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Things to Do in San Diego

Holiday Value Parking Package

Fed up with the cold already? Come and enjoy seasonal savings with our Value Parking Package this winter at the Bristol Hotel in sunny San Diego. Book this package by January 31st, for stays now through March, and take advantage of discounted nightly valet parking and free complimentary wireless internet access with rates starting as low as $114.

Things to See and Do

  • Ice Skating at Horton Plaza

    Grab your mittens and scarves and head on over to Horton Plaza for a fun-filled day of ice skating! Ice skating at Horton Plaza is the perfect holiday activity for the entire family!
  • December Nights

    San Diego's iconic Balboa Park turns into a winter wonderland for the annual holiday festival, December Nights. From 5-9PM, enjoy free entry to Balboa Park and its many attractions with special holiday-themed exhibits.
  • Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo

    Celebrate the holidays at the San Diego Zoo! Enjoy a special wintery celebration featuring holiday music, sparkling lights, treats and animals!


  • FIRST avenue bar & grille

    After a busy day in San Diego, retreat to the Bristol's on-site restaurant for great drinks, friendly service, and delicious food. Or before you head out to one of the many holiday activities in San Diego, be sure to fuel up on a yummy breakfast at First.
  • Croce's Restaurant & Jazz Bar

    Located in the famous Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, Croce's Restaurant & Jazz Bar serves up delectable American cuisine with live music each evening. Come for the food, stay for the music!
  • The Oceanaire Seafood Room

    While you're in San Diego, don't miss out on the fresh seafood entrees served up at this local eatery. The Oceanaire Seafood Room is dedicated to offering the freshest seafood around with excellent service.


  • Horton Plaza

    The Westfield Mall at Horton Plaza is just blocks away from the Bristol Hotel and is the prefect destination for your holiday shopping. From Bloomingdales to Tiffany's, the Westfield Mall has all the stores you need to check-off your holiday shopping list!
  • Fashion Valley Mall

    This outdoor shopping center is complete with 200 stores for you to tackle your holiday shopping and maybe even buy an item or two for yourself!
  • Gaslamp Quarter

    The Gaslamp quarter offers a wide variety of boutique shops, high-end fashion stores, and nationally known brand name shops. The Gaslamp Quarter is the perfect shopping destination to please the entire family
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