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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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The Sofia Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 47 reviews
The Sofia Hotel in San Diego, California, offers 211 luxury rooms that feature everything from ambient lighting to in-room spa services. With an acclaimed history of excellence extending back to 1926, The Sofia Hotel continues to be one of the most respected hotels in the city. Guests can enjoy complimentary water bottles upon arrival along with flat-screen televisions and mini refrigerators in each room. The location also boasts a yoga studio, laundry service, spa services, a cozy fireplace in the lobby, fitness equipment and a health spa. HighlightsBefore heading out to explore the downtown area, guests can dine at Currant, the hotel's on-site restaurant with an American bistro and bar. Located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, The Sofia Hotel is in a prime location in close proximity to several outstanding restaurants and bars, including Nobu, Searsucker, Bankers Hill and Fleming's. For shopping, Horton Plaza is located just two blocks from the establishment and provides a great way to enjoy luxury stores and unique shops. The San Diego Harbor, conveniently located within a quarter mile of the hotel, is a great location to enjoy water activities and sightseeing any time of year. For guests flying into the area, the San Diego International Airport (SAN) is just 3 miles from the Gaslamp Quarter. Search ResultStay at The Sofia Hotel in San Diego
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Town and Country Resort San Diego

3 stars
3.7 / 5 29 reviews
The Town and Country Resort Hotel is nestled in the heart of San Diego in Mission Valley. Our convenient, central location provides easy access to all of the city's sites, business districts and attractions. We are located only 6 miles from San Diego Lindbergh Field and only ten minutes from Old Town, the Zoo, Balboa Park, Sea World, beautiful bays and beaches. On property, pamper yourself in our Italian inspired 14,000 square foot Bella Tosca Day Spa and Fitness center. Dive into one of our three sparkling pools, spend time sunning on our pool decks or enjoy a round of golf at the adjacent 27-hole championship course, Riverwalk. Preferred tee times and transportation are available to guests at the Town and Country. Take time to smell the 2,000 roses as you stroll among our lush and picturesque gardens, adorned with whimsical statutes and towering palm trees. For easy travel around San Diego, hop aboard the San Diego Trolley which stops on property for travel to Qualcomm Stadium, Old Town, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, Convention Center, PETCO Park, Gaslamp District or the border. The 1.6 million square foot Fashion Valley Mall, San Diego's premier and largest shopping center, is within walking distance from the Town and Country. Here you will find over 200 shops, restaurants and movie complex. Additional amenities include: Business Center, Car Rental, Concierge, Starbucks Coffee and Room Service. With our abundant amenities, central location and fine service, the Town and Country is the perfect location for the San Diego's leisure, business or convention traveler A Nightly resort fee of $14.00 will be charged at checkin which includes Guest room Wi-Fi Unlimited access to the Fitness center from 6a-8p 10% off spa services at Bella Tosca Day Spa. Hotel shuttle service to: Riverwalk, Fashion Valley Mall, Mission Valley Mall, Old Town and Hazard Center. Daily from 10a-7p. Guest room local calls (619 and 858 area codes) and 1-800 calls Coffee in your guest room and morning coffee in the Hotel Lobby 5a-9a USA Today in the Hotel Lobby and dining outlets Computer access in the Hotel Lobby for printing airline boarding passes Preferred guest pricing on Super Shuttle airport transportation Self-parking available at $18 per night. Sorry, pets not permitted.
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Bahia Resort Hotel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 57 reviews
The Bahia Resort Hotel is secluded on a sun-splashed 14-acre peninsula on the shores of Mission Bay just one block from Mission Beach and a short ride from Pacific Beach, a truly unique location for any San Diego hotel. The waterfront location, coupled with picture-postcard views and endless outdoor recreational activities, make the Bahia Resort Hotel the ideal escape for business travelers and vacationers alike. Friendly service and gentle ocean breezes bring a sense of tranquility not experienced anywhere else in Americas Finest City.
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Days Hotel San Diego Hotel Circle/ Near SeaWorld

3 stars
3.7 / 5 160 reviews
Palm trees and lush plant life surround the Days Hotel in San Diego. Relax in one of the lounge chairs by the sparkling outdoor pool, or work on a few necessities in the business center where you have access to a copier and fax machine. After a rigorous exercise session in the fitness center, soak in the Jacuzzi so that your muscles can relax. All of the rooms have a microwave, and the larger suites have a kitchen and living room area. Valuables are kept secure with safes available in each room. HighlightsRoom service is offered for the larger suites. Enjoy a meal at Bunz, the restaurant located in the hotel. You will find a large selection of hamburgers as well as breakfast options for those who want a delicious meal early in the morning. View over 4,000 animals at the San Diego Zoo, or watch as dolphins and whales splash in the water at SeaWorld San Diego. Mission Beach is only a short distance from the hotel, or spend a day shopping at one of the many shops in Old Town San Diego. In order to get to all of the attractions in the area, you will have access to various public modes of transportation including the light rail and the MTA bus. Search ResultStay at Days Hotel in San Diego
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Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

3 stars
4.1 / 5 56 reviews
At Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites in San Diego, guests can enjoy a tropically landscaped spa and swimming pool, poolside ping pong and bar, an on-site fitness center and bicycle rentals. Free wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel, and guest laundry facilities, as well as a dry cleaning services, are convenient amenities for those planning longer stays. Guests can also take advantage of discount attraction tickets, and customized trip planning at the front desk. The waterfront location is appealing to those who wish to fish or partake in water sports, and the stylish event facilities can accommodate special functions such as weddings, banquets and anniversaries. HighlightsThe hotel is situated on secluded Shelter Island, just minutes away from all that San Diego has to offer. It is close to popular attractions and landmarks such as the San Diego Zoo, sparkling beaches, the downtown Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Convention Center, the USS Midway Museum and SeaWorld. With its modern global cuisine that combines Mediterranean, Gulf Coast and Caribbean flavors, the award-winning Humphreys Restaurant is a must-try. Live music is provided at the Humphreys Backstage LIVE lounge, voted as the area's best live music club. The hotel is also a popular venue for many international and world-renowned concerts held at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay. Search ResultStay at Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites in San Diego
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Diego Fri, Sep 18 - Wed, Sep 23 $318
Seattle San Diego Sun, Sep 27 - Mon, Sep 28 $183
Washington DC San Diego Tue, Sep 22 - Tue, Sep 29 $276
Boston San Diego Tue, Sep 22 - Fri, Sep 25 $248
Chicago San Diego Tue, Sep 15 - Tue, Sep 22 $89
Baltimore San Diego Wed, Sep 30 - Wed, Oct 7 $334
Newark San Diego Sat, Oct 17 - Tue, Oct 20 $276
Philadelphia San Diego Wed, Sep 23 - Wed, Sep 30 $344
San Francisco San Diego Tue, Sep 15 - Wed, Sep 16 $141
Atlanta San Diego Sun, Oct 18 - Fri, Oct 23 $216
Dallas San Diego Tue, Oct 20 - Wed, Oct 21 $81
Detroit San Diego Fri, Oct 9 - Wed, Oct 14 $312
Denver San Diego Tue, Oct 27 - Mon, Nov 2 $87
Minneapolis San Diego Thu, Sep 3 - Fri, Sep 11 $302
Honolulu San Diego Thu, Oct 15 - Mon, Oct 26 $438
Pittsburgh San Diego Sat, Oct 24 - Tue, Oct 27 $312
Charlotte San Diego Sat, Oct 24 - Thu, Oct 29 $384
Orlando San Diego Wed, Sep 23 - Tue, Sep 29 $286
Fort Lauderdale San Diego Mon, Sep 14 - Mon, Sep 21 $305
Portland San Diego Sat, Oct 24 - Tue, Oct 27 $185
Houston San Diego Wed, Oct 14 - Wed, Oct 21 $127
Norfolk San Diego Mon, Sep 28 - Mon, Oct 5 $351
Raleigh San Diego Wed, Sep 9 - Wed, Sep 16 Check rates
Milwaukee San Diego Tue, Sep 22 - Tue, Sep 29 $350
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  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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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