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.
The flags and colorful costumes come out on May 18, 2014 in San Diego's Little Italy for the annual celebration of Sicilian culture. With free admission, you can spend your afternoon sampling sumptuous Italian sauces and sausages, with children's rides and entertainment plus a festive parade and full entertainment lineup. Continue reading
Do you enjoy jogging while you jam to your favorite tunes? If so, the Rock ‘n' Roll Marathon will be the festive footrace you won't want to miss in San Diego this summer. On June 1, 2014, you can head to 6th Avenue and Quince Street to start the full or half marathon or a relay race. Motivating you along your way, live local bands will perform and pump you up. Continue reading
Featuring five entertainment venues, a children's parade, art show, food pavilion and more than 300 green exhibitors, EarthFair in San Diego is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. Head to Balboa Park on Sunday, April 27 from 10AM to 5PM to experience this eco-friendly event. EarthFair attracts more than 60,000 visitors each year and is a zero-waste event. Continue reading
With a colorful past and central downtown location just-this-side of the border, San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter is a fantastic place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Independence Day. From pub crawls and endless margaritas to taco specials and festivities in the streets, this exciting event is a top attraction in the city - and it all takes place just blocks from our boutique hotel. Continue reading
The 2014 baseball season in San Diego begins on March 30th at Petco Park! The Los Angeles Dodgers truck down Interstate 5 to continue their Southern California rivalry against the Padres. This year, Petco Park celebrates its tenth anniversary since its inaugural season in 2004. Continue reading