Join Us For A Flagship Event: Fleet Week San Diego
It’s time again to pay tribute to our country’s brave, selfless Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen. Fleet Week San Diego 2014 is kicking into gear, and you can be a part of all the festivities with a convenient perch at the Sofia Hotel!
This year’s Fleet Week happens from August 30 to November 21.
A Grand Tradition
Although Fleet Week is now a proud tradition across the country, San Diego can claim the honor of hosting the first one way back in 1935. This was part of the California Pacific International Exposition, enacted just a stone’s throw from the Sofia over in Balboa Park.
The modern Fleet Week San Diego came about in 1997. Overseen by the non-profit San Diego Fleet Week Foundation, the event gives thanks to active and former members of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard with fun-filled events and solemn ceremonies alike. It also raises money for charities that support military personnel and their families.
As usual, the 2014 round of Fleet Week San Diego promises a wonderfully varied lineup of activities. Among them are the Navy Open House on September 20 and 21, during which you get a unique look at Naval Base Coronado—including a tour of an active Navy vessel. There’s also the famous Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival (the same weekend) and Miramar Air Show (October 3 through 5), both of which serve up loads of thrills.
Another popular event is the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Boot Camp Challenge, in which participants can test their fortitude—and interact with bona fide drill instructors—on an obstacle course used for Marine Recruits. The challenge—the 13thiteration—gets underway on September 27.
A golf tournament, football games, and many other occasions round out Fleet Week. Check out the official website for all the details!
Book a Room at the Sofia for Fleet Week
Here at the Sofia Hotel, we love Fleet Week San Diego and all it stands for. We welcome you to take part in this noble annual tradition, and to stay in one of our beautiful rooms when you do so! Set yourself up at the Sofia today!