A Tale of Two Cultures: Baja-Cali and Its Influence on San Diego

San Diego exists as a hybrid of two cultures: Mexican and American. While dominated by California culture, the city is also very much a border town: the last stop between America and Mexico. Its geographic location has given the city a distinct personality that isn’t replicated anywhere else in America, with Mexican influences that range…

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Our Guide to San Diego Pride 2018

Enjoy the Festival, the Parade, and More San Diego Pride weekend returns July 13 through July 15, 2018, and this year’s theme is “Persist with Pride.” Use our guide to SD Pride to learn more about the weekend’s many events and activities, which include a festival, the annual parade, and more, all in celebration and…

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The Best Day Trips From San Diego

For Families, Couples, and Friends There’s always something new to be discovered right here in San Diego—however, an adventure beyond city limits can be too enticing to resist. We’re happy to recommend our favorite day trips from San Diego, each one appealing to a different type of traveler, and all within easy reach of Humphreys…

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Four Ways to Celebrate Dad in San Diego This Father’s Day

Celebrating Father’s Day in San Diego? Read on for the best ways to spend some quality time with dad. International Beer Festival Dads and brews go together like San Diego and sunshine. Hit up the annual San Diego International Beer festival for some true brews for the ages. With over 200 breweries represented from around…

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Hit the Links at These Three San Diego Golf Courses

Did you know San Diego is home to some of the best golf courses in the world? With ideal year-round temperatures, plenty of sunshine, and a beautiful coastline—it’s not surprise! Tee off with Dad this Father’s Day at some of our favorite San Diego golf courses: Mission Bay Golf Course This 18-hole executive course is…

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Mother’s Day in San Diego for All Ages

Turn Family Travel Into a Treat for Mom As an unbeatable destination for family fun, San Diego’s many spring activities make it easy to plan a Mother’s Day outing. Bring the whole crew to someplace special—and accessible from Humphreys—and treat mom to an unforgettable day the whole family will enjoy. Hit the Beach There’s no…

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Surprise Her With a San Diego Mother’s Day

The Best Ways to Cherish Her It’s almost Mother’s Day, which means you’re probably looking for the perfect way to show your love and appreciation. Rest easy: The recipe for a perfect day is right here on Shelter Island. Thanks in part to our idyllic location, we’ve got tons of ideas that will help you…

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Meet the Parrots of Humphreys Half Moon Inn

San Diego’s Iconic Parrots: A Colorful Bunch A little over twenty years ago, Humphreys Half Moon Inn welcomed our first avian friends to take up permanent residence. Parrots have since become as associated with Humphreys as Shelter Island sunsets and tropical drinks, and if you love chatty visitors, you’ve come to the right place. Our…

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Day at the Docks 2018

Earth Day at the Docks: A Shelter Island Favorite

What a Catch: San Diego’s Top Fishing Celebration Day at the Docks 2018 arrives just ahead of Earth Day in San Diego, so grab your shades and sunscreen on April 15 and head out to a favorite spring Shelter Island pastime, only moments from our hotel. You don’t have to be an expert fisher to…

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