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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Night Owls – Top 5 Things to Do After Dark in San Diego

The day is almost over but you don’t want to head to bed just yet. The lights over the city are gleaming, music is bumping, and your toes start tapping. Once the sun goes down, San Diego turns the energy up with upbeat dancing, creative cocktails, and good vibes all around. Explore San Diego after…

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Early Risers – The Best Way to Spend a Morning in San Diego

Opening your eyes early on a San Diego morning has its advantages. As the marine layer rises off of the horizon, San Diegans start their day with a few of their favorite things. Whether early morning exercise gets your day started, or you prefer a caffeine buzz, San Diego is the perfect place for early…

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5 Unmissable San Diego Holiday Traditions

Whether you’re spending the holidays in San Diego, or planning next year’s vacation during the festive season, we’re breaking down our favorite ways to experience the holidays like a local in San Diego. From light shows to holiday parades, here are our favorite San Diego Holiday traditions. Balboa Park December Nights This annual event is…

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San Diego Parade of Lights boat decorated in holiday lights

Where to See the Parade of Lights in San Diego

One of the city’s favorite traditions is the annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. This 47th annual event features over 80 boats and yachts festively decorated with twinkling holiday lights for spectators on the shore to enjoy. Held December 9th and December 16th, this is one holiday tradition you won’t want to miss. The parade begins…

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Register for These 5 San Diego Turkey Trots

http://www.san-diego-beaches-and-adventures.com/thanksgiving-activities.html Good Times for a Good Cause Want to feel good about that second helping of apple pie and contribute to a good cause? Sign up for a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot! In an effort to promote both a healthy lifestyle and a way to give back this holiday season, San Diego holds multiple Thanksgiving…

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3 Things to Do at the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival

https://www.sandiegomagazine.com/images/cache/cache_1/cache_6/cache_a/event-photos-san-diego-bay-531aea61.jpeg?ver=1538851664&aspectratio=1.4971428571429 Calling foodies and winos from all the land, the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival is here! This annual event captures the culinary excellence and unique hybridity of flavors native to the San Diego area, and will feature some of the hottest chefs in the industry as well as various tasting events and…

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