Safe and Spacious San Diego Outdoor Spots to Explore

Ask any San Diegan why they love living here, and chances are the climate will be among their top reasons. The weather in San Diego is famously mild and a year-round thing.  Thankfully, America’s Finest City has created countless outdoor spaces where locals and visitors alike can get out and enjoy the mild temperatures here. …

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Socially Distanced Activities in San Diego

There’s no denying that the pandemic has put a damper on many of our long-treasured social activities. Whether you prefer parties, concerts, festivals, conventions, or some combination of all of them, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to justify the risk of enjoying any outing where crowds tend to convene — provided they aren’t canceled outright for…

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Your Guide to San Diego Fleet Week 2020

San Diego and the U.S. Armed Forces have always had a very close relationship. Our oceanside location, excellent community, and famously mild year-round weather make for the perfect place from which the Navy, Coast Guard, and Marines can launch operations and conduct exercises.  San Diego celebrates the men and women of these forces every year…

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The Best Deep-Sea Fishing in San Diego

Attention anglers: If you’ve been looking for the ultimate deep-sea-fishing destination, your hunt is over. San Diego has long been renowned by fisher-folks of every skill level as being a particularly rich environment for hooking some of the most impressive sport fish anywhere in North America. So if you’re planning to head out on the…

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No Car, No Problem: How to Get Around San Diego Without a Car

When visiting a new destination, it’s important to figure out how you’ll be getting around. Is it possible to enjoy your stay in San Diego without a car? Absolutely! Despite Southern California’s reputation as a driving destination, San Diego offers the convenience of an urban escape. With a growing public transportation system, bike paths, boardwalks,…

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COVID-19 Updates: What to Expect During Your California Visit

To say that the COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted travel would be an understatement. “Flattening the curve” has meant adjusting to a new normal. Those of us in the hospitality industry are particularly concerned with observing improved safety protocols in order to assure our guests of their safety.  As we all do our part to help…

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Chef Spayde Chooses His Favorite Blue Wave Dishes & Cocktails

Here at Best Western Island Palms in sunny San Diego, we often find ourselves reaching for a refreshing drink or a snack that pays homage to California’s health-food culture. When we do, it is invariably one of Chef Spayde’s creations at Blue Wave Bar & Grill, which have garnered a loyal following among locals.  While…

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Top Tips for Working From Home

“These are uncertain times.” You’ve no doubt heard it more often than ever lately, and for good reason. So many of us are following the advice of the experts and staying close to home (including working remotely), which is a pretty profound change to the status quo.  If you’re finding yourself working from home, but…

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Shelter Island Spring Spotlight: Day at the Docks

Hosted by the San Diego Sportfishing Council, the annual Day at the Docks, on April 19, 2020, invites you to partake in many of San Diego’s most famous traditions. Held at the Port of San Diego, walking distance from Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina, the event boasts a wide range of activities,…

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Point Loma Happenings

There’s always something exciting going on in San Diego’s hippest ‘hoods, and Point Loma is no exception. Our enclave is known for buzzy events and festivals, as well as major natural events, such as the annual whale migration. Here are a few of the upcoming local happenings to look forward to. Whale-Watching Season If you’ve…

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