The Selfie Craze: A New Guest Experience

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Glorietta Bay Inn Selfie

Glorietta Bay Inn has hopped on the selfie bandwagon! We now have Selfie Sticks for guests to snap the perfect selfie around the Inn and beautiful Coronado. 

The sticks are available to check out at the front desk, just like our beach amenities. The staff is fully experienced with the selfie stick and is happy to assist with a little Selfie Stick training if needed. Stop by the Selfie Station located outside our historic mansion for your first selfie photo opp.

Don’t forget to tag @Glorietta Bay Inn on Twitter or Facebook and use hashtag #Gloriettabayinn.

3…2…1… Say Seeeeeelfie (take photo)!



Stop and Smell the Roses!

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Coronado-Flower-Show-April-16-17-2011Stop and smell the roses this weekend at the Coronado Flower Show! The Coronado Flower show is the largest tented flower show in the nation, and it’s in the heart of Coronado.

Located in Spreckels Park, exhibits are placed inside tents that surround the central gazebo which will be the stage of live music. Or sip on drinks and listen to entertainment with the nearby bandstand in the Wine & Beer Garden. There will also be demonstrations, shopping, horticultural & floral competitions, garden lectures, and so much more!  Don’t miss this American and Coronado tradition this weekend to kick off our beautiful spring weather! The event is open to the public with an admission of only $5.

Last year, the Inn was awarded first place ribbon in “Beautiful Commercial Front” in 2014 by the Coronado Floral Association. 




Glorietta Bay Inn Goes Dark for Earth Hour 2015

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03_EH 60+ LOGO_STACKED CLR_JPEGCoronado and San Diego will slip into darkness this Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:30pm, as residents and businesses across the nation switch off their lights for Earth Hour – the largest environmental event in the world. Earth Hour is an initiative aimed at creating a more sustainable future for our planet, and Glorietta Bay Inn is excited to announce our participation in the event.

We will join hundreds of millions of people across the globe by switching off lights of the hotel for one hour. We request all our guests to join us in doing their part for the planet by switching off guest room lights for this one hour as well.

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).It all started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 162 countries and territories worldwide. Earth Hour is a global event created by the people for the planet, and the commitment goes beyond one hour; it symbolizes what can happen when the world acts together to celebrate the planet’s future.


The Flower Fields – Extraordinary Color for Acres

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Flower_Fields2Everyone knows spring has sprung when flowers begin to blossom! Spend an afternoon gazing at acres of extraordinary color at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch®. The fields consist of 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers all cascading down the hillside in a spectacular display of color that is sure to take your breath away. You’ll enjoy every view on the field, especially the fields overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The drive is approximately 1-hour from Coronado and it’s definitely worth the trip during your stay with us!

When you visit The Flower Field, make sure to leave time for these family fun activities:

-Antique Tractor Wagon Rides
-Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse
-The Artist Gardens
-American Flag of Flowers
-Sweet Pea Maze
-Santa’s Playground
-Carlsbad Mining Company
-Historic Poinsettia Display
-Water Wise Farming
-Organize Demonstration Garden

Are you taking photos to make your Facebook friends envious? Here are some photo flower tips:

-When the skies are blue, shoot toward the sun as the backlight makes the individual blooms really pop.
-Bummed the clouds are making your photos grey? No sweat, the clouds will intensify the colors.

Where: 5704 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Dates: March 1 – May 10, 2015

Weekend Round Up February 20 – 22, 2015

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A beer lover’s delight! San Diego welcomes all beer lovers to The Winter Brew Fest (San Diego winters = sunny) in Balboa Park this weekend! Enjoy sample brews from more than 40 different local breweries and live music by local artists. The event is Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st  from 7 – 10pm at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. Taste responsibly!

Museum Month
For the museum enthusiasts… it’s Museum Month! Museum Month offers locals and visitors the opportunity to visit 45 San Diego museums with half-off entry fees. Starting February 1st, guests can visit any one of Macy’s 14 locations to pick up complementary museum month passes. Visit the website for a complete list of participating museums:

Opening Night
Don’t miss opening night with “You Can’t Take It With You” at Coronado’s Lamb’s Player Theatre at 8pm on Friday February 20. Call 619-437-6000 for tickets and information. The show will also play on Saturday at 4pm and 8pm.

Live Music
Enjoy live music and a night cap at the local watering hole McP’s Irish Pub and Grill at 9pm on Friday the 20th & Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd at 2pm located on Orange avenue. Enjoy a free concert at the Coronado Ferry Landing by the “Velvet Café” at 1pm on Sunday February 22.