Gaslamp Warhorse: The Balboa Theatre
February 22nd, 2017

 

Mere blocks from the Sofia Hotel over on Fourth Avenue stands one of the handsomest and most venerable of the Gaslamp Quarter’s entertainment venues: the Balboa Theatre.


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Valentine’s Day Inspirations: Romance in San Diego
February 15th, 2017|SofiaBlog

 

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is here again: a time to gaze into your special someone’s eyes across dancing candlelight—or, conversely, a time to mutter about commercialization and sing the virtues of singlehood.
Well, today at Check In we’re proudly siding with the romantics as we sift out some of the most inspiring locales [...]

Art Fix: The Sparks Gallery Presents Sculptors of Southern California
February 6th, 2017|SofiaBlog

 

San Diego boasts a wonderfully diverse, wonderfully alive artistic community: one of many vibrant cultural strands making up our city’s spirit. Here at the centrally located Sofia Hotel, we’ve got multiple great outlets for that artistic community close at hand—one of them most certainly being the young Sparks Gallery.
The Sparks Gallery
The Sparks occupies one of [...]

Hop Aboard the Ark: Joel Sartore’s Animal Photos at the San Diego Natural History Museum
January 30th, 2017|SofiaBlog

 

If you care about the world’s dazzling biodiversity—and if you’re concerned about the threats it faces at the hands of humankind—you should make haste to the San Diego Natural History Museum this winter and spring.
The NAT has the proud distinction of being the first institution outside the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. to present [...]

See Tiger Woods Make His PGA Tour Return at Torrey Pines
January 14th, 2017|SofiaBlog

 

This year’s Farmers Insurance Open is right around the corner, and as always there’s plenty of anticipation for this much-loved kickoff to the PGA Tour’s West Coast Swing.
Among the storylines this time around? None bigger than Tiger Woods’ return to the Tour for the first time since 2015. He’ll be taking to the legendary Torrey [...]