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Winter Events for the Whole Family in San Diego

By Marina Inn, 11:00 am on November 27, 2014

Spending the holidays in San Diego is some of the most fun your family will have all year. When the rest of the nation is experiencing harsh cold and snow, San Diegans are taking walks along the beach and playing pick-up football games at local parks. Book your room at one of the many hotels in downtown San Diego and come enjoy one of these top winter events this December. December Nights December 5th, 3-11pm & December 6th, 12-11pm Celebrate Christmas with your entire family at the December Nights event in Balboa Park. This event is held every year during the first weekend of December. Admission is free, and all museums inside the park offer …

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Where to Find the Best Thanksgiving Dinners in San Diego

By Marina Inn, 10:46 pm on November 20, 2014

Whether you are visiting San Diego from out of town, or you are a local who is not keen on spending the entire day cooking, there are tons of delicious options for dining out on Thanksgiving. With over one hundred restaurants in the San Diego area serving up turkey dinner, you can sit back, relax, and let professional chefs do the cooking. Here are a few of the top spots selected by the local staff at the San Diego Marina Inn. Cohn Restaurant Group This year, eight restaurants owned by the Cohn Restaurant Group will be serving Thanksgiving dinner. Three-course menus are priced from $39.95 to $54.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids. From wine …

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Our Favorite Restaurants for Traditional Thanksgving Dinners

Hot & Trendy Restaurants in Little Italy San Diego

By Marina Inn, 6:19 pm on November 10, 2014

The expansive food scene is one of the many charms of San Diego, California. There is always something new to tantalize every palate. The foodie revolution in San Diego has been rapidly taking over as some of the most prominent chefs in town show us what they can do. Some of the newer spots in Little Italy San Diego have been getting rave reviews and are definitely worth checking out. For a foodie-filled vacation, book your San Diego Little Italy hotel so that you’re within walking distance of these downtown hotspots. Juniper & Ivy From the mastermind of Top Chef winner Richard Blias, Juniper & Ivy showcases his flare in ever evolving California cuisine. Chef …

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Your Guide to Fun Holiday Runs in San Diego

By Marina Inn, 7:31 pm on November 6, 2014

The magical time of year, full of festivity and family time, is rapidly approaching. A great way to enjoy the holiday season and run your way to health is to participate in one of many running events held annually in the San Diego area. Fun holiday runs encourage us to put down our electronic gadgets, celebrate the spirit of giving, and get involved in healthy family activities. Whether it is a one mile run or a 5K, combining holiday vacations with destination races is growing in popularity. Crossing the finish line together after weeks of training is fun, exciting, and rewarding, especially when you know you’re supporting a worthy cause. So book your downtown San …

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San Diego Races 2014

Gearing up for Holiday Travels to San Diego

By Marina Inn, 8:41 pm on November 3, 2014

As the holiday travel season quickly approaches, there are several things that you can be doing now to prepare for a trip to San Diego. As we all know, traveling during busy holiday months can get very expensive and very stressful rather quickly without organized and pre-planned travel arrangements. In order to help you map out your San Diego vacation, the staff at the downtown San Diego Marina Inn put together this list of things you should start doing now. Book Your San Diego Airfare ASAP! The holiday season is the busiest travel time of the year, with 21 million people expected to fly from October to December in 2014. In addition, the U.S. domestic …

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San Diego Thanksgiving Hotel Deals

San Diego Beer Week 2014 – Top 4 Events

By Marina Inn, 4:31 pm on October 30, 2014

Celebrate San Diego’s fine craft beer tradition with ten days of special beer-related events throughout the county. Internationally known for award-winning brews, San Diego is home to over 90 breweries that have been giving traditional brewing countries like Belgium and Germany a run for their money at world brewing competitions. With so many amazing events packed into just ten short days, it can be hard to decide where to start when planning your San Diego beer vacation. That’s why the staff at the downtown San Diego Marina Inn, located just minutes from the opening Guild Fest party, put together this list of the top SDBW events. Guild Fest, Nov. 7 | Broadway Pier This event …

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Craft Beer Events in San Diego

Things to do Around the San Diego Airport

By Marina Inn, 6:35 pm on October 27, 2014

Are you flying into or out of the San Diego Airport (SAN) and have a little time to enjoy the neighborhood? Lucky for you, there is plenty to see and do in San Diego near the airport without stressing about missing your flight. Grab a taxi or walk to these locales, all within three miles of SAN. Hotel near San Diego Airport – If you have a room reserved at one of the nearby SAN hotels, such as the Marina Inn located just 2 miles away, you could head to your hotel to unpack and refresh before heading out. Harbor Island Yacht Club – When you are in San Diego, try visiting the Harbor Island …

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San Diego Airport layover ideas

San Diego Neighborhood Guide- Safe Spots to Vacation

By Marina Inn, 10:09 pm on October 23, 2014

San Diego is one of the most popular places to visit on vacation in the United States. Its beautiful beaches, warm climate, and plentiful attractions set it apart from many other destinations. With so much to see and do in San Diego, you may be wondering which neighborhoods are the best places to visit. Here are three of the safest neighborhoods in San Diego, great for out-of-towners and locals alike. Little Italy San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood is one of the safest parts of the city. Its low crime rate and friendly atmosphere make it very popular with vacationers. Little Italy features a wide variety of fun events, including cultural festivals and a weekly Farmer’s …

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San Diego Neighborhoods

2014 Spa Week – Downtown San Diego Deals

By Marina Inn, 7:23 pm on October 20, 2014

Anytime is a great time to visit San Diego, but for a truly relaxing experience be sure to mark your calendar for October 20 – 26. This is the semi-annual event known as Spa Week; a time for a wide variety of participating spas to showcase their special treatments and services at reduced rates. If you’re headed to San Diego for a relaxation vacation, first book your Downtown San Diego hotel and then plan to be pampered at one of the following nearby Spa Week businesses: 1 – Beauty Kliniek Aromatherapy Day Spa and Wellness Center – For over 32 years, this spa has offered up head to toe relaxation with everything from hair treatments …

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San Diego Spa Deals

San Diego Kids Free Month – Top Theme Park Saving Deals

By Marina Inn, 6:15 pm on October 16, 2014

October is Kids Free Month in San Diego, when visiting families can take advantage of complimentary deals from more than 100 participating partners. Kids Free Month even include several excellent deals at San Diego’s top theme parks. There is no better time than than the present to round up the family, book an affordable hotel in downtown San Diego and head to America’s Finest City! Listed below are just some of the top locations where kids can get in free during the month of October. LEGOLAND California Resort For Kids Free Month, the LEGOLAND California Resort and SEA LIFE Aquarium are offering one complimentary child’s ticket (ages 3 – 12) with every full priced adult …

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Free Admission for Kids in SD