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.
San Diego is the perfect place to start your seasonal adventures. Head to Balboa Park on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 for a free community festival full of unique gift shopping, multicultural celebrations, and delicious foods to please any palate. Even in sunny California, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Continue reading
If visions of sugarplum fairies have ever danced through your head, this is the seasonal event for your San Diego trip. From December 13 through December 22, reserve your seats at Spreckels Theatre to experience the one and only masterpiece The Nutcracker by the City Ballet Orchestra. This performance is sure to kick off your holiday spirit. Continue reading
Kick start your festive fun with a triple axel, or simply stay standing in the outdoor skating rink at Horton Plaza. With your $14 adult admission, you'll support Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego. Do a great deed this holiday season while you work your magic on the ice. Continue reading
Gather around a table at FIRST avenue bar & grill at The Bristol Hotel in downtown San Diego. This inviting and casual eatery serves modern American cuisine with a crafty twist, and a variety of cocktails, beer and wine. FIRST avenue bar & grille has a fantastic new dining special - buy 5 entrees, get the 6th free. Enjoy creative California cuisine that reflects the freshness of the season and the best burger in town. Continue reading
Explore the science of the brain and nervous system at Neuroscience 2013 at the San Diego Convention Center. This annual event highlights emerging ideas and technologies in neuroscience and brings neuroscientists from around the world together to learn, understand and present the latest breakthroughs. The Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting features dynamic presentations, workshops, social events and an exciting marketplace with 600 exhibitors. Neuroscience 2013 is the leading event for the exploration, advancement and collaboration of neuroscience. Continue reading