Summer Fun | Humphreys Half Moon Inn | San Diego, California

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Wondering where to stay in San Diego? Shelter Island, San Diego’s tropical oasis, manages to feel secluded while still being close to many of the city’s best attractions. Summer in San Diego is full of energy – don’t miss out on these fun activities.

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Humphreys Half Moon Inn

Humphreys Half Moon Inn is located on Shelter Island, where lush landscaping and a tropical vibe provide a relaxing atmosphere perfect for a getaway. You’ll never run out of things to do at this waterfront hotel. Grab cocktails from the poolside bar and spend an afternoon lounging at the pool, take a jog along the water, play some ping pong, or explore the island by bike. Humphreys’ Enchanted Evening Package has everything you’ll need for a romantic night. You’ll enjoy a gourmet dinner with a view of the water, chilled champagne with souvenir monogrammed glasses, chocolate covered strawberries, and breakfast for two.

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Good Eats & Live Music

Humphreys isn’t just a hotel – it’s also home to fine dining and exciting entertainment. Humphreys Restaurant offers Southern California cuisine and floor to ceiling marina views. Start off with one of their craft cocktails like the Wildfire, made with hibiscus infused mescal, curacao, raspberry, habanero, agave, lime, and smoked sea salt. For dinner, both the asparagus and Maine lobster risotto dishes are a perfect mix of comfort food and fresh flavors. After your meal, retire to the Backstage Live lounge and listen to live music while you sip drinks or hit the dance floor. Humphreys also holds outdoor concerts right on the bay. Check their concert schedule to see if your favorite artist will be performing while you’re in town!

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Balboa Park

Balboa Park’s world-class museums, gardens, and cultural institutions make it one of San Diego’s greatest gems year-round, but it’s particularly fun during the summer. Visit on a Friday to experience Balboa Park After Dark, a special summer program in which select museums stay open late and offer discounts on admission. You can also check out Food Truck Friday, where you’ll find a collection of food trucks in the park from 4 to 8 pm. Grab a plate or two to enjoy while you stroll through the park.

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Coronado

Like Shelter Island, Coronado has a unique island feel all its own. On one side, dive into the ocean and spread out on the sand on the pristine Coronado Beach. The other side has the Coronado Ferry Landing, a collection of shops and eateries, and a gorgeous view of downtown San Diego. During the summer, Coronado puts on a series of outdoor concerts on Sundays at Spreckels Park. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy live music and dancing in the mild summer air.

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Old Town

Old Town is called the “birthplace of California” because it was the first permanent Spanish settlement in the state in 1769. No trip to San Diego is complete without a visit to this vibrant area that celebrates Spanish and Mexican culture as well as San Diego’s past. Grab some Mexican food, browse unique handmade goods, and walk through historic buildings that will give you an idea of what San Diego looked like hundreds of years ago. You can also visit Heritage Park to see a collection of beautiful restored Victorian homes, or tour the Whaley House, one of the most famous haunted houses in the country.

Last Minute Memorial Day Trip | San Diego, California

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Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. Relax in the sun and spend your long weekend in San Diego! With multiple beaches, friendly people, and virtually year-round sun, America’s Finest City is the ideal place to spend your Memorial Day weekend.

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Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel

Stay at the iconic property that crowns Old Town State Historic Park. The Spanish-style Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel has unmatched views of the city and the San Diego Bay. Spend your Memorial Day at one of the many beaches within minutes of the hotel, or explore the culturally rich area of Old Town. Be sure to try some of the delicious Mexican restaurants that are just a short walk away! The Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel offers great packages to make your weekend even more special.

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Girls Getaway | San Diego, California

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San Diego’s sunny weather, gorgeous beaches, and great shopping make it a perfect city for a girls weekend. We recommend a stay in historic Old Town, famous for its Mexican food, art, and culture. Best of all, its central location provides easy access to everything else San Diego has to offer.

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Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel

For the ultimate weekend away, stay at the Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel. This impressive property has a Spanish mission style with lush landscaping, colorful mosaic tiles, and peaceful courtyards. Perched up on a hill, the hotel provides a stunning view of the coast and the city skyline. Book the Girls Getaway Package with your friends and you’ll enjoy deluxe accommodations, a welcome margarita, full breakfast, and late check out!

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Weekend in Old Town | San Diego, California

Old Town, a historic neighborhood situated in the heart of San Diego, is considered the birthplace of California. Step back in time and watch history come alive as you explore the numerous shops, museums, and attractions. It’s centrally located and easily accessible by car or public transit. Spend a weekend in Old Town and take in the colorful architecture, lively atmosphere, and delicious cuisine.

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Best Western Hacienda Hotel

The Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel puts you right in the center of everything that Old Town has to offer. Your well-appointed guest room is just steps away from various shops and galleries. The property offers a comfortable atmosphere and panoramic views of the ocean, city lights, and the San Diego Bay. Relax in the heated pool and spa, enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access, and dine at the famous Old Town Tequila Factory located right next door. Book now and save with one of their special packages. View current packages.

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Bazaar Del Mundo

The Bazaar Del Mundo is a shopping destination unlike any other. The locally owned stands and restaurants capture the spirit of Mexico. Upbeat music and vibrant colors surround you as you walk down the strip. You’ll find handmade crafts and artisan goods including art, clothing, jewelry, and gifts. The unique outdoor marketplace draws visitors from all over the country.