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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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Bay Club Hotel & Marina

3 stars
4.1 / 5 159 reviews
In the shade of a spectacular San Diego viewBay Club Hotel & Marina in San Diego sits on Shelter Island - San Diego's Hawaiian Isle. Rooms offer spectacular views of the marina, the San Diego Bay and the city beyond. Guests find a staff that is attentive to details and expert in creating a comfortable atmosphere. Located in a low traffic area, visitors to the Bay Club Hotel & Marina find the marina a pleasure to walk. All of this and more is located 10 minutes from the airport. 3 Reasons To Stay: The views alone are worth the price Close proximity to the best attractions in San Diego Heated pool, hot tub and fitness center Bay Club Hotel & Marina RoomsAll rooms offer spectacular views and outstanding comfort. A separate bathroom with vanity area is equipped with a hair-dryer, and an iron and board to leave guests looking their best. Comforts abound, with 42-inch plasma television as standard along with a refrigerator, coffee machine and complimentary coffee. Guests staying for business enjoy a peaceful in-room workspace. Return to a bay view room and a panorama of the shimmering skyline, or a marina view room facing west and watch the beautiful oceanic sunsets. Lounge by the pool, work out in the fully equipped gym or rest tired muscles in the Jacuzzi. Get discounts on certain attractions from the hotel reception. The Bay Club Hotel & Marina is a 100 percent no-smoking facility and kids under 12 stay free. Enjoy complimentary airport transportation at the end of the visit. Those who arrive by boat enjoy the "Dine'n'Dock" Special with rooms at the Bay Club Hotel & Marina while docking their vessel in a world-class marina. Things To Do: San Diego Harbor Island Drive (3.6 mi/5.7 km) Balboa Park (4.7 mi/7.5 km) Mission Bay Park (6.3 mi/10.1 km) Gaslamp Quarter (6.3 mi/10.1 km) San Diego Zoo (8.6 mi/13.8 km) SeaWorld Aquarium (13 mi/20.9 km) Legoland California (33.6 mi/54 km)
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Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 464 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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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 Sofia Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 351 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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Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld - Sports Arena

2 stars
2.9 / 5 453 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 feesHotel requires a valid ID and major credit card upon check in for incidental charges. No debit cards or prepaid cards accepted.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Diego Wed, Apr 15 - Tue, Apr 21 $333
Seattle San Diego Fri, Apr 17 - Fri, Apr 24 $181
Washington DC San Diego Wed, Apr 29 - Wed, May 6 $303
Boston San Diego Tue, Apr 7 - Tue, Apr 14 $339
Chicago San Diego Tue, Apr 21 - Wed, Apr 29 $197
Baltimore San Diego Sat, Apr 18 - Sat, Apr 25 $292
Newark San Diego Tue, Apr 21 - Thu, Apr 30 $338
Philadelphia San Diego Mon, Apr 27 - Sun, May 10 $347
San Francisco San Diego Fri, Mar 6 - Tue, Mar 10 $168
Atlanta San Diego Tue, Apr 21 - Tue, Apr 28 $245
Dallas San Diego Tue, Apr 14 - Wed, Apr 22 $131
Detroit San Diego Tue, Apr 14 - Wed, Apr 29 $224
Denver San Diego Tue, Apr 28 - Tue, May 5 $81
Minneapolis San Diego Tue, Apr 21 - Tue, Apr 28 $185
Honolulu San Diego Tue, Mar 31 - Mon, Apr 13 $422
Pittsburgh San Diego Tue, Mar 31 - Tue, Apr 7 $349
Charlotte San Diego Fri, Apr 10 - Tue, Apr 14 $426
Orlando San Diego Thu, Apr 23 - Tue, May 5 $299
Fort Lauderdale San Diego Wed, Apr 8 - Mon, Apr 13 $380
Portland San Diego Wed, Apr 29 - Mon, May 4 $188
Houston San Diego Tue, Mar 24 - Wed, Apr 1 $145
Norfolk San Diego Wed, Apr 15 - Thu, Apr 23 $462
Raleigh San Diego Tue, Mar 10 - Tue, Mar 17 Check rates
Milwaukee San Diego Tue, Apr 21 - Tue, Apr 28 $191
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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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