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.
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
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