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.
The flags and colorful costumes come out on May 18, 2014 in San Diego's Little Italy for the annual celebration of Sicilian culture. With free admission, you can spend your afternoon sampling sumptuous Italian sauces and sausages, with children's rides and entertainment plus a festive parade and full entertainment lineup. Continue readingLittle Italy Sicilian Festival Details
Situated near the Mexican border with access to all the fresh produce of California, this destination is ideally located for lovers of tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, burritos and mole. Nearby our Gaslamp Quarter hotel, you'll find some of the best Mexican food in San Diego at restaurants like La Puerta, El Zarape, El Pulpo and El Agave del Mar. Continue readingBest Mexican Food in San Diego Details
Baseball season has arrived, and the San Diego Padres will once again represent their city at Petco Park, an open-air baseball stadium located in downtown. This state-of-the-art stadium is packed with modern amenities and is located within walking distance from our boutique hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter. Continue readingPadres Baseball Details
Featuring five entertainment venues, a children's parade, art show, food pavilion and more than 300 green exhibitors, EarthFair in San Diego is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. Head to Balboa Park on Sunday, April 27 from 10AM to 5PM to experience this eco-friendly event. EarthFair attracts more than 60,000 visitors each year and is a zero-waste event. Continue readingSan Diego Earth Fair Details
With a colorful past and central downtown location just-this-side of the border, San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter is a fantastic place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Independence Day. From pub crawls and endless margaritas to taco specials and festivities in the streets, this exciting event is a top attraction in the city - and it all takes place just blocks from our boutique hotel. Continue readingCinco de Mayo in the Gaslamp Details