Four-legged Wave Riders: The Petco Surf Dog Competition
July 20th, 2016


San Diego’s a world-class paradise for surfers, and believe it or not we’re not just talking about the bipedal kind.

Superhero-Worthy Sofia Spa Specials in Honor of Comic-Con!
July 12th, 2016|SofiaBlog


Comic-Con International’s about to get underway again in San Diego, and here at the Sofia we’re ready to welcome all of you costumed (and not) attendees!
The genuinely iconic extravaganza, one of the biggest yearly shindigs in America’s Greatest City, delivers an almost unbelievable amount of fun, spectacle, and fandom over its four full days. From [...]

See You At Comic-Con 2016!
July 11th, 2016|SofiaBlog


The world’s greatest comic-book convention—and one of San Diego’s largest and best-known happenings—is right around the corner, and the Sofia Hotel’s an unbeatable place to stay for the big event!
We’re talking, of course, about Comic-Con, enjoying its 47th run-through from July 21 to July 24 (with a preview evening on Wednesday, July 20). As it [...]

Movies Under the Summertime Stars in San Diego!
July 2nd, 2016|SofiaBlog


Outdoor movies are a hallmark of summer, even if those drive-in theaters of old are getting mighty hard to come by. Here in San Diego, fulfilling this old-school seasonal tradition isn’t difficult—you’ve got plenty of options!
Take the “Summer Movies in the Park” program, for instance, which airs family-friendly classics all over San Diego County throughout [...]

Hoofing It: Great Dayhiking Destinations Around San Diego
June 24th, 2016|SofiaBlog


With our mountains-to-ocean landscape and mighty friendly climate, San Diego’s an outstanding place to hit the trails and soak up a little bit of Mother Nature, Southern California-style.
Sure, America’s Finest City offers a boatload of cosmopolitan attractions—not least in the Sofia Hotel’s Downtown and Gaslamp Quarter neighborhood. But getting to know San Diego—a metropolis where [...]