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.
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
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
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
The 2014 baseball season in San Diego begins on March 30th at Petco Park! The Los Angeles Dodgers truck down Interstate 5 to continue their Southern California rivalry against the Padres. This year, Petco Park celebrates its tenth anniversary since its inaugural season in 2004. Continue reading