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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A Guide to San Diego’s Secret Bars

Time-travel back to the days of Prohibition any time you enter one of San Diego’s secret bars. Speakeasies are popping up all over San Diego, and these eight will instantly immerse you in the debauchery of the Jazz Age — without even breaking the law. Sip sumptuous, old-school libations, take in the intimate ambiance, and…

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Where to Get the Best San Diego Tacos

San Diego is arguably the taco capital of the United States and is considered the birthplace of Taco Tuesday. Pay tribute to the city’s history with the Mexican delicacy by taking a foodie tour around the city’s five top taquerías. Whether you play it safe or spring for something new — like spicy-shrimp or cheese-seafood…

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2020 Events in San Diego to Look Forward To

San Diego boasts more than 100 neighborhoods — and in a city so vast and diverse, you know there’s always going to be something exciting going on. We’ve compiled a list to help you choose from the events taking place in 2020. San Diego Restaurant Week San Diego Restaurant Week is one of the city’s…

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New Year’s Resolutions: San Diego Style

San Diego is a brilliant place to kick off the new year: Along with hosting a spectacular fireworks show on December 31, it boasts heaps of restaurants, athletic venues, and cultural attractions to help you get started on your new year’s resolutions. Don’t believe us? Check out the list below. Eat Healthy If you resolved…

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