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Sofia invites you to discover America's Finest City through this top-line guide of the most treasured attractions in San Diego. From exquisite beaches and bayside attractions, to famed Mexican cuisine and the world renowned San Diego Zoo, San Diego's playground awaits, ready to bring you Southern California's finest.
 

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Dining
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.

Beach and Bay
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.

Sports and Activities
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!

Arts and Culture
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 and B.

Shopping
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.

Stayin In
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 lounge menu.

Currant American Brasserie
Currant American Brasserie
Sofia's signature dining experience, featuring a blend of sophisticated, and comforting cuisine.

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