Super Boats at Mission Bay: The San Diego Bayfair Hydroplane Races
September 8th, 2017|SofiaBlog

 

A hop, skip, and a jump from the Sofia Hotel, the waters of Mission Bay makes one of San Diego’s favorite aquatic playgrounds. Coming up this month is one of the flashiest water sports events it hosts all year: the San Diego Bayfair!

Daytripping From the Sofia: Exploring San Diego County’s Coast
September 4th, 2017|SofiaBlog

 

Downtown, the Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town, Balboa Park, Coronado Island—a whole feast of nearby San Diego delights beckon to you from the doorstep of the historic Sofia Hotel. And you can happily spend your entire stay with us wining, dining, shopping, and sightseeing entirely in our greater neighborhood, which encompasses some of the best-known attractions [...]

Stand on a San Diego Icon: The Hike to Potato Chip Rock
August 23rd, 2017|SofiaBlog

 

From desert walkabouts to seaside moseys, a fabulous wealth of hiking opportunities lies within our diverse hinterland here at the Sofia Hotel. Easily one of the most popular hikes of all is that up to the aptly named Potato Chip Rock.
It’s only about 30 miles or so to the best-known Potato Chip Rock trailhead [...]

Bike the Bay: San Diego Cycling at its Best
August 9th, 2017|SofiaBlog

 

The weather that San Diego’s privileged to experience year-round is meant to be enjoyed from the seat of a bicycle. (Or out on a paddleboard. Or from a kayak. Or a sailboat. Or a top-down convertible…well, you get the gist.)
Just about any day is a good day for a bike ride around America’s Greatest City—especially [...]

Surf San Diego: A Tidal Wave of Fun
July 31st, 2017|SofiaBlog

 

Surfing is part of San Diego’s DNA, of course, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that some world-class surfing competitions go down along our sun-burnished shores.
This weekend a jaunt from the Sofia (one of the leading downtown SanDiego hotels) up to Oceanside will take you to the biggest women-only board-riding contest on [...]