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The Perfect Holiday Vacation Destination for LA Families!
December 13, 2017- At our last visit to San Diego, we stayed at Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, and we absolutely loved it. We think it is a perfect way to spend the holidays, and if you keep reading, we will tell you exactly why.
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Mermaids Are Real in These 12 Places
November 28, 2017- Move over, stand-up paddle boarding! The latest water-sports craze is to don a shimmery tail and assimilate a mermaid’s gracious contour through the water, giving your calves and upper arms a work-out, not to mention using those stomach muscles.
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First Family Trip
November 19, 2017- We took our first family trip two weekends ago and it was perfect!
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Concierge Q & A: Gordon Berry
September 2017- What does true service mean to you? Berry: I think being a concierge is so much more than just providing tickets or arranging reservations. It is about an innate ability to understand what a guest requires at any given moment.
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9 Fin-tastic Mermaid Schools Across the U.S.
June 23, 2017- Head to the San Diego Hilton for splashtime with a mermaid. These hour-long classes include a storytime with a mermaid hostess, a monofin in pink or teal, learning in-water moves wearing your mono-fin, a mermaid course certificate and a mermaid tote bag.
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Interview with Concierge Gordon Berry + Insider San Diego Tips
June 16, 2017- Gordon (or Gordy as he is affectionately known) is one of the finest hotel concierges in the west, a man who's care and attention to detail is one-of-kind.
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You Can't Go Wrong Staying Here
May 30, 2017- It’s no surprise that the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa is a favorite spot on Mission Bay for weddings, celebrations, romantic getaways, and fun family vacations. The location is beautiful and central for visits to local attractions like Legoland California, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Coronado, and explorations of surf culture and beach towns like Del Mar and La Jolla up the coast.
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Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa | Hotel Review
May 16, 2017- When it comes to family travel time, hotel location is everything.. In San Diego, the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa is an affordable luxury resort option, offering the perfect location to San Diego family activities without sacrificing time or comfort.
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Daily Direct Flights from Sonoma County Make San Diego a Short Hop
April 14, 2017- Sometimes, sun is the best prescription for bliss, and with daily direct flights from Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport to San Diego, it’s a short hop to sandy shores, palmy vacation resorts, historic sites, world class animal and amusement parks and all the fun of a Southern California beach town
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Mission Bay Getaway
San Diego, CA- April 4, 2017- We have been spending time all over Southern California, but last week we spent a few days in Mission Bay at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa on Mission Bay. Let me just say, this place was exactly what I was hoping for.
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The 4 Best Ways to Enjoy Avocados in San Diego
San Diego, CA- March 31, 2017- Thanks to its growing popularity, and healthy fats to boot, the avocado can now be found nationwide. But don’t be fooled; San Diego is one of THE BEST places to enjoy one.
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DiMora Motorcar Presents the 3rd Annual Bunny Ball Aims to Raise Money for Local Charities
San Diego, CA- March 10, 2017- The Bunny Ball is a high energy black tie spring celebration held at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa bringing together San Diego's finest for this unfurgettable charity event.
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5 Tips for Maximizing Your Hotel Stay Happiness
February 7, 2017- If you are planning a vacation, you have probably already chosen your hotel carefully based on the level of service that you will receive, but there are also some things that you can do to maximize your hotel stay happiness.
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Party 2016 Away With DJ IDeal's End of the Year Picks
San Diego, CA- December 5, 2016- If you’d like a 24-hour celebration experience, Lovelife hosts their New Year's Eve ball & New Year's Day pool party on Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa.
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Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa- Where Luxury Meets Family Friendly
San Diego, CA- November 3, 2016- We can not thank the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa enough for an incredible family getaway! The amazing accommodations, the beauty of the scenery and the kind-hearted employees made our San Diego vacation one for the books!
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Au Paradis Des Familles
Canada- October 2016- À la recherche d’une destination qui plaira aux petits comme aux grands? Au mois d’octobre, à San Diego, tout est gratuit ou presque pour les enfants!
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Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa Awarded TripAdvisor Silver Level GreenLeaders Status
San Diego, CA- July 16, 2016- Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa today proudly announced that it has been accepted as a Silver level GreenLeader into the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders program, which helps travelers around the world plan greener trips by highlighting hotels and Bed and Breakfasts engaging in environmentally-friendly practices.
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San Diego Travelers Rejoice: The Key to Your Hotel Stay Just Got A Lot More Convenient

San Diego, CA- July 14, 2016- The hotel stays of San Diego visitors just got easier, as the smartphone just got smarter. Beginning this month, Hilton HHonors members staying at Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa can consider their phone as not just their direction-finder or reservation-maker, but as the key - literally - to their hotel stay. Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa has completed its Digital Key implementation for its 357 guest rooms, giving San Diego visitors unprecedented convenience and control - all via the Hilton HHonors app.
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Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa Review

By William Zain
Anaheim, CA- July 10, 2016 - On a recent visit to San Diego, we stayed at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa  for two nights and loved every minute of our stay. The resort is right on the bay and has everything you need for fun and relaxation.
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Traveling Mom Hotel Review: Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa

By Karen Heffren
Tuscon, AZ- June 22, 2016 - Looking for a fun beach front resort that is also close to all the action San Diego has to offer? The Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa may be the perfect combination of both. With beach access and fun resort activities you could stay and play all day at the resort.
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People Movers Are Reuniting For a Night After 21 Years
By George Varga for The San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego, CA- May 29, 2016 -The San Diego band, which nurtured future members of Chicago and Eric Clapton's band, is getting back together to honor its 84-year-old found, John Auzin.
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Jonathan Roberts- 2nd Annual Ballroom Beach Bash
KUSI News Broadcast
San Diego, CA- April 2, 2016 - Jonathan Roberts of Dancing With the Stars joined GMSD this morning. Roberts talks about the 2nd Annual Ballroom Beach Bash here in San Diego, at the Hilton San Diego Resort on Mission Bay, of which he will be a judge at.  There are 8,000 entries at this competitive group format and will have all the shine and glitter of ballroom dancing.



Featured Hotel: Fido's Finds

In San Diego Pets Magazine Spring 2016
San Diego, CA- April 1, 2016 - Offering the complete San Diego experience to both you and your four-legged pal, Hilton San Diego Resort is an 18-acre pet paradise in close proximity to many favorite dog-friendly beaches, parks and restaurants.
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Frost & Sullivan's Excellence in Best Practices Awards Gala to Celebrate Top Industry Achievers

By Frost & Sullivan
Mountain View, CA- March 8, 2016 - The best-in-class companies are preparing to gather at Frost & Sullivan's 2016 Excellence in Best Practices Awards Gala. The ceremony will be held at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa in conjunction with The 21st Annual Medical Technologies 2016: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange event.
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Sailors Honored for Distinguished Service at US Sailing Awards Dinner in San Diego
By US Sailing
San Diego, CA- February 5, 2016 - A remarkable list of sailing's most accomplished received high honors during Thursday night's US Sailing Awards Dinner presented by Rolex at the Hilton San Diego Resort.
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San Diego- Sunny Skies Ahead
By AAA Explorations Magazine
San Diego, CA- Fall 2015 - Water views, beach access and well-appointed pools characterize many resorts and hotels in the San Diego Bay and Coronado area. Soak up San Diego's beautiful year-round sunshine and extend your summer vacation into fall with a stay at one of these highly rated AAA Approved resort hotels.
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Los Angeles and San Diego With Kids
By Sophie Vokes-Dudgeon
London, UK- November 20, 2015 - We took the scenic Highway 1 which is slower and more coastal, and enjoyed lunch in Del Mar, before arriving at the Mission Bay Hilton mid-afternoon. The Hilton is literally minutes from Sea World (you can enjoy the park’s fireworks from your balcony in season) and wonderfully set up for kids..
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LGBT Advocates to be Honored at Gala
By Michael Smolens for The San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego, Calif.- November 5, 2015 - The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation will honor three people for LGBT advocacy and their efforts to promote equality on Saturday.The foundation will present the awards at its second annual Aston-Brooks Awards Gala at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa on Mission Bay, 6-10 p.m.
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Concierge Q&A with Gordon Berry, Chef Concierge, Hilton San Diego Resort

By WHERE San Diego Concierge Insider
San Diego, Calif.- November 1, 2015 - As a concierge, there is this feeling of “aloha” that I want to demonstrate to my Hilton guests. It is a feeling of true hospitality that goes beyond making guests feel comfortable, but allows people to feel like family— to be honored, welcomed and personally valued.
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San Diego: From Beer Week to Beaches with Brewer Mike Hess
By Graham Erbacher for The Australian
Sydney, AU- October 24, 2015- Hilton San Diego Resort at Mission Bay and Paradise Point Resort both feature amazing bay and ocean views with restaurants showcasing the best chefs and culinary delights.
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Acqua California Bistro: Upscale-Casual Dining Just Steps from Mission Bay

By Katie Dillon for USA TODAY 10 Best
San Diego, Calif.- September 25, 2015 - Acqua boasts spectacular water views of the bay from a wrap-around outdoor patio, as well as a number of tables inside. Seats near firepits provide extra warmth to the already cozy environment. The bottom line is that hotel restaurants aren't just for guests in residence, as they can be fantastic for locals and passers-by.
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Enright, Towill to Share Story of USA Volvo Ocean Race Entry at Sailing Leadership Forum

Portsmouth, RI- September 17, 2015- Charlie Enright and Mark Towill, the youngest contestants and leaders of the American entry in the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race, will share the inside story of their first around-the-world campaign as featured presenters at the Sailing Leadership Forum 2016, hosted by US Sailing at the Hilton San Diego Resort on February 4-6.
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A “Baycation” at Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa

By La Jolla Mom
San Diego, Calif.- July 3, 2015 - When a friend calls to ask if you’d like to take a last-minute staycation, the answer in our home is always yes. Except in this case it was really a baycation at Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. Why? It’s because the resort is located right on the shores of Mission Bay, a scenic haven for water recreation.
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TRI-Palooza 2015 Hosted at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
Friday and Saturday consisted of early morning HOKA group runs, the Expo, a BMC Demo Day, the ElliptiGO experience, plus XTERRA Stand Up Paddling clinics and demos, all at the spectacular Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa.
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San Diego’s Hilton Resort & Spa Has It All
By Bill Tomicki
San Diego, Calif.- March 14, 2015 - San Diego is Southern California at its most concentrated. A laid-back, eternally sunny city where one never runs out of options for great seafood restaurants, historic locales, lush parks, and reliable margaritas. Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa is perfectly positioned on Mission Bay, allowing for leisurely strolls and spirited bike rides along the waterfront, past egret-filled marshes and the scrum jockeying to enter Sea World and into legendarily surf-washed neighborhoods like Pacific Beach and Mission Beach.
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HILTON SAN DIEGO RESORT & SPA SPRINGS INTO THE SEASON WITH CULINARY ADVENTURES AND A SPRING BREAK PACKAGE
San Diego, Calif.- March 6, 2015 – While March means spring is just around the corner, this “thawing out” month around the rest of the country usually just brings “more of the same” to sunny San Diego. To help guests emerge from the chill of winter, Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa offers a March culinary line up that will bring a warmth to your spirit. The resort then springs into April with a festive Easter Brunch and the idyllic family Spring Break Package.
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Acqua Restaurant: Passport to Flavor
By Community Foodie
San Diego, Calif.- March 1, 2015 - The beautiful bayside views and relaxed luxurious setting of Acqua Restaurant made for a true vacation-feeling destination for dinner, yet I was only minutes from my home in San Diego. Executive Chef Hermann Schaefer adds to my wanderlust experience by pouring his heart and soul into creating a fusion of popular California cuisine with his own Western European twist.
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Interview with Award-winning Executive Chef Hermann Schaefer
By Caz of the Cazbar
San Diego, Calif.- March 1, 2015 - In living and loving all things related to eating and drinking responsibly I was tipsy (the good kind) with excitement to be able to get an interview in January with Award-winning Executive Chef Hermann Schaefer.
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Featured Wedding Venue: Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
By BCR Photography
San Diego, Calif.- January 12, 2015 - In San Diego, beach weddings are very popular, as you can imagine, and this is a really great spot right on the water. Guests are often barefoot at these ceremonies, giving them the full effect with some sand in between their toes.
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Hilton San Diego: Hip & Healthy Oasis
By Conscious Connection Magazine
San Diego, Calif.- July 21, 2014 - The Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa is situated on the beautiful shores of Mission Bay and is central to all of San Diego’s leading attractions. This 18-acre utopia of recreation is just six miles from San Diego airport and one mile from SeaWorld. The Hilton is located in close proximity to the famous Gaslamp District and La Jolla as well, which is only a 12-minute drive away...
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Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa: A Great Home Base for Exploring San Diego
By Gigi Ross, The Organized Travel Mama
San Diego, Calif.- January 8, 2013 - Whether you choose to spend your San Diego vacation touring the sites and visiting theme parks, or you just want to kickback poolside and soak up the Southern California sun, the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa on Mission Bay makes a fun and convenient choice for families....
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