Del Mar Fair in San Diego – June 10 to July 4

Del Mar Fair in San Diego

Every year since 1880 San Diego County, California has held a fair offering fun for thousands of visitors. The current location in Del Mar is about 20 miles from San Diego. The fair lasts from the middle of June until the last fireworks display on July 4th.From 1880 to 1953 this fair was known as the San Diego County Fair. Beginning in 1954 the name was augmented to include the word exhibition in its title ultimately becoming known as Del Mar Fair.

The 75th anniversary at the current location will be celebrated in 2011 with the theme focusing on cars. Originally, the fair was intended to highlight agricultural pursuits. Like all traditional fairs held in many cities, counties and states across America, the Del Mar Fair offers exhibits encompassing such things as craft, flower and food preparation awards to animal exhibits, livestock shows and auctions to benefit young people belonging to 4H clubs and Future Farmers of America. Student exhibit and project entries include age categories from kindergarten to community college.

Since 1980 each fair has featured a theme some of which celebrate various milestones such as California Dreamin in 2000 commemorating the 150th anniversary of the fair. The 2004 theme honored the 100th birthday of Dr. Seuss who was born in San Diego. For 2011 the cars theme will include displays of cars ranging from luxury and exotic to electric models.

Elephant Ride Del Mar Fair - Photo Courtesy Jean-Pierre Prieur

Live entertainment by artists in the music industry has always been a highlight of the fair and is considered to be the number one attraction. Some of the outstanding performers over the years have been Carrot Top, Andy Williams, the Kingston Trio, Lawrence Welk, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Village People.

The Del Mar Fair is known for thrill rides in the Fun Zone including extreme activities such as bungee jumping. For younger fair goers, Kiddie Land offers a merry-go-round. One ride guaranteed to delight all ages is a giant Ferris wheel that not only affords a view of many other attractions and activities available but includes a breathtaking view of the ocean as well.

Over 100 food booths available offer visitors the opportunity to satisfy their appetites with everything from beef sundaes to fried butter which was the new food feature for 2010.

Located near this 5th largest fair in America are many accommodations such as the San Diego Hilton/Del Mar which is across the street.

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San Diego Hotel Deals – Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Rates from: $129.35

San Diego Hotel Deals – Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Rates from: $129.35

The ultimate rock star experience in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego has one of the best locations in downtown San Diego. Steps from hundreds of shops, restaurants and entertainment options. And of course within the Hotel you’ll find two of the city’s finest bars, Nobu San Diego and plenty more. As a guest of the Hard Rock, you’ll receive VIP access to it all.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego offers the ultimate rock star experience: luxurious style and substance with a unique rock vibe. It features 420 rooms and suites, a stunning lobby lounge and rooftop pool bar, rooftop urban garden, coffee shop, fitness center and luxurious spa.

Rooms and suites feature stunning cantilevered furniture, halo-illuminated beds that create a sense of floating, state-of-the-art lighting, green-room inspired refreshment centers and sensually-styled bathrooms with ceiling-mounted rain showers. Technology pulses through the rooms with integrated video and sound systems.

Elevated over the Gaslamp Quarter and adorned with a number of private cabanas, the rooftop pool deck evolves from an urban garden morning setting, to a relaxing oasis in the afternoon, to a vibrant people-watching party scene under the stars.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego



San Diego Hotel Deals – Hilton San Diego Bayfront Rates from: $135.00

San Diego Hotel Deals – Hilton San Diego Bayfront Rates from: $135.00

Next to Convention Center & across the street from PETCO Park

The Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel, adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center, is located along the bay in beautiful downtown San Diego, and is minutes from the San Diego International Airport (SAN). Our hotel is within walking distance of: PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres, The vibrant Gaslamp Quarter boasting world-class shopping and dining. The Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel is conveniently located near dozens of sightseeing and recreational opportunities including: Championship golf courses (Torrey Pines, Maderas, Mt. Woodson, Salt Creek, Riverwalk), Miles of glorious beaches (Coronado, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, La Jolla Shores), The world-famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, SeaWorld, Seaport Village, Birch Aquarium, La Jolla Village, Legoland, San Diego Wild Animal Park, And Tijuana, Mexico. Our thirty story tower hotel features 1,190 guest rooms and more than 165,000 square feet of meeting space making it perfect for the business and leisure traveler alike.

Spacious guest rooms, suites and executive level accommodations will also feature spectacular bay and city views as well as: Upscale amenities, Most current technology, Expansive windows, Hilton’s Serenity Collection bed and linens, Large work desk and high-speed Internet access, Large vanity space and Crabtree & Evelyn bath products to indulge in, Suites feature a living room, Executive rooms feature continental breakfast and an evening reception daily, See Accommodations below for more fabulous features. The Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel also features: Four food and beverage outlets including a waterfront restaurant and Fox Sports Grill, A gourmet coffee shop, Upscale retail outlets, A health club and spa. Travel should take you places!.

Hilton San Diego Bayfront


San Diego Hotel Deals – Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego Rates from: $90.00

San Diego Hotel Deals – Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego Rates from: $90.00

The Holiday Inn Express Downtown is one of the most conveniently located hotels in the downtown San Diego area. We are ideally located near the Port of San Diego, the Cruise Ship Terminal, the San Diego Convention Center, and Petco Park.

We are within walking distance of San Diego’s famous Gaslamp Quarter, offering fine dining and entertainment. Horton Plaza Shopping Center and a variety of theaters, museums and specialty shops are also nearby.

It’s just a short drive from our hotel to the World Famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Historic Old Town, and San Diego’s beautiful Harbor. The Holiday Inn Express Downtown is the perfect destination for both business or leisure visitors.

Our guests can take advantage of free in-room wireless and wired high-speed Internet access. We also offer a 1,320 square foot meeting room. It’s the ideal spot for small conferences, reunions, and wedding parties.

Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego

San Diego Hotel Deals – Surfer Beach Hotel Rates from: $144.00

San Diego Hotel Deals – Surfer Beach Hotel Rates from: $144.00

Introducing San Diego’s all-new Surfer Beach Hotel, your complete year-round vacation headquarters situated on the sands of the Pacific Ocean. Located just minutes from popular attractions including the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and the downtown Gaslamp District, you’ll discover a variety of accommodations including single rooms for the business traveler or our convenient kitchenette units for families on the go.

From beachfront activities and surfside dining to breathtaking sunsets from your private balcony, you’ll discover an all-new vacationing experience at The Surfer Beach Hotel. High Speed Wireless Internet access is now available in all rooms.

Please note: this hotel does not have in-room air conditioners

Surfer Beach Hotel

Special offers for Hotel Del Coronado – Best San Diego Hotel on the Beach

The front of the Hotel del Coronado in Coronad...

Hotel Del Coronado - San Diego Hotel on the Beach

Those in search of an reasonably priced getaway for the beautiful southern Californian city San Diego should give serious consideration to the upcoming event San Diego hotel week, a month-long program featuring the city’s most popular list of hotels, resorts and vacation rentals. The special program is offering great discounted deals for the travelers. Apart from accommodation, the program has also an inventory of discounted deals on a variety of savings on tours and tickets to explore the magnificent city of San Diego. Whether you choose to spend time in sightseeing or indulge in the pulsating nightlife of the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Hotel week has everything for you.

Luxury Room - Hotel Del Coronado

Luxury Room - Hotel Del Coronado

Hotel Del Coronado is one of the featured hotel of San Diego Hotel week program. This iconic hotel is serving the guests graciously since 1888. This Victorian style mansion with red turrets piercing the California skyline is considered as one of the popular classic beachfront hotel on one of the America’s most beautiful beach. Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1977, this hotel brings the cotemporary luxurious amenities and the charm of a fairytale castle together. Voted as one among the top ten resorts in the world by USA Today, this quintessential San Diego hotel in the beach offers the best Californian style hospitality to everyone. As one of the most urbane lifestyle hotel on the beach , the Del Coronado is an ideal destination for a memorable vacation getaway. Whether for families or couples, this enchanting resort hotel is San Diegobased best classic backdrop for a perfect romantic escape. Hence, the Del is one popular wedding destination in America according to the Travel Channel. Even for business conferences, this hotel has 65,000-square feet of flexible meeting and exhibition space exclusively for such events. With a group of event planners, the hotel ensures to provide all possible assistance for a successful event.

San Diego hotel week has special offers on accommodation for the Del Coronado hotel. The deal offers 1 night free stay when you book a 2 night stay at the Hotel Del Coronado during 2010. Another deal from hotel week offers 4 free ice skating sessions at the Del’s oceanfront rink, when you book your accommodation within November end, 2010 till 2nd January, 2011. You can choose to book online or through telephone for such offers. Come and experience a wonderful south Californian getaway at this classy hotel on the beach of marvelous San Diego.

San Diego Hotel Deals – Special offers for Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

After the success of San Diego restaurant week to spotlight restaurants with affordable priced menus, the San Diego hotel week event is showcasing hot deals on hotels for travelers to San Diego. Started last year, this pioneering program has received tremendous success. This year, the event has considerably grown with over 90 participating hotels in promotion into a month-long event. Now tourists have better deals to enjoy in San Diego with discounted deals from San Diego hotel week.

One featured hotel of this season is Hard Rock Hotel of San Diego.
With three choices of rooms such as studio, contemporary Hard Rock suites and Rock star suites, Hard Rock hotel delivers conventional accommodation with all amenities orchestrated to deliver authentic experiences to all the guests. Enjoy a siesta on the plush bed with Hard Rock’s custom Halo-illuminated bedding and a relaxing bath in the sensually-styled bathrooms with ceiling-mounted rain showers. Chill out at the over sized lounge of your contemporary Hard Rock suite and enjoy free access to hotel’s Rock royalty crew as a Rock star guest when you book a Rock star suite of the hotel.

With lavish amenities and special room services, the hotel also features delectable dinner menus from three distinctive restaurants and bars. Enjoy a lip-smacking sushi dinner from the kitchen of Tokyo-trained Nobu Matsuhisa, the most celebrated chef of southern California; his classic Japanese recipes have attracted many food lovers from distance cities. The hotel also boasts Float, the best rooftop bar of San Diego. The bar is set atop the hotel while offering a stylish haven with fire pits for the guests to indulge in a finest dining during a special DJ night. Maryjane’s is another restaurant of Hard Rock that features a classic American style gourmet food with a contemporary twist.

To help you in saving while staying at San Diego Hard Rock, San Diego Hotel Week offers special discounted packages for accommodation. Book a two night stay to save 15% and a three to four night stay to save 25% on your total lodging expenditure. Whereas to avail 35% discount, book for five night stay at Hard Rock, San Diego.

The ultimate rock star experience in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter