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.
One of the first recorded uses of the Jolly Roger, "Black Sam" Bellamy and his crew were feared across the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Their capture of the slave ship Whydah in 1717 ended in disaster off the coast of Cape Cod, leaving Bellamy and 143 crew members dead. The shipwreck was discovered in 1984, and is the main focus of a spellbinding exhibit at the NAT. Continue reading
Looking for more traditional American fare, modern-inspired seafood, or a mix of both? Along the lapping waters sit three of some of San Diego's best: the touristy-yet-trendy-and-relaxed Seaport Village, Little Italy's Waterfront Bar & Grill, and the beautifully situated C Level. Continue reading
The San Diego Pride is one of the nation's largest celebrations, and this year it celebrates its 40th anniversary. The morning of July 19th, the streets of San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood will come alive with hundreds of thousands of revelers. All are welcome to join and commemorate 40 years of San Diego LGBT Pride's mission to foster pride and respect for all LGBT peoples both locally, nationally, and globally. Continue reading
Book a Hornblower yacht cruise in San Diego this Mother's Day to show your mom how much you appreciate all she does for you everyday. With a Champagne Jazz Brunch and Sunset Dinner Cruise, you have two ways to give the heartfelt gift of a lasting memory. Spend some time on the water in honor of Mom on May 11, 2014. Continue reading