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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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Cheap San Diego Vacation Packages

BEST WESTERN Seven Seas

3 stars
3.5 / 5 207 reviews
The Best Western Seven Seas is centrally located on Hotel Circle in beautiful Mission Valley, across from the Town & Country Convention Center. Guests are ideally situated to visit many of San Diego's major attractions, including Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Old Town and several beach and marina areas. We are within a short walk of excellent shopping at the Fashion Valley Mall. The Best Western Seven Seas offers a comfortable and friendly resort atmosphere with an array of deluxe amenities. Come stay with us on your next visit to San Diego. *The hotel offers a Park & Cruise Package. Guests who require long term parking (14 day max) and shuttle to Cruise Terminal must select Park & Cruise Package. Guests not selecting Park & Cruise Package will be subject to extra fees and charges.
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

3 stars
4.1 / 5 461 reviews
Convenient hotel on Shelter Island with free bike rentalsThe Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina combines the best of both worlds: a modern hotel with a state-of-the-art marina. The property is located on Shelter Island, which is known among locals as San Diego's Hawaiian isle. Hotel guests can unwind at one of two bayside pools or an outdoor fireplace with breathtaking views of Point Loma. Accommodations span three distinct sections of the hotel, each with a unique theme and feel. The on-site restaurant, Blue Wave Bar & Grill, serves tasty, island style seafood. HighlightsPrivate Mega-Yacht Marina Two bayside pools, one with outdoor fireplaceOn-site restaurant serves island-style cuisineComplimentary bike rentalsComplimentary shuttle to San Diego Airport and Amtrak RoomsThe Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina offers 227 rooms, including 60 suites. Accommodations span three sections of the hotel: Casa del Mar, Casa Marina and Island Palms. All three have different decor including tropical and Mediterranean themes. Rooms vary in size and configuration, but each comes standard with a flat-screen TV, ironing board, hair dryer and spacious work desk. Most suites include a kitchen with mini refrigerator and microwave. Most accommodations feature balconies and patios. Guests also receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. FeaturesThe Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina sits on Shelter Island, which is known among locals as San Diego's Hawaiian isle for its tropical landscape. The property overlooks a private marina and sits adjacent to bike paths encircling San Diego Bay. The hotel is within one mile of Point Loma. All guests receive complimentary transfers to the airport or cruise ship terminal, as well as complimentary bike rentals. Guests also have access to two pools, a spa, fitness center and garden patio with outdoor fireplace. The Blue Wave Bar & Grill specializes in tropical-style cuisine. TransportationComplimentary shuttle to San Diego Airport and AmtrakMTS Bus (4 blocks)San Diego International Airport (3 mi/5 km)San Diego Trolley (3.5 mi/ 5.6 km) AttractionsOld Town (3.5 mi/5.6 km)SeaWorld (4 mi/6.4 km)Gaslamp District (8 mi/12.9 km)Petco Park (8 mi/12.9 km)San Diego Zoo (8 mi/12.9 km) Business6,300 square feet of meeting space accommodates up to 150 guestsOutdoor space can be converted into meeting facilityConference windows overlook marina Policies and FeesStarting 01 June, parking fee will be $10 USD per night.
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Wyndham Garden San Diego

3 stars
3.0 / 5 329 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 free parking, as well as 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) Business More than 2,500 square feet of meeting space  
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Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld - Sports Arena

2 stars
2.8 / 5 385 reviews
Affordable hotel near Sea World and Old Town with interstate access This three-story property bills itself as the best value in San Diego hospitality. The Good Nite Inn is close to Sea World, but also within minutes of San Diego's other popular attractions including Old Town, Point Loma, Petco Park and the San Diego Zoo. Rooms are sparsely decorated but well-kept. Guests receive complimentary morning coffee and a mini refrigerator in each room. Highlights Minutes from Sea World and other popular attractionsMini refrigerator in every roomFax and copy services availableWi-Fi access (fees apply) RoomsThe 149 rooms at Good Nite Inn San Diego Sea World are available with one king or two queen beds. All rooms come standard with 24" Direct TV television, spacious working desk and in-room mini refrigerator. Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access are available (fees apply). Nonsmoking rooms are on offer. Features The Good Nite Inn San Diego Sea World is conveniently located right off I-5, making it accessible from just about anywhere in the city. All guests have access to laundry facilities (fees apply), as well as free parking and complimentary morning coffee. A number of chain restaurants are located near the Good Nite Inn and the hotel is a short drive to the Old Town and Gaslamp neighborhoods, which boast some of the best eateries in town. TransportationMTS Bus (3 blocks)San Diego Trolley (5 blocks)San Diego International Airport (5 mi/8 km) AttractionsOld Town (8 blocks)Sea World (2 mi/3 km)Point Loma (2 mi/3.2 km)San Diego Zoo (4 mi/7 km)PETCO Park (6 mi/11 km)Qualcomm Stadium (6 mi/11 km) Business Fax and copy services available Policies and fees A valid credit card and ID will be required at check-in.A $25 USD authorization will be placed on the credit card provided (refunded/returned after check-out).Photo ID and credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
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The Declan Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 70 reviews
All-suite high-rise accommodation with vistas above San Diego Symphony Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall is built atop the Symphony Hall itself, where elevators shuttle guests from the ground-level foyer to the sleek 12th-floor lobby. Amenities include an indoor pool and Jacuzzi, fitness center, and modern lobby lounge area with free Wi-Fi Internet access, fax and photocopy services. The restaurant offers a breakfast buffet, a casual luncheon, happy hours and dinner. A popular venue with symphony musicians, the Sky Lobby Lounge affords patrons the opportunity to mingle with performers before and after concerts. 3 Reasons To Stay Central downtown location, easy access to the airport, San Diego Convention Center, Petco Park and historic Gaslamp Quarter Panoramic views from one of San Diego's tallest buildings Event space for up to 350 people, including an experienced culinary/service team Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall RoomsThis 15-story hotel offers 264 guest rooms. Large two-room suites at the Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall feature HD flat-screen televisions in the living room and bedroom, white bedding down pillows, and triple sheeting on the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds. Sofa beds, custom armoires, wet bars, two phones and high-speed Internet access (fees apply) are also included. Other features include unique city views from one of the tallest buildings in the city. For guests with asthma or allergies, there are a number of 'Pure' anti-allergen rooms. Accessible rooms are available as well. Club suties are also on offer from the Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall, boasting bay or city views, access to the club lounge including refreshments, and daily buffet breakfast. Select suites have a large conference table with seating for six people and access to the club lounge. Things to do B Street Venue (0.2 mi/0.3 km) Balboa Park (0.3 mi/0.5 km) Broadway Pier (0.4 miles/0.7 km) Seaport Village (1 mi/1.6 km) USS Midway (1 mi/1.6 km) Downtown San Diego (1 mi/1.6 km) Old Town San Diego (2 mi/3.2 km) Coronado Island (3 m/4.8 km) SeaWorld (5 mi/8.1 km) Cabrillo National Monument (7 mi/11.3 km)
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Cheap Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Diego Wed, Oct 8 - Tue, Oct 28 $334
Seattle San Diego Sun, Nov 2 - Fri, Nov 7 $177
Washington DC San Diego Fri, Oct 24 - Tue, Oct 28 $329
Boston San Diego Sat, Nov 15 - Wed, Nov 19 $333
Chicago San Diego Wed, Oct 8 - Tue, Oct 14 $283
Baltimore San Diego Thu, Nov 6 - Tue, Nov 18 $386
Newark San Diego Wed, Nov 5 - Fri, Nov 7 $338
Philadelphia San Diego Sat, Oct 4 - Tue, Oct 21 $365
San Francisco San Diego Wed, Oct 22 - Wed, Oct 29 $137
Atlanta San Diego Sat, Nov 1 - Tue, Nov 4 $344
Dallas San Diego Wed, Oct 22 - Sat, Nov 1 $165
Detroit San Diego Tue, Nov 18 - Tue, Dec 2 $334
Denver San Diego Tue, Oct 28 - Tue, Nov 4 $165
Minneapolis San Diego Tue, Nov 18 - Tue, Dec 2 $283
Honolulu San Diego Tue, Oct 28 - Mon, Nov 3 $398
Pittsburgh San Diego Thu, Oct 2 - Wed, Oct 8 $350
Charlotte San Diego Sat, Nov 8 - Wed, Nov 12 $389
Orlando San Diego Wed, Oct 1 - Tue, Oct 7 $310
Fort Lauderdale San Diego Tue, Oct 14 - Wed, Oct 15 $326
Portland San Diego Sat, Sep 27 - Tue, Sep 30 $125
Houston San Diego Fri, Oct 24 - Tue, Oct 28 $173
Norfolk San Diego Sat, Oct 25 - Tue, Oct 28 $324
Raleigh San Diego Fri, Sep 26 - Fri, Oct 3 Check rates
Milwaukee San Diego Tue, Oct 28 - Wed, Nov 5 $290
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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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