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 first weekend in April, the sparkling waters of San Diego's Mission Bay will become animated with colors of different crew teams and their crafts. Over 100 different crews-colleges, clubs, and seniors alike will descend upon the warm water and calm surf for two days of classic competition. Continue reading
A truly unique experience, the San Diego Spring Busker Festival is a celebration of spontaneity, creativity, and individuality. It honors a type of art and performance that seems to exist only in the periphery-perhaps taken for granted or ignored. This festival affords the ability to fully appreciate a unique art and performance form, in a fun and funky atmosphere. Continue reading
One of the biggest outdoor parties on the West Coast, San Diego's Sham ROCK festival fills the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter year after year. Three stages of live music combine with 80,000 square feet of Astroturf, plenty of Jameson whisky and beer, and over 20,000 revelers to create an unforgettable evening. This year's 19th annual celebration will be the biggest yet! Continue reading
Don't let your sweetie go unnoticed this Valentine's Day. Plan a special romantic getaway on February 14 with our hotel's Romance Package, featuring overnight accommodations, sparkling wine, long-stemmed red roses, and chocolates. Afterward, you two can head out for a day of sightseeing with a whale-watching tour or a hot air balloon ride. Continue reading
Art aficionados will relish the chance to view some of the world's greatest carvers and wildlife artists at the annual California Open Wildlife Arts Festival. This year's event, scheduled on February 15-16, will feature wildlife artist Carolyn Wolf-Russell as well as carving competitions, art exhibits, auctions, vendors, and antique decoys. Continue reading