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2015 San Diego Comic Con Coming Soon!!!

Starting in the 1970′s people from all over the world have swarmed to one of the most beloved cities for the San Diego Comic Con.  This year’s event takes place from July 8-12th and brings some of the most popular artists, writers, and actors to the city.  The conventions focus is not only upon comic books, but also on popular arts and literature in general, including films and television.  The influx of convention goers has caused the entire city to be used for the occasion.  The San Diego Convention Center is the main location for the event, but many various locations around San Diego house differing branches of the event, such as hotels, conference centers, and outdoor parks.  The beautiful weather creates an amazing atmosphere to enjoy the festivities and there is no better place to spend it then right by the beach.  Make sure to contact us early for reservations as rooms go very quickly during this time!  At this time we are doing a 5 night minimum for the Bed and Breakfast rooms and a one week minimum for the Vacation Condo.  Please Call 619-226-4133 for more details.

San Diego Beer Festival and Other September Events

September Ocean Beach Pier

September Ocean Beach Pier

Summer is quickly fading and the Fall season is arriving quickly upon San Diego.  Cool breezes are the perfect complement to the warm weather.  The 20th Annual Festival of Beer will be held on September 19th this year and we encourage anyone with any interest in craft beers to make this worthwhile trip.  San Diego is one of the largest craft beer locations in the country, and 50 different breweries will be showcasing over 120 different craft beers this year.  The San Diego Beer Festival will be held at the Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier.  Event admission includes 10 beer tastes, live music, and helps support the San Diego Professionals Against Cancer fundraiser.  Over 4,000 beer lovers attend the event from all across the world.

One of the most exciting events to come this Fall is the start of football season!  The San Diego Chargers are back after making a splash in the playoffs last year, and will look to build on their performance last year.  The Chargers will play 8 home games this year with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos highlighting one of the biggest games of the year.

The Annual Restaurant Week will be held September 21-26 here in San Diego.  The participating restaurants in the area will have reduced prices or a fixed price menu that includes three delicious courses.  Taking advantage of some of San Diego’s finest restaurants is a must this week!

Dolphins Invade OB Pier

Picture of Ocean Beach pier.

Picture of Ocean Beach pier.

Local Pier is Hotspot for Dolphins

In the past couple of weeks an influx of dolphins have been seen from the Ocean Beach Pier. The Ocean Beach Pier is a hot spot area for many of the local surfers and the dolphins have been seen frequently around the area. The curiosity of the dolphins and proven scientific studies that dolphins seek out the attention of humans has created some friendly interactions at Ocean Beach have created a beautiful scene. Researchers have also concluded that dolphins who have little to no interaction with their own kind will actually supplement their social needs through humans if we are available to them.

Here at the Elsbree House, we are delighted to add new family members to the Ocean Beach Community!Below we have included a link to an article for further information on the relationship between humans and dolphins. (

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Kicks Off Summer Festivities Last Thursday


Del Mar Races Begin

Last Thursday the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club kicked off 36 days of racing here in San Diego! Unlike many other horse races, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has steadily increased in attendance proving to be a staple attraction in Southern California. Also unique about the race track is the high percentage of female attendees in the last several years, unlike many other race tracks around the country that are dominated by males.  Enjoy the laid back atmosphere and hopefully win while doing so!  The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club is mostly noted for the constant partying and fun that happens during the month. Many locals can’t envision summer without a trip to Del Mar!

San Diego- Home of Craft Beers


High quality, craft beers are everywhere in San Diego! It is nearly impossible to come visit San Diego and try every craft beer that is made in the city. Boasting 87 breweries with 31 in development, there is a beer that will fit everyone’s taste. San Diego is most famous for creating several different styles of beer, most notably the “Double IPA.” The Beer World Cup has called San Diego its home twice (2004 and 2008) as San Diego has one of the more dominating presences in the craft beer market. Some of the more established and high quality breweries to look out for are The San Diego Brewing Co., Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Ballast Point Brewing Company, and AleSmith Brewing Company. The Annual San Diego Beer Festival is in early November and is one of the best events in the world, especially for those with a weak spot for craft beer!

OB Antique District

Ocean Beach Antique District is a short walk from the Elsbree House Bed and Breakfast

Ocean Beach Antique District is San Diego’s Largest Antique Destination!

Within short walking distance of the Elsbree House Bed and Breakfast is one of the best areas for antique shopping in Southern California.  Located right on Newport Avenue and has become a priority destination for everyone who ventures from all over the world. Here you will find the largest concentration of collectible shops in San Diego County. You can easily spend the whole day treasure hunting.

The Ocean Beach Antique District is conveniently located just 6 minutes northwest of downtown San Diego and is just a block away from the Pacific Ocean, always has plenty of free parking and all shops are open seven days a week.

San Diego Zoo Austrailian Outback

Koalas at the San Diego Zoo near Elsbree House Bed and Breakfast

Koalafornia Dreamin’ is a “Down Under” Experience at the San Diego Zoo

Stay at the Elsbree House Bed and Breakfast and visit the San Diego Zoo’s new Conrad Prebys Australian Outback attraction. With 7 different marsupials and 25 colorful bird species, the new Australian Outback adds a fun new adventure and brings visitors to the forefront of the “Down Under” experiencing wildlife and forestry of the Australian world. You will learn facts about Australian forests and wildlife, then test yourself to see how well you know your marsupials. You can even take photos of the kids sitting in a koala tree.

The exhibit also brings expanded hours to the Zoo which is now open from 9 am to 9p m everyday, allowing visitors to have more time for exploration. San Diego Zoo is always improving and trying to create the best possible environment for the animals. The Koala exhibit is the largest one outside of Australia!

The San Diego Zoo is a short distance from the Elsbree House Bed and Breakfast. For more information about the Zoo and other Balboa Park attractions, feel free to ask when you are making your reservation! Looking forward to seeing you soon, G’day Mate …

July is Full of Events

Surf in Ocean Beach near Elsbree House Bed and Breakfast

Here at the Elsbree House we are preparing our Inn for all of the fun events that Ocean Beach has to offer in July. Starting out with the fireworks on the 4th of July, guests will be a short walking distance from a great view and an even better time! Don’t forget Comic-Con as well (July 24-27th)! One of the biggest entertainment events of the year, Comic-Con hosts actors, writers, superheroes, and a variety of events throughout San Diego. Not only do we keep you away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, but we supply that beach feel that you’d want to spend your money on when traveling! Also don’t be shy to try to test out your surfing skills. Lessons are offered throughout the day just a short walking distance away from where the Inn is located. The OB Farmers Market is also every Wednesday evening. The Market highlights local art, fruit/vegetables, flowers, and more!

4th of July Fireworks


Here in Ocean Beach we are getting ready for our Annual 4th of July Fireworks. All through San Diego there are events for fireworks, but here at the Elsbree House Bed and Breakfast we are just steps away from an amazing show! Fireworks are launched off the Ocean Beach Pier and make for spectacular viewing from and an night of oohing and ahhing. Instead of sitting through traffic trying to get to see all of the fireworks, relax in our friend yard or take a short walk to downtown Ocean Beach to enjoy one of the best days of the year.

35th Annual OB Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off

Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair an Chili Cookoff near Elsbree House Bed and Breakfast and Vacation Condo

The 35th Annual Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off is fast approaching on June 28th. The yearly celebration offers a Beachside Beer and Spirits Garden, a children’s play area, a Bloody Mary Competition, and five stages with continuous music! The Street Fair brings the Ocean Beach community together and is a great atmosphere for families. Local artists will participate in community wide moral project, while local businesses and artists will be showing off their foods and goods as well. Elsbree House Bed and Breakfast and Vacation Condo is walking distance from all the fabulous festivities and our rooms fill up very fast around this time so be sure to book now!