If you are looking for an exciting and family-friendly event in San Diego this Spring, look no further than the 39th Annual Crew Classic. This year’s races occur March 31st – April 1st, and showcase the premier rowing crews in the United States. The Crew Classic also offers the opportunity for amateur rowers to get in on the action.
The Classic offers several categories for participants, including collegiate, juniors, and masters. Over 4,000 rowers participate in the race each year. The size and variety of the races guarantee over 100 exciting races for your viewing pleasure. You will want to bring sunglasses and/or a hat, a blanket to sit on, and lots of sunscreen to maximize the experience–and minimize the sunburn!
The fun does not simply stop with the races, however. There are lots of supplementary activities to take part in such as the Crew Classic Brunch, the San Diego Brew and Crew Beer Garden (for those aged 21 and up), and the annual trade show. The Brunch will include a delectable spread, as well as a raffle and silent auction. Reservations for the brunch must be made in advance. The Brew and Crew is being initiated in this year’s event, and will feature local craft breweries, gourmet food trucks, and live music. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the Classic. The trade show includes approximately 25 vendors displaying their products and services relating to rowing as well as local attractions.
Whether you choose to enjoy the Brew and Crew, or simply some fun in the sun watching the races, you will need a place to call home for the weekend. The Ocean Park Inn, located in San Diego’s Pacific Beach, is the perfect location for a great weekend stay. It is located in close proximity to several attractions, including various restaurants, theme parks, and bars—and most importantly, close to the site of the Crew Classic! The hotel offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, spacious rooms, affordable prices and packages (including group and family rates), and several in-room amenities that cannot be beat. Go to oceanparkinn.com for more information and to book your stay for this wonderful event!