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.
Whether you're looking for an extravagant celebration or a low-key affair, San Diego's own Gaslamp Quarter is home to a number of classy yet affordable establishments so you can celebrate New Year's in style. Start the night off with a delicious six-course meal at Marble Room, and then end the evening with a delightful masquerade at Deco's New Year's Eve smash. Continue readingNew Year's Eve in the Gaslamp Details
Italians and non-Italians alike will enjoy exploring San Diego's hip and historic Little Italy neighborhood. Home to more than 6,000 Italian families and numerous area businesses, this little stretch of Italy features 50 restaurants and cafés as well as a number of art galleries, eclectic boutiques, and specialty shops for patrons. Continue readingDining in Little Italy Details
Holiday Shopping in Horton Plaza and Seaport Village
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 readingBalboa Park December Nights Details
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 readingThe Nutcracker Details