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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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Town and Country Resort San Diego

3 stars
3.4 / 5 287 reviews
Located in Mission Valley, the circa 1953 Town & Country Resort Hotel is the largest privately owned resort and convention center in San Diego. The property combines the very best attributes of two worlds. On one hand, it is located a brief trolley-ride from the restaurants, shopping and attractions in downtown San Diego. On the other hand, it is surrounded by picturesque open space adjacent to a 27-hole golf course. The resort boasts a day spa and outdoor pool complex to maximize relaxation. Two on-site restaurants serve many types of cuisine. RoomsTown & Country Resort Hotel features 970 rooms, including more than 40 suites that vary in size and configuration, comprising two towers and a host of garden bungalows. Each room comes standard with a flat-screen TV, hair dryer, ironing board and in-room safe. Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access are available (fees apply). Property featuresThe Town & Country Resort Hotel opened with great fanfare in 1953 and has been independently owned and operated ever since. Today, all guests receive complimentary access to a pool complex that features three pools, as well as a modest on-site fitness center. The Bella Tosca Day Spa offers a variety of treatments seven days a week (fees apply). The hotel sits next to the 27-hole Riverwalk Golf Course and near many walking and jogging paths. Two on-site restaurants serve very different types of cuisine. At Trellises Garden Grille, dishes are prepared in French and Californian style. Kelly's Steakhouse is a more traditional meat-and-potatoes type of place. Highlights Golf 27 holes at the neighboring Riverwalk Golf Course Arrange massage treatments through the Bella Tosca Day Spa On-property trolley stop for easy access into San Diego Two on-site restaurants   NOTE: Resort fee is $14 USD/night inclusive of in-room Wi-Fi access; unlimited access to the fitness center from 6AM-8PM; 10% off spa services at Bella Tosca Day Spa; hotel shuttle service to: Riverwalk, Fashion Valley Mall, Mission Valley Mall, Old Town And Hazard Center daily from 10AM-7PM; guestroom local calls (619 and 858 area codes) and 1-800 calls; coffee in guestroom and morning coffee in the hotel lobby from 5AM-9AM; USA Today in the hotel lobby and dining outlets; computer access at the hotel lobby for printing airline boarding passes; and preferred guest pricing on super shuttle airport transportation. Nearby attractions Sea World (2 mi/3 km) Old Town (3 mi/5 km) San Diego Zoo (4 mi/7 km) Petco Park (5 mi/9 km) Qualcomm Stadium (5 mi/9 km) Point Loma (6 mi/10 km) Business 24-hour business center More than 200,000 square feet of meeting space 41,000-square-foot Grand Hall and Plaza Pavilion Transportation San Diego Trolley (2 blocks) MTS Bus (5 blocks) San Diego International Airport (3 mi/5 km) Policies Valet and self parking are available (fees apply) Resort fee is $14 USD/night inclusive of in-room Wi-Fi access; unlimited access to the fitness center from 6AM-8PM; 10% off spa services at Bella Tosca Day Spa; hotel shuttle service to: Riverwalk, Fashion Valley Mall, Mission Valley Mall, Old Town And Hazard Center daily from 10AM-7PM; guestroom local calls (619 and 858 area codes) and 1-800 calls; coffee in guestroom and morning coffee in the hotel lobby from 5AM-9AM; USA Today in the hotel lobby and dining outlets; computer access at the hotel lobby for printing airline boarding passes; and preferred guest pricing on super shuttle airport transportation. Parking fee is $14 USD per day Search ResultHistoric resort offers largest convention space in San Diego
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Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 496 reviews
At Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites in San Diego, guests can enjoy a tropically landscaped spa and swimming pool, poolside ping pong and bar, an on-site fitness center and bicycle rentals. Free wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel, and guest laundry facilities, as well as a dry cleaning services, are convenient amenities for those planning longer stays. Guests can also take advantage of discount attraction tickets, and customized trip planning at the front desk. The waterfront location is appealing to those who wish to fish or partake in water sports, and the stylish event facilities can accommodate special functions such as weddings, banquets and anniversaries. 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. HighlightsThe hotel is situated on secluded Shelter Island, just minutes away from all that San Diego has to offer. It is close to popular attractions and landmarks such as the San Diego Zoo, sparkling beaches, the downtown Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Convention Center, the USS Midway Museum and SeaWorld. With its modern global cuisine that combines Mediterranean, Gulf Coast and Caribbean flavors, the award-winning Humphreys Restaurant is a must-try. Live music is provided at the Humphreys Backstage LIVE lounge, voted as the area's best live music club. The hotel is also a popular venue for many international and world-renowned concerts held at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay. Nearby attractions 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) PoliciesParking 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.  Search ResultStay at Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites in San Diego
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The Sofia Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 398 reviews
The Sofia Hotel in San Diego, California, offers 211 luxury rooms that feature everything from ambient lighting to in-room spa services. With an acclaimed history of excellence extending back to 1926, The Sofia Hotel continues to be one of the most respected hotels in the city. Guests can enjoy complimentary water bottles upon arrival along with flat-screen televisions and mini refrigerators in each room. The location also boasts a yoga studio, laundry service, spa services, a cozy fireplace in the lobby, fitness equipment and a health spa. 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). Property featuresThe 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. HighlightsBefore heading out to explore the downtown area, guests can dine at Currant, the hotel's on-site restaurant with an American bistro and bar. Located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, The Sofia Hotel is in a prime location in close proximity to several outstanding restaurants and bars, including Nobu, Searsucker, Bankers Hill and Fleming's. For shopping, Horton Plaza is located just two blocks from the establishment and provides a great way to enjoy luxury stores and unique shops. The San Diego Harbor, conveniently located within a quarter mile of the hotel, is a great location to enjoy water activities and sightseeing any time of year. For guests flying into the area, the San Diego International Airport (SAN) is just 3 miles from the Gaslamp Quarter. Nearby attractionsGaslamp 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) Business24-hour business centerMeeting space to accommodate up to 90 peopleGlobal videoconferencing capabilities TransportationMTS Bus (1 block)San Diego Trolley (4 blocks)San Diego International Airport (2 mi/3 km) PoliciesGuest 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. Search ResultStay at The Sofia Hotel in San Diego
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Motel 6 San Diego Airport Harbor

1 star
2.6 / 5 19 reviews
Motel 6 San Diego Airport/Harbor is located off I-5 at Hawthorn St, minutes from Historic Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town San Diego. The world famous San Diego Zoo and Sea World are a few miles away. Enjoy our modern rooms, outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.
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Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

4 stars
3.9 / 5 319 reviews
The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego mixes contemporary style with genuine Rock n' Roll. Deluxe accommodations include 17 uniquely designed suites that feature sleek furnishings and custom decor in a loft inspired atmosphere. Guests are treated to luxurious rooms complete with wet bars and an all-inclusive entertainment center. Known for its VIP treatment, Rockstar Suite guests can spend their time in the Rock Royalty lounge, making use of a personal concierge and private car and limo services. Business travelers will appreciate high-speed Internet, complimentary morning coffee and free local and long-distance phone calls. RoomsThe Hard Rock Hotel San Diego offers 420 rooms, including 16 suites varying in size and configuration. Each rooms boasts cantilevered furniture, rock posters and memorabilia. Basic rooms include a flat-screen TV, ceiling-mounted rain shower, refreshment center and in-room safe. Suites add sitting areas, coffee tables and mini-kitchenettes. All guests receive two VIP passes to the two on-site clubs, 207 and Float. Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access are available (fees apply). Property featuresThe Hard Rock Hotel San Diego has received AAA's four diamond award, as well as numerous accolades for its environmental programs. Guests of the hotel receive complimentary access to the heated rooftop pool. Visitors also receive VIP treatment at 207 and Float, the two clubs onsite. The hotel boasts a modest fitness center with Cybex equipment and offers 24-hour laundry service (fees apply). The real highlights of the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego are the restaurants onsite. Nobu San Diego serves some of the freshest sushi around, while Maryjane's is a trusted, upscale diner that specializes in comfort food. HighlightsLocated across from the San Diego Convention Center, travelers have easy access to such world-famous attractions as the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and the Gaslamp Quarter. Diners can enjoy sushi and other Asian flair dishes at Nobu restaurant, conveniently located in the hotel. Thirsty guests can also partake in both cocktails and incredible views of the city at Float, the lounge located on the hotel's rooftop. Travelers desiring relaxation will want to indulge themselves at Rock Spa with massages and other body treatments. For those who wish to get in some exercise, the fitness center is open on a 24/7 basis. For the adventure seekers, guests can see the sights of San Diego with the loan of an Electra Bicycle. Nearby attractionsSan Diego Convention Center (1 block)Petco Park (2 blocks)San Diego Zoo (1 mi/1.5 km)Old Town (4 mi/7 km)Qualcomm Stadium (6 mi/10 km)Point Loma (7 mi/12 km)Sea World (10 mi/16 km) Business40,000 square feet of meeting space24-hour business center TransportationMTS Bus (1 block)San Diego Trolley (2 blocks)San Diego International Airport (4 mi/7 km) Policies Valet and self parking are available (fees apply) Parking fee is $40 USD per night.Valet parking fee will increase to $45 per night in 2015. Search ResultStay at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Diego Tue, Aug 25 - Mon, Aug 31 $352
Seattle San Diego Tue, Sep 1 - Tue, Sep 15 $183
Washington DC San Diego Tue, Aug 25 - Tue, Sep 1 $343
Boston San Diego Fri, Aug 28 - Wed, Sep 2 $313
Chicago San Diego Tue, Aug 25 - Sat, Aug 29 $177
Baltimore San Diego Wed, Sep 2 - Tue, Sep 8 $316
Newark San Diego Wed, Aug 19 - Tue, Sep 1 $349
Philadelphia San Diego Tue, Aug 25 - Sat, Aug 29 $274
San Francisco San Diego Tue, Jul 28 - Wed, Jul 29 $217
Atlanta San Diego Tue, Sep 1 - Wed, Sep 16 $252
Dallas San Diego Wed, Sep 2 - Tue, Sep 15 $157
Detroit San Diego Mon, Aug 24 - Wed, Sep 2 $334
Denver San Diego Tue, Aug 25 - Sat, Aug 29 $127
Minneapolis San Diego Wed, Aug 12 - Tue, Aug 18 $352
Honolulu San Diego Wed, Aug 26 - Tue, Sep 1 $531
Pittsburgh San Diego Tue, Aug 11 - Tue, Aug 18 $433
Charlotte San Diego Tue, Jul 21 - Wed, Jul 22 $340
Orlando San Diego Sat, Aug 22 - Tue, Aug 25 $295
Fort Lauderdale San Diego Tue, Aug 11 - Tue, Aug 18 $305
Portland San Diego Thu, Aug 27 - Wed, Sep 2 $216
Houston San Diego Tue, Aug 4 - Tue, Aug 11 $197
Norfolk San Diego Tue, Aug 4 - Wed, Aug 12 $458
Raleigh San Diego Sun, Jul 12 - Sun, Jul 19 Check rates
Milwaukee San Diego Tue, Aug 4 - Wed, Aug 5 $382
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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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