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 heroes at the USS Midway Museum’s “Legacy Week,” happening all Memorial Day Weekend long. Activities Include a Wreath Memorial ceremony, a benefit concert, family activities, a blood drive, interactive exhibits, and more. Join in the fun and celebrate this affordable and inspiring start to the summer. – Located 5 miles from the hotel

Electric Ocean at SeaWorld San Diego

Summer San Diego nightlife just got brighter. Head over to SeaWorld San Diego from June 15 to September 2 when the sun goes down and experience the Electric Ocean spectacular. Check out eight illuminated experiences hosted at the park, including the aquatic acrobats of Cirque Electrique, a digital disco dancefloor, the #VibeTribe of dancers at IllumiNight, and more. – Located 5 miles from the hotel

Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival

The 40th annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival is back next month, offering a great time for all ages. More than 70,000 visitors will head to OB from 10am to 8pm on Saturday, June 22 in hopes of tasting the best chili under the sun. Enjoy festival food and drink, live beachfront entertainment, local shopping, and more. – Located 4.7 miles from the hotel

Maritime Museum Festival of the Sea

Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the beginning of modern-day San Diego at the first annual Port of San Diego’s Festival of the Sea at the Maritime Museum from May 25-27th. Spend the day listening to live musical acts, purchase goods from local artisans and drink wine while enjoying the spectacular views of San Diego Bay. – Located 5 miles from the hotel

San Diego Festival of the Arts

Start the summer with San Diego’s Festival of Arts. Spend the day at Waterfront Park, walking through hundreds of booths featuring hand-crafted creations ranging from modern sculptures, lifelike portraits, one-of-a-kind goods and more! Enjoy craft beer and wine, live entertainment, and delicious cuisine. – Located 4.7 miles from the hotel

Santee Street Fair & Craft Beer Festival

Head over to Santee on May 25 for the 10th Annual Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival. Check out live music, more than 300 food vendors, carnival rides, local San Diego craft beer, and more. Spend the day enjoying the fun with the entire family to kick off the summer under the sun. – Located 24 miles from the hotel


Then again, if you don’t feel like adventuring, just sit back, relax, and enjoy the marina view from your room at the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina.