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Perfect San Diego Souvenirs

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on November 23, 2015

Looking for the perfect gifts and souvenirs to bring back to your friends and family after your trip to San Diego? If you want to buy some nifty souvenirs, the friendly staff at the Marina Inn hotel in Little Italy, San Diego can recommend some good ones. You won’t be disappointed with the following trifles and baubles that exemplify our beautiful city. Postcard Nothing says, “wish you were here” quite like a traditional postcard that has a beautiful picture of San Diego on it. You can write a fun memory on the back or even jot down the dates you visited the location. Sombrero A sombrero is the perfect souvenir to purchase while getting dinner …

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Upcoming Christmas Events in San Diego

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on November 16, 2015

Don’t be fooled by all the surf and sand. San Diego may have year-round sunshine and blue skies, but our fair city knows how to do winter right. This is especially true for the staff at the San Diego Marina Inn & Suites who want tourists to check out these upcoming holiday attractions. From seaside ice rinks to floating parades, San Diego will wow vacationing tourists with some holiday cheer! Skating by the Sea – November 26 – December 21 Both children and adults can enjoy ice skating right next to the shore at the historic Hotel Del Coronado. The event offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and is held just feet away from …

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Most Romantic Proposal Spots in San Diego

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on November 9, 2015

With our beautiful weather and eclectic topography, it’s no surprise that couples flock to San Diego for romantic getaways. Even less surprising is how many of these excursions end in marriage proposals and celebrations. If you are planning on popping the question during your vacation to SD, you may want to keep the following locations in mind. Staff at the Marina Inn, one of the affordable San Diego Convention Center hotels, recommends the following locales for your proposal. Seaport Village Dining, picturesque streets, lovely gardens and gorgeous waterfront views are just some of the ideal reasons to propose in Seaport Village. Dine in one of Seaport’s seafood restaurants, stroll along the shore, or wander through the gardens. …

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Civic San Diego Approves High-Rise Plans in Little Italy

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on November 2, 2015

In May of 2015, Civic San Diego approved the designs for a 24-story, 220-unit high-rise apartment project at 520 W. Ash St., in Little Italy. One of the Little Italy hotels, the Marina Inn, can provide more information on this proposal and what it means for residents. While the proposal itself came from Lennar Multifamily Communities, the project was designed by Carrier Johnson + Culture and has a current completion date of 2018. The plans were approved in spite of neighbors’ objections to the view obstruction the new building will cause. The proposal for the building includes eight total levels of parking, five of which will be underground. There will be nearly 5,000 square feet of …

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The Trendiest Clubs in Hillcrest

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on October 26, 2015

The hip San Diego neighborhood of Hillcrest is known for its locally owned cafes, shops, and, of course, exciting nightlife. A mecca for the LGBT community, Hillcrest is home to some of the trendiest nightclubs in town. If you are looking for a fun night out with friends, Hillcrest is definitely the place to be. The staff at the Marina Inn San Diego can point you in the direction of the following Hillcrest clubs for your big night out. Rich’s Rich’s is the perfect place for a wild night out. With scantily clad go-go dancers, DJs, and a spacious dance floor, this is definitely the place to be for thrills and excitement. Rich’s is one …

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Upcoming Events in San Diego

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on October 19, 2015

Even though San Diego experiences sunny weather all year round, we still have our fair share of fall fun! Just ask guests staying at the popular Marina Inn & Suites San Diego who enjoyed the autumnal festivities so far this year. Here are some upcoming seasonal events you won’t want to miss! The Bulls of St. Agata Charge Little Italy – Oct. 24 Car lovers can enjoy viewing several different Lamborghinis in Little Italy for the night. The evening will offer plenty of music and roaring bulls from 6pm to 10pm. Over 40 fine Italian bulls will be present for a chance to take photos next to some of the most incredible luxury vehicles in …

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Amazing Cruises in San Diego

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on October 12, 2015

San Diego provides amazing cruise opportunities for tourists, so why not escape the city for the day with one of them? Whether it’s a romantic, family-friendly, or solo expedition, you’re guaranteed to have fun with any of these fan-favorite cruises recommended by guests at the San Diego Marina Inn and Suites. Harbor Island Sunset Bay Cruise  This cruise transports you from Harbor Island to the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program, a training facility where you can see trained sea lions and dolphins in action! Continuing on, you’ll cruise down the bay past Shelter Island, towards an incredible sunset and sprawling array of yachts and mansions at the Kon Kai Marina and Point Loma. Blue Whale …

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Culture Abounds: Best Attractions in Balboa Park

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on October 5, 2015

If you’re new to San Diego you may already know about our world-famous zoo, but have you heard about its next-door neighbor, Balboa Park? This extraordinary park is home to many diverse attractions like museums, theaters, gardens, restaurants, and cultural experiences to enrich any visitor’s experience. Here are a few fan favorites at the park provided by visitors at the Marina Inn San Diego. Botanical Gardens The greenhouse features a beautiful lily pond out front with a lattice design on the massive building that allows natural light to filter in. Over 2,100 plants are featured inside, including gorgeous orchids, ferns, palms, and even carnivorous plants. The attraction offers free entry to guests for an incredible …

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5 Popular Night Clubs in the Gaslamp Quarter

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on September 28, 2015

If you’re a night owl visiting San Diego, you may be wondering where to find the best clubs and bars. For a truly thrilling experience with San Diego nightlife, look no further than the Gaslamp Quarter. Here are five exciting clubs that come highly recommended by the staff at the Marina Inn and Suites San Diego. 1. Moonshine Flats With its line dancing lessons and honky-tonk decor, this venue is one of the top choices for country music fans. The 10,000 square foot club has five bars and San Diego’s biggest dance floor. Even if you don’t love country music, you will enjoy the game area with Ping-Pong, arcade games, and pool. 2. The Tipsy …

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5 Fun Activities Walking Distance from the Marina Inn

By Marina Inn, 9:00 am on September 21, 2015

Planning to stay at the San Diego Marina Inn and Suites? Lucky you! Its central location in the heart of downtown offers no shortage of exciting diversions to keep you busy without needing to travel far. Here are five activities within walking distance from the Marina Inn. 1. Visit Waterfront Park The Marina Inn is just around the corner from downtown’s Waterfront Park, a sprawling public green with grassy areas, play equipment for the kids, spray fountains, and artwork. The park is also known for its Guardian of Water fountain on the harbor side. This sculpture was carved from a 22-ton granite block in the late 1930′s for the city and delights visitors to this …

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