Archive for San Diego Events

Celebrate the 4th of July in San Diego

View July 4 fireworks shows from all the San Diego Bed & Breakfast Guild locations

Fireworks light up the sky over San Diego on the 4th of July

Looking for a hotel for the 4th of July in San Diego?  Check out these possibilities.

Independence Day may well be the favorite holiday in the city of San Diego.  And all the Bed and Breakfast Inns in our Guild stand ready to help you celebrate with gusto.

Our B&Bs offer lodging in homes and historic buildings with character and attention to detail.  Our staff members are available to provide the insider scoop on where to go, schedules, and parking (if necessary).

Starting on the north end of town, you can enjoy a full day of patriotic festivities, rides, music and finally fireworks at the San Diego County Fair.  We recommend a stay at the Bed and Breakfast Inn at La Jolla, the closest B&B to the fair grounds.

Travel south a few miles and you can experience a small town celebration. The Elsbree House B&B is the perfect place to stay in quaint Ocean Beach (OB to the locals).  Take a whole week off and you can enjoy the 35th Annual OB Street Fair and Chili Cook-off on June 28.  Then, six days later on July 4th, enjoy a day at the beach topped off with fabulous fireworks viewed from the elevations on Sunset Cliffs.

Travel a bit inland to step back in time and enjoy an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration in San Diego’s Old Town.  The Cosmopolitan Hotel, situated in the heart of Old Town, is the perfect overnight lodging for this event.  Not only is there free parking, but you can sit on the second story veranda outside of your room and watch the fireworks at SeaWorld.

Head to downtown San Diego where they definitely go a bit overboard with the fireworks – the Big Bay Boom is a coordinated display from four locations on the waterfront.  For the best seat in the house, stay at Glory’s Holiday House and view the extravaganza from her deck.  Other nearby downtown B&B owners can direct you to their secret viewing spots, many within just a few blocks.   Rooms are still available at the Keating House, Carole’s B&B, and the Hillcrest House B&B, all located near Balboa Park with its museums, theaters, gardens, and the famous San Diego Zoo.

Walk to the July 4 parade in Coronado from the 1906 Lodge, a San Diego Bed & Breakfast Guild member

Vintage fire truck in the Coronado Independence Day Parade

Travel south of downtown, and out into San Diego Bay, to where the village of Coronado hosts a full day of outdoor activities.  Parking is at a premium, so stay at the 1906 Lodge at Coronado Beach and park for free.  It is located a block from the parade route (the biggest parade in the county) and provides loaner chairs to view the two hour spectacle.  After a day at the beach, take your chairs and head to the golf course two blocks away to watch the Coronado fireworks.

July is definitely the busiest month of the year in San Diego.  Our B&B owners suggest that you consider leaving your car at home and take advantage of our public transportation or utilize the convenient service of Uber.com. (It’s everyone’s personal driver!)  Use promo code “rlr02” and you’ll receive $10 off your first trip.

Make your reservations today as every room in the county is full on our favorite holiday of the year!

Comic-Con rooms (July 24-27) still available at some San Diego Bed and Breakfast

If you are searching for a hotel for Comic-Con, check out the following Bed and Breakfast inns and small hotels.

Usually there is a multiple night minimum during the big event, July 24-27.  If you’ve waited to book your room and only need 2 nights, you might be in luck at one of these properties.  If you’ve never attended Comic-Con, you should know that extra mass transit options are available.  Buses just for transportation to the Convention Center are added.  The San Diego Trolley system is also a great way to get around. There is also an hourly pedestrian ferry running between Coronado and San Diego. These two inns currently have some space available.

Comic-Con visitors can stay at the 1906 Lodge in CoronadoHillcrest House Bed and Breakfast – 3845 Front Street, San Diego, (619) 990-2441

1906 Lodge at Coronado Beach – 1060 Adella Avenue, Coronado (619) 437-1900

For additional options, check out other San Diego Bed and Breakfast Guild members.

Let the fun begin!

Comic-Con guests at the Hillcrest House Bed and Breakfast

Comic-Con guests at the Hillcrest House Bed and Breakfast