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.
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
You and the rest of the family will enjoy exploring over 40 of the city's top museums at half-price. Pick up your free pass at Macy's, and then reap in the savings throughout February as you visit the region's museums, historical societies, and cultural centers, including the Oceanside Museum of Art and San Diego Children's Discovery Museum. Continue reading
Art aficionados will relish the chance to view some of the world's greatest carvers and wildlife artists at the annual California Open Wildlife Arts Festival. This year's event, scheduled on February 15-16, will feature wildlife artist Carolyn Wolf-Russell as well as carving competitions, art exhibits, auctions, vendors, and antique decoys. Continue reading