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.
Experience the dramatic and enchantingly funny plays of William Shakespeare at the Shakespeare Festival at the Old Globe in San Diego. The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival returns this summer with rotating performances of classic Shakespeare plays that bring drama, comedy and enchantment to the outdoor stage. See Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream and The Merchant of Venice and Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead under the stars in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Continue reading
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Celebrate the brightest full moon of the year at the Family Moon Celebration at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. This ancient Chinese tradition is an annual celebration of the moon and the bounty of the autumn harvest. Sample delicious mooncakes, see beautiful Chinese arts and crafts, enjoy cultural demonstrations and learn about Chinese legends in the beautiful Chuang Garden. This is a wonderful and unique cultural event that honors the Chinese community of San Diego. Continue reading
Every August, San Diego Magazine invites the businesses highlighted in its "Best of" and "Best Restaurants" issues to share their food, drinks and entertainment. At this sophisticated party, you'll get a chance to sample unlimited food and drinks, and even take home fun souvenirs like cool Stella Artois beer glasses. It takes place August 23 at the NTC at Liberty Station, one of the most unique parks around. Continue reading
Along with some of the best fireworks displays on the West Coast, San Diego features a fun selection of Fourth of July events and things to do. Plan a picnic on the beach, take a trolley tour of Old Town, explore local fishing piers, visit the County Fair or just relax at a winery and toast America's birthday in style. Continue reading