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, California is a spectacular destination to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family. Whether you want to give back to the community or gather around a festive holiday table, Thanksgiving in San Diego is a wonderful experience. Enjoy a Thanksgiving 5k run through Balboa Park, go ice skating at Horton Plaza and enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner at one of downtown San Diego's wonderful restaurants. Continue reading
Experience the beautiful music of Sir James Galway with the Irish Chamber Orchestra at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego. A master of classical flute, Sir Galway is a musical virtuoso who has toured the world and sold over 30 million albums. Now on a tour of America, Sir James Galway entertains San Diego audiences with his passionate flute solos at Copley Symphony Hall for an uplifting concert of Irish and world classical music. Continue reading
In its 12th year, the San Diego Film Festival is an event movie lovers won't want to miss. In addition to debuts and screenings of limited-release, independent films, you can choose from over 100 offerings like documentaries, foreign films, and short subjects. Director, screenwriter, and producer Judd Apatow will be honored with the Visionary Filmmaker Award at a gala event that's sure to be the toast of the town. Continue reading
The San Diego Chargers take the field at Qualcomm Stadium this fall. Part of the NFL's AFC Western Division, the football team is looking for a fresh start in 2013, with a new head coach and general manager. Come to a game in the sunny Mission Valley, and cheer on Southern California's only professional football team! Continue reading
In San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, you'll find Halloween frights and fun unlike any others. If it's icky, blood-spattered gore you're after, head to the Haunted Hotel, which is open year round, but of course gets even scarier during All Hallows' Eve. For a fun, sexy party, get tickets to the 13th annual Monster Bash, a gigantic Halloween bash stretching 8 blocks. Continue reading