Best Hotel for La Mesa Oktoberfest

Some folks love fall, others find it a depressing lights-out to summer and an inevitable slide into winter doldrums. But it’s impossible to dislike the season when you’re attending an Oktoberfest celebration, in our opinion, and as it happens you’ve got the biggest in San Diego County less than a half-hour’s journey from Hotel Republic!

La Mesa Oktoberfest has been bringing a bit of Bavaria to the “Jewel of the Hills,” as the midsized city calls itself, since 1973: a nice and sturdy run, even if still a whippersnapper of a tradition compared to the Münich version. Swing on by Hotel Republic, and partake of some fabulous German food, beer, music, and spirit to kick off fall at this year’s edition, which runs from Friday, September 28ththrough Sunday, September 29th!

La Mesa Oktoberfest 2018

La Mesa Village draws better than 100,000 for its Oktoberfest, a very worthy nod to the Münich original, which kicked off in 1810 as a celebration of King Ludwig I’s marriage to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (say that three times fast!). Lederhosen and dirndl aren’t required, but such traditional Bavarian garb is certainly encouraged—and you’ll likely see more than a few revelers suited up that way.

Over in the Hofbrauhaus Biergarten, you’ll find a great lineup of German brews, including the Spaten brewery’s Oktoberfest bier: one of the handful of Münich-brewed libations formally recognized for the occasion. With such high-quality suds on hand, it’s no surprise such festivities as brat-eating and yodeling contests, musical chairs, and more will be going down within the cheerful garden.

If beer’s not your thing, incidentally, you’ve got lots of other options in the thirst-quenching department, including some top-quality cocktails served up in the Oktoberfest Craft Beer & Spirit Garden.

And then there’s the fodder: Bratwurst, sauerkraut, schnitzel, German potato salad, and all sorts of other Old World delicacies (all of which pair mighty well with a stein of Oktoberfest beer). And the La Mesa Oktoberfest cuisine doesn’t restrict itself to traditional German fare: You’ll also find a wide variety of other cuisine on offer at the food booths and food trucks.

Live music (including some polka, naturally), games, rides, and other entertainment fill out the La Mesa Oktoberfest attractions, which are family-friendly as they come.

Celebrate Oktoberfest in San Diego With a Hotel Republic Stay & a Visit to La Mesa Village

Here at Hotel Republic, we’ll give you a great perch for enjoying San Diego County’s biggest Oktoberfest party over in La Mesa Village. Reserve your stay at our Autograph Collection hotel in downtown San Diego today and get ready for some Bavarian–style good times in Southern California!

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