A Local’s Guide to Hidden Spots in San Diego

Like many amazing American cities, San Diego gets a generous amount of praise for its incredible attractions. Must-sees like Balboa Park, SeaWorld, and the Gaslamp Quarter draw millions of visitors every year. And don’t get us wrong — you should definitely make time to check those out during your visit. That said, San Diego also…

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New Year’s Resolution Ideas: San Diego Style

There’s just something about the West Coast that inspires renewal. Maybe it’s the perfect year-round weather, the sunshine, or the abundance of opportunities for self-improvement. Regardless of the reason, San Diego is a brilliant place to kick off the new year. “America’s Finest City” is home to lots of fantastic restaurants, athletic activities, and cultural…

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The New Wave at Blue Wave Bar and Grill

It’s been an exciting time here at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina. Our excellent on-site eatery Blue Wave Bar and Grill is under the guidance of a new chef, Andrew Mroz. He brings with him a wealth of talent, experience, and enthusiasm, and he’s already begun to undertake a big refresh of…

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2021’s Best New Restaurants in San Diego

San Diego’s long-standing reputation as a “foodie town” has only grown in recent years. That’s thanks in large part to many perennial favorite eateries continuing to serve hungry diners their best efforts plate after plate. But make no mistake — the food scene here isn’t stagnating in the slightest. Several new restaurants have debuted in…

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Holiday Celebrations at Seaport Village San Diego

San Diego is a city with an endless amount of fantastic destinations to offer locals and visitors alike. Chief among them: the shopping, dining and entertainment center of Seaport Village. This appealing oceanfront haven is truly one of the facets of our local culture that makes “America’s Finest City” exactly that. And it truly comes…

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Planning Your Family’s Winter San Diego Getaway

Let’s face it — winters can be long, harsh and cold in many parts of the country. When the seasonal doldrums set in, anyone would be forgiven for wanting to plan a warm-weather escape. So if you’re hoping to enjoy some sunnier weather this winter, here are some great reasons to plan a family San…

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Love Those Links: The Best Golf Courses in San Diego

If you look at the most popular reasons to visit San Diego, the beaches, incredible food, and abundance of attractions usually top the list. Even so, there’s another reason that should be mentioned in the same breath: our abundance of amazing golf courses! The city’s perfect year-round weather lends itself particularly well to outdoor activities,…

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The Best Beach Bars in San Diego

Known for its miles and miles of scenic coastline, San Diego is a stunning Southern California paradise that welcomes visitors from all over the globe. What better way to enjoy the picturesque ocean views than from local restaurants and bars dotted along San Diego’s beaches? With many options to choose from, we’ve narrowed down the…

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Little Italy Neighborhood Guide

San Diego is full of interesting neighborhoods to explore, but few are as popular as Little Italy. Located five miles away, between our hotel and Downtown San Diego, this vibrant area is packed with some of the city’s best dining, drinking, entertainment, and shopping. Of course, the best thing to do is explore it for…

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Fall Into Fun at Liberty Station

It still feels like summer in San Diego, but classic fall activities are in full swing in the city. If you’re staying near Point Loma, then you’re in luck — because Liberty Station offers some of the best fall activities in San Diego. This vibrant waterfront center is located in northeast Point Loma, just two…

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