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
The Greater San Diego area is one of America's fastest growing regions, but don't let that discourage you from exploring! Uber makes inter- and inner city transportation simple, stylish, and sleek. Grab a code from the front desk, where as a guest at Bristol, you can take $20 off your first Uber ride. Download the app, connect with a driver, and watch as the car makes its way to you! Continue reading
One of the first recorded uses of the Jolly Roger, "Black Sam" Bellamy and his crew were feared across the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Their capture of the slave ship Whydah in 1717 ended in disaster off the coast of Cape Cod, leaving Bellamy and 143 crew members dead. The shipwreck was discovered in 1984, and is the main focus of a spellbinding exhibit at the NAT. Continue reading