It’s Beer o’Clock: Guild Fest & San Diego Beer Week
September 20th, 2016


San Diego’s always a fantastic place for a beer lover: Heck, we aren’t called the “Craft Beer Capital of America” for nothing! Some of the finest breweries in the country call our fair city and its surrounds home.

The Lion King: Take in Dinner & a Show at the Sofia
September 13th, 2016|SofiaBlog


One of the most feted and talked-about musicals of recent Broadway history is currently wowing audiences over at the San Diego Civic Theatre: The Lion King. This unforgettable production runs through October 2.
As a guest of ours at the Sofia Hotel, you’re literally a couple of blocks away from this long-running gem of a performance [...]

Globe-Hopping at the San Diego International Airport: “Port of Entry” Artwork
September 2nd, 2016|SofiaBlog


Next time you’re passing through San Diego International Airport—at the start or on the heels of an unforgettable stay with us at the Sofia Hotel, naturally—spare some time for the thought-provoking art currently on display there.
“Port of Entry” at the Airport
Besides its rich array of public art, the airport displays temporary themed exhibitions. This year, [...]

Meet FRED: Free Downtown San Diego Shuttle Service
August 29th, 2016|SofiaBlog


Tooling around downtown San Diego just got a whole lot easier.
That’s thanks to a brand-new service for the city called FRED, which stands—rather snappily we think—for “Free Ride Everywhere Downtown.” A fleet of electric shuttles gives up to five passengers the option of circumventing downtown’s parking headaches to reach restaurants, boutiques, parks, theaters, and other [...]

History Afloat: The Voyage of the San Salvador Replica
August 24th, 2016|SofiaBlog


Four hundred and seventy-four years after the Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo became the first European to describe San Diego Bay, a replica of his flagship galleon, the San Salvador, is launching from those same waters on a commemorative voyage.
The gorgeous replica tallship’s “Pacific Heritage Tour,” an initiative of the Maritime Museum of San Diego, [...]