San Diego Half Marathon 2015

| Events, Greater San Diego

San Diego Half Marathon 2015Working 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.

Touchdown in San Diego for College Bowl Game Weekend

| Events, Greater San Diego

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.

Collegiate Football on the Field with room for copyWhether 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!

Visit www.oceanparkinn.com for your bowl game accommodations.

Tis the Season: Kick off your holiday season at Balboa Park December Nights

| Entertainment, Events, Greater San Diego

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.

Balboa Park December Nights Event, San Diego Holiday Events 2014Attending 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.

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

| Events, Greater San Diego

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.

Visit www.Oceanparkinn.com for reservations.

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.

Visit www.oceanparkinn.com today to book your spooky weekend getaway!