long-awaited trip to San Diego. Find the gold at the end of the rainbow and check-in for the weekend at Pacific Beach’s premier oceanfront hotel, Ocean Park Inn. Whether you stick around for the relaxed beach vibe or head to exciting downtown, Saint Patrick’s Day is sure to be one of the most memorable holidays of the year in San Diego.
The Annual San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the largest parade west of the Mississippi on March 14th. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. on 5th Ave and Laurel Street. Thousands of locals and visitors alike will gather in America’s Finest City to watch the parade. Find it shouldn’t be hard…just look for the sea of green! Remember if you don’t wear green, you might just get pinched.
Before heading back to your luxury room at Ocean park Inn, be sure to stop by the incredible Balboa Park! There will be an Irish Festival held on March 14th that promises fun for the whole family! Partake in traditional Irish fare with tasty food, craft booths and two beer gardens at the festival. There will be live entertainment, family fun and a kid zone. And did we mention that one of the sponsors of this event is Guinness? Now you know you can expect great beer! This is a can’t-miss St. Patricks’ Day celebration.
After you’ve had your fill, simply hop in a quick Uber back to Ocean Park Inn and enjoy a beautiful sunset in Pacific Beach. Sit back and realize how lucky you are on this fun-filled holiday.
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Working on that New Years resolution to get in shape? Consider a fitness goal that includes the 4th Annual San Diego Half Marathon on March 8th, 2015! Or, if you’re not quite in marathon shape just yet, consider running the 5k event instead. Whichever race you run, make sure you book your weekend stay at Ocean Park Inn, the perfect place to relax your weary legs!
Looking for the perfect place to go for one last run before the race? Consider spending Saturday jogging along the gorgeous Pacific Beach Boardwalk, set between the glittering Pacific Ocean and your luxurious accommodations at Ocean Park Inn. Don’t forget to take it easy, and stay hydrated!
On race day, take a quick cab ride from OPI to the race course route beginning at Petco Park, under the Omni Sky Bridge. What better way to explore America’s Finest City than running right through it? The run continues through downtown San Diego to the beautiful San Diego Bay, passing through Mission Hills and Hillcrest along the way! Check out the breathtaking route, here.
What is the best part about running 13.1 miles? Rewarding your hard work at the Celebrate San Diego Gaslamp Block Party after the race! Eat, shop and play in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter after you cross the finish line! The Block Party is an event for the entire family, where runners and cheerleaders alike can enjoy street entertainment, famers markets and the family fun zone. There are even special offers around the block at some of SD’s best restaurants.
Not sold on the San Diego Half Marathon just yet? Don’t forget that 100% of the proceeds are donated to local community service projects and charities including Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego and Mama’s Kitchen!
Want to support someone in the race? Sign up to be a volunteer and receive a free t-shirt, certificate and the satisfaction of benefiting an amazing community event.
Set your goal today to run the SD Half Marathon and book your stay at www.oceanparkinn.com.
Another College football season is coming to an end, meaning we get to shift our focus to the exciting bowl games! San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium will play host to two of these games, starting with the Poinsettia Bowl on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, and closing with the Holiday Bowl on Saturday, December 27, 2014.
Whether you are tailgating and attending the actual games or simply planning to watch them at your favorite local bar, the Ocean Park Inn will make the perfect home base during your San Diego fun. Located within walking distance to Pacific Beach’s most sought-after sports bars, as well as a short taxi ride away from the stadium, the Ocean Park Inn is your best choice for a post-holidays San Diego getaway.
The Holiday Bowl isn’t all football, however! To mark the kickoff of this exciting game, San Diego presents a 5k, Balloon Parade and more! The 20th Annual 5K Bumble Bee Foods Run/Walk will take begin on the corner of Harbor Drive and Ash Street and finish near Tuna Harbor Park. After the run you will have the chance to stay and watch the Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade where you will be able to enjoy the scenic bayside streets of San Diego. The parade boasts live marching bands, beautiful hand made floats, drill teams and a balloon ceremony. If you are not participating in the 5K run/walk, you can purchase your tickets at the Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade site.
Make your way down to Pacific Beach and enjoy a weekend filled with football festivities and family fun. Gear up and join us for a touchdown weekend!
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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.
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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.
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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