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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Manchester Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency La Jolla, Panama Canal Cruises and Lotsa Concerts

This week TheRealSanDiego features the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (above), Hyatt Regency La Jolla, multiple cruises from San Diego to – and through – the Panama Canal and upcoming concerts at Copley Symphony Hall and San Diego Civic Theatre.

2016 MLB All-Star Game

baseballThe 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game takes place July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. There are five days of fun scheduled around the game.

The MLB All-Star FanFest takes place in the San Diego Convention Center July 8 – July 12.  Over 40 legends of baseball as scheduled to attend FanFest, where they’ll sign free autographs and participate in Q&A sessions.

The All-Star Futures Game is played on Sunday at Petco Par, followed by the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game.  The Futures Game is an opportunity to see top minor league players, and the softball game features Hall of Famers and celebrities in a fun exhibition game.

The Home Run Derby happens on Monday at Petco Park. Some of the best sluggers in Major League Baseball compete to see who can hit the most balls out of the park.

The All-Star Game is Tuesday, July 12th at Petco Park.

All-Star Game Hotels: Petco Park is located in downtown San Diego and there are plenty of hotels nearby.  The San Diego Convention Center, where the FanFest will be held, is in the same part of town as Petco Park. The Omni San Diego and Hard Rock Hotel San Diego are located between the two venues, making them perfect places to stay for the All-Star events.

See our map of hotels closest to Petco Park.

Visit the All-Star Game website for details about the game and other events.

Beach, Ski and Hilton Special Hotel Offers

In addition to our easy-to-use tools for finding hotels near wherever you’re going, TheRealPlaces.com frequently creates special offer pages for hotels and hotel + flight packages.  We currently have three options available for travelers, for those who want to visit a beach, visit some snow or visit a Hilton.

Our “Spring Beach Getaway” sale can save you up to 50% on hotels in Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico.  The Florida offers includes savings of up to 30% at the 5-star Gansevoort Miami Beach, while similar savings can be found at 3-star and 4-star accommodations in Mexico and various islands in the Caribbean.

If you’re more interested in spending some time on skis or a snowboard, the Winter Vacation Sale makes it a great time to save on trips to Colorado, Lake Tahoe, Utah, Wyoming or Canada.  For that trip north of the border, consider the Fairmont Chateau Whistler or Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – two memorably spectacular hotels in memorably spectacular locations.  (You can save even more if you book your flight and hotel together!)

Finally, the Hilton Vacation sale has offers to save 20% to 40% at Hilton hotels all over the world.  “City Escapes” include 5-star and 4-star Hilton hotels in New York, London, Miami, Phoenix and San Diego.  Also on sale are “Beach Getaways” in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Bahamas – even the 5-star Hilton Maldives Irufushi Resort and Spa in the Indian Ocean.

Westin Gaslamp Quarter Renovation in San Diego

Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Bi-Level Suite

San Diego’s Westin Gaslamp Quarter is one of Westin’s first hotels to get the chain’s new “For A Better You” design.  As part of a $25 million renovation of the hotel the 450 guestrooms and suites have been given a top-to-bottom redesign.  The new look reflects the current trend toward “clean, contemporary” lines, with a neutral color palette, varied textures, wood and stone.  Of course, there’s also an “eco-friendly” aspect of the renovation including energy-efficient lighting and solar shades.

Other guest room amenities include a specially designed table that transforms to hold a room service tray or laptop, new roomier closets with shelves, a luggage rack that also acts as a bench and Westin’s “Heavenly Mirror” with an illuminated frosted border.

The Westin Gaslamp Quarter has eight suites including three “Bi-Level Suites” on the hotel’s top floors.  The multi-level suites have living and dining areas below plus bedroom and bathroom upstairs.   For the ultimate guest experience, try the “Westin Renewal Suite” with a water feature, LED candles, butler’s pantry, oversized master bathroom and an infinity spa tub.  Adjacent guestrooms can be added to the suite to expand to two or three bedrooms.

Still to come as part of the $25 million renovation are upgrades of the hotel’s ballroom and meeting space (coming in late 2011) and a complete redesign of the public areas (scheduled for 2012).

The Westin San Diego is near the heart of downtown San Diego and is less than a mile from the San Diego Cruise terminal and about 2.5 miles from San Diego International Airport.

TheRealPlaces.com includes a guide to more hotels near the San Diego Gaslamp district