San Diego, California: Free Social Cinema at the Dive-In Theater
Dive into Deals at The Pearl
Sitting alongside obscure marine supply stores and fast food huts on a busy boulevard not known for its aesthetics, The Pearl is a gem-like hotel/cocktail lounge and eatery frequented by those in the know. For those who don't, it's a retro hangout with a 50s spin on the interior and a ton of great deals for the bargain entertainment seeker.
A free Social Cinema at the Dive-In Theater features a weekly showing of classic, iconic and eclectic films on a big screen pool-side every Wednesday night. From Top Gun to There's Something About Mary, showings begin at 8:00 PM with first come-first serve seating in chaise lounge chairs and hammocks around the pool and additional seating in the adjacent open-air lounge.
Not to be outdone by the evening crowds that gather around the popular pool, discounts for eco-friendly fitness buffs are available on the first Sunday of every month when the $20 Groove 24/7 Sunday brunch (accompanied by limitless mimosas) is reduced to $10 for diners who ride their bikes instead of driving. A great deal for those willing to risk a PUI (peddling under the influence).
If you pack a laptop or 3G phone around on weekends, free WiFi and poolside lounging is encouraged for those willing to imbibe while they hang out and enjoy the rays and waves. Parked between Sunday afternoon and Wednesday nights - Tuesday night is TacoRita night.
A selection of unusual tacos including variations like Thresher Shark and Beef Flat Iron are served in a duo with a margarita for $10 from 5 10:00 PM. A pearl of wisdom go early and plan to look for parking around this popular hotspot, or just take a cab, a swimsuit and stay. The Stay and Play room rate is just $79 for party-goes who want to bed down after midnight in any available room - reduced from the regular rack rate of $155. A great deal for divers.