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.
Head down to PETCO Park August 19-21 to watch one of the highlight games of the season, Padres vs. Dodgers. San Diego takes on rival city Los Angeles for three exciting games at our home stadium, a great place to enjoy a mild California evening. PETCO Park is conveniently located close to the Gaslamp Quarter and to the Bristol Hotel. Continue reading
With more than 100 films from 55 countries, the San Diego Film Festival brings a galaxy of stars to two film villages this September 24-28. This year the festival introduces four new categories: Native American Voices, Action Sports, Family-Friendly, Music and Horror. Enjoy a deeper cinematic experience with Q&As, industry panels, and more. Continue reading
Like to bike? San Diego is one of the best towns to take a bike ride in, thanks to its mild climate. You can experience the best the city has to offer with Bike the Bay, a scenic 25-mile bike ride around America's Finest City, including the one time a year you can bike across the impressive Coronado Bridge. Proceeds benefit the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition. Continue reading
Peruse more than 50 diverse shops, indulge at 17 unique eateries and discover outdoor entertainment and fun for the whole family at Seaport Village. Located just five minutes from our boutique hotel, this charming seaside destination is a car-free environment of winding walkways and beautiful views of the San Diego Bay. 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