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Plato once said, “He was a wise man who invented beer.” We agree. Experiencing a city’s craft beer is a great way to immerse yourself in a small niche community while mingling with friendly locals. San Diego has quickly turned into one of the craft beer capitals of the world, with people traveling far and wide to taste some of the these hop-filled suds. If you’re a brew lover, don’t be shy about taking a San Diego beer tour to experience the city and meet some fascinating people.

La Jolla Wine Tours Beer Train

Climb aboard the best train around: the Beer Train! The train will take you along the coast of San Diego where you’ll get a chance to visit some of the area’s best breweries. Tours begin at 12:30 pm downtown and end around 5:30 pm, meaning you get five solid hours of beautiful San Diego coastline and five hours of tasty beer. The tour includes about one mile of guided walking tours to go over the area’s history. Enjoy an authentic and tasty brewpub lunch to fill your tummies before you sample the myriad of craft beers that you drink on the train! Tickets are just $89 each, plus a $12 train ticket per passenger. Grab your cheap San Diego Convention Center hotel room at Marina Inn, conveniently located just a few blocks from the downtown San Diego trolley stop.

Scavengers Beer Adventure

Scavengers offers a variety of tours, allowing you to customize your beer tour to your liking. The Saturday Beer Safari ($99-119) takes you around town in a not-so-subtle Swiss Military Vehicle to tastings at three craft breweries and delicious hometown favorite, Phil’s BBQ. You’ll also get a tasting glass with the Scavengers’ logo. The Captain Seabirds Beer Exploration takes you to three craft breweries and taprooms, provides pizza for lunch, and a free souvenir glass with a Seabirds logo. Guests also get to go on a tour of the Oceanside Harbor areas. Private tours are also available for a little extra cash.

Brew Hop

Enjoy “great friends, cold beer, and a hot ride” with Brew Hop tours. This company will talk to you personally so you can design the best tour for your visit. Every route and brewery that’s visited is customized to fit your desires and personality! If you want a party-like experience, try the Connoisseur Tour that lasts five hours and includes transportation with a professional driver, your own personal VIP tour host, private tours at each location you visit, samples at all breweries, and even gratuities for bar staff. Depending on the places you visit, some will have teamed up with local food trucks so you can experience local grub with your beer.

No matter what beer tour you decide to jump aboard, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed in the craft beer tasting options in San Diego. These 3 beer tour companies know exactly where to take you so you can get the full San Diego experience. However, if you’d like to visit local breweries on your own time, visit the San Diego Brewer’s Guild website where you can download a free map and beer guide. As for the perfect starting off point, make sure to book a room near downtown San Diego. Marina Inn is the perfect San Diego Downtown Hotel near Little Italy, within walking distance several craft beer dream-lands such as Craft & Commerce, Ballast Point, the Stone tasting room and Bottle Craft.

An added bonus when booking with the Marina Inn hotel is that guests get a complimentary buffet breakfast to fill up on before beginning their beer adventure. To book your room today, call 1-800-571-2933 to see if you qualify for the early booking discount.

 

Guide to Main Street in North Park

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North Park in San Diego went from a run-down residential district to an urban haven for trend setters, young families and professionals alike. The community has been spruced up throughout the years but still hold onto its small town charm, rejecting fast food outlets and similar modern chain stores. North Park is known for revamping old businesses and turning them into something magnificent. For example, the oldest surviving fire station in San Diego – located in North Park – has been transformed and now holds a gym, multiple boutiques, a craft beer tasting room and a wine bar!

North Park Main Street is a Business Improvement District (BID) located northeast of downtown San Diego with one boundary being Balboa Park and the hotels near Balboa Park San Diego. Balboa Park is considered to be the largest urban cultural park in America, which includes several museums and the famous San Diego Zoo. The goal of the BID is to bring new life and vitality to the district and to inspire the owners to restore and maintain the historic and cultural atmosphere.

Most of the main attractions are within a few blocks of 30th Street, which is a very walkable 2.5 mile area. Since the shops usually don’t open until midday, you can spend the earlier hours at the confectionery known as Eclipse Chocolate with its delicious chocolates, delightful coffee creations and eclectic brunch menu.

At lunchtime you might want to try the Carnitas’ Snack Shack with its pork-tastic delicacies or Station Tavern & Burgers, a burger and suds joint.

Later, kindly stop by the trendy new joint called Polite Provisions with cocktails in a bar styled as a pharmacy and soda fountain; or try craft beers and pizza at the uniquely-named Blind Lady Ale House. For dinner, dine at the English-style Jaynes Gastropub for foodie-friendly fare.

The boutiques are amazing. Make Good showcases handmade goods by more than 130 San Diego and Tijuana artisans. Bad Madge & Company and Progress feature vintage and resale furniture and other items including gifts. Junc Life & Style offers Colorado gifts, clothing and home accessories. Graffiti Beach Indie Boutique carries unusual eco-friendly products made in California, such as jewelry made from recycled drum cymbals and bamboo sunglass frames!

For a full day of food, fun and shopping, head to Main Street in North Park. Before heading out on your fun San Diego vacation, book a room at one of the city’s top San Diego Downtown hotels near Little Italy so that you can explore two of the area’s trendiest towns located within 5 miles of each other.

Call Marina Inn hotel at 1-800-571-2933 to reserve your room at a safe, affordable and ideally situated San Diego hotel.

 

Fun and Free ways to Celebrate Dad this Fathers Day in San Diego

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Father’s Day is just around the corner, on June 15, so it’s time to lock in some fun plans for dad this weekend during your time in San Diego. Celebrate with Dad this coming Fathers Day by taking him to some of the free events being offered in America’s Finest City if you’re looking to celebrate without going over budget.

4th Annual San Diego Father’s Day Fest and Walk

On Saturday, June 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., this popular free event will be held at the UTC Westfield Mall to celebrate and give thanks to fathers, whether civilian or military. Perhaps Dad will like to take part in the Amateur BBQ Cook-Off, watch live entertainment, learn about the “Man Cave” and much more.

Torrey Pines Gliderport

Free live music is presented every Saturday evening through September at the oceanfront Cliffhanger Cafe, where you can watch gliders soar. The Gliderport is a private-use city-owned glider airport which is the home to paragliding, hang gliding, radio-controlled model sailplanes, and full-scale man-carrying sailplanes. If you really want to take your dad or loved one for the ride of their life, sign your pops up for a tandem paragliding session!

Chula Vista U.S. Olympic Training Center

Tour this 155-acre complex, which is dedicated to the development and performance of America’s future Olympic and Paralympic athletes. The large facility houses 4 soccer fields, 6 sand volleyball courts, 3 BMX tracks and has areas dedicated to almost every Olympic sport imaginable.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Free public outdoor walking tours will be given on Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. as well as on the second and fourth Fridays of every month. Visit historic buildings and walk on the 1,090-foot-long working research Scripps Pier of one of the world’s most prestigious marine and earth sciences research institutions. A map and tour details will be provided with advance registration confirmation.

Balboa Park and Museums

This is the largest urban cultural park in America and has some of San Diego’s top attractions such as: the San Diego Zoo, an IMAX Theater, multiple botanical gardens and 17 museums. There is free Tuesday admission on a rotating basis, free guided tours on Fridays at 1:00 p.m., and a free organ concert at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion on Sundays.

 

Continue saving money by booking your cheap San Diego hotel room at Marina Inn & Suites. Dad will enjoy the complimentary buffet breakfast, in-room WiFi and ESPN/HBO on TV. You can’t beat our location close to downtown San Diego.

If you want to take dad to a Padre’s Game then you should book a room at one of the area’s cheap hotels near Petco Park Downtown San Diego. Marina Inn would love to help you celebrate Father’s Day in San Diego, which is why we’re currently offering discounts that are good for up to 12% off already low room rates. Call us today at 1-800-571-2933 to book your Father’s Day stay in San Diego.

 

Affordable Summer Fun for San Diego Tourists

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San Diego is a beautiful city known for its pleasant year-round climate and cool Pacific Ocean breezes. As the second largest California city, San Diego isn’t lacking in great choices for fun activities and entertainment venues when planning your vacation itinerary. And with so many affordable options, planning adventure-filled day trips for the whole family will be as easy as pie.

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is one of the country’s most famous wildlife parks. With 100 acres of incredible scenery and 800 species of over 4,000 animals, the San Diego Zoo is a terrific family adventure. Take the Skyfari aerial tram for a bird’s eye view of the park or hop aboard the 1-hour bus tour to see as many exotic animals as possible during your trip. You can also walk through the park to get up close to lions, tigers and bears (oh my!). There’s so much to see and do at the San Diego Zoo, just don’t forget to pack some snacks and wear your walking shoes.

San Diego County Fair

As the 4th largest county fair in the country, The San Diego County Fair is a fun-filled annual event that draws over one million visitors each year. The 2014 fair begins Saturday, June 7th and runs through Sunday, July 6th. You can enjoy exhibits of art, photography, woodworking and jewelry. Stroll the fairgrounds and sample delicious foods, pet farm animals, jump on thrilling rides, play fun games and listen to great music at the Toyota Summer Concert Series every night. The San Diego County Fair is a great family adventure you don’t want to miss and you can purchase discounted tickets at your local Alberston’s or Save-On store.

Beaches

San Diego is known for its expansive beaches and warm ocean waters. If you like being active outdoors you can try your hand at surfing, scuba-diving, snorkeling, kayaking, boating, fishing, swimming and sunbathing at one of San Diego’s many beaches. Coronado Beach, voted one of America’s best beaches by The Travel Chanel, is a beautiful, quiet beach best suited for families or those looking to relax. La Jolla Beaches are popular for swimming, surfing and snorkeling as the cove attracts a vast array of sea life. Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas offers out-of-the-water fun with a playground, volleyball courts, fire pits, a snack bar, bathrooms, showers and parking. It’s popular with visitors who want to spend the entire day at the beach.

Restaurants

San Diego offers hundreds of great restaurants with everything from gourmet dinners to budget lunches. For great food and prices, try Henry’s Pub on Fifth Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter. It’s a friendly neighborhood pub with tasty burgers and entrees, fresh salads, scrumptious deserts and tap beer. The downtown area is lined with coffee shops and sidewalk cafes that offer all types of cuisine and deserts. You also can’t go wrong with San Diego’s specialty: cheap and delicious Mexican food. Grab fish tacos at a local food stand or try Wahoo’s fish tacos for some of the finest cuisine. Whatever your food preference and budget, you’ll have no problem with choices in San Diego.

 

Map out your own fun day in San Diego to get the most out of your summer vacation. If you’re looking for a cheap San Diego hotel near the water, Marina Inn is your best bet – we’re one of the top hotels near Seaport Village, which is right on the Big Bay. We’re also located close to all of San Diego’s major beaches, attractions and restaurants:

  • Walking distance to some of the top restaurants in San Diego
  • 1 block to the San Diego Bay
  • 1 block to Little Italy
  • 1 mile from Downtown San Diego, making us one of the cheapest hotels near Horton Plaza Mall
  • 3 miles to the San Diego Zoo
  • 7 miles to Coronado Beach

Marina Inn Hotel & Suites will just keep getting better once you hear about our room specials, free amenities and pet-friendly accommodations! Call us at 1-800-571-2933 to schedule your reservation today.

Military Tributes and Music Fill San Diego this Memorial Day Weekend

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With its captivating beaches, world-class attractions and incredible history, San Diego is a fun place to visit any time of year. However, Memorial Day weekend holds a special place in San Diego as this city serves nearly 100,000 uniformed military men and women. Pair that with San Diego’s deeply rooted military history and you get Memorial Day celebrations that are particularly unique and memorable.

Jump aboard the USS Midway!

Families in town for the weekend will find a full schedule during the Legacy Week festivities at the USS Midway Museum. Events kick off this Saturday, May 24 at 9 a.m. with a Veterans’ Wreath Ceremony. The Midway’s Kids Adventure Discovery Zone delights families throughout the weekend, while Sunday’s celebrations include a “Meet The Aviators and Their Planes” event and a rousing Navy Band performance. Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony features a vintage WWII plane flyover, guest speakers, family fun and much more.

There are several ways to save on admission to the Midway’s daytime events. The Saturday Wreath Ceremony is free, and attendees also receive free admission to the Midway Museum after the ceremony. Donating blood during the Memorial Day blood drive also comes with free Midway admission.

Arguably the biggest Memorial Day event at the Midway will be Saturday evening’s patriotic rockers concert. The Annual American Freedom Festival Concert will feature classic big-name performers from Santana, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Boston and Steppenwolf. Proceeds benefit several military charitable organizations, including the Wounded Warrior Support Network and ReBoot Workshops. It’s a sell-out event on the flight deck of the Midway, so you’ll want to get your tickets early.

Free Memorial Weekend Activities

If you’re looking to save some money while still enjoying your weekend in San Diego, you can take advantage of plenty of free memorial events, including:

  • Saturday Veteran’s Museum Memorial Service and 21-gun salute in Balboa Park
  • Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony
  • Memorial Day ceremony in Coronado’s Star Park features a stirring rendition of “Taps” and a group singing of “God Bless America.”

Another way to save money is by booking a room at one of the affordable Hotels near San Diego Bay in Downtown. Marina Inn is the most affordable bay front hotel, located just a block from the water and less than one mile from the USS Midway and close to all other major San Diego attractions.

Non-military Happenings

With Memorial Day acting as the unofficial start to summer, you better believe San Diego is pulling out all of the party stops. This weekend you can enjoy the sounds of the San Diego Jazz Festival at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, you could take a break from fast food to enjoy the flavors of the House of Pacific Relations’ Ethnic Food Fair on Sunday from noon to 4 pm at Balboa Park, or head to downtown San Diego’s Petco Park for the Padres game and a special military salute.

Whether you spend the entire weekend honoring our military or relishing in all of the town’s many pleasures, Memorial Day weekend in San Diego is sure to be an unforgettable experience but a very busy one at that. Be sure to book a room at one of the top cheap hotels in Downtown San Diego today and if you make a reservation at Marina Inn & Suites, you could qualify for our early booking discount!

Marinna Inn is one of the most budget-friendly hotels near Seaport Village, Little Italy and the Gaslamp Quarter, putting you in a prime location to enjoy all of the Memorial Day weekend activities.

For more information on our special room rates and complimentary amenities, or to reserve a room right now, call us at 1-800-571-2933.

The San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon

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The San Diego Rock n’ Roll Marathon is an annual event in Southern California that attracts thousands of visitors for a 26.2 mile marathon and 13.1 mile half-marathon. The event is unique in that participants can stay motivated during their route by listening to live entertainment throughout the course. After the race concludes, an additional concert will begin at Finish Line Festival, featuring a number of local bands for a party that’s open to the public.

Those interested in participating in the Rock n’ Roll Marathon can register online at www.sandiego.org with prices now starting at $145. All registration fees are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Online registration closes on Sunday, May 25 at 11:59 PST or until tickets sell out.

The marathon begins at 6th Avenue & Quince Street near Balboa Park on Sunday, June 1 at 6:15 a.m, while the half marathon and relay begin at 6:45 a.m. That gives runners enough time to enjoy their complimentary breakfast at an affordable hotel near the San Diego airport before lacing up.

The San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon will include a route that takes runners through Little Italy allowing them to enjoy spectacular views of the San Diego Bay during the race. Click here if you’d like to learn more about the neighborhood of Little Italy before embarking on your run. Once reaching the finish line at Petco Park, runners will receive an official tote bag with a finisher’s medal. Each runner will also be able to relax in the Secure Zone, which is a fenced-in area only accessible to participants where refreshments and live entertainment is provided.

Approximately 20,000 runners are expected to participate with over 100,000 spectators present. Participants can plan to meet their family members and friends in the Family Reunion area, which is located near the finish line. The large reunion area will feature tall signs with letters ranging from A to Z. Be sure to pick a letter before the race begins so your family and friends know where to meet you within the Family Reunion Area.

Since upwards of 100,000 people will be swarming downtown San Diego streets during the race weekend, from May 30 through June 1, traffic and parking will be nearly impossible. That is why we recommend booking a cheap room at one of the nearby San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon Hotels. Marina Inn & Suites is a great option located 1.5 miles from the race starting location and the San Diego Convention Center, where the Rock n’ Roll Health & Fitness Expo is taking place. Leave your car in our hotel parking lot for free and enjoy the scenic walk to all of your race related events.

If you’re looking for a way to save money during your Rock n’ Roll weekend in San Diego, book a room at Marina Inn today! We have some of the most competitive room rates in San Diego, plus we offer additional discounts for AAA, AARP and military members. All military and government employees could also qualify for savings on race registration.

To reserve your Rock n’ Roll room at Marina Inn and Suites, call 1-800-571-2933 before we’re booked solid!

Rockin’ Live Music Venues in San Diego

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If you’re looking for a place where you can tap your feet to the beat of soul moving music, you’ve come to the right place. San Diego is one of the biggest music meccas in the world, attracting some of the top artists while also uncovering local hidden talent. Music lovers will enjoy the variety of venues available in San Diego, from underground blues bands to heavy hitting rock stars, America’s Finest City has it all. If you’re planning a vacation to San Diego and want to see a live show, check out these hot spots with even hotter summer line ups:

House of Blues
You will find the famous House of Blues in the heart of downtown San Diego on 5th Avenue. Housed in the original Woolworth’s building, this club is a great place to get a good meal and hear some great Blues music. On select Sundays, they have a Gospel Brunch presented by Kirk Franklin with live powerhouse singers and popular breakfast items like chicken and waffles. Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. guests can experience some of San Diego’s finest craft beers while listening to the tunes of local up-and-coming artists. HOB doesn’t ignore big headliners either. This month artists such as Iggy Azalea and Band of Skulls will be taking the stage. Soak up everything that the Gaslamp Quarter has to offer and book a cheap hotel near the downtown San Diego Convention Center.

Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
On Shelter Island you can enjoy some of the top names in music with Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. This seasonal venue is beloved by locals and offers concerts from April to October. Some of the past concerts have included artists such as Huey Lewis, Lynyrd Skynryd and Melissa Etheridge. This outdoor venue couldn’t get more “San Diego” as you soak in some live music surrounded by the stars, palm trees, the San Diego Bay and the lights of Point Loma.  Get your tickets to see Lindsey Stirling on May 13, Christina Perri on May 14, or Gregg Allman on May 18.

The Shout House
For a truly unique live musical performance, you should head downtown to The Shout House. You will get to sing along as the dueling pianos play the songs you know and love. All the staff and servers are in on the performance and will take your song request if you’re brave enough to walk on stage to drop it in their fish bowl, usually accompanied by a small tip. Be prepared for some profanity, silly dancing, good-natured embarrassment and heavy handed drinks. Parking downtown can be a drag, but if you utilize the Downtown San Diego Horton Plaza shopping mall parking garage you can get three hours of free parking until 9 p.m. with validation.

No matter what your favorite type of music is or what vibe you’re searching for, San Diego is sure to have something to satisfy your artistic appetite. After you’ve had your fill of live music, dancing and drinking, make sure you have an affordable downtown San Diego hotel room located nearby. Marina Inn & Suites is a great choice for San Diego vacationers that are looking to save money. We offer plenty of discounts on already low rates, provide a complimentary breakfast, free guest parking and we’re located next to the major city attractions.

To ask us about our available room or to make your reservation over the phone today, call us at 1-800-571-2933.

Petco Park: The Gateway to San Diego Attractions

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Ever since Petco Park first opened its gates to eager baseball fans in 2004, it has been at the top of the list for things to see and do while visiting San Diego. Home of the Padres, the famous open air ballpark has been home to fun-filled baseball games and good times for both locals and tourists for years.

If you are planning a vacation to San Diego, know that Petco Park’s location could not get any better. The Indian sandstone and stucco stadium is situated in the heart of downtown so that spectators have a spectacular view of the San Diego Bay and skyline. There is even the “park within the park” where you can stretch out on a blanket in the grass and enjoy the park events from a comfortable distance.

The park is located between 7th and 10th Avenues with the San Diego Trolley just two blocks behind home plate. This makes it a cheap ride to enjoy pre-game drinks, tailgating and downtown nightlife. With a few insider tips, you can group your activities together, allowing you to see a handful of great downtown San Diego attractions all within just minutes of each other. Beautiful Balboa Park is 2.4 miles away, San Diego Zoo is 3.6 miles away and Seaport Village is within walking distance. Your Gaslamp Quarter getaway is going to be a lot more enjoyable if you book a cheap Downtown San Diego hotel room today, saving you time and money.

However, if you really want to take a car, parking is limited but not impossible. Plan on arriving downtown at least one hour before the game starts and have $20 available for parking garage fees. Grab a bite to eat on the way in or pack a cooler full of snacks to enjoy in your stadium seats.

Petco Park, conveniently located next to affordable San Diego Convention Center hotels, is a great addition to any San Diego vacation itinerary. Enjoy the whole day downtown by exploring the variety of restaurants, bars, boutiques and museums that are available. Looking to blend in with some Padres fan gear? Swing by Sports Fever in downtown’s Horton Plaza mall for jerseys, hats and t-shirts galore!

Coronado’s Connection to The Wizard of Oz

Coronado and the Wizard of Oz

There is a definite connection between L. Frank Baum, the author of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” series, and Coronado. Although he created the Emerald City four years before he actually visited Coronado, the beautiful California city has been labeled as Baum’s inspiration. It has even been nicknamed the “Emerald Isle.” He definitely saw similarities between this very real island and his mental image of the Emerald City, which is what eventually drew him to the area.

Baum’s Favorite Coronado Accommodations 

Baum lived in Chicago’s Humbolt Park, but he called sunny Southern California home during the winter months. After a first visit to Hotel del Coronado with his wife, they returned every year afterwards until 1910. While staying there he designed four chandeliers that still hang in the Grand Crown Room. Looking for a cheaper hotel near one author’s famous spot? Head to Marina Inn, an affordable downtown San Diego hotel located just 7 miles from Coronado Island.
In 1910 he started renting a home at 1101 Star Park Circle for his winter visits. He wrote three of the Oz series books in this house. Today, visitors can catch a glimpse of the wicked witch at the side of the home, which still stands in memory of the famous author.

Must See Spots for Oz Fans

There are many places where fans can explore the relationship between Baum and Coronado. The Coronado Museum of History and Art has three of the author’s first edition books on display. Coronado Public Library is decorated with large glass panels depicting scenes from The Wizard of Oz, and Coronado Touring offers historic walking tours related to Baum and his time spent here. The 1906 Lodge even has a Wizard of Oz themed room called the Author’s Study. Baum himself never actually stayed in this room, but his great grandson has.

Whether you’re a Wizard of Oz fan or are just looking to enjoy San Diego in the summer, now is the time to start planning your Southern California vacation. Grab an affordable hotel near Little Italy if you’re looking for top dining, nightlife and museums and head to Coronado for an adventure-filled day trip.

To book a room at Marina Inn, located in the heart of San Diego near all major attractions, call our reservations hotline at 1-800-571-2933. Don’t forget to ask about our AAA and Military discounts!

The Little Italy ArtWalk offers Free Family Fun this Weekend

Little Italy San Diego ArtWalk

Start gearing up for one of San Diego’s biggest art events, kicking off this weekend in Little Italy. This year’s 30th Annual Little Italy ArtWalk and Festival will take place April 26 and 27,throughout Little Italy from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This family-friendly free event draws in upwards of 100,000 attendees every year so parking will be limited. We recommend getting a nearby cheap hotel for the Little Italy ArtWalk that offers free parking. The Marina Inn is only 3 blocks from Little Italy’s India Street and your affordable hotel room comes with free parking, free WiFi and free breakfast!

After unpacking in your downtown San Diego hotel room near the Little Italy ArtWalk, throw on some sneakers and get ready for 2 days of art-filled fun. Here’s some of what you can expect at this weekend’s Little Italy ArtWalk and Festival:

  • Create your own Mandala with artist Deb DeLisi. A mandala uses geometric forms to represent one’s journey through life.
  • On Saturday come out from noon to 4 pm to watch four artists at the Off the Wall Live Street Painting exhibit. They’ll be creating art from scratch right in front of your eyes.
  • KidsWalk encourages art education among children and will be a prominent part of ArtWalk 2014. Participating organizations will set up shop on the streets of Little Italy where kids will have the opportunity to create their own kites, drawings, chalk art, paper lanterns, music and much more.
  • Live music will line the streets on four different stages. Some special guests include Josh Damigo and The Heavy Guilt.
  • Dancers on the EDGE will take to stage 5 for must-see performances throughout the weekend. Expect to witness a variety of different styles of dance, from hip hop and jazz to ballet and contemporary.

This weekend is a great time to plan a San Diego vacation, just be sure to book your Little Italy ArtWalk hotel today! If you book your room at Marina Inn and Suites in advance you could qualify for an early booking discount of up to 12% off on already competitive rates. Come out to San Diego to enjoy our cheap hotel next to the Gaslamp Quarter. To ask about our other special discounts or to book a kid-friendly hotel room, call Marina Inn at 1-800-571-2933.

For more information on the Little Italy ArtWalk visit their website at artwalksandiego.org and don’t forget to follow Marina Inn on Twitter (@MarinaInnSD) for more San Diego travel tips and events.

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