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Mardis Gras at The Rooftop: Let the Good Times Roll

February 13th: HIPP celebrates Mardi Gras, 2-6PM

We’re borrowing the New Orleans motto of Laissez le bon temps rouler—Let the good times roll—as Mission Pacific Beach Resort turns up the heat on Mardis Gras. Consider the festivities elevated, in every sense of  the word. From this sixth-floor perch, expect an all-day celebration transporting partygoers into NOLA mode. So, get your krewe together.

Here, the rooftop lounge transforms from day to night, evolving from breezy poolside glamor to nighttime effervescence, courtesy of craft cocktails and an expertly curated  soundtrack.  DJ Zochibeats will be spinning New Orleans Bounce, an upbeat playlist with Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday energy. Stay the night. 

In San Diego, The Rooftop Bar has become the hub for everything chic, social and cultural. To be sure, its unlimited ocean views can’t be beat. Yet, its thoughtful cocktail program has made it a can’t-miss destination among pleasure-seekers. On Mardi Gras, savor refined versions of famous NOLA cocktails made fresher with SoCal’s bounty-to-bar ingredients.

  • SAZERAC: Rittenhouse Rye, Peychaud’s Bitters, Simple, Absinthe, Lemon Zest
  • HURRICANE: Bacardi Superior, Bacardi 4yr, passion fruit, orange juice, house-made Grenadine and lemon juice
  • BRANDY CRUSTA: Pierre Ferrand Brandy, Curacao, Luxardo Maraschino and  lemon
  • FRENCH 75: Bombay Sapphire Gin, Lemon, Simple, Prosecco and  lemon zest
  • PIMM’S CUP: Pimm’s No. 1, Ginger Beer, cucumber, mint, lemon juice and  strawberries



Galenetine’s at The Rooftop: No Valentine? Crush the night here.

Feb 14th 2PM-6PM

Who needs February romance when you’ve got your girl gang? Instead of giving into the heart-shaped hype, take the night—or a long weekend—with your best buds. Book here.

Thanks to the hit show, Parks and Rec, Galentine’s Day has become a definite thing.

Here, toast your besties with a night of music and limited-edition craft cocktails ($16) that taste as good as they look. So, yah, we’ll have what she’s having.

  • SHOT THROUGH THE HEART: Vida Mezcal, Red Bell Pepper Purée, Serrano Syrup, lime juice and cranberry juice,
  • CUPID’S MISS: Don Julio Blanco tequila, Moët Rosé, watermelon juice, lemon juice and simple syrup
  • SALTY EX: Plymouth Gin, Lemon Juice, Orgeat, small pinch of sea salt over the top
  • $100 bottles of Piper-Heidsieck Brut.




Lovers Dinner at Valle: The Hottest Reservation for Foodies

Starry-eyed date-nighters have made Valle the most lust-worthy reservation in San Diego. After all, the modern Mexican restaurant was the only San Diego spot to earn a Michelin Star in 2023. Critics and foodies from all over the world have made the sojourn for culinary cred, yes. But also to immerse in the genius, if only for one night,  of visionary Chef Roberto Alcocer, who has launched elegant Baja cuisine onto the global culinary map.

Reserve your place for the seasonal prix-fixe eight course tasting menu paired with the best of Valle’s robust wine collections. Valle has won oenophiles’ hearts: Its bold, beloved list is ripe with gems from Guadalupe Valle and beyond.

Make a weekend of it. Book the Fantasy Suite as seen on the 2023 season of “The Bachelorette” here.




Art with a Heart: “Baja Silvestre” Exhibit at OMA West

Become “Baja” fluent with a cultural immersion. Before or after dinner, explore OMA West, the satellite art gallery in partnership with Oceanside Museum of Art. It’s located next door at our sister resort, The Seabird Ocean Resort & Spa. On Exhibit: “Baja Silvestre” through April 29. The group show depicts 16 works exploring the intricate relationships between nature and myth in Baja’s ruggedly beautiful territory. 

The title, Wild Baja, explores a place where the wild and the mythic intersect in a harmonious dance. Through intricate paintings, organic sculptures, and art installations, seven artists from the Baja region capture the vibrant colors of the flora and fauna, the elegant movement of the desert, and the subtle dialogue of land and sea in their own medium and unique style. 

Artists found inspiration not only in the magnificent scenery and biodiversity of the peninsula, but from indigenous stories, local folklore, and spiritual secrets passed down through generations, transcending the boundaries between nature and narrative. These contemporary interpretations illuminate the symbiotic relationship between the people of Baja California and their natural surroundings, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy. This exhibition invites the public to immerse in a dialogue between tradition and modernity, myth, and reality.