San Diego Visitors Blog

Our San Diego Visitors Blog provides insightful articles and recommendations for all that makes San Diego, ‘America’s Most Beautiful City.’

Let’s face it, you visit San Diego a few times a year (if you’re lucky), but with our San Diego Visitors Blog, you can stay up to date on all the latest happenings and recommendations for all there is to do, see and experience during your next visit to San Diego.

Our San Diego Visitors Blog features interesting and sometimes humorous (not always on purpose) insights on the latest interests taking place in Downtown San Diego, greater San Diego as well as backstage glimpses into the inner workings of The Keating Hotel.

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Dining

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Enjoy some of the best of San Diego as the holidays approach!

November 14, 2018

Regardless of your religious affiliations, we can all agree on the fact that Christmas is a cold-weather holiday. We all go out and buy pine Christmas trees (which San Diegans struggle to keep watered enough so their pine needles last to December 26th.) Hot cocoa and mulled wine is much more...

Attractions

If These Walls Could Talk…

The secrets they could share!

August 15, 2018
Celebrities, a 70’s Playboy collection, and an Alpha Morphosis Jacuzzi have spent time in the Macallan Suite – but there are more secrets these walls reveal…
Events

The Realistic Guide to 4th of July in San Diego

For full effect of this following blog post, please cue up Neil Diamonds’ America.

June 20, 2018

As the May Gray gives way to June Gloom, San Diego dusts off its Top Gun Soundtracks, unfurls the red, white and blue bunting, and gets ready to celebrate Independence Day in America’s Finest City.

The Gaslamp is the perfect venue to reflect on the right bollocking[2] we gave those Redcoats after...

Dining

Best Irish Pubs in the San Diego Gaslamp

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, so enjoy a drink among your people!

February 20, 2018

The annual Guinness, the annual Jameson hangover, the annual bragging about you one-fifth Irish heritage – St. Patrick’s Day is here again. The Keating Concierge Team heralds this holiday each year, by dusting off their list of the best Irish pubs in the Gaslamp. Considering there are more Irish...

Activities

Prohibition is Over!

Not to be caught off-guard, the Keating’s General Manager, yours truly, has prepared a few tips to help you navigate your post-Prohibition experiences.

February 9, 2018

Doctors smoke it
Nurses smoke it
Judges smoke it
Even lawyer, too
So you’ve got to legalize it
And don’t criticize it
Legalize it, yeah yeah
And I will advertise it

– Peter Tosh – Legalize It

Peter Tosh, prescience notwithstanding, could have accurately been describing Cali’s pot scene since...