Cheap San Diego Vacations

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Sunshine. Ocean breezes. Sprawling parks. You've got a pretty good idea of what a San Diego vacation will be like. From the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld to promenading down Ocean Beach Pier and exploring Balboa Park, your perfectly pleasant getaway doesn't have to cost a pretty penny either.

Whether you want to laze on golden sand, hang ten with surfers or play a round (or three) of golf, let CheapTickets show you how to travel San Diego on the cheap.

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Kings Inn - San Diego

2 stars
3.6 / 5 660 reviews
Family-friendly hotel near Sea World with discount tickets and poolFew hotels are as fun as the Kings Inn. The property, located minutes from Sea World and the San Diego Zoo is decorated in a medieval theme. Kings Inn has a heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi tub. Two on-site restaurants specialize in family-friendly cuisine like waffles and Mexican. Guests also receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and discount tickets to area attractions. Highlights Located minutes from Sea World and San Diego ZooTwo family-friendly on-site restaurantsRelax in heated outdoor poolDiscount tickets to area attractions Rooms The two-story Kings Inn advertises that its accommodations reign supreme. Each of the 138 rooms comes standard with satellite TV, hair dryer and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Mini refrigerators are available (fees apply). Pets are welcome (fees apply). Features All guests receive discount tickets to Sea World and other attractions in the San Diego area. Furthermore, the hotel offers discount shuttle service to most attractions (fees apply). Guests have access to a heated outdoor pool and the hotel also offers 24-hour laundry service (fees apply). Two on-site restaurants are incredibly family-friendly. The Waffle Spot features breakfast and serves waffles and eggs all day. The Amigo Spot focuses on Mexican food with quesadillas big enough to feed an entire clan. The Amigo Spot also features an evening cocktail lounge. Transportation MTS Bus (3 blocks)San Diego Trolley (1 mi/1.5 km)San Diego International Airport (4 mi/6 km) Attractions Sea World (2 mi/3 km)San Diego Zoo (4 mi/7 km)Old Town (4 mi/7 km)Point Loma (5 mi/8 km)Petco Park (6 mi/10 km)Qualcomm Stadium (6 mi/10 km) Business 4,000 square feet of meeting spacePublic computer terminal in lobby  
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Motel 6 San Diego Airport Harbor

1 star
2.7 / 5 12 reviews
Motel 6 San Diego Airport/Harbor is located off I-5 at Hawthorn St, minutes from Historic Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town San Diego. The world famous San Diego Zoo and Sea World are a few miles away. Enjoy our modern rooms, outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.
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Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 563 reviews
Easy access to San Diego attractions from Shelter Island locationHumphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites is situated on Shelter Island, between San Diego Bay and America's Cup Harbor. The hotel is close to many of San Diego's tourist attractions and minutes from the airport. The hotel's Shelter Island location makes it equally suitable for business conferences, family vacations or weddings. The tropical island setting showcases the recently renovated suites and rooms on offer from Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites. Many rooms feature views of the marina or the city. Humphrey's Restaurant offers guests fine international cuisine along with superb views of San Diego Bay and the Marina. Reasons to stay Humphreys Concerts by the Bay – open air concerts between May and October Close to SeaWorld and San Diego ZooPool bar, spa and fitness center Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites RoomsHumphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites offers 182 rooms, including 54 suites that boast incredible views of the nearby marina and San Diego Bay. Decor is Mediterranean in style and each room comes standard with a flat-screen TV, mini refrigerator, microwave and in-room safe. All suites include private patios or balconies. Guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Things to do nearby Seaport Village  (5.0 mi/8.0 km)SeaWorld  (5.0 mi/8.0 km)Mission Beach  (6.0 mi/10.0 km)San Diego Zoo  (8.2 mi/10.0 km) Policies and feesParking is available for $10.00 per nightStarting July 1, Humphrey's will be implementing a passport fee of $9.95 per room/night that includes: Free high-speed wireless Internet accessFree business center services including Boarding Pass PrintingFree two-hour bike rentalsFree entrance to our Backstage Live Music LoungeFree dining offers in our restaurant, lounge and pool barAdditional discounted selections at our restaurant, lounge and pool bar Discounts and special offers to local attractions and businesses. 
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The Bristol Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 232 reviews
Modern boutique hotel with California cuisine near Gaslamp DistrictSituated in the heart of downtown San Diego, just blocks from the Gaslamp District, the Bristol Hotel offers modern boutique luxury. The property, owned and operated by Greystone Hotels, features complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and first-run pay-per-view movies in rooms. The top-floor Starlight Ballroom is the only meeting space in Southern California with a retractable roof. The on-site restaurant, FIRST avenue bar & grille, offers a delicious, casual and convenient San Diego dining experience. Highlights Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet accessConveniently located in the heart of San Diego's downtownEnjoy fresh California cuisine at on-site restaurantBallroom features retractable roof RoomsThe 102 rooms at the Bristol Hotel are spacious and spotless. Each room comes standard with a flat-screen TV, MP3 docking station, plush robe and in-room safe. Guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Pets are welcome. FeaturesThe Bristol Hotel was one of a handful of hotels in California to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating from Audubon International. It is a certified member of the California Green Lodging Program. All guests receive complimentary access to the on-site fitness center. The hotel also offers first-run pay-per-view movies (fees apply) and 24-hour laundry service (fees apply). What's more, the top-floor Starlight ballroom, a popular site for meetings and events, is the only meeting facility in Southern California with a retractable roof. Enjoy relaxed dining ambience with great food and drinks at FIRST avenue bar & grille, the on-site restaurant, open seven days a week. Transportation MTS Bus (2 blocks)San Diego Trolley (3 blocks)San Diego International Airport (1 mi/1.5 km) Attractions San Diego Convention Center (1 mi/1.5 km)Petco Park (1 mi/1.5 km)Old Town (2 mi/3 km)San Diego Zoo (2 mi/3 km)Sea World (4 mi/6 km)Qualcomm Stadium (4 mi/6 km) Business Public computer terminal located in lobby5,000 square feet of meeting spaceStarlight ballroom features retractable roof, seats up to 400 guests Policies and fees Valet and self parking are available (fees apply)
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BEST WESTERN Yacht Harbor Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 178 reviews
Views of San Diego Harbor and support for business guestsThe Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel has views of San Diego Harbor and is close to the city's major attractions and business centers. The Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel lobby has views of the hotel pool and the harbor, giving it a great atmosphere for meetings. The hotel fitness center includes elliptical machines, exercise bikes, weights and a treadmill. The pool and Jacuzzi are great for relaxing after touring the city or attending business meetings. The hotel has a business center, equipped with a printer and pc for the use of guests and there is also a flexible workspace for delegates using their own laptops. Reasons to stay Reasons to stayThe hotel features oversize rooms on the pool and harbor sideRemodeled conference room accommodating up to six peopleSituated near MRCD and Naval Bases Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel roomsThe rooms at Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel have new beds with triple sheets, cordless phones, single pod coffee service, irons, microwaves, refrigerators and hair dryers. In addition, all rooms have balconies and continental breakfast is provided. The deluxe rooms are oversized with views of the pool or harbor and have one king or two queen beds. There are also rooms with city views or views of the Point Loma hills. Things to do nearby SeaWorld  (3.5 mi/6.0 km)Mission Beach  (4.5 mi/7.2 km)Seaport Village  (4.8 mi/7.7 km)San Diego Zoo  (7.8 mi/10 km)
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Cheap Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Diego Wed, Sep 24 - Tue, Sep 30 $322
Seattle San Diego Sat, Sep 6 - Wed, Sep 10 $167
Washington DC San Diego Wed, Sep 10 - Tue, Sep 30 $349
Boston San Diego Wed, Sep 17 - Mon, Sep 29 $345
Chicago San Diego Wed, Sep 17 - Tue, Sep 23 $271
Baltimore San Diego Thu, Sep 4 - Tue, Sep 9 $316
Newark San Diego Sat, Sep 13 - Wed, Sep 17 $375
Philadelphia San Diego Mon, Sep 8 - Thu, Sep 11 $351
San Francisco San Diego Thu, Sep 4 - Tue, Sep 9 $161
Atlanta San Diego Thu, Sep 11 - Tue, Sep 16 $322
Dallas San Diego Wed, Sep 17 - Wed, Sep 24 $165
Detroit San Diego Sat, Sep 6 - Wed, Sep 10 $319
Denver San Diego Sat, Aug 23 - Sat, Aug 30 $145
Minneapolis San Diego Sat, Sep 20 - Sat, Sep 27 $253
Honolulu San Diego Mon, Sep 8 - Mon, Sep 15 $424
Pittsburgh San Diego Sat, Aug 30 - Tue, Sep 2 $363
Charlotte San Diego Mon, Sep 15 - Fri, Sep 19 $495
Orlando San Diego Tue, Sep 9 - Mon, Sep 15 $309
Fort Lauderdale San Diego Wed, Sep 17 - Mon, Sep 22 $333
Portland San Diego Wed, Sep 10 - Wed, Sep 17 $105
Houston San Diego Wed, Sep 17 - Thu, Sep 18 $153
Norfolk San Diego Thu, Aug 28 - Tue, Sep 9 $330
Raleigh San Diego Mon, Aug 4 - Mon, Aug 11 Check rates
Milwaukee San Diego Mon, Sep 1 - Fri, Sep 5 $312
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Best time to take a vacation to San Diego

  • Best Time to Go

    Travelers planning San Diego vacations can book their trips without being concerned about the weather, since the area experiences mild temperatures throughout the year. However, visitors who want to enjoy a sunny vacation in the city should try to arrange their San Diego travel in July to avoid running into the fog that descends during late spring. Summer is also a great time to experience the many annual events hosted in the city, including the Shakespeare Festival, the Pride Parade, and the San Diego County Fair. Guests who visit in early fall may take advantage of cheap post-summer hotel rates.

Insider tips for San Diego travel

  • Solana Beach

    Make a day trip drive to Solana Beach to enjoy a quiet beach with casual eateries.

  • Paddle Boarding Tour

    Take a stand-up paddle boarding tour around the area where you can learn various trivia about the city.

  • City Attractions

    Plan a kids’ sleepover night at one of the city’s attractions such as the USS Midway Museum or SeaWorld San Diego.

  • Trolley System

    Avoid some of the traffic jams on the interstate by using the city trolley system to get around.

  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    Book a special photo safari tour at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park to get a behind-the-scenes look at the zoo’s wild animals.

San Diego highlights

  • San Diego highlights
  • Seaport Village

    Whether you're shopping or gazing at the yachts idling around San Diego Bay, Seaport Village is fantastic for kicking back on your San Diego travels. Grab yourself some cheap eats by the water.

  • Old Town

    For some heritage on your San Diego vacation, spend a few hours wandering about Old Town. View the oldest buildings San Diego, including the old blacksmith's, Seeley Stables and even a schoolhouse.

  • Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

    For a peek into the heavens than won't cost you a dime, ogle the universe at the Science Center, located near Balboa Park. On the first Wednesday of every month, the San Diego Astronomy Association sets up free telescopes for you to do some stargazing of your own.

  • Julian

    Time travel back to the 1800s in this gold-mining town located in the Cuyamaca Mountains. With plenty of historic buildings to explore -- not to mention the tastiest apple pie in San Diego -- Julian is the perfect low-cost day out on a San Diego vacation.

  • Point Loma

    Your San Diego travels won't be complete without discovering the undersea wonderland at the tide pools in Point Loma. From vibrant anemones and slippery octopi to scuttling crabs, there are plenty of living things to discover in the sunshine. Best of all, it's completely free.

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