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.)

Happy 4th of July From the Sofia Hotel!
July 1st, 2017|SofiaBlog

 

Here’s wishing the whole Check In San Diego family a very happy 4th of July from all of us here at the Sofia Hotel!
If you find yourself (and we hope you do) marking the nation’s birthday with us at the Sofia—one of the cream-of-the-crop San Diego hotels—here are just a few of your options in [...]

Sky Spectacles: The Red Bull Air Race Returns to San Diego
April 11th, 2017|SofiaBlog

 

San Diego Bay’s a vision of beauty anytime, but it’s about to get downright dramatic overhead.
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is returning to San Diego April 15 and 16. This thrilling on-the-wing competition, which pits more than two dozen Master Class pilots against one another, last took over the local skies back in [...]

Valentine’s Day Inspirations: Romance in San Diego
February 15th, 2017|SofiaBlog

 

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is here again: a time to gaze into your special someone’s eyes across dancing candlelight—or, conversely, a time to mutter about commercialization and sing the virtues of singlehood.
Well, today at Check In we’re proudly siding with the romantics as we sift out some of the most inspiring locales [...]

History Afloat: The Voyage of the San Salvador Replica
August 24th, 2016|SofiaBlog

 

Four hundred and seventy-four years after the Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo became the first European to describe San Diego Bay, a replica of his flagship galleon, the San Salvador, is launching from those same waters on a commemorative voyage.
The gorgeous replica tallship’s “Pacific Heritage Tour,” an initiative of the Maritime Museum of San Diego, [...]