The Pacific Terrace Team’s Favorite Holiday Recipes

The holidays are a truly magical time. The season is always filled with plenty of everything that makes the spirit bright: friends, family, fun and of course — food! The team at Pacific Terrace always looks forward to making the sort of tasty holiday goodies that keep everyone warm during those cool yule nights, so…

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Scenic San Diego Winter Road Trips

While it’s certainly a fact that true winter weather isn’t something San Diego typically experiences (which is a big part of the reason why we love it here), that doesn’t mean that visitors and locals alike can’t enjoy a little bit of winter on their own terms. One of the things that makes San Diego…

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2022 Guide to Holiday Shopping in San Diego

The holidays are here once again — which means that the hunt for those perfect gifts has also made a return. Not to worry! Heading out for holiday shopping in San Diego means  discovering unique boutiques and locals’ favorite shops, each filled with countless options full of hard-to-find and one-of-a-kind gifts. Immerse yourself in the…

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‘Tis the Beach Vibe Sea-Sun This San Diego Holiday

Many people enjoy a cold, snowy holiday season — one where Jack Frost nips at your nose, and the frost gathers in the corners of the window panes. Then there are those of us who prefer warmer days, milder nights, and reserving our shoveling for the sandcastles we build on the beach. For the second…

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Fall is For Foodies in San Diego

San Diego’s unique position (as both a coastal city with an active port and a border town with a strong sense of international identity) makes for a very unique melting pot of cultures. And speaking of pots, nowhere is this better demonstrated than in our local food scene! No matter what you’d like to eat,…

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Best Bars For Enjoying a San Diego Sunset

What’s better than enjoying an evening cocktail by the beach? Witnessing a breathtaking sunset while you sip. San Diego is known for both its beautiful sunsets and its lively tavern scene. So if you’re interested in watching the sun slip below the horizon while you sip your favorite cocktail, we have some recommendations for the…

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Old Town San Diego

Head to where it all began at Old Town San Diego. California’s first settlement, created in 1769, boasts a rich history mixed with delicious restaurants, exciting shops, events, and even some haunted sites. The quaint atmosphere makes this a neighborhood you can always enjoy. Keep reading for some of our favorite and can’t-miss spots!  Jack…

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Experience Endless Summer at Pacific Terrace

Have you heard? San Diego is known for our endless summers, making fall a perfect time to visit Pacific Terrace Hotel. Our summers don’t end in August, they carry on through September making it an ideal time to visit us! We have amazing weather, less crowded beaches, whale watching opportunities, and plenty of exciting activities…

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Visitors’ Guide to Hidden San Diego Gems

There are countless amazing reasons to visit San Diego. Our museums, theme parks, incredible weather and world-class restaurant scene draw millions of visitors every year. Still, “America’s Finest City” also has its fair share of well-kept secrets — off-the-beaten-path treasures that locals cherish, but that don’t always show up on “must-visit” lists. If you’re interested…

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Undercover Imbibing: San Diego’s Secret Bars

Although San Diego is well-known for our world-famous attractions, nightlife and scenery, there’s also a secret side to the city that only locals are privy to: secret bars. The concept of the speakeasy enjoyed its most widespread expression during the Prohibition era. And even though the necessity for covert cocktails may have passed when the…

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