Four Can’t-Miss Summer Food Festivals in San Diego

As the weather heats up, so does the number of food festivals popping up around town. Explore San Diego and taste delectable dishes from across the globe. Avoid missing the action by taking a look at our breakdown of the four best summer food festivals in San Diego. 11th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival –…

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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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Events to Check Out This July in San Diego

The midpoint of summer is upon us, and local events are really starting to heat up! With fantastic fireworks displays, festivals, parades, and conventions, San Diego is featuring plenty of must-see events to check out this July. Take a look at recommendations for the coming month, and make your San Diego summer truly special. San…

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The Perfect Summer Date Ideas in San Diego

Let the sparks fly! Ditch the boring date nights and treat your special someone to something a little more romantic. Enjoy a memorable night out with our list of popular summer date ideas in San Diego. Book a Harbor Cruise Go with the tried and true by booking a classically romantic evening sunset cruise around…

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Kick Off the Summertime in San Diego

Summer is right around the corner, and we’re kicking it off in San Diego with Memorial Day Weekend events around the city. Enjoy the long weekend in San Diego at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina by participating in the official kickoff to summer. “Legacy Week” at the USS Midway Museum Honor our…

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San Diego County Fair: What to Eat, Ride, and See

The San Diego County Fair is back in town, which means summer has officially started in San Diego. With fair food, rides, and entertainment as far as the eye can see, the county fair is the first item on everyone’s San Diego summer to-do list. With a Wizard of Oz theme for 2019, the fair…

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Local Shelter Island Guide: Neighborhood Places to Visit

Located in the heart of Shelter Island, Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina offers the convenience of being walkable to many San Diego attractions and activities. If you have a few hours to explore, check out local restaurants, breweries, activities and more near Shelter Island. Shelter Island Pier Walk over to the Shelter…

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San Diego’s Best Vegan Restaurants

If you are looking for vegan cuisine, you have come to the right place! San Diego is sprawling with vegan options throughout the entire county. Our list of San Diego’s best vegan restaurants includes new cafes, local favorites and unique finds right here in San Diego. Café Gratitude A local favorite around town, Café Gratitude…

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Chef Spotlight – Chef Christopher Spayde

Featured on our Chef Spotlight this month is our very own Executive Chef of Best Western Plus Island Palms’ Blue Wave Bar & Grill, Christopher Spayde! From learning more about his cooking style, to the best cooking advice he’s ever received, Christopher shares the inside scoop on his cooking experience and more.   Describe your…

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