Watch Sword Swallowing and Other Amazing Tricks at the Spring Busker Festival
March 24th, 2014|SofiaBlog


For millennia, street performers have injected a lot of heart–and a lot of spectacle–into the character of cities from India to San Francisco. These musicians, acrobats, magicians, and other entertainers, collectively called “buskers,” are a rare breed in many places these days, but in San Diego

It’s a Perfect Time to Visit the Carlsbad Flower Fields
March 16th, 2014|SofiaBlog


San Diego never really suffers from terrible weather, but that doesn’t mean the region doesn’t put on an inspiring spring showcase. Few spots anywhere are better for basking in the season’s beautiful fertility than the Carlsbad Flower Fields, an easy drive from the city–and the Sofia Hotel.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Streets of the Gaslamp Quarter!
March 6th, 2014|SofiaBlog


The Gaslamp Quarter has had many guises over its long history, but on Saturday, March 15 it’ll take on one of its most dramatic (and temporary).
That afternoon and evening, the Gaslamp becomes a chunk of imported Ireland–with all the music, dancing, and general liveliness you’d expect for an incomparable celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.