As fabulous as the rooms are at The Bristol, you probably won’t spend all your time inside. After all, you are in downtown San Diego, one of the most popular destinations on the Pacific coast. Here are some of the options you can try:
Visit areas such as Seaport Village, Westfield, and Fashion Valley. San Diego has more than its fair share of outdoor shopping malls and local boutiques.
Touring museums is easy in SD because so many are located at Balboa Park, making it a must-see stop for any visit to the city. There’re also a few military museums and plenty of galleries, including one right inside the hotel.
Explore the unique neighborhoods in downtown, including the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, hip North Park, Old Town, Hillcrest, La Jolla, and Pacific Beach.
Wade out into the water for surfing, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, sailing, or just cruising. Whale-watching tours are a must, depending on what time of year you visit. If you prefer to stay on land, visit the shore at Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, or La Jolla Shores.
Visit the animals at San Diego Zoo or Safari Park, where you can see an assortment of creatures that aren’t found in most hometown zoos.
Perfect Family Options
Thrill-seekers can head over to SeaWorld, Legoland, Aquatica, or the more traditional Belmont Park for amusement fun for the whole family.
Take in a concert at Horton Plaza, SOMA San Diego, or Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay. You can also catch live music at some of the bars and clubs in downtown or the Gaslamp Quarter.
Hiking, biking, golfing, and any other physical activity you can think of can also be enjoyed in San Diego, or if you prefer, you can watch the pros at Petco Park or the Del Mar Racetrack.