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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The Best Sushi in San Diego

For seafood aficionados, there’s nothing quite like a succulent spread of sushi. This simple, traditional Japanese style of “edible art” seafood preparation spans a truly endless array of styles and types — but the end result is always colorful, flavorful, healthy, and absolutely delicious. So we thought we’d take a look at some nearby spots…

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Best Western Plus Island Palms Through Your Eyes

At Best Western Plus Island Palms, our guests absolutely mean the world to us. Creating exceptional experiences and warm lifelong memories is at the heart of everything we do. That’s why it’s always equal parts humbling and gratifying when our guests take the time to share their experiences with us. In light of that, we’re…

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One Week of Amazing Things to Do in San Diego (Infographic)

  ONE WEEK IN SAN DIEGO Looking for a week of fun in San Diego? Check out this seven-day itinerary you could enjoy during your extended stay at Best Western PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina. DAY 1: LIBERTY STATION This is your nearby one-stop shop for entertainment, shopping, and amazing eats and drinks! Located…

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The Benefits of an Extended Stay in San Diego

There’s no two ways about it: San Diego is a fantastic place to visit. Even apart from our forever-perfect weather and endless miles of shoreline, there’s just so much to do and see here. Historic landmarks, renowned restaurants, world-class museums — “America’s Finest City” is an embarrassment of riches for the savvy traveler. And because…

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What to Do On Shelter Island, Point Loma San Diego

There are an endless number of beautiful spots in our home of sunny San Diego. Stunning sunsets, breathtaking beaches, and impressive architecture are nearly everywhere you look. That said, we’ll admit to a bit of personal bias in opining that our home of Shelter Island may just be the loveliest of them all. Shelter Island…

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Planning a San Diego Microwedding

We’ve all been to massive, over-the-top weddings — ceremonies with full seating, extravagant receptions brimming with hundreds of guests, and even extraneous activities in days leading up to and following the “I do”s. And massive undertakings are more than fine for those that want to opt for them. But what if you’ve been thinking about…

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