It seems to happen every year, around the same time: you've neglected going out to do that holiday shopping, for whatever reason. It takes a special someone to get out there, and an even more special person to do it with discipline and a sunny disposition! Our hotel's prime Gaslamp Quarter location makes your San Diego holiday shopping needs incredibly easy. The city is filled with little boutiques, curious finds, sprawling department stores, and everything in between. Luckily, The Bristol's location makes for a relatively painless shopping experience.
Just steps out the front lobby doors of our hotel is Westfield Horton Plaza, a rather large modern mal that has become something of a San Diego shopping icon over the years. Its vibrant, bold coloring and unique architectural nuances have made it an attraction in its own right. Here' you'll find most everything for anyone-clothing for everyone, jewelry, electronics, shoes, collectibles, appliances, and a full food court.
Further afield, Seaport Village is home to some of San Diego's best, if not most picturesque, shopping. Over 50 stores make up the tourist attraction, offering all sorts of distinctive gifts. Art, mementos, toys, clothes, you name it-the Village even boasts a lagoon, a carousel, a marina, live entertainment, and 17 great eateries to keep you fueled during your outing. Closer to the hotel, it'd be wise to check out the many shops of the Gaslamp Quarter. Visit BoomShop of Comics, the Industry Showroom, or So Good Jewelry to get a taste of the historic neighborhood and its dynamic character.
For a full listing of shops and site directories, you can visit http://www.gaslamp.org/, http://www.westfield.com/hortonplaza, and http://www.seaportvillage.com/shopping. Good luck, and happy shopping!