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.
Whether you're looking for an extravagant celebration or a low-key affair, San Diego's own Gaslamp Quarter is home to a number of classy yet affordable establishments so you can celebrate New Year's in style. Start the night off with a delicious six-course meal at Marble Room, and then end the evening with a delightful masquerade at Deco's New Year's Eve smash. Continue reading
Italians and non-Italians alike will enjoy exploring San Diego's hip and historic Little Italy neighborhood. Home to more than 6,000 Italian families and numerous area businesses, this little stretch of Italy features 50 restaurants and cafés as well as a number of art galleries, eclectic boutiques, and specialty shops for patrons. Continue reading
San Diego is the perfect place to start your seasonal adventures. Head to Balboa Park on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 for a free community festival full of unique gift shopping, multicultural celebrations, and delicious foods to please any palate. Even in sunny California, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Continue reading
Explore the science of the brain and nervous system at Neuroscience 2013 at the San Diego Convention Center. This annual event highlights emerging ideas and technologies in neuroscience and brings neuroscientists from around the world together to learn, understand and present the latest breakthroughs. The Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting features dynamic presentations, workshops, social events and an exciting marketplace with 600 exhibitors. Neuroscience 2013 is the leading event for the exploration, advancement and collaboration of neuroscience. Continue reading
In its 12th year, the San Diego Film Festival is an event movie lovers won't want to miss. In addition to debuts and screenings of limited-release, independent films, you can choose from over 100 offerings like documentaries, foreign films, and short subjects. Director, screenwriter, and producer Judd Apatow will be honored with the Visionary Filmmaker Award at a gala event that's sure to be the toast of the town. Continue reading