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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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Horton Grand Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 205 reviews
Historic San Diego hotel gives guest a glimpse of the past Located in San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter, the Horton Grand Hotel is the modern incarnation of two Victorian hotels that opened in the late 1880s. The hotel's oak grand staircase, marble lobby and antique furnishings transport guests to the 19th century. Just steps from the San Diego Convention Center, the Horton Grand Hotel today delights guests with charming ambiance, friendly service and a fantastic location near Petco Park and the bars, restaurants and shopping of the Gaslamp Quarter. Highlights Listed on the National Register of Historic PlacesUnique Victorian-style guest rooms feature hand-carved armoires, fireplacesLocated in San Diego's historic Gaslamp QuarterNew Orleans-style open-air courtyard Location Just two blocks from the Horton Grand Hotel, Westfield Horton Plaza is a hub of activity. Live music and performances take place all summer, and public art adds an eclectic sensibility. More than 100 stores and services are anchored by Macy's and Nordstrom. RoomsSome of America's great historic figures -- Wyatt Earp, Babe Ruth and President Benjamin Harrison -- stayed at the original hotels that make up today's Horton Grand Hotel. Follow in their footsteps by staying in one of the hotel's 108 guest rooms and 24 grand rooms. City views and Victorian-inspired furnishings establish unmistakable sense of place. All rooms feature gas burning fireplaces, some have French doors that lead to a balcony overlooking the hotel courtyard. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the hotel. FeaturesAfter a long day of business or sightseeing, unwind with a drink at The Palace Bar at the Horton Grand Hotel, open Thursday to Sunday evenings with live entertainment available on Saturday nights. Be sure to stop by the front lobby and say hello to Sunshine, a life-size papier-mache horse from the saddle shop that previously occupied the building's ground floor. Guests can also buy souvenirs at the on-site gift shop, open 24/7. Limited valet parking (fees apply) and room service (limited hours) are also on offer. Hit the Gaslamp Quarter, home to approximately 200 bars, restaurants and nightclubs. For something slightly more low-key, Cafe 222 is a great place for people watching over breakfast or lunch. Transportation San Diego MTS bus stop (one block)San Diego International Airport (2.6 mi/4.2 km) Attractions San Diego Convention Center (0.2 mi/0.3 km)Petco Park (0.4 mi/0.6 km)USS Midway Museum (0.8 mi/1.3 km)San Diego Air & Space Museum (1.2 mi/1.9 km)San Diego Zoo (1.9 mi/3.1 km)SeaWorld (5.5 mi/8.9 km) Business Over 23,000 square feet of meeting space including a 250 seat theatre and 5,000 square-foot warehouse.Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel Policies and feesCheese Shop is undergoing renovations and will re-open on March 2014.
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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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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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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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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 29 - Mon, May 4 $324
Seattle San Diego Thu, Apr 9 - Thu, Apr 16 $181
Washington DC San Diego Wed, Apr 29 - Mon, May 11 $311
Boston San Diego Tue, Mar 31 - Tue, Apr 7 $314
Chicago San Diego Tue, Apr 21 - Wed, Apr 29 $197
Baltimore San Diego Tue, Apr 28 - Tue, May 5 $275
Newark San Diego Thu, Apr 30 - Fri, May 8 $338
Philadelphia San Diego Tue, May 5 - Wed, May 13 $344
San Francisco San Diego Wed, Apr 22 - Wed, Apr 29 $137
Atlanta San Diego Sat, Apr 18 - Sat, Apr 25 $332
Dallas San Diego Tue, May 5 - Wed, May 13 $117
Detroit San Diego Mon, Apr 20 - Wed, Apr 29 $284
Denver San Diego Tue, Mar 31 - Wed, Apr 8 $81
Minneapolis San Diego Wed, Apr 22 - Mon, Apr 27 $317
Honolulu San Diego Mon, May 4 - Tue, May 12 $512
Pittsburgh San Diego Tue, Apr 28 - Sat, May 2 $349
Charlotte San Diego Tue, Apr 21 - Mon, Apr 27 $426
Orlando San Diego Fri, May 1 - Wed, May 6 $302
Fort Lauderdale San Diego Thu, Mar 26 - Tue, Mar 31 $285
Portland San Diego Wed, Apr 1 - Wed, Apr 8 $188
Houston San Diego Tue, May 5 - Tue, May 12 $127
Norfolk San Diego Fri, Apr 10 - Sat, Apr 18 $398
Raleigh San Diego Fri, Mar 13 - Fri, Mar 20 Check rates
Milwaukee San Diego Wed, Apr 8 - Tue, Apr 14 $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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