A San Diego sunset should not be missed. The way the sky ignites the last light of day will take your breath away, no matter what brings you to The Bristol Hotel. For a relaxing, dog-friendly spot with easy parking, take the 8-mile drive to Sunset Cliffs, San Diego to listen to the waves, and watch the end of day fade into night. A 360-degree peninsula view can be found at the southwestern-most point in the US, Cabrillo National Monument, where two days a year (August 25th and November 15th) you can take a self-guided tour of Old Point Loma Lighthouse. And if it's romance you seek, reserve a Venetian-style gondola ride. For an extra charge, you can even add a violin or mandolin player, and the ride lasts an hour.