Labor Day 2014 in San Diego

Wave Icon

This Labor Day, we invite you to take a step back from your daily routine and enjoy a long weekend in the heart of San Diego! With no work or school on Monday, September 1st, you’ll have extra time to enjoy an exciting beach vacation. Whether you are a local San Diegan or just want to take one last trip before the sunny days of summer conclude, make sure to book your stay at Ocean Park Inn for a Labor Day weekend full of festivities!


What: Festival of Sail (August 29th-September 1st)

Where: Maritime Museum

Time: Friday – Sunday: 9 a.m.- 7p.m. Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Visit the Maritime Museum and enjoy the largest tall ship festival on the West coast! The festival is a great event for the family, boasting the chance to see visiting ships and their crews as well as enjoy cannon fire salutes, while the kids enjoy a petting zoo, fun crafts and colorful face painting. Whether you are planning to attend the Festival of Sail with your family friends, there is sure to be an activity to please everyone in the group. The festival will have live entertainment, many vendors, plenty of food options and even a beer garden. Don’t miss out on this event! Book your hotel stay at Ocean Park Inn and get your festival tickets here:

What: US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Expo

Where: B Street Cruise Ship Terminal Pier 

Time: Friday- Monday: 9 a.m.- 7p.m.

Enjoy a little fun in the sun this Labor Day weekend at the cruise ship terminal pier where you can watch the world’s best sand sculptors create masterpieces! Along with astonishing sand sculptures, there will be vendors and a dozen gourmet food trucks. The children can enjoy a sandbox or attend a sculpture class before hopping on some carnival rides. This event will also feature live entertainment all weekend, including big bands, singers, dancers and circus performers. Adults won’t want to miss the twilight hour where you can view the gorgeous sand sculptures under the moonlight while enjoying a beer in the beer garden located at the end of the pier. Follow this link to purchase your tickets:

If you are coming to vacation at the beach and enjoy the laid back San Diego atmosphere with your friends, we suggest checking out the best happy hour spots in the surrounding area:


Location: 722 Grand Avenue, San Diego

Located right across the street from Ocean Park Inn and steps from the sand is a “Retro-American-Chic” eatery and lounge. With happy hour everyday from 6pm to close, you’ll be sure to find delicious eats and rinks here on Labor Day weekend. Firehouse has a friendly staff and a wonderful selection of unique food and cocktails to choose from. Choose to sit rooftop in the lounge and you’ll get the chance to enjoy an amazing sunset while throwing back a few unique cocktails with your friends!


Location: 721 Grand Ave, San Diego

Located across from Firehouse and half a block away from the shore is San Diego’s “world class microbrewery and restaurant”, the Alehouse. Known for their handcrafted beer, tasty food and cabin-like ambiance, Alehouse is the perfect fit at any time of day. Whether you want to sit rooftop for a sunny lunch or stay until the doors close, you will always find some sort of excitement at this popular local spot. Live DJs will make Alehouse a place to party this Labor Day weekend!


Location: 4190 Mission Blvd, San Diego

This unique three-story bar boasts a different vibe on each floor of the venue. From a panoramic view of the ocean, to casual dining, and dancing on the dance floor, you’ll be sure to feel an array of exciting beach vibes here. Located on the bottom floor of this venue is Pacific Beach’s one and only country bar, so whether you are showing up in your swim trunks or chaps you’ll be sure to be taken care of at The Wood.labor

For more entertainment options check out Duck Dive, Tavern, Miller’s Field and Shore Club, all located within walking distance of your comfortable accommodations at Ocean Park Inn. If you are our looking for other Happy Hour deals near Ocean Park Inn over Labor Day weekend, visit

Whether you’re coming to San Diego specifically for the major downtown events or just want to go on a vacation by the beach, Ocean Park Inn is the place to stay! This Pacific Beach boutique hotel features a breathtaking ocean view and is walking distance to many of the area’s most popular shops, restaurants and bars. Visit to book your reservations, and Happy Labor Day!

Special Events