01st September 2013
If you’re visiting San Diego this September 11th you won’t want to miss the Heart of Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk, which is the ultimate night out for foodies. Tickets to the Walk are only $20, and offer the opportunity to dine on some of the best eats in town. To top it off, the event is being held in Pacific beach, home to your luxurious accommodations at PB’s premier boutique hotel: the Ocean Park Inn.
The Heart of Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk is sure to please any palate, with participating restaurants ranging from Spanish cuisine at Costa Brave, to Greek delicacies at Café Athena, and sweet-tooth fulfilling desserts at the Sugar and Scribe Bakery. There will even be craft beer tastings at the Fish Shop and tavern, so no one will go thirsty. The Walk will also include stops at Tap Room, The Patio on Lamont Street, Typhoon Saloon, Woodstock’s Pizza and more! The entire Pacific Beach community is getting in on the fun, so be sure to stop at local shops for great Heart of Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk deals being offered during your delectable stroll.
As if a night of good eats in scenic Pacific Beach weren’t enough, the proceeds of the Walk will also be going towards a great cause: keeping the community clean! Pacific Beach is one of the most amazing, laid-back and welcoming neighborhoods in San Diego, and we at the Ocean Park Inn are happy to support an event that helps to keep our home clean. After an evening spent enjoying your self-guided food tour, come back to a comfortable bed and the sound of the Pacific for some rest and relaxation at PB’s own Ocean Park Inn.
Click here, or stop by the front desk to get your tickets to this year’s Heart of Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk today!
08th August 2013
Would you consider yourself a foodie, a person devoted to refined and pure enjoyment of good food and drink? If you find yourself nodding yes, San Diego has the perfect event for you! San Diego Restaurant Week, held twice annually, will be taking serving its second course September 15-20, 2013. Over 180 restaurants in 12 unique regions throughout San Diego will be participating by offering discounted menus which do not require tickets or passes. You are sure to find something to satisfy your palate as participating restaurants range from sweet tooth connoisseurs to proponents of spicy, authentic Mexican food. There will even be a few participating restaurants located within walking distance from your favorite Pacific Beach accommodations at the Ocean Park Inn! Local participants include Cannonball, an Asian-inspired restaurant, which will be offering an exquisite menu to include a 2-course lunch option for $20 and 3-course dinner for only $30. If Asian isn’t your thing, swing over to Café Athena for a delicious, 3-course Greek feast. Café Athena boasts a menu with multiple options for as low as $20, so it is not to be missed! More details on some of the menus and participating restaurants are available at: http://www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com/restaurants.
If summer fun has left you strapped for cash this September, take advantage of the “Dine Out Free” contest taking place! One lucky winner will be selected to dine out every weekend for an entire year for free! Sign up for the contest now at: http://www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com/home/dine_out_free.
The kick-off party for San Diego Restaurant Week will be held September 12 from 5:00-9:00 PM at the Broadway Pier. This will be a delicious sneak peak, and will showcase culinary works of art from top chefs around San Diego. This premier tasting event will present over 40 of the areas best restaurants and over 20 local breweries. Each establishment will be serving samples of their specialties along with beverages to enhance these distinguished flavors. But what would a food-focused event be without a bit of entertainment? The kick-off party will include live music brought to you from Dave Patrone. Tickets to this divine culinary experience will be sold at $60.00 per person.
For a chance to win a FREE ticket to the kick-off party, all you need to do is visit a Mini Cooper dealership to test drive a vehicle. Participating dealerships include MINI of San Diego on Kearny Mesa Road and MINI of Escondido on Auto Park Way. This opportunity is only available while supplies last so get your free ticket today! For more information visit http://www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com.
15th July 2013
Comic-Con, one of San Diego’s biggest weekends of the year, is just around the corner! With an estimated attendance of over 120,000 people, we can’t imagine what a nightmare parking will be. Although many attendees choose to stay downtown for the convenience of walking distance, why not stay with San Diego’s premier beachfront boutique hotel, Ocean Park Inn? Just a few steps from the shore, Ocean Park Inn is the ideal getaway to rest your feet after a long day of light saber fighting and zombie hunting. Plus, Ocean Park Inn is providing our guests FREE transportation to and from Comic-Con 2013 with our very own Super Shuttle! Our scheduled pick-up and drop-off times are…
Want to stay out later and enjoy the Comic Con after parties? No problem! We’re teaming up with Uber so you can ride in style to and from the exciting Comic Con 2013 after parties!
Uber is an app that allows you to request a ride with the tap of a button. Drivers arrive curbside in just minutes, you can track the arrival of your ride on your iPhone or Android, and payment is charged directly to your credit card on file.
To get a free trip up to $20 on your first Uber ride in San Diego, sign up at uber.com/GO/OCEANPARKINN, or download the mobile app, and enter the promo code OCEANPARKINN.
Not sure how to Uber? It’s easy!
iPhone or Android:
- Download the app
- Select your pick up location
- Request a ride
- Ride in style
Using Uber with other smartphone: Sign up online or at m.uber.com.
You can also SMS text your pickup location (ex: 5th Ave & G St, San Diego) to UBR-CAB (872-222). Follow the on-screen instructions through SMS text.
Questions? Contact Sam at supportSD@uber.com or tweet @UBER_SD.
So there you have it, there is simply no better home base during Comic Con 2013 than Pacific Beach’s own Ocean Park Inn.
17th June 2013
The San Diego County Fair is back in town! The fair attracts hundreds of visitors every year seeking thrill rides, novelty attractions, and fun in the sun. This year the fair’s theme is “Game On!”, and will breathe new life into the nostalgic games of our past such as pinball, classic board games, and early video games.
Open now through July 4th, the fair will feature music, theme park rides, exhibits, and more. This month long event ensures fun for every age and every family. Each weekend the fair will highlight different, exciting events such as a Wine Festival on June 15th and a Beer Garden on June 21st – 23rd. They also have family friendly activities such as “Family Feud Fun!” and the “Star Trek exhibit,” which allows your family to wander through a far off galaxy. In addition, this year’s Toyota Concert Series will feature big names such as Switchfoot, Train, Colbie Caillat, and Martina McBride. If you’re looking for kid-friendly acts you won’t want to miss Big Time Rush, Victoria Justice, and Bridgit Mendler.
A visit to the San Diego County Fair simply wouldn’t be complete without a mouthful of fried concoctions. This year’s fair boasts impressive new treats such as Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe burgers and Bacon Beer. Don’t think you can stomach a fried sloppy burger and a greasy drink? Other must eats are fried cookie dough, bacon truffle fries, bacon mac-n-cheese melt, deep fried cereal and a twist on the classic peanut butter and jelly. But traditionalists need not fear, as there will be an array of classic fair favorites such as funnel cakes, 2.5 pound turkey legs, and corn dogs.
Pacific Beach’s own Ocean Park Inn is the ideal place to stay during your visit to the San Diego County Fair. After a long day in the sun, it’d be nice to kick back and listen to the waves from the comfort of your room. Just a short drive to the San Diego County Fair, Ocean Park Inn ensures excellent memories with your family and friends during your time in San Diego. For booking information please visit: http://bit.ly/OceanParkBooking.
11th June 2013
Early Summer Fishing – Now is the time!
June marks the beginning of the serious fishing season in SoCal, both inshore and off. It may take until mid-July for the offshore season to get into full swing. While there are often yellowtail under paddies and the occasional early bluefin tuna, it’s not until later into the summer that tuna show in full swing. If albacore show, it’ll be around mid-July, and yellowfin will show by August. That’s about the time when dorado and yellowtail show under paddies in earnest as well. If marlin show this year (they haven’t the last few years), it should be in August and September.
Inshore, the kelp beds come alive this time of year. Barracuda and bonito make their way up from southern waters and start to invade our local kelp beds. Calico bass head up from the bottom and become much more aggressive at all levels of the water column as well. And you can never rule out the possibility of yellowtail and white seabass showing. Just keep in mind that the new bass regulations raised the minimum size from 12 inches to 14 inches.
Summer also normally marks the peak for mako sharks. Early June saw a potential world record mako of over 1300 pounds taken, even though our average size fish here in San Diego is less than 100 pounds–you just never know!
One of the fun things to keep any eye out for are the blue whales that show in pretty large numbers locally—and they are hard to miss! Along with the blue whales come minke and Fin Back whales, and even the great possibility of seeing Orcas and humpbacks, not to mention five or six species of porpoise and dolphin.
Summer usually also brings our most stable weather conditions, with calm winds and smooth seas. That doesn’t mean you can’t get a rougher day, but in general conditions are calmer and smooth. It never gets hot out there either unlike many locations in the summer.
All in all, summer in SoCal is definitely the time to be on the water.
Capt. Scott Leon
Paradigm Shift Charters