Cheap San Diego Vacations

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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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Cheap San Diego Vacation Packages

Motel 6 San Diego Airport Harbor

1 star
2.7 / 5 12 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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Nightly rates from $85

Kings Inn - San Diego

2 stars
3.6 / 5 662 reviews
A Vintage California Style Hotel with 140 newly furnish and remodel non smoking rooms, Pool area rooms surround a large, warm and inviting pool and Jacuzzi. We require a government ID and a valid credit card at check in. A $100 Credit Card Deposit is required, credit card holder must be present. Located within driving minutes from the Beach, San Diego Zoo and Sea World, our Family oriented hotel has two unconventional restaurants. Our breakfast / Lunch Restaurant the Waffle Spot and our Dinner Restaurant Bar the Amigo Spot. Our Complimentary guest services includes; early check in, on Lobby Coffee & Hot Tea service, Wi-Fi, ample parking and cribs. Guest Laundry facilities, Meeting and Banquet Rooms, Limited Room Service, and Handicapped facilities are available. Late check-out and early check-in may be granted subject to room availability; however it must be approved 24 hours in advance by the front desk. You are welcome to leave your luggage with the hotel prior to your check-in time or after your check-out time.
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Days Hotel San Diego Hotel Circle/ Near SeaWorld

3 stars
3.6 / 5 1377 reviews
Convenience and value with gourmet restaurant near SeaWorldJust minutes from SeaWorld and Mission Bay, the Days Hotel - Hotel Circle offers convenience and value in comfortable accommodations. The hotel features an outdoor heated pool and a hot tub. An on-site restaurant, Bunz Burger Joint, serves gourmet farm-to-table burgers and hot dogs and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Highlights Dine in gourmet burgers, hot dogs, and milkshakes at the on-site Bunz Burger Joint Luxuriate in the outdoor pool or hot tub Located minutes from SeaWorld and Mission Bay Free wireless Internet access RoomsAll of the 280 rooms at the Days Hotel - Hotel Circle were renovated in 2010. Today, most rooms come standard with mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and ironing board. Business place guest rooms feature a work desk and include a daily snack pack with bottled water. Deluxe kitchenette guest rooms feature an efficiency kitchen, complete with utensils and dishes. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the property. FeaturesThe Days Hotel - Hotel Circle is the highest-rated Days Hotel in the San Diego area and the property is a member of the California Green Lodging Program. All guests receive free parking. Guests also have complimentary access to a heated outdoor pool and a hot tub in the on-site laundry facility. Bunz Burger Joint serves breakfast, gourmet burgers, hot dogs, shakes and more for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. TransportationMTS Bus (Across the street)San Diego Trolley (1 mi/1.5 km)San Diego International Airport (7 mi/13 km) AttractionsOld Town (1.9 mi/3.1 km)San Diego Zoo (3.1 mi/5 km)Point Loma (3.5 mi/5.6 km)Qualcomm Stadium (4.1 mi/6.6 km)Sea World (4.4 mi/7.1 km)PETCO Park (4.8 mi/7.7 km) Business1,150-square-foot meeting room Policies and fees A valid credit card will be required upon check-in and will be authorized as a deposit for daily incidental charges.
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The Bristol Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 232 reviews
Modern boutique hotel with California cuisine near Gaslamp DistrictSituated in the heart of downtown San Diego, just blocks from the Gaslamp District, the Bristol Hotel offers modern boutique luxury. The property, owned and operated by Greystone Hotels, features complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and first-run pay-per-view movies in rooms. The top-floor Starlight Ballroom is the only meeting space in Southern California with a retractable roof. The on-site restaurant, FIRST avenue bar & grille, offers a delicious, casual and convenient San Diego dining experience. Highlights Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet accessConveniently located in the heart of San Diego's downtownEnjoy fresh California cuisine at on-site restaurantBallroom features retractable roof RoomsThe 102 rooms at the Bristol Hotel are spacious and spotless. Each room comes standard with a flat-screen TV, MP3 docking station, plush robe and in-room safe. Guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Pets are welcome. FeaturesThe Bristol Hotel was one of a handful of hotels in California to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating from Audubon International. It is a certified member of the California Green Lodging Program. All guests receive complimentary access to the on-site fitness center. The hotel also offers first-run pay-per-view movies (fees apply) and 24-hour laundry service (fees apply). What's more, the top-floor Starlight ballroom, a popular site for meetings and events, is the only meeting facility in Southern California with a retractable roof. Enjoy relaxed dining ambience with great food and drinks at FIRST avenue bar & grille, the on-site restaurant, open seven days a week. Transportation MTS Bus (2 blocks)San Diego Trolley (3 blocks)San Diego International Airport (1 mi/1.5 km) Attractions San Diego Convention Center (1 mi/1.5 km)Petco Park (1 mi/1.5 km)Old Town (2 mi/3 km)San Diego Zoo (2 mi/3 km)Sea World (4 mi/6 km)Qualcomm Stadium (4 mi/6 km) Business Public computer terminal located in lobby5,000 square feet of meeting spaceStarlight ballroom features retractable roof, seats up to 400 guests Policies and fees Valet and self parking are available (fees apply)
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BEST WESTERN Yacht Harbor Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 178 reviews
Views of San Diego Harbor and support for business guestsThe Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel has views of San Diego Harbor and is close to the city's major attractions and business centers. The Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel lobby has views of the hotel pool and the harbor, giving it a great atmosphere for meetings. The hotel fitness center includes elliptical machines, exercise bikes, weights and a treadmill. The pool and Jacuzzi are great for relaxing after touring the city or attending business meetings. The hotel has a business center, equipped with a printer and pc for the use of guests and there is also a flexible workspace for delegates using their own laptops. Reasons to stay Reasons to stayThe hotel features oversize rooms on the pool and harbor sideRemodeled conference room accommodating up to six peopleSituated near MRCD and Naval Bases Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel roomsThe rooms at Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel have new beds with triple sheets, cordless phones, single pod coffee service, irons, microwaves, refrigerators and hair dryers. In addition, all rooms have balconies and continental breakfast is provided. The deluxe rooms are oversized with views of the pool or harbor and have one king or two queen beds. There are also rooms with city views or views of the Point Loma hills. Things to do nearby SeaWorld  (3.5 mi/6.0 km)Mission Beach  (4.5 mi/7.2 km)Seaport Village  (4.8 mi/7.7 km)San Diego Zoo  (7.8 mi/10 km)
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Cheap Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Diego Thu, Sep 25 - Tue, Sep 30 $322
Seattle San Diego Thu, Aug 28 - Wed, Sep 3 $153
Washington DC San Diego Wed, Sep 10 - Sat, Sep 13 $337
Boston San Diego Tue, Sep 9 - Tue, Sep 16 $341
Chicago San Diego Wed, Sep 17 - Tue, Sep 23 $271
Baltimore San Diego Mon, Sep 15 - Tue, Sep 30 $316
Newark San Diego Fri, Sep 12 - Wed, Sep 17 $375
Philadelphia San Diego Sun, Sep 7 - Mon, Sep 8 $354
San Francisco San Diego Sat, Sep 13 - Mon, Oct 13 $161
Atlanta San Diego Wed, Sep 24 - Sat, Sep 27 $322
Dallas San Diego Wed, Sep 17 - Sat, Sep 20 $165
Detroit San Diego Sat, Sep 6 - Wed, Sep 10 $309
Denver San Diego Tue, Aug 26 - Sat, Aug 30 $145
Minneapolis San Diego Thu, Sep 4 - Mon, Sep 15 $253
Honolulu San Diego Wed, Sep 17 - Thu, Sep 25 $437
Pittsburgh San Diego Tue, Sep 16 - Mon, Sep 22 $493
Charlotte San Diego Wed, Sep 3 - Wed, Sep 10 $503
Orlando San Diego Tue, Aug 26 - Mon, Sep 8 $309
Fort Lauderdale San Diego Sat, Sep 20 - Sat, Oct 4 $322
Portland San Diego Sat, Sep 20 - Sat, Oct 4 $105
Houston San Diego Thu, Sep 18 - Tue, Sep 23 $153
Norfolk San Diego Wed, Aug 27 - Sat, Sep 6 $332
Raleigh San Diego Thu, Aug 7 - Thu, Aug 14 Check rates
Milwaukee San Diego Mon, Sep 8 - Wed, Sep 17 $289
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Best time to take a vacation to San Diego

  • 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.

Insider tips for San Diego travel

  • 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

  • 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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