Welcome to the Bristol Hotel blog! Stay up-to-date on everything that's going on around our boutique hotel in downtown San Diego. Featuring events, things to do and special offers, our hotel blog will keep you current on all of the city's latest happenings, including nearby attractions such as the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, the San Diego Zoo, Petco Park and more.
Celebrate the 4th of July San Diego-style when you experience Big Bay Boom, a massive fireworks display that is set off from four different barges around the city. There are numerous options for watching the show, from official events and viewing parties to attractions like the USS Midway and the Maritime Museum. Continue reading
Over 130,000 fans attend Comic-Con San Diego each year to experience an incredible gathering and colorful celebration of comic books, sci fi, fantasy and pop culture. From costume parties and celebrity meet-and-greets to film screenings and a massive Exhibit Hall full of vendors, this fun event takes place less than one mile from our stylish boutique hotel. Continue reading
There are plenty of serious, high-stakes footraces in San Diego - and this isn't one of them. The Dine & Dash Gaslamp 5K is a night run through downtown, which starts at the Gaslamp Quarter Archway, lasts for one hour, and finishes with dining deals and special post-race offers for the runners. Continue reading
The San Diego Pride is one of the nation's largest celebrations, and this year it celebrates its 40th anniversary. The morning of July 19th, the streets of San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood will come alive with hundreds of thousands of revelers. All are welcome to join and commemorate 40 years of San Diego LGBT Pride's mission to foster pride and respect for all LGBT peoples both locally, nationally, and globally. Continue reading