The Coronado Flower Show Takes Up Nearly An Entire City Block!
April 15th, 2015|SofiaBlog


Nothing says springtime like flowers! If you’re a fan of roses, lilies, irises, and other sweet-scented showstoppers, you’ll want to mark the third weekend in April on your calendar: It’s another year’s run of the Coronado Flower Show, celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2015!
The event, the biggest tented flower show in America, is a time-honored [...]

The Annual Del Mar National Horse Show Celebrates Its 70th Anniversary
April 10th, 2015|SofiaBlog


A San Diego County institution is celebrating a major birthday this year, and you’re invited to join the party!
The San Diego National Horse Show marks its 70th anniversary in 2015, kicking off on April 16 with the start of Western Week. The high-stepping, hoof-pounding action takes place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, an easy 20 [...]

The Padres Kick Off The Season At Home April 9th
April 7th, 2015|SofiaBlog


Baseball fans, it’s that’s time of year again! Book yourself a room at the Sofia Hotel so you can catch part of the San Diego Padres’ home-opener series this month.
Beginning Thursday, April 9th, the Pads face the San Francisco Giants in a four-game stretch at beloved landmark PETCO Park, which is just minutes away from [...]

Don’t Miss The Amazing Annual Grunion Run!
March 25th, 2015|SofiaBlog


Like every other San Diegan in the know, the Sofia Hotel is excited about the fast-approaching peak season for one of our coastline’s most remarkable yearly events: the grunion run!
We’ve written here before about this unique phenomenon, which involves thousands of shiny-scaled fish squirming out of the incoming swash at night to lay and fertilize [...]

Ring In The Year Of The Ram At The San Diego Chinese New Year Food And Cultural Fair
February 20th, 2015|SofiaBlog


Think the 2015 New Year celebrations are all over? Think again!
By the Chinese lunar-based calendar, the Year of the Horse is trotting offstage and the Year of the Ram is making its grand entry this month. You can help celebrate the turnover by attending the 33rd-annual San Diego Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair [...]