Hoofing It: Great Dayhiking Destinations Around San Diego
June 24th, 2016|SofiaBlog


With our mountains-to-ocean landscape and mighty friendly climate, San Diego’s an outstanding place to hit the trails and soak up a little bit of Mother Nature, Southern California-style.
Sure, America’s Finest City offers a boatload of cosmopolitan attractions—not least in the Sofia Hotel’s Downtown and Gaslamp Quarter neighborhood. But getting to know San Diego—a metropolis where [...]

Don’t Miss Spring Whale Watching In San Diego!
March 16th, 2016|SofiaBlog


Now’s one of the very best times of year to watch whales along the San Diego coast. That’s because the northbound leg of the mammalian migration on Earth is underway right now in our watery front yard!
Thousands and thousands of gray whales are cruising up our coast between their Baja Californian nursery waters and Alaskan feeding grounds, a 10,000-mile [...]

Relish San Diego’s Museums In February With Half-Off Admission
January 29th, 2016|SofiaBlog


February’s just around the corner, and there won’t be a better month all year to enjoy San Diego’s fantastic—and fantastically varied—lineup of museums.
Why? Well, thanks to Macy’s, visitors will again be able to enjoy half-price admission to a whopping 45 museums affiliated with the San Diego Museum Council—all month long! The free passes, which can [...]

Take In The Sights Of San Diego’s 59-Mile Scenic Drive
June 20th, 2015|SofiaBlog


Looking for a driving tour that hits up many of San Diego’s great landmarks while providing a fine introduction to the area’s scenery and cultural vibe?
Well, good news: You’ve got just the thing in San Diego’s official “auto safari,” the 59-Mile Drive! From the heart of downtown to gorgeous coastline caressed by Pacific sea breezes, this [...]

Explore The Magnificent Tidepools at Point Loma
January 22nd, 2015|SofiaBlog


When you stay at the Sofia Hotel, all the urban pleasures of San Diego are within easy reach of your doorstep. But world-class restaurants, museums, art galleries, and architecture are by no means the only attractions in the region.
Some of the finest sights come courtesy of Mother Nature, which has certainly smiled broadly upon San [...]