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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
3.8 / 5 21 reviews
The Horton Grand Hotel San Diego is a classical boutique hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter District of San Diego, California. This hotel was built by restoring two 19th-century hotels, and it preserves the architectural style and decor of that time period. It is San Diego's oldest hotel, and the traditional atmosphere is maintained with rooms furnished in the antique style. Hotel rooms feature Victorian-style furnishings such as armoires and gas fireplaces. Rooms also have excellent views of the picturesque San Diego neighborhood. The Horton Grand Hotel San Diego offers guests charming ambiance and many comforts and amenities. The hotel also has the latest modern conveniences, such as Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and a business center where you can use computers and printers. HighlightsIda Bailey's is the Horton Grand Hotel San Diego's restaurant and serves a complete menu for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, there are many excellent restaurants in the area, such as Aubergine on Fourth, which features international cuisine. Also nearby is the popular Nippon Sushi Bar and Thai Food restaurant. For drinks, the hotel has the Palace Bar, which is an upscale and sophisticated place to gather for cocktails from 5 p.m. until late in the evening. The bar has live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. Search ResultStay at Horton Grand Hotel in San Diego
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Porto Vista Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 24 reviews
Located in the heart of Little Italy, you've found a quaint European hotel. Views of the harbor, restaurants, galleries, antique shops and shopping abound. Experience the lively coastal feel and uncover the modern yet true to European surprises that are a departure from the expected fare. To step through the doors of the Porto Vista Hotel is to be pleasantly surprised. You've found it - a refreshingly unique departure from the usual downtown San Diego boutique hotel. Through the glass wall fade, a charming stretch of Little Italy shops gently slopes down to San Diego Harbor. The intimate lobby is energetic without trying too hard. A trio of plasma flat screens greets you with refreshing imagery, setting the stage for a unique experience. And maybe it's the snazzy, mid 60s Mediterranean decor or the stylish neighborhood crowd sipping cocktails on the 4th floor restaurant terrace. Our Little Italy San Diego hotel is that kind of place. Valet parket is available for $25.00 per night. Shuttle service is available to and from the hotel to the Airport, Convention Center and the Cruise Dock. A $5 charge per adult each way will apply. Pets are accepted - one per room up to 40 pounds. A non-refundable pet fee of $75 + tax will apply per stay. A valid credit card is required at check in for incidental charges to establish credit. We do not accept cash or pre-paid cards.
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The Sofia Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 32 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. 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. Search ResultStay at The Sofia Hotel in San Diego
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Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

3 stars
4.1 / 5 45 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. 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. Search ResultStay at Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites in San Diego
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Bahia Resort Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 41 reviews
The Bahia Resort Hotel is secluded on a sun-splashed 14-acre peninsula on the shores of Mission Bay just one block from Mission Beach and a short ride from Pacific Beach, a truly unique location for any San Diego hotel. The waterfront location, coupled with picture-postcard views and endless outdoor recreational activities, make the Bahia Resort Hotel the ideal escape for business travelers and vacationers alike. Friendly service and gentle ocean breezes bring a sense of tranquility not experienced anywhere else in Americas Finest City.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Diego Tue, Mar 1 - Wed, Mar 2 $297
Seattle San Diego Tue, Mar 29 - Tue, Apr 5 $173
Washington DC San Diego Tue, Mar 8 - Wed, Mar 16 $244
Boston San Diego Sun, Mar 6 - Tue, Mar 8 $297
Chicago San Diego Tue, Mar 1 - Wed, Mar 2 $89
Baltimore San Diego Tue, Mar 29 - Thu, Apr 7 $384
Newark San Diego Tue, Feb 23 - Tue, Mar 1 $347
Philadelphia San Diego Sat, Apr 9 - Sat, Apr 16 $268
San Francisco San Diego Tue, Mar 15 - Tue, Mar 29 $137
Atlanta San Diego Mon, Mar 7 - Wed, Mar 9 $298
Dallas San Diego Wed, Mar 23 - Tue, Apr 5 $81
Detroit San Diego Sat, Mar 26 - Wed, Mar 30 $347
Denver San Diego Wed, Feb 24 - Wed, Mar 2 $81
Minneapolis San Diego Mon, Feb 29 - Wed, Mar 9 $228
Honolulu San Diego Wed, Feb 24 - Thu, Feb 25 $413
Pittsburgh San Diego Tue, Mar 15 - Wed, Mar 23 $411
Charlotte San Diego Thu, Mar 10 - Tue, Mar 15 $432
Orlando San Diego Thu, Feb 25 - Thu, Mar 3 $328
Fort Lauderdale San Diego Tue, Mar 15 - Tue, Apr 5 $236
Portland San Diego Mon, Mar 14 - Tue, Mar 29 $210
Houston San Diego Wed, Mar 2 - Sat, Mar 5 $197
Norfolk San Diego Tue, Mar 22 - Tue, Mar 29 $370
Raleigh San Diego Thu, Feb 18 - Thu, Feb 25 Check rates
Milwaukee San Diego Sat, Mar 5 - Wed, Mar 9 $258
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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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