Tower After Hours: Germany

The days of October are dwindling. However, it’s not too late! Head over to the Museum of Man in Balboa Park tonight and celebrate German culture and Oktoberfest one more time before the year is over! There will be German food and drink, music, dancing and more.

Click here for ticketing information. Click here to check availability at the Britt Scripps Inn. We hope to see you soon!


Sunrise Surprise Stroll at the Zoo

Experienced Zoo educators share the latest updates on our animal collection and the “inside secrets” of what’s going on, all before the Zoo opens for the day. These insider tours provide a new way to explore the Zoo for those who think they have seen it all. Talks include up-to-the-minute information about the happenings at the Zoo with animals, exhibit construction, and more. They also include an animal presentation and, sometimes, animal enrichment opportunities. Each month is different, and it’s called Sunrise Surprise for a reason: you don’t know what you’ll see and learn until you get here!

Your Sunrise Surprise Stroll may include:

* An animal presentation or special animal encounter
* A walk to the scheduled animal visit area, where a keeper spends time with the group, often in behind-the-scenes areas
* Visits to more than one area. Each month is different and the destination is not revealed until the day of the event.

All Sunrise Surprise Strolls include breakfast muffins and coffee served at the end of the program. This gives you a chance to relax and chat about your fun morning.

Sunrise Surprise Strolls are offered on select Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year.

Click here for ticketing information. Click here to check availability at the Britt Scripps Inn. We hope to see you soon!


San Diego Symphony Summer Pops

The Summer Pops are an annual concert series that takes place at the Embarcadero Marina Park, right next to downtown. Every year the series kicks off with a patriotic “Star Spangled Pops” concert and ends with the traditional “1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular.” With everything from rock to soul to jazz to Broadway to a performance by Wyonna Judd, this summer’s series has something for everyone. See the schedule below! Tickets range from $17 for lawn seats to $76.

STAR SPANGLED POPS with Marvin Hamlisch
Friday July 1, 7:30pm
Saturday July 2, 7:30pm
Sunday July 3, 7:30pm

MOTOWN’S GREATEST HITS with Spectrum and Radiance
Friday July 8, 7:30pm
Saturday July 9, 7:30pm

Friday July 15, 7:30pm
Saturday July 16, 7:30pm

MUSIC OF JAMES BOND with special guest Josie James
Sunday, July 17 7:30pm

MARTIAL ARTS TRILOGY with Tan Dun: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Hero – The Banquet
Thursday July 21, 8pm

Friday July 22, 8pm (During ComicCon)
Saturday July 23, 8pm (During ComicCon)

SUPER DIAMOND: A Tribute to Neil Diamond
Friday July 29, 7:30pm
Saturday July 30, 7:30pm

RHAPSODY IN BLUE with Jazz Pianist Eldar
Sunday July 31, 7:30pm

Friday August 5, 7:30pm
Saturday August 6, 7:30pm

BURT BACHARACH: That’s What Friends Are For
Sunday August 7, 7:30pm

Friday August 12, 7:30pm

POPS GOES CLASSICAL – Passport to the World: A Night in Russia
Sunday August 14, 7:30pm
Saturday August 13, 7:30pm

Friday August 19, 7:30pm
Saturday August 20, 7:30pm

Sunday August 21, 7:30pm

Thursday August 25, 7:30pm

Friday August 26, 7:30pm
Saturday August 27, 7:30pm

Friday September 2, 7:30pm
Saturday September 3, 7:30pm
Sunday September 4, 7:30pm

Click here for ticketing information. Click here to check availability at the Britt Scripps Inn. We hope to see you this summer!

The Summer Pops take place at the Embarcadero Marina Park, which is located just behind the Convention Center. It is about a ten minute drive from the Britt Scripps Inn and easily accessible by bus or cab.


Cabrillo National Monument

One of the most beautiful spots in San Diego is at the end of Point Loma at the Cabrillo National Monument. From Cabrillo, you can see all of downtown San Diego, Coronado Island, the San Diego Bay, and even mountains in the far distance.  Cabrillo Monument marks the landing point where Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States in 1542.

The Cabrillo National Park is open from 9am-5pm and costs $5 per vehicle to enter. Once inside, there's trails, guided tours, nature, an old lighthouse, history, and amazing views of America's Finest City!

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Coronado Free Summer Concerts

If you’re coming to visit us on a Sunday, here’s an activity idea for you – Free concerts on Coronado Island.  It’s a great way to spend an evening and there are numerous dining options if you want to grab dinner.  The easiest way to get there is by ferry.  There are two ferry landings in downtown San Diego that take you on a short trip across the Bay to Coronado Island.  See the schedule below!

Where:  Spreckels Park
Orange Avenue, between 6th and 7th Streets.

When:  Sundays at 6 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).

May 30: Coronado Community Concert Band
June 6: COSA Jazz Ensemble
June 13: Kearny Mesa Concert Band
June 20: Navy Band Southwest
June 27: Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Band
July 3: The Stilettos (4 p.m.)
July 4: Coronado Community Concert Band
July 11: Navy Band Southwest
July 18: Stars on the Water
July 25: Rockola
Aug. 1: Benny Hollman
Aug. 8: The Corvettes
Aug. 15: Lamb’s Players
Aug. 22: Marine Corps Recruit Depot Band
Aug. 29: Neil Diamond Experience
Sept. 5: Redlands Fourth of July Band (5 p.m.)
Sept. 6: Coronado Big Band (5 p.m.)
Sept. 12: Bayou Brothers (5 p.m.)

Enjoy a 15-minute ride across the bay to Coronado Island. Tickets are $4.25 each way.

To check our availability for any of the concerts above, please either call 619-230-1991 or click here.



Is the 27th Annual ArtWalk event in Little Italy.  Little Italy is a quaint San Diego neighborhood that is very close to the Britt Scripps Inn, as well as downtown and the harbor.  Over 300 artists will set up from 11am-6pm on both Saturday (4/30) and Sunday (5/1) and admission is FREE.  There will also be live music, food, and an area for creating your own art.  The event extends from the trolley stop on Beech Street (southern border of event), to the northern end of Fir Street (north border of event). Kettner, India and Columbia are the primary cross-streets. India Street is closed to vehicle traffic during the event.  Click here to see a map of the event.

So, if you’re coming to stay with us this weekend then you should definitely head over to Little Italy. The easiest way to get there for an event like this would be by cab – it should cost under $10.

This weekend, 4/30 and 5/1, from 11am-6pm. Art, live music, and food - what more do you need??

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Bridal Show & Open House

THIS Sunday, May 1, 2011 from Noon-3pm

Come and check out our historic, Victorian inn for your wedding!  There will be preferred vendors from The Abbey Catering, live music, champagne, and our famous scones!  We will also be raffling off a one-night stay AND a 40-person rehearsal by The Abbey Catering in La Jolla.  RSVP to or call 1-866-535-8949 x728!

Come by our Open House on Sunday, May 1, 2011! Photo by Carrie McCluskey.

For more information about our San Diego bed and breakfast, please visit or call us at 619-230-1991.  We hope to see you on Sunday!

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Upcoming Season at the Old Globe Theater

If you like theater, then you should definitely check out the Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park.  It is a short 5-minute walk from our front door and it is sure to be a good time.  Plus, with excellent nearby dining options such as The Prado in Balboa Park, Cucina Urbana, or Hexagone, you can do dinner & a show and be back in your comfy bed in a matter of minutes.  Here’s what’s playing at The Old Globe Theater this summer:

August:  Osage County May 7-June 12

“One of the most acclaimed plays of the last decade and winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this modern classic brought Broadway audiences to their feet cheering at every performance. When their father goes missing, the huge, sprawling and completely dysfunctional Weston family reunites and sparks fly…” Read More

Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone July 1-July 10

Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone played to sold out houses and standing ovations during its previous appearances at The Old Globe.  Now, to celebrate Hershey’s return with his newest triumph,  George Gershwin Alone will be performed for a 13-performance limited engagement…” Read More

Hershey Felder in Maestro:  The Art of Leonard Bernstein July 15-August 28

“Hershey Felder in Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein is a new work from the creators of George Gershwin Alone, Monsieur Chopin and Beethoven, As I Knew Him. With a story spanning the entire twentieth century, Leonard Bernstein, one of America’s greatest musicians, broke through every artistic ceiling possible to become the world’s musical ambassador…” Read More

If you are interested in attending a play at The Old Globe, make a night of it and stay with us at the Britt Scripps Inn – check out  our availability here.

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Picture of the Week

If you are looking for the venue for your wedding or your next special event, look no further!  We are teaming up with our exclusive caterer, The Abbey Catering, and hosting an Open House/Bridal Bazaar for anyone interested in checking out our venue.  There will be tray-passed appetizers, champagne, live music, our famous scones, and a raffle for a free night!  So, grab your fiance or your friends and stop by on Sunday, May 1 between 12-3pm.  For more information or to RSVP, please call 1-866-535-8949 ext 728.  We hope to see you there!

Bridesmaids getting their hair done in the Balboa Room. Rent the entire Britt Scripps Inn for your wedding! All 9 rooms plus the venue space for your ceremony and reception. Contact for more information or stop by our Open House on May 1! Photo by Carrie McCluskey.

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Humphreys Concerts by the Bay 2011

Every year Humphreys puts out a great line-up for their summer concert series. This year the eclectic line-up has a little bit of something for every music taste. With music acts like John Prine, Matisyahu, Yes, B.B. King, Diana Ross, America, and Billy Idol and comedy acts such as Carlos Mencia, Jim Gaffigan, and George Lopez, it’s sure to be a great time at Humphreys this summer. See the schedule below!

Tue, May 03 7:30P James Blunt w/special guest Christina Perri
Fri, May 06 7:30P Chris Cornell (solo acoustic) with special guest William Elliott Whitmore
Tue, May 10 7:30P Ms. Lauryn Hill
Fri, May 13 8:30P Yanni in Concert
Sun, May 22 8:00P The Moody Blues
Wed, May 25 7:30P Barenaked Ladies
Thu, May 26 7:30P Rodrigo y Gabriela
Tue, Jun 07 7:00P An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
Sat, Jun 11 7:30P John Prine with special guest Loudon Wainwright III
Fri, Jun 17 8:00P Na Leo
Sun, Jun 19 8:00P Jennifer Hudson
Sat, Jul 16 8:00P Bill Maher
Mon, Jul 18 7:30P Chris Isaak
Wed, Jul 20 7:30P Matthew Morrison
Fri, Jul 22 8:00P The Fab Four – The Ultimate Beatles Tribute
Wed, Jul 27 7:30P Indigo Girls
Fri, Jul 29 7:00P George Thorogood and the Destroyers w/special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Sun, Jul 31 7:00P Los Lonely Boys/Los Lobos
Mon, Aug 01 7:30P Chicago
Wed, Aug 03 6:30P Hippiefest 2011
Thu, Aug 04 7:30P Yes
Fri, Aug 05 8:00P Cheech and Chong
Sun, Aug 07 7:00P Matisyahu
Thu, Aug 11 7:30P Keb’ Mo’
Fri, Aug 12 7:30P Dave Koz – Hello Tomorrow Tour 2011
Sat, Aug 13 7:30P America – 40th Anniversary Tour
Mon, Aug 15 7:30P B. B. King
Wed, Aug 17 8:00P Steve Martin performing w/The Steep Canyon Rangers: An Evening of Bluegrass & Banjo
Fri, Aug 19 7:30P Tower of Power
Sat, Aug 20 7:30P Carlos Mencia
Sun, Aug 21 7:30P Amos Lee
Fri, Aug 26 7:30P Jesse Cook
Sun, Aug 28 7:30P DMS featuring George Duke, Marcus Miller & David Sanborn
Fri, Sep 09 7:30P The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show
Mon, Sep 12 7:30P Tears For Fears
Tue, Sep 13 8:00P Diana Ross
Fri, Sep 16 7:30P Three Dog Night
Sat, Sep 17 8:00P Chris Botti
Sun, Sep 18 7:30P Cecilio & Kapono
Mon, Sep 19 7:00P Return to Forever IV w/special guest Zappa Plays Zappa
Fri, Sep 23 6:30P Jim Gaffigan
Fri, Sep 23 9:00P Jim Gaffigan
Sun, Sep 25 7:30P Basia
Mon, Sep 26 7:30P Michael McDonald/Boz Scaggs
Fri, Oct 07 7:30P George Lopez
Sat, Oct 08 7:30P George Lopez
Thu, Oct 13 7:30P Australian Pink Floyd
Tue, Oct 18 7:30P Billy Idol
Tue, Oct 25 7:30P Celtic Thunder

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