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.
Situated near the Mexican border with access to all the fresh produce of California, this destination is ideally located for lovers of tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, burritos and mole. Nearby our Gaslamp Quarter hotel, you'll find some of the best Mexican food in San Diego at restaurants like La Puerta, El Zarape, El Pulpo and El Agave del Mar. Continue reading
Baseball season has arrived, and the San Diego Padres will once again represent their city at Petco Park, an open-air baseball stadium located in downtown. This state-of-the-art stadium is packed with modern amenities and is located within walking distance from our boutique hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter. 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
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