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

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.

Carnevale: Get A Little Taste Of Italy On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
February 21st, 2014|SofiaBlog


Masked revelers, mouthwatering delicacies from one of the world’s great cuisines, joyous music, dance, and acrobatics: It must be time once again for the Little Italy Carnevale!
On March 1, San Diego will take on a distinctly Venetian flair (naturally with a Southern California twist). Overseen by

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, A Mouthwatering 5-Day Feast
November 6th, 2013|SofiaBlog


One of the true high points of our region’s calendar, the San Diego Wine & Food Festival, is just around the corner:

Here’s The Perfect Oktoberfest Strategy For San Diego
October 8th, 2013|SofiaBlog


It’s time once again to slip into lederhosen and the dirndls and embrace your inner Bavarian. That’s right: Oktoberfest is here! San Diego heartily celebrates this German beer and sausage-centered tradition, and the Sofia Hotel gives you a calm, comfy base camp during the proceedings.
The Ocean Beach Oktoberfest will be thrumming away beside the Pacific on October [...]