Take in Balboa Park’s Charms on a Guided Tour
October 31st, 2017|SofiaBlog


One of San Diego’s crown jewels, Balboa Park sits comfortably among America’s great park-scapes: a showstopper for the quality of its specific attractions (the San Diego Zoo, the Museum of Man, the Japanese Friendship Garden, etc.) and its gorgeous overall architectural and botanical scenery. Last year the city celebrated the 100th anniversary of the modern [...]

Family-Friendly Nightlife: Balboa Park After Dark & Twilight in the Park
August 1st, 2016|SofiaBlog


Looking for something to do on these long, lazy San Diego summer evenings? Well, as it turns out Balboa Park—marking its centennial this year, as we wrote about earlier this year—makes a prime after-hours destination this time of year! That’s courtesy of two beloved summertime programs, Balboa Park After Dark and the Twilight in the [...]

Movies Under the Summertime Stars in San Diego!
July 2nd, 2016|SofiaBlog


Outdoor movies are a hallmark of summer, even if those drive-in theaters of old are getting mighty hard to come by. Here in San Diego, fulfilling this old-school seasonal tradition isn’t difficult—you’ve got plenty of options!
Take the “Summer Movies in the Park” program, for instance, which airs family-friendly classics all over San Diego County throughout [...]

Celebrate the San Diego Zoo’s Centennial Year!
April 11th, 2016|SofiaBlog


The San Diego Zoo, among the most venerable zoological organizations anywhere, celebrates 100 years in 2016, and the calendar’s jampacked with events. Come stay at the Sofia Hotel (another historical fixture of the city) and pay tribute to a real San Diego treasure!
The Foundational Roar
It was on September 16 of 1916 that the seeds for [...]

Stop And Smell The Roses In The 16 Unique Gardens Of Balboa Park
March 23rd, 2016|SofiaBlog


Nothing says spring like flowers, and even though San Diego winters are pretty tame affairs, that doesn’t mean we don’t like embracing the vernal season with plenty of blooms! When you stay with us at the Sofia Hotel, you’re within shouting distance of one of the finest spreads of gardens in the region: those in [...]