Pacifica Hotels Hits Milestone with ‘Clean the World’ for Earth Day

Earth Day serves as an important annual reminder to honor the environment through action and preserve the planet for generations to come. This is a concept that remains top of mind year-round for Pacifica Hotels.

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One way Pacifica Hotels is making a difference is by reducing the waste generated from our hotels’ bath products. One million partly-used bars of soap are disposed of daily by U.S. hotels. In an effort to lower that number, Pacifica Hotels donates partially used bars of soap and bath products to be recycled and donated to areas in need worldwide. Through a partnership with Clean the World, the largest global recycler of hotel soaps and bottled amenities, Pacifica Hotels just reached an impressive milestone –  donating over 5,000 pounds of soap and shampoo to date from 20 of our participating hotels.

San Francisco 
Half Moon Bay Lodge 

Central California : 1,029 pounds of soap and 583 pounds of bottled amenities
Fireside Inn
Cambria Landing Inn & Suites 
Pelican Inn & Suites 
FogCatcher Inn
Holiday Inn Express
Cottage Inn
Sandcastle Inn
Spyglass Inn
Pacifica Suites

Los Angeles:  1,797 pounds of soap and 1,229 pounds of bottled amenities
Jamaica Bay Inn 
Inn at Marina del Rey
Hilton Garden Inn
Inn at Venice Beach
The Belamar
Quality Inn & Suites
Best Western Carlyle Inn

Orange County:  114 pounds of soap and 111 pounds of bottled amenities
Laguna Cliffs Inn

San Diego: 55 pounds of soap and 45 pounds of bottled amenities
Blue Sea Beach Hotel
Sommerset Suites

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Clean the World is a nonprofit organization committed to reducing the waste created by discarded soap and shampoo products and preventing the millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses around the world.  Clean the World accomplishes its mission by collecting, recycling, and distributing discarded soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions and gels from participating hospitality partners. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 15.5 million bars of soap.

To learn more about this important program and our involvement, visit Clean the World.

 

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Families Stay, Play & Save at Historic Kona Beachfront Hotel

konaFind white sand, lush greenery, sweeping blue ocean views and more at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Now offering a fantastic wallet-friendly Family package, it is easier than ever to share a Big Island adventure with the ones you love.

Package rates start at $204/night for a Double Queen room through July 31, 2014.

The Family package includes:

  • Choice of deluxe accommodations
  • A $50 hotel credit to redeem on-site at choice of:

King Kame bLocated across from the Kailua Pier and just minutes from the Kona International Airport, the hotel offers spacious and stylish guestrooms with luxurious bed linens, flat-screen cable TVs, complimentary high-speed Internet access, refrigerator, and coffeemaker with Kona’s delicious coffee.

Guests can enjoy refreshing cocktails and casual fare at the Billfish Poolside Bar & Grille or dinner at Honu’s on the Beach restaurant, featuring fresh and innovative Hawaiian regional cuisine beachside with views of the bay.

Families looking for an authentic and memorable experience don’t want to miss the award-winning Island Breeze’s Polynesian luau, a feast of traditional Hawaiian food and authentic Polynesian entertainment.

Luau-at-King-Kamehamehas-Kona-Beach-Hotel Book now or call (808) 329-2911. Promo code FML.

 

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Celebrate Mother Earth in California’s Central Coast

Cultivate your green roots this Earth Day in the Central Coast Wine Country. From April 11-13, Central Coast visitors and locals alike will be able to experience the region’s bountiful wine and produce at the 8th Annual Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend in Paso Robles.

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The three-day extravaganza kicks off with an exclusive Farm-to-Fork dinner event at one of the region’s historic vineyard properties, JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery, a celebration of the famous local food and wine scene, complete with wine pairings from many Central Coast award-winning vineyards.

Day two’s main event will be held in the Meadow at Castoro Cellars. Over 200 food producers, award-winning wineries, and area chefs will prepare a variety of their specialties, including seasonal produce, grass-fed meats, artisanal cheeses, local olive oils, and Central Coast chocolate.

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The final day of the Earth Day Food and Wine weekend plays host to many more intimate events including picnics, exclusive wine sales, a farm open house and of course more tastings.

The festival is the perfect way to relax and indulge in the Central Coast’s rich agricultural offerings while nurturing the earth. Tickets for Friday’s Farm-to-Fork dinner at JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery can be purchased at: http://earthdayfoodandwine.com/farm-fork-dinner-prestigious-justin-vineyard-winery/

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The event will likely sell out, so purchase tickets soon! For more information about the rest of the weekend’s festivities, visit http://earthdayfoodandwine.com/.

For more information about Cambria hotel accommodations on Moonstone Beach and to make your stay truly memorable, visit, http://www.pacificahotels.com/central/cambria/hotels

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New Look Unveiled at Pacificahotels.com

PH3We are pleased to introduce our new website, redesigned with you, our guests, in mind for an entirely improved online experience from overall aesthetics to usability. On our revamped site you’ll not only find all hotels and restaurants under one roof, but also special offers, meeting and event information, and reservations.

The “Choose Your Experience” feature now allows you to browse a variety of categories including Road Trippers, Outdoor Enthusiasts, Family Vacationers, Dog Lovers, Business Travelers, Romantic Couples, Wine Connoisseurs, and Golfers to help you decide which hotel is the best fit for your travel needs.

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To celebrate the new website, we’re offering 25% off stays at 17 participating hotels, including:

Half Moon Bay Lodge, Half Moon Bay

FogCatcher Inn, Cambria

Pelican Inn & Suites, Cambria

Fireside Inn, Cambria

Cambria Landing Inn & Suites, Cambria

Spyglass Inn, Pismo Beach

Cottage Inn, Pismo Beach

Sandcastle Inn, Pismo Beach

Pacifica Suites, Santa Barbara

The Inn at Marina del Rey, Marina del Rey

Jamaica Bay Inn, Marina del Rey

Inn at Venice Beach, Venice Beach

The Belamar Hotel, Manhattan Beach

Carlyle Inn, Los Angeles

Laguna Cliffs Inn, Laguna Beach

Sommerset Suites, San Diego

Blue Sea Beach Hotel, San Diego

Reservations can be made by visiting www.pacificahotels.com/specials/celebrate and entering promo code: CELEBRATE. Valid for stays February 18 – March 31, 2014. Must book by February 25, 2014. Offer is subject to availability.

The new website is in-line with Pacifica Hotels mission to ensure the best possible guest experience from beginning to end. Whether you have stayed with us dozens of times or are thinking about taking your first trip, you can easily plan coastal travel from San Diego to Half Moon Bay, California, and expect the same level of quality and service. Pacifica Hotels consistently ranks in the upper tier for guest satisfaction and value in all categories for branded and independent properties. Additionally, our collection received 20 TripAdvisor “Certificate of Excellence” awards in 2013, and a cumulative MarketMetrix score above 88.6, ranking our hotels above the highest of market standards.

We invite you to rediscover the Pacifica Hotels collection online and start planning your next getaway. And, don’t forget to sign up for our emails and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Cupid’s Arrow Strikes the California Coast this Valentine’s Day

Pacifica Hotels invites love-struck duos to spend Valentine’s Day on the California Coast with indulgent candlelight dinners and packages.

Marina del Rey is one of the most romantic sea-side cities along the coast. Ocean breezes, passing boats and a serene setting make it an ideal place to snuggle up. Leave it to Marina Grill and Bar and Beachside Restaurant to craft tempting menus for the occasion. At Marina Grill and Bar, pairs can enjoy two complimentary glasses of champagne with a divine four-course meal for $80 per couple:

SOUP

Soupe A l’Oignon Au Fromage (French Onion Soup)

OR

Lobster Bisque with Handmade Rustic Croutons

 

SMALL PLATES

Tuna Tapas

Seared Tuna with Wasabi Mayonnaise served atop Crispy Wonton Diamonds

OR

Belgian Endive and Asian Pear Salad

with Saint Agur Blue Cheese, Arugula, Candied Walnuts and Lemon Dressing

 

MAIN COURSE

Braised Shortribs with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooked, Seared Shortribs

served on a Bed of Wasabi Infused Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes

OR

Mahi Mahi En Papillote

Tender Mahi Mahi Baked in Parchment Paper

served with Sautéed Kale, Leeks, Sweet Carrot Faro and Lemon Pepper Sauce

OR

Creamy Parmesan and Mushroom Risotto

Slow Cooked Arborio Rice with Aged Parmesan Cheese and Crimini Mushrooms

 

SWEET AND SAVORY

Crème Brûlée

OR

Chocolate Bread Pudding

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Situated in the newly unveiled Hilton Garden Inn, Marina Grill and Bar is an upscale-casual restaurant with an indoor/outdoor design, allowing couples to enjoy a tranquil setting with glimpses of the Marina waters. For more information or to make a reservation, call (310) 310-2000 or visit: http://www.opentable.com/rest_profile_menu.aspx?rid=111493&tab=1.

To continue the romance, couples can enjoy overnight accommodations at the new Hilton Garden Inn Marina del Rey. Those who book the Valentine’s Day package will also receive a romantic in-room amenity of chocolate-dipped strawberries and champagne. Available through March 1, 2014.

Across the way at the Jamaica Bay Inn’s water-front Beachside Restaurant, Valentines can be seduced with a gourmet three-course meal for two. The menu ranges from $62 to $125 per couple and includes:

STARTER

Salmon sashimi

Wild kumquat, jalapeno, orange infused olive oil

& fennel pollen

OR

Crab Cake Appetizer

3 mini crab cakes, lemon aioli

sweet corn & arugula salad

OR

Grapefruit, Avocado & Shrimp Salad

Green leaf lettuce & sesame lime vinaigrette

ENTRÉE (Shared)

Cedar Planked Chateaubriand of New Zealand King Salmon

Parsley fingerling potatoes, roasted broccolini

& Blood orange hollandaise

OR

Surf and Turf

2 ea. 5 oz Filet Mignon” Oscar”

Shared Steamed 1 1/2 # Maine Lobster

Scalloped potatoes, grilled asparagus

Sauce Béarnaise & drawn butter

OR

Herb Roasted Baby Rack of Lamb

Porcini mushroom risotto

Brandy & tart cherry demi

DESSERT

“Tin Roof” Hot Fudge Sundae for Two

Tahitian Vanilla Ice cream, salted Spanish peanuts, hot fudge & whipped cream

The indoor-outdoor restaurant and bar boasts large windows, which seamlessly bring the beach, gardens and marina inside. The outdoor patio features cozy fire pits looking out toward the ocean, making it an excellent spot to cuddle up. For more information or to make a reservation, call (310) 823-5333 or visit: http://www.opentable.com/rest_profile_menu.aspx?rid=51730&scpref=100&tab=1

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Meanwhile, a bit further south, one of TripAdvisor’s highest-rated Manhattan Beach restaurants, Second Story, is luring lovebirds with decadent dishes. The prix-fixe menu is $90 per couple and includes:

FIRST COURSE

Grassy Bar Oysters on the Half Shell

Spicy Raspberry Mignonette

OR

Yellow Tail Sashimi
Avocado, Jalapeno, Ponzuo Sauce

OR

Baby Spinach Salad
Candy Walnuts, Humboldt Fog, Sliced Pears

 

ENTREES

Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chop
Carmelized Onions and Mushrooms, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Grilled Vegetables, Mint Pesto, Demi-Glaze

OR

Pan Seared Scallops
Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, PEI Mussels, Plum Relish, Citrus Cream Sauce

OR

7 Vegetables and Ricotta Tortellini
Steamed Vegetables sautéed with Garlic and Truffle Oil, Basil Parmesan Sauce

 

DESSERTS

Fresh Fruit and Berries Tart
Chambord Cream

OR

Caramel Fudge Brownie Cheesecake
Fresh Berries

OR

Cheese Plate and Pear Chutney

Located inside The Belamar Hotel, Second Story Restaurant combines classic food, creative cocktails, a dynamic wine list and a vibrant setting, to create the ultimate Valentine’s Day feast for two.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (310) 750-0312 or visit: https://rez.opentable.com/reservation/start/1498?source=selfhost

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Central Coast Toasts Pinot Noir

California’s Central Coast continues to gain recognition for its well-crafted wines, especially Pinot Noir varietals.  And, next month’s World of Pinot Noir event in Santa Barbara honors that by offering a perfect opportunity to sample some of the world’s best blends.

Against the backdrop of the American Riviera, wine aficionados can experience a multi-day event that brings together both Pinot Noir producers and enthusiasts from all over the world to celebrate the wine.  The occasion will feature morning-to-night wine exhibitions along with mouth-watering food pairings, and an opportunity to mingle and meet the winemakers and sommeliers from around the world.

The 14th annual Pinot Noir festival takes place February 28 through March 1 at the Bacara Resort. For tickets, visit http://www.worldofpinotnoir.com/store.html.

Visitors wanting to experience this event can stay just a few miles away at Pacifica Suites , which offers all-suite accommodations and access to all of Santa Barbara’s many treasures. For questions and booking information, visit http://www.pacificasuites.com/.

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New Year’s Eve Along the California Coast

catamaran  While New Year’s Eve celebrations are happening all over the world, the California Coast is without a doubt one of the best places to usher in 2014. With events throughout the Golden State, there are plenty of places to party with friends and family. We’ve narrowed it down to a few of the best along the Pacific Coast.

San Diego

What to do:

The Catamaran Resort and Spa NYE 2014: Celebrate the New Year with an all inclusive open bar, appetizers, midnight champagne toast and four rooms of top tier entertainment. Option to upgrade to the VIP Party Boat.

Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Catamaran Resort and Spa
Price: Regular $129. VIP Boat Cruise $159
http://www.kicktickets.com/san-diego/38877/2013/12/31/the-catamaran-resort-and-spa-nye-2014-the-catamaran-resort-and-spa

- Til The Ball Falls Bar Crawl NYE 2014: If you want to enjoy the best bars and drink specials in Downtown, join the Bar Crawl to welcome the New Year.

Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Stout Public House
Price: $10
http://www.kicktickets.com/san-diego/40787/2013/12/31/til-the-ball-falls-bar-crawl-nye-2014-stout-public-house

- Mission Bay Fireworks: Celebrate New Year’s with bed-time friendly fireworks’ shows hosted by SeaWorld San Diego over the beautiful Mission Bay.

Time: 8:50 p.m.
Location: Mission Bay
Price: Free
http://convivialstays.com/new-years-eve-family-san-diego/

Flagship New Year’s Eve Dance Party Cruise: Enjoy live music on two levels, gourmet appetizers and premium bar selections (available for purchase). Price includes boarding pass, champagne & complimentary midnight toast.

Time: 9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Location: 990 North Harbor Drive
Price: $62.50 Adult General Admission
http://www.flagshipsd.com/flagship-cruises-ships/holiday-cruises/new-year-s-eve-party-cruise

Flagship New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise: Celebrate on the sea with a three-course dinner, live music entertainment, and premium bar selections. Price includes, dinner, boarding pass, champagne & midnight toast.

Time: 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.flagship-cruise
Location: 990 North Harbor Drive
Price: $105.00 Adult; $65.00 Child (4-12 yrs): Hosted Bar Packages available for additional $40.00 (adult ticket only)
http://www.flagshipsd.com/flagship-cruises-ships/dining-cruises/new-years-dinner-cruise

- Mad Men New Year’s Eve Celebration: Savor artisan vintage cocktails and a mid-century inspired five-course dinner with a modern twist by Executive Chef Fabrice Hardel. Then, listen to Lorraine Castellanos quartet’s favorite songs of the Mad Men era.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Westgate Hotel
Price: $179
http://www.westgatehotel.com/events-promotions/special-events/Mad-Men-New-Year-Eve-2013

Kids-New-Years-Eve-at-LEGOLANDKids’ New Year’s Eve at LEGOLAND: Like the famous Times Square party, Kids’ New Year’s Eve features a children’s concert and countdown to the New Year, followed by a huge LEGO brick dropping 22 feet into 2014, as well as a dazzling fireworks display.

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: LEGOLAND
Price: Included with admission
http://m.legoland.com/en/knye/?epslanguage=en

New Year’s Eve Gala 2013: Ring in the New Year aboard the USS Midway Museum. Includes open premium bar, elegant dinner stations, and dancing to a live band.

Time: 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Location: USS Midway Museum
Price: $169 per person (includes tax and gratuity)
http://www.sandiego.org/members/attractions/uss-midway-museum/events/new-years-eve-gala-2013.aspx

John’s New Year’s Eve Party and Horn Parade: Have a ball this New Year’s Eve at John’s Incredible Pizza Company. Watch the ball drop at midnight on the big screens and join in the IncrediBear Horn Parade at midnight!
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Location: Johns Pizza in South Bay
Price: Celebration Package Before 12/31 Kids (3-12) – $10 Adults – $15 On 12/31 Kids (3-12) – $15 Adults – $20. Premium Package Before 12/31 Kids (3-12) – $25 Adults – $30 On 12/31 Kids (3-12) – $30 Adults – $35
http://www.sandiego.org/members/restaurants/johns-incredible-pizza-company/events/john-s-new-years-eve-party-and-horn-parade.aspx

Where to stay:

- Blue Sea Beach Hotel http://www.blueseabeachhotel.com/

- Sommerset Suites Hotel http://www.sommersetsuites.com/

Laguna Beach

What to do:

- The Deck On Laguna Beach: Celebrate the New Year in style in your finest Gatsby attire at The Bungalows. Indulge in a highly fashionable progressive cocktail party, with acoustic music, DJ, and tasting menu.

Time: : 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. -1:30 a.m.
Location: The Deck On Laguna Beach
Price: $299 Per Person for Progressive Cocktail Party, Tasting Menu, & Late Night Soiree, starting at 7 p.m. OR, $150 Per Person for Late Night Soiree Only, starting at 10 P.M. 
http://www.deckonlaguna.com/upcoming-events/new-years-eve

7-degrees- NYE at Seven Degrees: Enjoy an open beer and wine bar including complimentary champagne (until 10pm), culinary delights, great music, and a complimentary toast at midnight.

Time:  7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Location: Seven Degrees
Price: First 100 tickets for $100
http://events.ocregister.com/laguna_beach_ca/events/show/368821539-the-rockin-laguna-beach-new-years-bash-at-seven-degrees

Where to stay:

- Laguna Cliffs Inn http://www.lagunacliffsinn.com/
Los Angeles

What to do:

- New Year’s Eve 2014 at Greystone Manor: Enjoy a five hour premium hosted bar and a special live DJ performance at one of LA’s most famous venues.

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Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: Greystone Manor
Price:  $125 – $4,400
http://www.kicktickets.com/los-angeles/38135/2013/12/31/greystone-manor-new-years-eve-2014-greystone-manor

- Goo Goo Dolls New Year’s Eve 2014: Start the New Year in tune with the Goo Goo Dolls and be one of the first to hear their newly  released album, “Magnetic.”

Time: 10:00 p.m.
Location: House of Blues
Price: $130 – $210
http://www.houseofblues.com/tickets/eventdetail.php?eventid=84498

- Katt Williams NYE 2014: Start your year off with a good laugh by seeing comedian Katt Williams at the thrilling Nokia Theater at L.A. Live.

Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: Nokia Theater L.A. Live
Price: $49.50 to $125
http://www.axs.com/events/245802/katt-williams-tickets?TM=1

City-Hall-and-Grand-Park-868x640-  New Year’s Eve LA – Grand Park: Grand Park rings in 2014 featuring live performances by dublab’s finest, Versa-Style Dance Company and more, 3-D projections and countdown covering 22 stories of City Hall, live photo booth projected 100 feet above Grand Park, food trucks and a cash bar.

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 12:30am
Location: Grand Park
Price: Free
http://grandparkla.org/ai1ec_event/new-years-eve-la/#sthash.ykPMkm4q.dpbs

Where to stay:

- Best Western PLUS Carlyle Inn, West LA/Beverly Hills http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/CA/Los-Angeles-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-PLUS-Carlyle-Inn/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=05656

- Inn at Venice Beach, Venice Beach http://www.innatvenicebeach.com/

- Inn at Marina del Rey, Marina del Rey http://www.innatmarinadelrey.com/

- Jamaica Bay Inn, Marina del Rey http://www.jamaicabayinn.com/

- Hilton Garden Inn, Marina del Rey http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-garden-inn-los-angeles-marina-del-rey-LAXDRGI/index.html

- The Belamar, Manhattan Beach http://www.thebelamar.com/

- Quality Inn & Suites, Hermosa Beach http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-hermosa_beach-california-CA041

- Sunrise Hotel, Redondo Beach http://www.sunrisehotelredondobeach.com/

Santa Barbara

What to do:

- Santa Barbara Symphony Presents: New Year’s Eve Pops: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with great music by Bob Bernhardt, guest conductor, who is fast becoming a Santa Barbara favorite.
Time: 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Location: Granada Theater
Price: $38 – $153

http://events.stltoday.com/santa_barbara_ca/events/show/362077383-new-years-eve-pops

Masked beauty portrait- New Year’s Eve Midnight Masquerade:  Toast the New Year at one of the world’s top resorts, Bacara. Enjoy gourmet action stations by award-winning chefs, a DJ, party favors, balloon drop, and champagne toast.

Time: 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Location: Bacara Ballroom
Price: $85 per person; includes Chef tastings, party favors and a champagne toast. After 10 p.m., late evening admission is $50 (excludes dining).
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-midnight-masquerade-tickets-4842220211

- Cruise Ship, Celebration: Santa Barbara’s luxury 42 passenger cruise service lets you ring in the New Year from the sea. Experience amazing views of the coast and mountains. There is a full bar on board.

Time: 10:15 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Location: Loading at the Wharf
Price: $60.00 per adult.
http://www.celebrationsantabarbara.com/celebration-cruises-press.php

- New Year’s Eve Dance Party at Chumash Casino: Boogie down for the countdown to 2014 during a fun-filled flashback concert, featuring 70’s disco tribute band “Boogie Knights” and totally awesome 80’s band “The Spazmatics”.chumash-casino1

Time: Not specified
Location: Chumash Casino
Price: Free with your club Chumash Card
https://www.chumashcasino.com/entertainment/dance-party/new-year%E2%80%99s-eve-dance-party

Where to stay:

- Pacifica Suites http://www.pacificasuites.com/

Pismo Beach

Where to go:

- Noon Year’s Eve 6th Annual Celebration:  Families can gather for the NOON balloon drop.  Plus, kids can make noisemakers, enjoy an apple juice toast and dance along to the music of Matt Cross.

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Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum
Price: Admission
http://events.sanluisobispo.com/san_luis_obispo_ca/events/show/368783697-noon-years-eve-celebration

- New Year’s Eve Extravaganza:  An evening of festive music and entertainment provided by the symphony featuring violinist Brynn Albanese, soprano Sarah Kleeman, and pianist Terry Spiller. Additional entertainment will include the Suspended Motion Aerial Artists.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: the Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo
Price:  $40 – $70
http://www.zvents.com/san_luis_obispo_ca/events/show/343740983-new-years-eve-extravaganza

- New Year’s Eve Party at Robert Hall Winery: Celebrate the New Year with a throwback Party to the 1960’s.Option 1: The Four Seasons Event starts at 7pm with appetizers, wine/champagne in the cavern, followed by an elegant four course meal in the Meritage Room. Then, dance into 2014 with the band or with the Stork Club DJ in the cavern.
Option 2: The Stork Club Event starts at 9pm with sweet and savory appetizers, wine, champagne and a DJ.

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Time: 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Location: Robert Hall Winery, Paso Robles
Price: Option 1: $155/person, $130/members. Option 2: $60/person, $48/members.
http://www.roberthallwinery.com/events/New-Year-s-Eve-Party

- New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch:  Enjoy the start of 2014 with some bubbly and brunch.

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Cuvee Champagne Bar., Avila Beach
Price: $10 – $50
http://events.sanluisobispo.com/avila_beach_ca/events/show/368768946-new-years-day-hangover-brunch

Where to stay:

- Spyglass Inn http://www.spyglassinn.com/

- Cottage Inn http://www.cottage-inn.com/

- Sandcastle Inn http://www.sandcastleinn.com/

 

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Laguna Beach’s Winter Fantasy Sawdust Art Festival

Laguna Beach may be known for its pristine beaches and sunny days, but come December, the sea-side town is turned into a winter wonderland with the Sawdust Art Festival, an event that showcases 175 artists, and offers activities, educational classes, holiday entertainment, a petting zoo, and more.

Families can wander through the winter fantasyland and find unique, artisan gifts for everyone on their list.  Art gifts includes jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, photography, sculpture, clothing and textiles. December 14-15 is the last weekend for the festival. The event is open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For tickets visit http://sawdustartfestival.org/tickets/. For more information call (949) 494-3030 or visit http://sawdustartfestival.org/winter-fantasy-2/

Those looking to enjoy the festival and all of Laguna Beach’s brilliance can find a cozy room at Laguna Cliffs Inn located just a few miles away from the festival.  Visitors will enjoy comfortable accommodations, ocean views and access to the best of Laguna Beach. Plus, stay 3 nights or more and get 20% off! For reservations or more information call (949)497-6645 or visit http://www.lagunacliffsinn.com/.

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Pacifica Hotels Celebrates Cyber Monday with Serious Seaside Savings

JamaicaBayInn_MarinadelRey If you love a good travel deal, you’ll be excited to hear your favorite Pacifica Hotels are on sale for Cyber Monday. For 24 hours on Dec. 2, you can book a stay through March 15, 2014, at 40% off through Pacifica’s Facebook page. Choose from 15 Pacifica Hotels California destinations:

Half Moon Bay Lodge, Half Moon Bay
FogCatcher Inn, Cambria
Pelican Inn & Suites, Cambria
Cambria Landing Inn, Cambria
Spyglass Inn, Pismo Beach
Cottage Inn, Pismo Beach
Sandcastle Inn, Pismo Beach
Pacifica Suites, Santa Barbara
The Inn at Marina del Rey, Marina del Rey
Jamaica Bay Inn, Marina del Rey
Inn at Venice Beach, Venice Beach
The Belamar Hotel, Manhattan Beach
Laguna Cliffs Inn, Laguna Beach
Sommerset Suites, San Diego
Blue Sea Beach Hotel, San Diego

SandcastleInn_PismoBeach

Whether looking for a relaxing ocean view retreat with your significant other or a centrally located base with a host of complimentary amenities for your family, Pacifica Hotels has thoughtful, charming and comfortable accommodations to please all types of visitors.

Cyber Monday bookings must go through Pacifica Hotel’s Facebook page and will only be available on December 2, from 12 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. PST. Some exclusions and blackout dates may apply.

For questions or additional information call (805) 957-0095 or email info@pacificahotels.com.

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Santa Barbara International Marathon & Half Marathon

Santa Barbara, CA is gearing up for one of the city’s biggest annual events – the International Marathon and Half Marathon.

The weekend-long celebration will take place November 8th-10th in the scenic sea-side community best known as the American Riviera. Beginning Friday, there will be a Health & Fitness Expo with exhibitors showcasing the latest in technology, travel, and fitness.

On Saturday, runners will head out for one of the most challenging athletic endeavors of their lives. But their surroundings will surely help them stay motivated. The marathon’s coastal course boasts both mountain and ocean views, and a 2-mile decent towards the ocean, which funnels to the race’s finish line. Following the race, marathoners can partake in a celebration at Santa Barbara City College from 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m, which includes live entertainment, food and beverages.

Runners and their friends and family looking to relax after the race will enjoy the tranquility of Pacifica Suites. The all-suite hotel has plenty of room to recuperate, plus a refreshing pool and nightly wine and cheese reception to help satiate runners after all that exertion.  To make a reservation call (805) 683-6722 or visit  http://www.pacificasuites.com/.

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