Kick Back and Relax, You’re on Vacation!

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Sometimes when we plan a vacation, we forget the sole purpose of it, to relax. Although relaxing while on vacation seems like a no-brainer for some, when visiting a new city, a laid back vacation can quickly turn into a stressful trip packed with one attraction after the other. At the Marina Inn in downtown San Diego, we want to remind you how beautiful America’s finest city is! Skip some of the major tourist attractions and keep it simple.

  1. Hit up a downtown dive bar. There are plenty of things to do in the Gaslamp Quarter, but try something new and head to one of the dive bars in downtown San Diego. Order a beer, enjoy the laid back atmosphere, and catch up with your vacation mates. And because dive bars aren’t for everyone, ordering cocktails at one of the popular rooftop bars in San Diego is always an option. Either way, enjoying a drink during sunset is a great way to experience life as a local San Diegan.
  2. Go for a walk. Seems simple enough, right? Going for a walk in San Diego isn’t just a regular activity. With winding paths along the water and in some of the city’s top parks and recreational centers, taking a stroll through San Diego allows you to embrace its beauty. If you’re interested in checking out a few tourist attractions as you go, walk from along the harbor from the Embarcadero to Seaport Village.
  3. Lounge at the beach. There’s no shame in spending the entire day sunbathing or taking it easy at the beach. With 70 miles of pristine coastline to enjoy, San Diego warmly welcomes you to spend a lazy afternoon on its sandy shores. However, if must do something, try scuba diving at a San Diego beach. Not only will it erase your feelings of guilt, the activity is sure to make your vacation a memorable one.

Even though the above suggestions might seem simple, sometimes going with an uncomplicated itinerary is the best way to enjoy a vacation. What are some of your favorite ways to spend the lazy days of summer in San Diego?

Discover Little Italy when You stay at Our Hotel near Downtown San Diego

One of my favorite things about the Marina Inn Hotel near downtown San Diego is its proximity to the Little Italy neighborhood.  Just 2 blocks east of our property lies this beautiful neighborhood full of Italian rustic charm mixed with modern living.  Cruise down cobblestone pathways, sip on your coffee next to beautiful fountains.  Let your senses go wild as you smell fresh baked breads and pastries.  Try some homemade fresh pastas at family owned restaurants where they great you with a hearty “Chow!”  Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, unlimited or budgeted, you are sure to find it here. There are also plenty of Italian shops and antique stores going down the way.

A great bonus to this area is the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market.  On any day of the week you can find Farmer’s Markets located in many neighborhoods around San Diego but the Little Italy Farmer’s Market is one of the largest and most popular.  From 8am-2pm cruise up Date St. to enjoy plenty of artisan foods, fresh produce, flowers and specialty items.   Whether you want to listen to some live music, taste good food, get a meal, or something to eat for later, this is the place to do just that.  Maybe even pick up a gift for yourself or a loved one.

Vendors include Springhill Farms cheese, Gourmet Tamales, Pacific Beach Peanut Butter, Pangea Tea and Gourmet Delights Oils, just to name a few.   There are also some beautiful fresh flowers and plants from local garden’s.  Gifts and specialties include jewelry, tablecloths, pottery, garlic graters and clothing.  Don’t forget to stop by their pet place to pick something up for Fido, maybe some homemade doggie beer bones or you can even get their portrait done.

Like I said, there is something for everyone right at our Hotel near Little Italy San Diego.

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