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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
4.1 / 5 364 reviews
Sophisticated elegance in Gaslamp with business center and yogaThe Sofia Hotel was designed for business travelers. Guests enjoy the 24-hour business and fitness centers and 24-hour health center with yoga studio. Other convenience-oriented amenities in this sophisticated and elegant property include mini refrigerators, laptop-sized in-room safes and more. Situated on the edge of the Gaslamp Quarter, the hotel features breathtaking views of San Diego Bay. The on-site restaurant, Currant Brasserie, serves French-inspired cuisine. The hotel also offers Wi-Fi access throughout the property. Highlights24-hour business center, fitness center and yoga centerIn-room mini refrigeratorLocated steps from the Gaslamp Quarter and the waterfrontProperty-wide Wi-Fi accessValet parking (at cost) RoomsThe Sofia Hotel offers 211 rooms, including six suites which are sparsely decorated, but elegant nevertheless. Each room comes standard with a flat-screen TV, mini-refrigerator, microwave oven, MP3 docking station, laptop-sized safe, hairdryer and Gilchrist & Soames bath products. Pets are welcome (fees apply). Features The Sofia Hotel dates back to 1926, when it opened as the Pickwick. It closed in 2006, underwent extensive renovations and reopened in 2008 as the Sofia. Along the way, the property was inducted into the National Trust Historic Hotels of America. Today, guests of the hotel receive complimentary access to the 24-hour business and fitness centers and 24-hour health center with yoga studio. The yoga studio offers classes in a number of different styles, complimentary to guests. The Sofia Hotel also boasts an on-site spa which offers a variety of treatments inspired by the Far East (fees apply). The hotel even offers on site pet-care services through a local Dogs and the City outpost (fees apply). Currant Brasserie, the on-site restaurant, serves a mix of American and French style brasserie dishes, along with inventive cocktails and desserts. Transportation MTS Bus (1 block)San Diego Trolley (4 blocks)San Diego International Airport (2 mi/3 km) Attractions Gaslamp Quarter (1 block)Petco Park (3 blocks)San Diego Zoo (1 mi/1.5 km)Old Town (2 mi/3 km)Sea World (5 mi/9 km)Qualcomm Stadium (6 mi/11 km)Point Loma (6 mi/11 km) Business 24-hour business centerMeeting space to accommodate up to 90 peopleGlobal videoconferencing capabilities Policies and feesGuest must be at least 18 years old and should bring valid ID and credit card to check in to the hotel.Starting 01 May 2015, valet parking fee (with in and out privileges) will be $36 USD per night.The guest service fee is $8.75 ($9.85 with tax and assessments). The fee includes the following: Property-wide Wi-Fi and Ethernet Internet access, 24-hour Fitness Centre and Yoga Studio, Scheduled yoga classes (please check with the hotel for times), 24-hour Business Center, Unlimited local and toll-free telephone calls, 2 in-room bottled waters, HBO and ESPN, Guided Walking Tours (Weekends, weather permitting), In-room coffee and condiments, Lobby Newspapers (USA Today), "Urban Cruiser' bicycle use with helmets.
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Days Hotel San Diego Hotel Circle/ Near SeaWorld

3 stars
3.6 / 5 1062 reviews
Convenience and value with gourmet restaurant near SeaWorldJust minutes from SeaWorld and Mission Bay, the Days Hotel - Hotel Circle offers convenience and value in comfortable accommodations. The hotel features an outdoor heated pool and a hot tub. An on-site restaurant, Bunz Burger Joint, serves gourmet farm-to-table burgers and hot dogs and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Highlights Dine in gourmet burgers, hot dogs, and milkshakes at the on-site Bunz Burger Joint Luxuriate in the outdoor pool or hot tub Located minutes from SeaWorld and Mission Bay Free wireless Internet access RoomsAll of the 280 rooms at the Days Hotel - Hotel Circle were renovated in 2010. Today, most rooms come standard with mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and ironing board. Business place guest rooms feature a work desk and include a daily snack pack with bottled water. Deluxe kitchenette guest rooms feature an efficiency kitchen, complete with utensils and dishes. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the property. FeaturesThe Days Hotel - Hotel Circle is the highest-rated Days Hotel in the San Diego area and the property is a member of the California Green Lodging Program. All guests receive free parking. Guests also have complimentary access to a heated outdoor pool and a hot tub in the on-site laundry facility. Bunz Burger Joint serves breakfast, gourmet burgers, hot dogs, shakes and more for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. TransportationMTS Bus (Across the street)San Diego Trolley (1 mi/1.5 km)San Diego International Airport (7 mi/13 km) AttractionsOld Town (1.9 mi/3.1 km)San Diego Zoo (3.1 mi/5 km)Point Loma (3.5 mi/5.6 km)Qualcomm Stadium (4.1 mi/6.6 km)Sea World (4.4 mi/7.1 km)PETCO Park (4.8 mi/7.7 km) Business1,150-square-foot meeting room Policies and fees A valid credit card will be required upon check-in and will be authorized as a deposit for daily incidental charges.
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Wyndham Garden San Diego

3 stars
3.0 / 5 387 reviews
Intimate hotel located near Mission Bay with poolThe Wyndham Garden San Diego is located within a short drive of Sea World, Mission Bay and just about every other attraction north of downtown San Diego. The property features a heated outdoor pool and hot tub with a large sundeck, as well as Dupar's, a 24-hour restaurant on-site. Visiting children will love the suites with bunk beds. Accommodations boast flat-screen TV and complimentary high-speed Internet access. HighlightsHeated outdoor pool and hot tub with spacious sundeckEnjoy late-night dining at on-site, 24-hour restaurantFree high-speed Internet access in rooms RoomsThe 112 regular rooms and 10 suites at The Wyndham Garden San Diego vary significantly depending on room type. All accommodations come standard with flat-screen TV, hair-dryer and ironing board. Suites comprise two rooms and the second room boasts a sleeper sofa, desk and chair, microwave and a mini-refrigerator. One suite even features bunk beds for children. All accommodations include complimentary high-speed Internet access. FeaturesWyndham Garden San Diego has received a Three Diamond Award from AAA. All guests receive discount tickets to Sea World and other attractions in the San Diego area. Guests also receive complimentary access to a heated outdoor pool and hot tub on a spacious sundeck. While there is no on-site fitness center, guests have complimentary access to the nearby Victory MMA Gym and Boxing Ring, a full-service facility with cardio equipment, free weights and (as the name suggests) a boxing ring. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in the lobby and 24-hour laundry service (fees apply). DiningDupar's, the on-site restaurant, is open 24 hours and serves traditional deli food, as well as freshly baked breads and cakes. Wyndham Garden San Diego is also within walking distance to a number of other restaurants and bars on Mission Bay. Transportation San Diego International Airport (7 mi/13 km)San Diego Trolley (1 mi/1.5 km)MTS Bus (3 blocks) Attractions Sea World (2 mi/3 km)San Diego Zoo (4 mi/7 km)Old Town (4 mi/7 km)Petco Park (6 mi/11 km)Qualcomm Stadium (6 mi/11 km)Point Loma (6 mi/11 km) BusinessMore than 2,500 square feet of meeting space Policies and feesParking fee is $10/night.
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Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 475 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.The property also provides parking at additional cost. 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 $14 USD per night.Starting July 1, Humphrey's will be implementing a passport fee of $9.95 USD 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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Handlery Hotel San Diego

3 stars
3.5 / 5 177 reviews
Historic resort in heart of Mission ValleyBuilt in 1954, Handlery Hotel San Diego is centrally located near many of San Diego's most popular attractions. Guests enjoy a luxurious swimming pool and complimentary shuttle service to Old Town and Sea World. The hotel also sits next to the 27-hole Riverwalk Golf Course and Driving Range. The on-site restaurant, Postcards American Bistro, serves three meals daily and specializes in California cuisine. Highlights Adjacent to Riverwalk Golf Course and Driving RangeComplimentary shuttle to area attractionsOn-site restaurant serves California cuisine24-hour business center RoomsHandlery Hotel San Diego offers 217 rooms, including 5 one-bedroom suites. All accommodations are spacious and modern and many rooms boast patios or balconies. Each room comes standard with a flat-screen TV, mini refrigerator, marble-top furniture, hair dryer and spacious work desk. Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access are available (fees apply). FeaturesHandlery Hotel San Diego was built in 1954--a time when owner Harry Handlery was among the first to erect a luxury property in Mission Valley. The property underwent significant renovations in 2009 and 2010.Today, all guests receive discount tickets to Sea World and other attractions in the San Diego area. Guests also have access to a luxurious swimming pool that shows movies on Saturday nights and hosts parties every Sunday. The complimentary on-site fitness center, complete with state-of-the-art cardio equipment overlooks the pool. The hotel offers 24-hour laundry service (fees apply), babysitting service (fees apply) and a hair salon. Guests also have complimentary access to a computer from which they can print airline boarding passes.The on-site restaurant, Postcards American Bistro, serves California-style cuisine that incorporates fresh fish and locally-caught seafood. The on-site bar, 950 Lounge, features live music five nights a week. Transportation MTS Bus (3 blocks)San Diego Trolley (5 blocks)San Diego International Airport (2 mi/3 km) Attractions Old Town (2 mi/3 km)Sea World (3 mi/5 km)Point Loma (4 mi/6 km)San Diego Zoo (5 mi/8 km)Petco Park (6 mi/10 km) Business 42,000 square feet of meeting space18 total meeting roomsIndoor and outdoor meeting space24-hour business center Policies and fees Valet and self parking are available (fees apply)
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Diego Wed, Jun 3 - Thu, Jun 4 $354
Seattle San Diego Mon, Jun 8 - Tue, Jun 16 $177
Washington DC San Diego Tue, May 19 - Wed, May 20 $332
Boston San Diego Sun, May 24 - Wed, May 27 $336
Chicago San Diego Tue, May 19 - Tue, Jun 2 $237
Baltimore San Diego Wed, May 20 - Wed, May 27 $313
Newark San Diego Thu, Jun 4 - Tue, Jun 9 $381
Philadelphia San Diego Sun, May 24 - Fri, May 29 $331
San Francisco San Diego Tue, May 19 - Thu, May 21 $166
Atlanta San Diego Thu, May 14 - Wed, May 27 $348
Dallas San Diego Tue, May 26 - Mon, Jun 1 $177
Detroit San Diego Thu, May 28 - Wed, Jun 3 $301
Denver San Diego Wed, May 20 - Wed, May 27 $97
Minneapolis San Diego Sat, May 9 - Tue, May 12 $324
Honolulu San Diego Thu, Jun 18 - Fri, Jun 19 $537
Pittsburgh San Diego Sat, Jun 6 - Sat, Jun 13 $380
Charlotte San Diego Wed, May 27 - Tue, Jun 2 $402
Orlando San Diego Sat, May 23 - Thu, May 28 $299
Fort Lauderdale San Diego Wed, May 27 - Tue, Jun 2 $287
Portland San Diego Wed, Jun 10 - Tue, Jun 16 $183
Houston San Diego Wed, May 27 - Wed, Jun 3 $127
Norfolk San Diego Wed, May 20 - Tue, May 26 $360
Raleigh San Diego Sun, May 10 - Sun, May 17 Check rates
Milwaukee San Diego Sat, May 30 - Sat, Jun 6 $326
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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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