The Best Ways to Enjoy the San Diego Bay

The San Diego Bay is a 12-mile-long natural harbor that once served as the Pacific headquarters for the U.S. Navy, just before the U.S. entered World War ll. The Bay still remains a port for several of the Navy’s major aircraft carriers and a popular destination for anyone coming to sunny San Diego. Around the…

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Where to Snap the Perfect Instagram in San Diego

If you’re planning your next vacation based on scenic photo opportunities, look no further than sunny San Diego. The iconic coastal beaches, popular attractions, and vast array of dining options makes this West Coast city the perfect subject for your next impromptu photoshoot. Charming streets, colorful backdrops, and creative cuisine provide plenty of Instagrammable spots…

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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 the city. Is it possible to enjoy your stay in San Diego without a car? Absolutely! With a growing public transportation system, bike paths, boardwalks, ferries, and more, San Diego is becoming easier and easier to navigate without a car….

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Fun Fitness Activities in San Diego

As one of the healthiest cities in the United States, San Diego knows how to accommodate an active lifestyle. Wedged between the ocean and the mountains, the city offers fitness activities that fit anyone’s preferences. From hillside hiking to beachfront yoga, we’ve come up with a list of our favorites fitness activities to enjoy around…

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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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