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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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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A Guide to San Diego’s Secret Bars

Take a trip back to Prohibition days any time you enter one of San Diego’s secret bars. Speakeasys are popping up all over San Diego and will instantly transport you back to the 1920s, without breaking the law. These vintage style bars offer old-school libations, crafted cocktails, and intimate ambiance. Be sure to hit all…

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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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