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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
4.0 / 5 355 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 access 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.Valet parking fee is $34.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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Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 468 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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BEST WESTERN Seven Seas

3 stars
3.6 / 5 247 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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Motel 6 San Diego Downtown

1 star
3.3 / 5 73 reviews
Motel 6 San Diego Downtown is located within walking distance to area dining. Marina Park Beach is 1 mile. Ride the San Diego Trolley to popular San Diego destinations, 1.6 miles. Enjoy our modern rooms. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms for a fee.
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The Declan Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 81 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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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Diego Tue, May 19 - Wed, May 27 $331
Seattle San Diego Tue, Apr 28 - Tue, May 5 $194
Washington DC San Diego Sun, May 3 - Tue, May 12 $305
Boston San Diego Mon, Apr 27 - Tue, Apr 28 $313
Chicago San Diego Wed, May 6 - Tue, May 12 $197
Baltimore San Diego Sun, Apr 19 - Wed, Apr 22 $274
Newark San Diego Thu, Apr 30 - Mon, May 11 $333
Philadelphia San Diego Tue, May 12 - Sun, May 24 $309
San Francisco San Diego Tue, May 19 - Wed, May 27 $161
Atlanta San Diego Sat, Apr 18 - Thu, Apr 23 $322
Dallas San Diego Tue, Apr 28 - Tue, May 5 $117
Detroit San Diego Tue, May 5 - Tue, May 12 $266
Denver San Diego Tue, Apr 21 - Tue, Apr 28 $81
Minneapolis San Diego Tue, Apr 21 - Fri, Apr 24 $297
Honolulu San Diego Mon, May 18 - Mon, May 25 $475
Pittsburgh San Diego Sun, Apr 19 - Sat, May 9 $349
Charlotte San Diego Sat, May 2 - Wed, May 6 $402
Orlando San Diego Sat, Apr 25 - Thu, Apr 30 $288
Fort Lauderdale San Diego Wed, Apr 15 - Wed, Apr 22 $269
Portland San Diego Wed, May 27 - Tue, Jun 2 $183
Houston San Diego Tue, Apr 14 - Wed, Apr 22 $127
Norfolk San Diego Wed, May 20 - Wed, May 27 $342
Raleigh San Diego Wed, Apr 8 - Wed, Apr 15 Check rates
Milwaukee San Diego Tue, May 5 - Wed, May 13 $308
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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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