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Pink Party Boat Ideas Guaranteed to Make a Splash

Pink Party Boat Ideas Guaranteed to Make a Splash

Planning a party can be hard work! Trying to find a unique location, deciding on a theme and figuring out what to serve takes time and effort. Well, Eco Boat Rentals is here to help. Their Pink Party Boat Cruises make the perfect backdrop for a variety of celebrations. Read on for suggestions to assist you in creating your next soiree. First, A Few Details About the Pink Party Boats Pink Party Boats are electric Duffy boats equipped with bright pink hulls and canopies. Each boat can hold up to eight guests and comes with your own private captain to pilot the vessel safely. Cruises are two hours long and start from America’s Cup Harbor. They continue along downtown San Diego, visiting iconic landmarks such as The USS Midway. The views are spectacular and offer endless photo opportunities. Included on the boat are onboard bathrooms, complete window enclosures that can be lowered on warm days and closed on chilly ones, a Bluetooth speaker system and karaoke microphone, a cooler with ice, plastic cups, pink hats and pillows and a banner. Bring your favorite food and drinks (suggestions below) and decorations although attaching anything to the outside of the boat is not permitted. Keep in mind the captain’s tip is not included in the price of the charter. Now that we have covered the basics, let’s talk about parties. Birthday Parties on a Pink Party Boat A Pink Party Boat is ideal for a birthday jubilee whether you are turning 21 years old or 40 years young. Sweet 16 For a  Sweet 16, how about a Taylor Swift themed party? Ask the Swifties to dress as their favorite Taylor Swift persona and bring friendship bracelets to share. Download the This is Taylor Swift playlist from Spotify to blast over the Bluetooth speaker system. Serve non-alcoholic Peach Bellini’s and Taylor’s favorite food, chicken fingers! 21st Legally Blonde For the person finally turning legal, throw a Legally Blonde bash. Make Elle Woods proud in your best pink ensemble. Keep it sweet with a dessert board. Shake up some Chocolate Cake Shots to get the party started. Pop some pink champagne to keep it going. Dance to Spotify’s 21st Birthday playlist or the soundtrack to Legally Blonde. It will be a party no one will forget. Still Hot at 40 So, you are turning forty. Kick it up a notch with an I’m Still Hot party theme. Think of all things hot and spicy. Mix up Pineapple Chili Margaritas and dish up chips and spicy guacamole or jalapeno poppers. Wear something red and sexy. Hand out hot tamales candies as a party favor. Swing your hips to a spicy soundtrack like this one from Spotify. Remind everyone that age is just a number. Bachelorette Parties on a Pink Party Boat For an unparalleled and fun bachelorette party, arrange a Newlywed Game themed celebration on a Pink Party Boat. Before the shindig, ask the bride’s partner a list of relationship questions. Click here for some ideas. Make sure to keep the answers secret. You will also need to prepare a batch of Jell-O shots for the game. The Newlywed Game premiered on television in 1966, so consider drinks and eats from the 60’s for the party. Gimlets were fashionable cocktails of the era and are easy to make. Popular appetizers included meatballs with grape jelly, finger sandwiches with white bread, stuffed mushrooms and celery and cream cheese. Put on some 60’s Love Songs to set the mood. Once everyone is settled in, it’s time to play the game. Ask the bride the same questions you asked her partner. When she answers correctly, everyone cheers. When the answer is incorrect, everyone downs a Jell-O shot. Depending on how well she knows her betrothed, this could be a raucous party. Or A Divorce Party? If your marriage has ended in divorce, lighten the mood with a Divorce Party. Embark on a Pink Party Boat with your best girlfriends for some karaoke. Belt out Beyoncé’s All the Single Girls or Kelly Clarkson’s Miss Independent. Pop your favorite bubbly and toast your newfound single status. Eat cake. It’s the beginning of an exciting new chapter. “Friendsgiving” Aboard a Pink Party Boat Spice up the holidays with a “Friendsgiving” celebration on a Pink Party Boat. Keep it simple with bite sized turkey sandwiches. Don’t be afraid to layer them with stuffing or even potato chips for some added zing. Sip on Spiced Rum Apple Cider to keep you warm against the fresh ocean breeze. As you listen to a playlist inspired by Thanksgiving, share what you are thankful for. Play a round of Friends trivia. Find out which of you is a Monica and who is a Rachel. Team Building Excursions Get to know your office mates on a Team Building Pink Party Boat Cruise. It is a way to refresh and reenergize the group. Do a potluck and have everyone bring an appetizer to share. Depending on company policy, offer soft drinks or beer and wine (no red wine please) if permissible. A fun activity to break the ice is a Photo Scavenger Hunt. Prepare a list of items to find and photograph. The group must work together to locate each item. Examples include a sea lion, seal, bird, a yacht, a kayak, a person wearing a red jacket, a buoy, a skyscraper, a restaurant and a military vessel. You get the idea. You can make it as simple or hard as you wish. Mother’s Day Celebration Shower Mom with love on Mother’s Day on a Pink Party Boat. Put together a scrumptious brunch or order bagels to go from Point Loma Bagels. Locals rave about this mom-and-pop shop with freshly made bagels and flavored cream cheeses. Download a playlist featuring all of mom’s favorite songs. Create a mimosa bar with orange, grapefruit and pineapple juices and champagne. Do not forget the flowers. There is no limit to the type of party you can hold on a Pink

How To Be Green in Beautiful San Diego

How To Be Green in Beautiful San Diego

It’s hard to believe March is upon us. When one thinks of March, they often think of St. Patrick’s Day. When they think of St. Patrick’s Day, they may think of green. Now, green has a couple of different definitions. As a noun, it refers to the color that occurs when you mix blue and yellow. As a verb, to be green means to care for the environment. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here are some ideas on how to be green in beautiful San Diego, both as a noun and as a verb. Stay at an Eco-Conscious Hotel in San Diego To be green in beautiful San Diego, you may want to consider staying in an eco-conscious hotel. The following hotels have all achieved an Environmentalist certification through the California Green Lodging Program. This is the highest level of certification available. To be an Environmentalist, the hotel must meet each of the program’s seven-point criteria. Minimizing waste, purchasing environmentally sensitive products and recycling are all requirements. Discover a Green Restaurant in San Diego The Surfrider Foundation is celebrating its 40th year of protecting oceans and beaches throughout the world. Their blueprint to accomplish this mission includes plastic reduction. Did you know it is estimated that up to 11 million metric tons of plastic pollute our oceans annually? Plastic contains toxins that not only harm the environment, they can also harm us! To combat this problem, the Surfrider Foundation has created the Ocean Friendly Restaurant program. This initiative recognizes restaurants committed to eliminating single-use plastic and implementing conservation policies. For a list of their ocean friendly restaurants in and around the San Diego area, click here. Plan an Eco-Friendly Activity in San Diego You know a company is environmentally conscious when they have “eco” in their name. Eco Boat Rentals in Point Loma is just that. They offer three eco-friendly ways to tour America’s Cup Harbor, Harbor Island and Liberty Station. Find Green in San Diego For a one-of-a-kind green backdrop for your next selfie, visit Harper’s Topiary Garden. This masterful garden is in Mission Hills and is actually someone’s front yard. The homeowners decided over 15 years ago that they wanted to create art out of shrubs for all to appreciate. Find Harper’s Topiary Garden at 3549 Union Street, San Diego. The Elusive Green Flash Have you ever seen a green flash? This phenomenon is witnessed most often at sunset, but can be observed at sunrise too. It happens as the sun dips down below the horizon. When there is just a sliver of the sun left, a bright green flash can appear above the sun. Why does this happen? The simplest explanation is the atmosphere acts like a prism separating colors from each other. Green flashes are visible over low and distant horizons like the ocean. It must be a clear day with no clouds or haze. Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma and Ocean Beach are two areas in San Diego where green flashes have been recorded. Green Beer on St. Patrick’s Day Green beer is a favorite drink found on St. Patrick’s Day in many an Irish pub. The good news is there are a plethora of Irish pubs in San Diego. While there is no guarantee all the pubs below serve green beer, it might be fun to do a St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl to find out. One of the Greenest Cities in the USA Whether you are looking for greenery or wanting to help the planet, San Diego is the place to be. Several articles rank San Diego as one of the greenest cities in the USA due to their commitment to clean energy and environment-friendly policies. Add in the abundance of parks and beaches to enjoy in the region, and you are sure to be green in San Diego. What do you do to be green? Tell us in the comment section below.

Keep The Love Alive: Date Ideas for An Entire Year

Keep The Love Alive: Date Ideas for An Entire Year

Even in the busiest of times, it is important to keep the love alive. Research has shown that couples who engage in regular date nights have happier, more satisfying and less stressful relationships. Furthermore, those who spice up their dates with something more unique than “dinner and a movie” report having a higher quality connection with their partner. To help our couples out, we have put together a list of date ideas in San Diego to carry you through the year. Read on to find out more. Outdoor Date Ideas An outdoor date is a great way to unplug and be present for your partner. Fresh air and new experiences add zip to any relationship. A Double Date Idea For a fabulous double date idea, book a Pink Party Boat Cruise. Each electric Duffy boat can fit up to six and comes with your own captain to pilot the vessel and keep you safe and sound. Feel free to pop the bubbly on board to celebrate your love and nosh on chocolate, figs or oysters, all rumored to be aphrodisiacs. The magnificent scenery makes the ideal backdrop for a selfie and possibly for a proposal too. Live Entertainment Ideas San Diego is full of live entertainment venues. Whether you and your date want to rock out to some classic tunes, take in a Broadway play or even sing along to dueling pianos, there is a place for you to go. Check out the date ideas below. Not Your Typical Dinner and Movie Date Ideas While the typical dinner and a movie date can get tiring, the date ideas below are anything but boring. Of course, San Diego has no shortage of beaches, trails and parks to plan an energizing hike to kick off your date. With a little imagination, the possibilities are endless. What are your favorite date ideas? Tell us in the comment section below.

What Makes Us Happy and Grateful This Holiday Season

What Makes Us Happy and Grateful This Holiday Season

As we celebrate this holiday season, there is so much to be grateful for. We are Russ and Kate, the owners of Eco Boat Rentals. We started our company in 2019 with a desire to offer the best eco-conscious boating experience in San Diego. Four years later, we are still going strong. Below is our list of what makes us truly happy and thankful. We Couldn’t Do It Without You! One of the best parts of our day is interacting with you, our valued customers. Whether it’s a couple on their first date pedaling a glow boat, or a family celebrating a birthday in a pink party boat, providing a one-of-a-kind experience is always our mission. Your joy is priceless. We love to read your reviews. Knowing we made a positive impact makes us happy. Owning a small business has been a dream, and your support has made it come true. “Last night Eco Boat Rentals provided my family and I a fantastic, magical experience relaxing on a Pink Boat cruise in San Diego Harbor! Captain Ryan kept us comfortable as we floated through the waters, blue skies and puffy, clean white clouds above, while getting an ocean’s level view of the majestic USS Midway, the tall boats docked along the wharf, and all the newly completed restaurants and sights surrounding downtown San Diego. The peaceful cruise transformed us, putting us immediately into a tranquil state and thankful for the beautiful city where we live. All this made possible by the superb, professional service we received from the entire staff with Eco Boat Rentals! This was an experience worth repeating, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the fantastic job owners Kate & Russ have done creating a unique Eco Boat rental adventure.” – Lisa P. Thank you for letting us be a part of your life. The Dogs Make Us Happy It’s not just the humans we are grateful for. Nothing puts a smile on our face faster than a dog having a blast on one of our dog-friendly pedal boats! It’s an adventure that humans and canines can share. When you love a place, why not come back?? Instead of two dogs, how about three this time! We absolutely love everything about Eco Boat Rentals. Just look at our doggos! If their beaming eyes and smiles don’t say it, then let me tell you it made their day! My loving husband did 99% of the pedaling, so I could take more pics to add to my camera roll full of dogs…” – Erin N. We are Grateful for Our Staff Without our amazing staff, Eco Boat Rentals would not have a 5-star rating. Our team works together to provide the utmost in customer service ensuring that each boat ride is fun and safe. From the moment you check in until you return to the dock, our employees are there for you. We are more than grateful for our wonderful team. Just see what our customers are saying. “…The staff definitely made the experience much more enjoyable. Thanks Ryan for all your help.” – Jackie T. “…Ryan and Juan greeted us upon arrival with the most energetic and welcoming energy! The boat was ready for us and Ryan was thorough to explain the instructions on how to navigate the bay and enjoy the hour time slot we had.” – Rachel R. “…We got there and were greeted by the sweetest lady, who offered a life vest for our pittie, Bennie. She walked us through a map of the harbor and told us where to catch an incredible view of the skyline. She also offered us a speaker for our ride but we had brought our own.” – Chris P. We are in Awe of the Magnificent San Diego Bay Each day we continue to be in awe of the magnificent San Diego Bay and are thankful we get to call it home. It’s easy to come to work when you are surrounded by views that can’t be beat including the spectacular San Diego City skyline. Eco Boat Rentals is located in the America’s Cup Harbor. It is a natural harbor and part of the San Diego Bay. It was named after the 1995 America’s Cup races held in San Diego. Besides housing a variety of boats and yachts, it is the playground of an abundance of sea life such as birds, sea lions and seals. We are grateful to enjoy the beauty of the area daily and find it the perfect spot for our pedal and pink boat cruises. We are Beyond Grateful for the Growth of Eco Boat Rentals When we opened Eco Boat Rentals in 2019, we started with people-powered pedal boats. They became so popular; we expanded our business to include glow boats. Illuminated inside and out with bright colorful lights, these nighttime cruises provide a romantic way to explore the bay. Recently, we were fortunate enough to add two pink party boats to our fleet. These electric Duffy boats are decked out with bright pink hulls, canopies and accents. Equipped with a captain, they are a unique location to hold birthday and bachelorette parties, or any special occasion. As the holiday season approaches, we are grateful for the growth of our business over the last 4 years. It wouldn’t have happened without our wonderful customers. We Love Our Neighborhood Both of us love our neighborhood of Point Loma. This sleepy seaside town within San Diego is full of remarkable restaurants and activities. For incredible seafood, you must try Point Loma Seafoods or Mitch’s. Craving Pizza? Pizza Nova is just a short walk from Eco Boat Rentals. Maybe you’re looking for a great view of the harbor. Then Vessel Restaurant and Bar is for you. Point Loma is also home to the Cabrillo National Monument. Here, you can go hiking, check out the tide pools and explore the famous lighthouse. Humphrey’s by the Bay brings in top musical acts from all over with views of

How to Throw a Fantastic Barbie Party in San Diego

How to Throw a Fantastic Barbie Party in San Diego

Whether young or old, everyone knows Barbie. She is an iconic figure in American pop culture. With a new Barbie movie out this summer, she is more popular than ever. What could be more fun than a grown-up Barbie party with your besties? Read on for ideas on how to celebrate Barbie all weekend long in San Diego. First, Some Fun Facts About Barbie Do you know the following fun facts about the most popular fashion doll ever created? Pick The Perfect Place to Stay for Your Barbie Weekend While you might not be able to replicate Barbie’s Dreamhouse in San Diego, there are plenty of Barbie-worthy hotels in the area. With its 1960’s architectural features, The Pearl in Point Loma transports you back in time to when Barbie first made her debut. This mid-century boutique hotel offers 23 glamourous guestrooms and suites all designed with contemporary features. An art moderne oyster-shaped pool flows into their outside restaurant, Charles & Dinorah. Fun events at The Pearl include Dive-In Movies on select Wednesday and Friday nights. The Pendry is the choice for a stylish and hip hotel in downtown San Diego. Featuring 317 opulent rooms with an urban coastal asethic, The Pendry boasts six restaurants and bars including the swanky Oxford Club. Work on your Barbie tan at The Pool House, a rooftop pool and restaurant overlooking the Gaslamp Quarter with luxurious lounge chairs and cabanas. Plan a Brunch to Start Off Your Barbie Party Arguably the hottest brunch spot in San Diego, start your Barbie party weekend with brunch at Morning Glory in Little Italy. They do not take reservations, so go early to get your name on the waitlist. Feel free to walk around the area for a little window shopping as they will text you when your table is ready. The décor at Morning Glory is reminiscent of the 80’s with a giant pink neon flower in the center of the restaurant. You can just picture Barbie sitting at one of the pink booths rocking out to some 80’s tunes. The eclectic menu features entrees such as Morning Glory Fried Rice, Soufflé Pancakes, The Born+Raised Wet-Aged Steak & Eggs Experience (serves 2-3 people and requires 48 hours’ notice and one of the only ways to get a reservation) and Breakfast Carbonara. Sip on a Strawberries & Cream Hot Chocolate or order a Bloody Mary. For Moet & Chandon fans, a vending machine stocks the bubbly for easy access. Go See the Barbie Movie Starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, the Barbie movie hits theaters mid-July 2023. The plot is simple and lighthearted. Barbie is expelled from Barbie Land for not being perfect. She travels with Ken on an adventure to the real world where they discover the ups and downs of interacting with humans. Along the way, they pick up many valuable life lessons. Check out Fandango to find movie times and theaters and to purchase tickets. Take a Pink Party Boat Cruise During Your Weekend Barbie Party Who had a Barbie Dream Boat growing up? Well now you can experience all the same Barbie fun as an adult on a Pink Party Boat Cruise from Eco Boat Rentals. Board a Barbie pink accented Duffy electric boat for a fabulous two-hour cruise of the spectacular San Diego Bay. Each boat holds up to 6-8 people and comes with your own private Captain. Dress to impress your Barbie gal pals and bring aboard plenty of pink champagne, pink drinks and pink nibbles. Sing karaoke on the included microphone and blast Aqua’s Barbie Girl over the Bluetooth speaker system. Of course, Ken is invited too. A Pink Party Boat Cruise is also great for families and children’s Barbie parties. Hit the Beach Like Malibu Barbie Your Barbie party weekend is not complete without a stop at one of San Diego’s stunning beaches. Barbie is the ultimate surfing girl and loves the beach. Pacific Beach is the place to go to party with plenty of restaurants and bars lining the beach. Ride the waves at the surfing-only Tourmaline Surfing Park. Swim the calmer waters of North Pacific Beach. Sunbathe at laid-back Ocean Beach. Home to the original Dog Beach, check out the fun-loving pups romping in the surf. Take a walk along the pier at sunset for amazing views. Mission Beach is famous for its two-mile long bustling boardwalk which includes an amusement park complete with a roller coaster. Skate or bike along the beach, play volleyball or just take in the sun’s rays. Finish Your Barbie Party at a Unique Eatery Cherry blossoms and Barbie just seem to go together, and a restaurant with a giant Cherry Blossom Tree behind the bar is sure to be a Barbie favorite. Well, look no further. Cloak & Petal in Little Italy not only possesses a menu of Japanese fusion dishes, sushi, appetizers and drinks, they have a gorgeous Cherry Blossom Tree to take Instagram-worthy pictures in front of. Dine on specialty rolls such as the Tokyo Gangster featuring Wagyu strip and shrimp or the Cesar Chavez with pepper-crusted tuna, shrimp tempura and spicy tuna. Specialty cocktails include the Japanese Mule and the Tea Ceremony. Reservations recommended. We hope you enjoy your Barbie weekend. Tell us about your favorite childhood Barbie memories in the comment section below.

Unique Ways to Celebrate 4th of July in San Diego

Unique Ways to Celebrate 4th of July in San Diego

If you love fireworks, then you must celebrate the 4th of July in San Diego. The Port of San Diego’s Big Bay BOOM is one of the largest firework spectaculars in California. Shooting off from four barges positioned throughout the San Diego Bay, the skies glow with a dazzling display of lights. Big Bay BOOM benefits Armed Services YMCA, a very worthwhile charity. The firework show begins at 9:00 pm with a musical simulcast available on 101.5 KGB. Read on for recommendations on where to view this legendary show. Experience 4th of July in San Diego from the Water One of the ultimate vantage points to see the fireworks is from the water. If you don’t own a boat, don’t worry. Eco Boat Rentals has you covered with two fantastic options. Glow Boat For a more intimate experience, book one of their colorful Glow Boats, available on July 4th from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. With illuminated lights inside and out, they make the perfect setting for a romantic date night. Each comes equipped with a Bluetooth speaker to catch the live firework musical simulcast or play your own patriotic playlist. Easy to pedal, their crew will point you to the best viewing spots in the bay. Reservations are required. Pink Party Boat Cruise If you don’t like big crowds but still want to party, a Pink Party Boat Cruise is for you. Eco Boat Rentals is offering three-hour cruises from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Independence Day. Each of their two Duffy boats comes equipped with a captain to keep you safely on course and can accommodate up to 8 people. Bring your favorite beverages and snacks (please, no red drinks or food), dress in your best red, white and blue, blast some tunes from the Bluetooth speaker system and get ready to watch the firework show. Enjoy 4th of July in San Diego at a Waterfront Restaurant For those who prefer to stay on land, a table at one of San Diego’s waterfront restaurants offers panoramic views of the Big Boom show. Portside Pier Restaurants Find Brigantine’s Seafood and Oyster Bar, Ketch Brewing Tasting Deck, Topsail and Miguel’s Cocina at Portside Pier, all giving you a terrific seat to watch the big show. Be sure to make a reservation to guarantee a spot. Ketch Brewing Tasting Deck is hosting Red, White and Brews with a delicious BBQ. A prepaid food and beverage minimum is required at Brigantine’s and Miguel’s. A flat fee ensures your seat at Topsail. Island Prime Savor a special preset menu at Island Prime on July 4th. Served from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, this three-course dinner features scrumptious entrees including Snake River Farms “Eye of the Ribeye”, Lobster, Seared Blackened Tuna and Chicken Under a Brick. Enjoy dessert as the fireworks kick off. Celebrate 4th of July in San Diego at a Museum The Maritime Museum of San Diego is hosting a July 4th Picnic & Fireworks Viewing from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Step aboard the Berkeley, an 1898 historic steam ferryboat, for fun and fireworks. Tickets are just $25 with the option of purchasing a picnic box for just $15 per person (while supplies last). A no-host bar for beverages will be available. Explore the historic fleet at the museum earlier in the day. Self-guided walking tours will be held from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm before the party with the last entry at 4:00 pm. The USS Midway Museum also hosts a 4th of July viewing party on the Flight Deck of the Midway. This event sells out very quickly. If you miss this year, make sure to mark your calendars for 2024. Shake Your Booty on the 4th of July! How about a dance party to start off your holiday? C&C Music Factory is Gonna Make You Sweat at the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park starting at 7:00 pm on July 4th. Get your groove on to the 90’s hip-hop sensation with opening act DJ Prince Hakim. All ticket holders are invited to stay at the Shell for the Big Boom Firework Show following the concert. There’s Daytime Fun to Be Had on 4th of July in San Diego July 4th enjoyment does not just have to happen at night. There is plenty to do in the daylight to make for an awesome Independence Day. Pedal Boats from Eco Boat Rentals A Pedal Boat from Eco Boat Rentals is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and take in the breathtaking city views. Each vessel can hold up to three adults and is easy to maneuver. You can even bring your pup along for the ride as they are dog friendly. Start your day off with a little exercise and fresh air! San Diego County Fair July 4th is the last day to visit this year’s San Diego County Fair. Held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, experience everything from a Rock N Rolling Piano, a Hypnotist, a Dog Show and much, much more. Munch on tasty fair food and take a spin on one of the thrilling rides. The day caps off with a firework show at 9:00 pm. Who Doesn’t Love a Parade? Head on over to Coronado for their 74th Annual Independence Day Parade starting at 10:00 am. The route is on Orange Avenue and runs from 1st Street to Churchhill Place. Get there early to snag your spot. Pre-parade entertainment begins at 7:30 am. Stay after the parade for live music, a Navy Leap Frogs Aerial Demonstration and of course, fireworks at 9:00 pm. Hit the Beach Take in the sun and sand at one of San Diego’s beautiful beaches on Independence Day. Pack a picnic, slather on the sunscreen and spend the holiday playing in the waves. Fido can even take part at the famous Dog Beach in Ocean Beach. Where is your favorite spot in San Diego to celebrate Independence Day? Tell us in the comment section below.

The Best Pink Things to Do in San Diego

The Best Pink Things to Do in San Diego

Do you love all things pink? San Diego does too. Scientists even dyed the oceans pink for a study on how fresh water interacts with the surf zone. Read on for our list of the best pink things to do in San Diego. Rock Out with Pink in San Diego Pink is bringing her Summer Carnival 2023 Tour to the Snapdragon Stadium on Tuesday, October 3. You won’t want to miss her high-energy performance and amazing vocals. Pink released her first album in 2000 and has sold over 60 million albums to date. Sing along to hits like So What, Raise Your Glass, Just Like a Pill and What About Us. As a bonus, Brandi Carlile is the opening act. Get the Party Started with Pink! Find tickets here. A Pink Party Boat Cruise is One of Many Fabulous Things to Do in San Diego Grab your friends, dress in your dazzling pink attire and head on over to Eco Boat Rentals for one of their fabulous Pink Party Boat Cruises. Take in magnificent skyline views with cool ocean breezes. Photo possibilities are endless as you tour the beautiful San Diego Bay. With a captain at the helm to pilot the vessel safely, you can “Rose All Day” with your favorite bottle of wine. Don’t forget something to nosh on and party tunes to play over the Bluetooth speaker. A Pink Party Boat Cruise is a fantastic location for your next birthday or bachelorette party. Tours are 2 hours long and can accommodate 6-8 people. Each Duffy boat is decked out with a bright pink hull, pink canvas accents and a mirrored disco ball. Let the celebration begin! Sip a Delicious Drink at the Photogenic Holy Matcha You might be asking, “What is Matcha?” Matcha is a powdered green tea, originating in Japan, full of antioxidants and amino acids. Benefits include lowering cholesterol, boosting energy and reducing stress. You can now experience this delicious drink at Holy Matcha with locations in North Park and East Village. Why is Holy Matcha on our pink list? Their décor can only be described as pretty in pink. Pink booths are surrounded by green palms for a tropical feel. Discover plenty of picture worthy opportunities including a beautiful wall adorned with roses. You might stop in for the drinks at Holy Matcha, but you will stay for the ambiance. Snap a Selfie at Pigment (and Do Some Shopping Too) On many top Instagrammable lists is Pigment in North Park. Its multi-toned pink exterior wall makes an excellent backdrop for selfies. After clicking your Instagram-worthy shot, take a peek inside this husband and wife owned shop. Focusing on unique gifts, fauna and furniture, you will find one-of-a-kind items here. Nature lovers will delight in their Plant Lab, where you can roll up your sleeves and create your own terrarium. Participate in one of their many in-house workshops such as candle making classes. There is plenty to see and do at Pigment. Visiting the Pink Lady is on Our List of Pink Things to Do in San Diego Overlooking the gorgeous La Jolla Cove is La Valencia, an iconic 95-year-old hotel known as the Pink Lady. Its pink exterior and Spanish tiles standout on La Jolla’s well-known Prospect Street. Besides being an exquisite environment for your Facebook reels, the Pink Lady offers coastal charm and beach access, award-winning cuisine, Mediterranean-inspired rooms and superior concierge services. Plus, it’s pet friendly. Explore the grounds, grab a bite to eat or book a weekend getaway surrounded in pink splendor at La Valencia. Brunch All Day with Pink Champagne at Breakfast & Bubbles Another sassy pink spot in the heart of San Diego is Breakfast & Bubbles. This pink-dipped restaurant takes their all-day brunch and champagne seriously. Savor their Caviar Benedict or Oreo Stuffed French Toast for a special treat. Sip on a Rosemary Baby, a grapefruit and rosemary mimosa. Need to wake up with a bang? Try a More Espresso Less Depresso with espresso, Baileys, Kahlua, Frangelico, vanilla vodka and chocolate bitters. Make sure to post your pink pictures on your favorite social media site. Your Pup Likes Pink Things to Do in San Diego Too! Dogs need enrichment in their lives too. They can find it at Precious Pet Care’s Doggie Day Care. Your pooch will love playing tug-of-war and fetch, socializing with other pups, pack walks and even nap time if needed. On hot days, they can cool off in the doggie pools. Day Care clients can take advantage of the new Magic Pink Bus at Precious Pet Care. This transportation service is offered either one-way or round trip for the ultimate in convenience. Think of how cool your pup will look riding in the colorful Magic Pink Bus. Clients can also book the bus for trips to the vet or groomers. Other services include doggie field trips, dog walking, boarding and cat visits. We hope you enjoyed our list of the Best Pink Things to Do in San Diego. What is your favorite pink spot in town?

Looking for a Unique and Romantic Gift Idea?

A 360 degree illuminated glow boat with the lights of the city skyline is the perfect romantic gift idea

Christmas is less than 2 weeks away, and you find yourself still looking for the perfect romantic gift idea for your special someone. How about a glow boat ride from Eco Boat Rentals? Research has shown that an experience brings more joy than a material possession. While a tangible gift depreciates in value, an experience creates everlasting memories and deeper feelings of happiness. When paired with our suggestions below, a glow boat ride is not only a unique present, but also the perfect date night. The Centerpiece of Your Romantic Gift Idea is a Glow Boat Ride A glow boat ride from Eco Boat Rentals is a magical adventure. Each boat is illuminated 360 degrees inside and out and pedaling is as easy as riding a bicycle. Picture gliding across the ocean with amazing views of the magnificent San Diego Skyline in front of you. Imagine taking a moment to snuggle close with colorful lights dancing off the water. It’s only you and your significant other sharing this one-of-a-kind moment together. Glow boats are available Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at either 6:30pm or 8:30pm. Rides are 60 minutes long. Slots are filling up quickly, so make your reservations now. What to Bring on Your Unique Glow Boat Ride Be sure to pack some snacks to nosh on during your expedition. If you are booking the 6:30pm ride, a charcuterie board makes a great appetizer before dinner. Carruth Cellars at Liberty Station offers several options to go starting at just $15. If you choose the 8:30pm time slot, a dessert might be more appropriate. Try a box of truffles from The Elegant Truffle in Point Loma. Who doesn’t love chocolate! While alcohol is not permitted on the boat, you can find a variety of non-alcoholic sparkling wines to pair with your lite bites. Read Town & Country’s recommendations for the 13 best here. To stay warm, consider a fluffy blanket to nestle under. How About Some Romantic Tunes Each glow boat comes equipped with a Bluetooth speaker and a sparkling disco ball. Download a song list before your ride to set the mood for romance. Whether you choose to go the classics route or pick something a little more modern, music will elevate your experience. Classic Love Songs Modern Love Songs Dinner is an Important Part of the Romantic Gift Idea You don’t have to go far from Eco Boat Rentals to find a fantastic restaurant to compliment your romantic glow boat ride. Depending on your starting time, these restaurants are a delicious choice for before or after your outing. Fiddler’s Green Boasting the best prime rib in town, Fiddler’s Green on Shelter Island features a selection of mouth-watering steaks and seafood. Try the Fiddler’s Green Island Famous Bermuda Triangle, a mixture of rum, pineapple, grenadine and orange juice to get things started. For dinner, choose from top quality meats such as a Filet Mignon, New York or Ribeye. Of course, they have lobster. Check out their nautical décor and enjoy live music on select nights. Umi Sushi For sushi lovers, give Umi Sushi a try. Customer reviews highlight the fresh and massive roles, good value and friendly service. Their menu consists of over 30 specialty rolls, appetizers, sashimi and entrees including the popular Chicken Teriyaki. Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano Celebrate your amore at Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano in Point Loma. Indulge in true Italian flavors in a rustic yet refined setting. Their wine wall consists of vintages to enhance your entrée selection. Blending classic and contemporary Italian cuisine, diners rave about the Gnocchi Gratinati, Farfalle Salmone E Vodka and the Pork Ossobuco. Don’t forget the Tiramisu. Island Prime For dinner with a romantic view, Island Prime fits the bill. Situated above the ocean with wonderous views of Coronado and the city skyline, their California-inspired menu features Wagyu American Beef, Pacific Swordfish and the Local Catch. Start your meal with a Dozen Oysters on the Half Shell, rumored to be an aphrodisiac. Finish Your Date With Live Music Your glow boat ride is completed, you have savored a tasty dinner and now it’s time to groove. Humphrey’s Backstage Live at Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn is an intimate lounge and music venue. Showcasing renowned artists and local talent, their calendar consists of a mix of jazz, rock, blues and dance acts. Cover charge is $5 weekdays and $12 on the weekends. This romantic gift idea is a guaranteed hit. Book your glow boat ride now! Share your favorite holiday memory with us in the comment section below.

Burn Off Holiday Calories in the Beautiful San Diego Sunshine

Burn off holiday calories with outdoor exercise in the beautiful San Diego sunshine.

Did you know the average American consumes a whopping 5,370 calories on Christmas Day? Add that to the 3,000 to 4,500 calories from Thanksgiving, and it’s no wonder you can gain a few pounds over the holidays. With busy schedules, shopping and parties, it is hard to find time to get to the gym during the holiday season. How about trying some outdoor exercise to burn off holiday calories instead? Besides burning off calories, exercising outdoors is a natural antidepressant. It has been shown to lower blood pressure and heart rate, improve mood and lower anxiety. Not only will you enhance your physical wellbeing by exercising outdoors, but you will better your mental health too. Find a Park for Outdoor Exercise A park is a fantastic spot for some outdoor exercise. Wide open spaces leave plenty of room for a walk, jog or run. With over 340 parks in San Diego County, it is not hard to find one. The two below are especially outfitted to make exercising outside easy. Morley Field Sports Complex Morley Field Sports Complex is located in the northeast section of Balboa Park. Not only will you find a fitness parcourse (a jogging trail featuring exercise stations for calisthenics), there is a disc golf course, bicycle track, swimming pool, 25 tennis courts and a multi-purpose ball field to help you reach your fitness goals. If you are bringing your pup along, make sure to visit Morley Field Dog Park, an off-leash park. Embarcadero Marina Park South Embarcadero Marina Park South, near downtown San Diego, also offers exercise stations to ramp up your workout as well as basketball courts and a bike path. The park offers amazing views of the San Diego Bay to liven up your exercise routine. Leashed dogs are welcome. A 5k or Half Marathon Burns Off Holiday Calories Why not get into the holiday spirit while exercising at the same time? Running in a 5k or half marathon is great exercise, gives back to the community and can boost your confidence and self-esteem. You can burn up to 1300 calories running a half marathon and 360 calories doing a 5k. San Diego Holiday Half Marathon The San Diego Holiday Half Marathon takes place on December 17, 2022 and benefits Up and Running Again, The Salvation Army and Interfaith Community Services. This 13.1 mile race starts in Rancho Penasquitos and ends at the dazzling Torrey Pines State Beach. San Diego Santa Run The 10th Annual San Diego Santa Run is on December 10, 2022 in Pacific Beach. Each 5k participant receives a Santa suit and sunglasses. Over the years, they have had 20,000 Santas fill the streets. Proceeds from this event support the Pacific Beach Holiday Parade, a community staple for over 38 years. Ohana Holiday Toy Run The Ohana Holiday Toy Run is a 5k that begins and ends inside De Anza Cove in Mission Beach. Benefitting The Salvation Army San Diego Citadel Corps, each runner/walker who donates a toy will receive a discount on the entry fee. This family-friendly race is happening on December 18, 2022. Pedal a Boat From Eco Boat Rentals If you enjoy riding a bike, then you will love pedaling a boat from Eco Boat Rentals. It won’t even feel like exercise as you glide across the harbor, take in spectacular views of the San Diego skyline and watch sea lions frolic in the ocean. Each boat can hold a maximum of three adults and one child with two people pedaling at once. Single riders are more than welcome and can easily maneuver a boat on their own. Bring Fido as Eco Boat Rentals is dog friendly. Running Stairs at the San Diego Convention Center The San Diego Convention Center in downtown boasts 100 stairs that are sure to challenge your endurance. The steps are lit in the evening making an after work exercise session possible. One drawback is large crowds during conventions, so make sure to check their online schedule. Running stairs is terrific for burning fat, strengthening the lower body and sculpting abs. Thirty minutes of this high-intensity exercise burns 320 calories on average. It is an effective way to burn off holiday calories. Other areas in San Diego County boasting good stair workouts include La Mesa’s “Secret Stairs” and the Cabrillo National Monument. Get Zen with Outdoor Yoga Doing yoga outdoors can be a Zen experience. Noise distractions may force you to increase your focus, uneven terrain can make yoga outdoors more intense and certain smells in nature trigger relaxation. Another plus is there is plenty of floor space to stretch out. Yoga with Shawna on Mission Beach welcomes all levels of yogis and teaches a variety of daily yoga sessions including hatha, vinyasa and yin. Prepare for your upcoming week with a peaceful vinyasa flow at Sunday Morning Yoga at Sunset Cliffs. The OM Experience at Balboa is a vinyasa style yoga class combined with live music on Sunday mornings. We hope these suggestions give you a break from the crazy but happy holiday season, and you find a little time to take for yourself. We would love to hear about your favorite outdoor exercise in the comment section below.

Celebrate Thanksgiving in San Diego This Year

Thanksgiving in San Diego offers an abundance of restaurants and activities to celebrate the holiday.

It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s a time for friends and family to come together and savor delicious food. But with the long weekend looming, what do you do to fill the time? And if you don’t like to cook, where do you go? Luckily, Thanksgiving in San Diego offers fun activities and incredible restaurants sure to delight. Read on to find out more. Where to Feast When Celebrating Thanksgiving in San Diego According to a 2021 Thanksgiving Travel Survey taken by The Vacationer, about 13 million people will eat their Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant, and close to 9 million people will vacation for the holiday. Being a vacation destination, many restaurants in San Diego are open for Thanksgiving with delectable and innovative menus. Check out some of our suggestions below. Be sure to make your reservations early! Mister A’s 2550 Fifth Avenue, 12th Floor, San Diego ~ (619)239-1377 Mister A’s in Bankers Hill is presenting a 3-course dinner for Thanksgiving. Pick an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Main courses include roasted organic turkey, sea bass, lamb chops and prime rib. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available. Hotel del Coronado 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado ~ (619)435-6611 Dine in Hotel del Coronado’s elegant Southpointe Ballroom, the hotel’s largest event venue. Feast on a lavish Thanksgiving spread with all of the trimmings while listening to live music. The historic building and grounds will be festively decorated for the holidays. Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn 2303 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego ~ (619)224-3411 For early birds, Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn is offering a Thanksgiving Brunch from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Thanksgiving Day. Featuring an omelet bar, popular breakfast dishes, seafood, pastries, a carving station, pasta and more, there is something for everyone to relish. Island Prime 880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego ~ (619)298-6802 Savor a 3-course Thanksgiving dinner at Island Prime. Besides free-range turkey, find sea bass, prime rib, filet mignon and more to choose from. Soup or salad and dessert are also included. Island Prime boasts views of the San Diego skyline that are breathtaking. Vessel Restaurant & Bar 1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego ~ (619)819-8195 Vessel Restaurant & Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving day. Choose from a traditional Thanksgiving supper served family-style, a plated prix fixe dinner or Thanksgiving inspired a la carte selections. Located in the Kona Kai Resort, reserve your marina-front table today. What to Do When Celebrating Thanksgiving in San Diego For many, Thanksgiving is a 4-day holiday. For those lucky enough to have the extra time off, you might be wondering what there is to do besides eat and shop Black Friday. Don’t fret. There is plenty to do in San Diego. Start Your Day Off With a Turkey Trot Americans eat between 3000 and 4500 calories on average each Thanksgiving. Get a head start on burning those off with a Turkey Trot. Not only are they a fun and energizing start to your day, they are a wonderful way to give back to the community. Father Joe’s Villages Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k raises monies to feed the homeless through their crucial meals program. Held in Balboa Park, it is family, stroller and pet friendly. San Diego’s longest-running trot, this is their 21st event. Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Coronado Unit is hosting their 9th annual Turkey Trot at Tidelands Park in Coronado. Last year they raised $90,000 for the hospital. This year the goal is $100,000 plus! Rady Children’s Hospital serves 92% of the children in San Diego, 63% in South Riverside and 52% in Imperial County. Tour the San Diego Bay Thanksgiving Weekend If you are wondering what to do with all those leftovers, Eco Boat Rentals has the answer. Whip up some turkey and cranberry sandwiches, grab your favorite bottle of bubbly and take in the spectacular views of the San Diego Bay. Options include their beautiful French-built sailing yacht or one of their colorful and fun Duffy pink party boats. Both include your own private captain. The yacht can hold up to six people while the party boat can accommodate 6-8 guests. What could be better than fresh ocean air, amazing scenery and time spent with loved ones? For those looking for a little more physical activity, rent a peddle boat from Eco Boat Rentals. Each boat can hold up to 3 adults and 1 child with the capacity for 2 people to peddle at the same time. Plus, they are dog friendly! You can burn close to 300 calories per hour making it an easy way to work off Thanksgiving dinner. Ice Skate at Hotel del Coronado Who needs snow to go ice skating? Hotel del Coronado’s popular Skating by the Sea is back for another season. Glide across the ice surrounded by stunning views of the Pacific. Reserve the Frostbite Lounge with comfortable seating, fire pits, holiday-themed cocktails and bites. Skating by the Sea benefits Make-A-Wish San Diego. Kick Up Your Heels at the San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza Started in 1980, the San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza takes place November 23-27, 2022, at the Town & Country Hotel in Mission Valley. Put on your dancing shoes and revel in traditional jazz, swing, boogie woogie, ragtime and rhythm & blues. Over 17 bands and guest artists will perform over the weekend. 5-day, 3-day and single day tickets are available for purchase. We love to hear from you. Let us know your favorite Thanksgiving tradition in the comment section below.