If you thought San Diego is a tourist haven only for its sun kissed beaches, colorful festivals and year along pleasant weather, think again. Sport lovers too have a number of attractions to look forward to while planning a vacation in San Diego. For example, the upcoming Pacific Life Holiday Bowl is a very popular college football bowl game played annually at the famous Qualcomm Stadium since 1978, for which sport aficionados eagerly wait the year round. On December 30th, 2009, the 32nd Pacific Life Holiday Bow will be played between the University of Arizona Wildcats and University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. Tickets are available now and people have begun booking their seats to avoid the last minute rush. Apart from the bowl game, Qualcomm Stadium will also host numerous tailgate parties and the halftime show fireworks. Thus, it makes a lot of sense in staying a budget hotel in San Diego near the stadium. One of the major events during Pacific Life Holiday Bowl which spectators wait for eagerly is the annual Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade. This colorful parade is in fact the “America’s Largest Balloon Parade” and this year it will be held on the morning of 30th December where a parade of colorful floats, unique drill teams, heart-pounding marching bands, racing wiener dogs and of course, large balloons can be enjoyed. This parade begins at the County Administration Building on Harbor Drive and continues down to Seaport Village. It actually sets the mood for the interesting match to be held in the evening. Another event that visitors look forward is the Big Bay Family Festival which is a fun filled event to be enjoyed by the whole family. Here don’t miss to climb 25 feet up into the air on the Coconut Climb as this is the main highlight of the event. Kids can try kicking legs at the Field Goal Kick and have great fun. Along with this, you get to see and enjoy various carnival games, balloon artists and airbrush tattoos. The mood of the event is set by the steel drum band as well as a live ship battle organized between the HMS Surprise and the Californian. If you intend to drive to the venue, start early as the parking lot surrounding the stadium fills up quickly. No matter what, the fun at the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl will not get over till the last. As far as lodging in San Diego is concerned, we are a favorite accommodation for tourists wanting to visit San Diego. California Suites Hotel is located at a stone’s throw away from the Qualcomm Stadium, and we provide high quality affordable accommodation at budget prices. Make your reservations with us now and enjoy these magnificent attractions of San Diego thoroughly.