Friday, July 25, 2014

Comic Con day 2

Comic-Con International 2014

One of our staff members had the opportunity to visit Comic Con for the fist time yesterday. These are some of her photos she took.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

On his way to Comic Con!

One of our guests on his way to this year's Comic Con!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

COMIC CON 2014 is here!

Comic-Con International 2014, July 24-27, San Diego Convention Center

We welcome you all to this year's Comic Con. Enjoy all the festivities and be safe!

Below are some photos from last year's Comic Con.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Our Laz Valet Raul preparing for the invasion of Comic Con 2014

Raul from Laz Valet is ready for you when you arrive to check in for Comic Con 2014.

Hi from Gaslamp Plaza Suites

We are enjoying a nice lunch together. From left to right Sean, Madeleine, Jennifer and Merry.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pride 2014 is here!

San Diego LGBT Pride

We welcome Pride 2014 to San Diego this weekend. See below for further information! 

Pride Parade

Date:  July 19, 2014
Time: 11:00 am
Locations: The parade begins at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Ave. and Normal St., proceeds west on University Ave., turns south on 6th Ave., turns left onto Balboa Dr. and ends at Laurel St.
Route Length: 1.1 miles
Cost: This is a free community event.
Check out the Parade Line-up Here!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Trivia Wednesday at the Commons Bar in the Gaslamp Quarter!

Just a block west of the Gaslamp Plaza Suites you will find the Commons Bar. Every Wednesday evening with start at 7:30 pm the Commons Bar hosts a sunset Trivia evening. Free to play, no limit on team size, win prizes, and drink specials!

Trivia Wednesdays @7:30pm

901 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Martha - our rooftop hostess

This is Martha, who is in charge of our rooftop and its daily continental breakfast.
She does a fantastic job taking care of our guests so next time you stay with us, please make sure to say "Hi"

Monday, July 7, 2014


We have the wonderful Melting Pot Fondue Restaurant located

 in the Gaslamp Plaza Suites. During the month of July they

 have a fantastic special, see below:

Two Can Dine for $69

JULY 1 - JULY 31
Join us Sunday through Thursday in July for our Summer Night out Feature Dinner. This four-course fondue dinner for two is priced at $69 per couple and includes, cheese fondue, salad, feature entree and chocolate fondue. Also enjoy 20% off select bottles of wine

Friday, July 4, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Pre 4th of July

There are so many fun things going on in San Diego for Fourth of July. See below for an extract of suggestions compliments of Visit San Diego :

San Diego

  • Annual Big Bay Boom July 4 Fireworks Show
    Location: Multiple Locations along San Diego Bay
    Time: 9:00 PM
    Take in the largest display in the county, with fireworks launched from four barges strategically placed around North San Diego Bay, they can be seen from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing. Just find a place along the bay and you will not be disappointed. Music from 105.7 "The Walrus" FM radio.
  • Sea to Shining Sea 4th of July Firework
     SeaWorld San Diego - 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
    Time: Fireworks at 10:10 PM
    SeaWorld San Diego is excited to light up the sky with an amazing fireworks extravaganza to celebrate the 4th of July.
  • Ocean Beach
    Location: Ocean Beach Pier at the end of Newport Ave.
    Time: 9:00 PM
    Spend the day picnicking, swimming in the ocean, walking and playing in the sand and shopping along Newport Ave. Then bundle up as the sun sets and pull up a blanket for a really spectacular fireworks show launched from the OB Pier.
  • Old Town 4th of July
    Location: Old Town State Historic Park
    Time: 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    Parade, crafts and activities of early San Diego recreate an old fashioned Independence Day celebrated on the frontier. (no fireworks)


  • 4th of July Celebration in Coronado
     Various Locations on Coronado
    Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Celebrate the 4th of July in the Crown City with a parade down Orange Avenue at 10:00 AM, a concert in Spreckels Park at 4:00 PM and fireworks over Glorietta Bay at 9:00 PM.
  • North County Coastal

    • San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration
       Del Mar Fairgrounds - 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar
      Date: July 4, 2014
      Time: Starts at 9:30 AM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
      Start off the day at the Fair with a patriotic opening ceremony at 9:30 AM, then enjoy the Hometown Heroes Parade at 7:00 PM, a concert provided by the Navy Band Southwest followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
    • Red, White and BOOM!
       LEGOLAND California - One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad
      Time: Fireworks at 8:30 PM
      Take the whole family and spend the day enjoying over 60 rides, shows and attractions along with some all-American picnic games like burlap races and water-balloon tosses and then top it off with an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to patriotic music.
    • Oceanside's Independence Day Parade
      Location: North on N Coast Hwy 101 from Wisconsin Ave to Civic Center Drive (just past City Hall)
      Date: June 28, 2014
      Time: 10:00 AM
      Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more. The theme this year is "The Spirit of Freedom." (no fireworks)
    • Oceanside Fireworks Show
      Location: El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Road
      Date: July 3, 2014
      Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
      Bring a beach chair and enjoy Oceanside Fireworks Show with music by El Camino High School and Oceanside High School bands along with bites from amazing food trucks.
    • Camp Pendelton Beach Bash
      Location: Del Mar Beach on Camp Pendelton
      Date: July 4, 2014
      Military members and their families enjoy an explosive fireworks show, live bands, a video tribute, sun, surf, patriotism and Esprit de Corps all in one day at the 4th of July Beach Bash!
    • North County Inland

      • Independence Day Celebration
         Grape Day Park, 321 North Broadway, Escondido
        Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
        Pack a picnic, and grab a blanket to enjoy an afternoon full of music, food, kid-friendly activities, contests and fireworks with the 1st Marine Division Band.
      • Grand Tradition July 4th
         Grand Tradition, 1602 South Mission Road, Fallbrook
        Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 8:45 PM
        Enjoy a day of live entertainment, dancing, kid friendly activities, Quack-Up Suck Race, Rubber Raft Regatta, food and drink, and fireworks! Tickets include admission and tickets which can be used for food, beverages and activities.
      • Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration
         Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa Boulevard and New Salem Street, Mira Mesa
        Time: Fireworks at 9:00 PM
        Come early for the parade and family friendly activities and stay late for the fireworks.
      • An Old Fashioned Fourth of July and Fireworks
         Poway High School Stadium, 15500 Espola Road, Poway
        Time: 7:00 to 10:00 PM
        Following the Poway Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration at Old Poway Park (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM), head to Poway High School for music, more food, glow sticks and fireworks.
      • Rancho Bernardo's The Spirit of the Fourth
        Location: Webb Park
        Time: 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM
        It's a whole day of fun in Rancho Bernardo with a pancake breakfast; a festival with food, music and games; a parade; and fireworks!
      • Rancho Santa Fe's 33rd Annual 4th of July Parade & Picnic
         16948 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
        Time: 1:00 PM
        Pack a few blankets and chairs for a free patriotic parade followed by a concert performed by the Coastal Communities Concert Band. (no fireworks)
      • San Marcos 4th of July Celebration
         Bradley Park, Rancho Sante Fe Road and Linda Vista Drive, San Marcos
        Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
        Carnival games, jumpers, food and fireworks!
      • Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade and Festival
         Scripps Ranch Hoyt Park (Festival)
        Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
        After the community parade, enjoy fun, food, music and games at the free festival. (no fireworks)

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Inaugural Dash & Dine Race in the Gaslamp Quarter!

    Kick of your July 4th holiday weekend with us at the inaugural DASH & DINE GASLAMP 5K on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Pulsating with the beat of San Diego’s vibrant nightlife and culinary epicenter, the DASH & DINE GASLAMP 5K starts at 7:00pm, when runners will take in the dazzling sights and sounds of the lively Gaslamp Quarter and Downtown San Diego. The grand finale of this unique 3.1-mile course is the exhilarating finish down Fifth Avenue to the iconic Gaslamp Quarter Archway. A portion of the proceeds will go towards theArmed Services YMCA's programs at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. 
    • 5K night run through the Gaslamp Quarter and Downtown San Diego, starting and ending at the beautiful Gaslamp Quarter Archway
    • Commemorative t-shirt for the first 1,500 registrants
    • Dining deals and special offers post-race for runners

    Dash & Dine Gaslamp 5K - Gaslamp Quarter's Night Time Run