A Thanksgiving Tradition: The San Diego Jazz Festival
November 23rd, 2016|SofiaBlog


How about soundtracking your Thanksgiving-time visit to America’s Finest City with a little jazz?
That’s the beauty of the San Diego Jazz Festival, bringing for its 37th run musicians from all around the country—including plenty of regional representatives—to town around T-Day!
This beloved “crown jewel of jazz festivals” takes place November 23 through 27 at the Town [...]

The San Diego Film Scene: California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
November 15th, 2016|SofiaBlog


An amazing opportunity to explore the vibrancy and creativity of American Indian and First Nations cultures takes place this week in San Diego: the 4th annual California’s American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival (CAIIFF).
This outstanding event, hosted by the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center at California State University San Marcos, proudly features indigenous filmmakers [...]

Get in the Halloween Spirit at the San Diego Monster Bash
October 24th, 2016|SofiaBlog


Eager for a healthy bit of fright at Halloweentime—and an all-out riproaring after-hours celebration of the ghoulish season?
Well, then, you ought to stay with us at the Sofia Hotel the weekend before Halloween: You’ll be perfectly positioned for the Gaslamp Quarter’s descent into spectral, DJ-driven revelry on Saturday, October 29th during the Dos Equis San [...]

Fascinating, Fun, Free!: Kids Free in October at San Diego Museums
October 12th, 2016|SofiaBlog


Who doesn’t love the word “free”?
Well, if you’ve got children in tow for an autumnal stay with us at the Sofia Hotel, you’re going to love the citywide deal going down right now.
In celebration of the broader “Kids Free San Diego” promotion, the San Diego Museum Council’s 40-plus institutions are offering free admission to kids [...]

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


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.
So, yes: Every day’s its own sort of beer festival around here. But an all-out explosion of suds [...]