Downtown San Diego Activities and Attractions
Plan Your Stay in the Gaslamp Quarter
Our 102-room boutique hotel is located in the heart of downtown and
conveniently located within walking distance of the best things to do
in San Diego, CA: shopping, entertainment, nightlife, beaches and more.
The Bristol Hotel shares sidewalks with the Gaslamp Quarter, Horton
Plaza and San Diego Bay. This luxury hotel is only minutes away from
major downtown San Diego activities and attractions such as the
Convention Center, Seaworld, San Diego Zoo and Lindbergh International
Airport. Famous trolley stops are just outside our front doors, and is
a convenient and fun way to get to the convention center or South of
the Border to Tijuana and Mexico. Come experience the fun and history
of this fascinating city with a stay in the Gaslamp Quarter.
Top 10 Things to Do in Downtown San Diego
San Diego Zoo
You will see some of the world's rarest wildlife, including giant
pandas and Hua Mei, the only panda cub in the U.S. New at the Zoo is
Ituri Forest, a mysterious central African rain forest where
adventurers encounter forest buffalos, hippos, otters, okapis, colorful
birds and acrobatic monkeys.
San Diego Animal Park
The San Diego Wild Animal Park is a unique adventure -- a zoo unlike
traditional zoos -- in which animals roam in entire herds and flocks,
in enclosures measured in acres rather than feet.
Located on beautiful San Diego Bay, this water park is one of the
best in the country. Visit the home of Shamu and all her friends.
Within walking distance of the hotel, experience the many
restaurants and nightclubs that downtown San Diego has to offer.
World class shopping in one of San Diego's most unique outdoor
shopping venues and it is within walking distance of the Bristol
San Diego Bay and Beaches
Experience some of the most beautiful and serene beaches the west
coast has to offer!
San Diego Opera
Less than one block from the hotel, San Diego Opera makes music
worth seeing. Experience truly beautiful music brought to San Diego
under the direction of acclaimed General Director Ian D. Campbell.
Under the rainbow of Spreckels Theatre's neon lights, drama, comedy
and dance shine all just one block from the hotel.
Take the kids to a remarkable world of building the impossible dream
and fun rides too!
Hornblower Bay Cruises
Hornblower Cruises & Events offers nightly dining, weekend
brunch, and other specialty cruises throughout California. Choose from
over 30 luxury yachts of all styles and sizes to host your private
Located less than a mile from the Bristol, Little Italy is a scenic
neighborhood composed mostly of Italian restaurants, Italian retail
shops, home design stores, art galleries, and frequently hosts
festivals and fairs.