Conveniently located in San Diego's downtown area, The Sofia Hotel sits just blocks away from 90 exquisite
restaurants featuring worldly cuisines to tempt every palate. Whether you're looking for Brazilian, Indian,
Persian, Mexican, Japanese or American dishes, the Gaslamp District offers a memorable dining experience in
a lively, historical setting. For those wanting to enjoy a meal with a view, Seaport Village has four award-winning
restaurants and 13 sidewalk eateries right on the harbor. Also, let's not forget the authentic Mexican food just
a short jaunt up the hill in San Diego's historic Old Town. Looking to stay in for the evening? Quench your
appetite inside Sofia's chic, full-service Currant American Brasserie and bar. Currant's unique blend of American
brasserie-style plates, assorted cocktails and intimate indoor/outdoor seating is the perfect beginning - or end
- to your San Diego evening.
With year-round sunny weather, what better way to appreciate San Diego than basking in
the sun on one of the county's 20 beautiful beaches? Mission Beach and its boardwalk are
the perfect locale for people watching, bicycling, rollerblading, swimming, and surfing.
Visitors can also enjoy a variety of water sports such as jet skiing, windsurfing and
sailing on Mission Bay. North of Mission is a two-mile stretch known as Pacific Beach,
a hot spot to see and be seen. This area features popular eateries, countless bars,
boutique shops and some of the best surf in San Diego County. San Diego's beautiful
Embarcadero offers acres of seaside recreation, including expansive parks, boating,
kiting, fishing, picnicking, spectacular views and the famous Seaport Village. In
search of a more intimate locale? La Jolla Cove offers picturesque views of the
Pacific Ocean - a perfect escape for business and leisure travelers alike. For guests
looking to kick start their morning in a healthy way, Sofia offers guided "Rise
and Shine" walks through the Gaslamp District.
Home of the NFL's Chargers and San Diego's major league baseball team, the Padres - the city
offers exciting, action-packed sporting events year round at two convenient locations; Qualcomm
Stadium and Petco Park. Both are a short trolley ride or walk from The Sofia Hotel. Ask the
concierge for game times and ticket information.
From monkey trails to exotic botanicals, the world famous San Diego Zoo houses more than 4,000
rare and endangered species, along with a prominent botanical garden containing 700,000 exotic
plants. Just 30 miles away from The Sofia, guests can embark on a safari adventure without ever
leaving San Diego at the expansive Wild Animal Park. Shamu and friends also invite Sofia's visitors
to experience and learn about marine life at Sea World San Diego. The rides, animal shows and
exhibits are sure to entertain guests of all ages!
Those interested in the history and culture of San Diego must pay a visit to Balboa Park,
the nation's largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, the Old Globe Theatre
and beautiful, rustic gardens, the park offers year-round exhibitions, plays and concerts
for all interests and ages.
A mecca for the performing arts, downtown San Diego is home to the San Diego Symphony,
San Diego Opera and Broadway San Diego. The city welcomes guests and natives alike to
catch musical performances, live theatre, orchestra events and comedy shows year-round at
Copley Symphony Hall, the Civic Theatre, Spreckels Theatre, The House of Blues and Fourth
The Sofia Hotel is conveniently located across the street from one of San Diego's largest
shopping centers - Horton Plaza. The plaza's unique architecture spans six-and-a-half city
blocks and boasts more than 170 boutique shops, department stores, restaurants and bistros,
making this an ideal destination for any shopping needs.
Offering a quaint setting in which to purchase unique gifts and souvenirs, Seaport
Village contains an eclectic mix of shopping, live entertainment, parks, eateries and
walking trails, right alongside the sparkling San Diego Bay. For some unforgettable
souvenirs, don't pass up Bazaar del Mundo novelty shops in the heart of Old Town.
Although San Diego offers a myriad of entertainment options, guests looking to enjoy some much
needed relaxation and rejuvenation at The Sofia have an array of activities to choose from.
To begin, guests may select from a wide selection of in-suite or on-site spa services.
After muscles are relaxed, the urban retreat continues inside The Sofia's 24-hour yoga
studio, featuring audio and video surround sound, yoga mats and an on-call yoga
instructor. Guests looking to get their hearts pumping may spend time with an on-call
personal trainer, top-line Star Trac cardio equipment, free weights and Hoist strength
training equipment inside the 24-hour health center. After a full day of relaxation,
The Sofia's fireside lobby and lounge area invites guests to curl up with a good book
in one of its many plush armchairs, while enjoying tapas and drinks from a select