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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

Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 432 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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BEST WESTERN Seven Seas

3 stars
3.5 / 5 207 reviews
The Best Western Seven Seas is centrally located on Hotel Circle in beautiful Mission Valley, across from the Town & Country Convention Center. Guests are ideally situated to visit many of San Diego's major attractions, including Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Old Town and several beach and marina areas. We are within a short walk of excellent shopping at the Fashion Valley Mall. The Best Western Seven Seas offers a comfortable and friendly resort atmosphere with an array of deluxe amenities. Come stay with us on your next visit to San Diego. *The hotel offers a Park & Cruise Package. Guests who require long term parking (14 day max) and shuttle to Cruise Terminal must select Park & Cruise Package. Guests not selecting Park & Cruise Package will be subject to extra fees and charges.
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Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld - Sports Arena

2 stars
2.8 / 5 385 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 fees A valid credit card and ID will be required at check-in.A $25 USD authorization will be placed on the credit card provided (refunded/returned after check-out).Photo ID and credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
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Motel 6 San Diego Downtown

1 star
3.3 / 5 71 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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BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina

3 stars
4.1 / 5 461 reviews
Convenient hotel on Shelter Island with free bike rentalsThe Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina combines the best of both worlds: a modern hotel with a state-of-the-art marina. The property is located on Shelter Island, which is known among locals as San Diego's Hawaiian isle. Hotel guests can unwind at one of two bayside pools or an outdoor fireplace with breathtaking views of Point Loma. Accommodations span three distinct sections of the hotel, each with a unique theme and feel. The on-site restaurant, Blue Wave Bar & Grill, serves tasty, island style seafood. HighlightsPrivate Mega-Yacht Marina Two bayside pools, one with outdoor fireplaceOn-site restaurant serves island-style cuisineComplimentary bike rentalsComplimentary shuttle to San Diego Airport and Amtrak RoomsThe Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina offers 227 rooms, including 60 suites. Accommodations span three sections of the hotel: Casa del Mar, Casa Marina and Island Palms. All three have different decor including tropical and Mediterranean themes. Rooms vary in size and configuration, but each comes standard with a flat-screen TV, ironing board, hair dryer and spacious work desk. Most suites include a kitchen with mini refrigerator and microwave. Most accommodations feature balconies and patios. Guests also receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. FeaturesThe Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina sits on Shelter Island, which is known among locals as San Diego's Hawaiian isle for its tropical landscape. The property overlooks a private marina and sits adjacent to bike paths encircling San Diego Bay. The hotel is within one mile of Point Loma. All guests receive complimentary transfers to the airport or cruise ship terminal, as well as complimentary bike rentals. Guests also have access to two pools, a spa, fitness center and garden patio with outdoor fireplace. The Blue Wave Bar & Grill specializes in tropical-style cuisine. TransportationComplimentary shuttle to San Diego Airport and AmtrakMTS Bus (4 blocks)San Diego International Airport (3 mi/5 km)San Diego Trolley (3.5 mi/ 5.6 km) AttractionsOld Town (3.5 mi/5.6 km)SeaWorld (4 mi/6.4 km)Gaslamp District (8 mi/12.9 km)Petco Park (8 mi/12.9 km)San Diego Zoo (8 mi/12.9 km) Business6,300 square feet of meeting space accommodates up to 150 guestsOutdoor space can be converted into meeting facilityConference windows overlook marina Policies and FeesStarting 01 June, parking fee will be $10 USD per night.
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Cheap Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Diego Wed, Oct 22 - Wed, Oct 29 $334
Seattle San Diego Sun, Oct 19 - Wed, Oct 22 $177
Washington DC San Diego Tue, Oct 28 - Tue, Nov 4 $329
Boston San Diego Thu, Oct 30 - Tue, Nov 4 $324
Chicago San Diego Tue, Sep 30 - Tue, Oct 14 $283
Baltimore San Diego Tue, Oct 28 - Tue, Nov 4 $384
Newark San Diego Wed, Nov 12 - Wed, Nov 19 $338
Philadelphia San Diego Wed, Nov 12 - Wed, Nov 19 $370
San Francisco San Diego Mon, Nov 3 - Wed, Nov 5 $161
Atlanta San Diego Tue, Oct 7 - Tue, Oct 14 $344
Dallas San Diego Sat, Nov 8 - Tue, Nov 11 $165
Detroit San Diego Mon, Nov 10 - Tue, Nov 18 $330
Denver San Diego Tue, Oct 28 - Tue, Nov 4 $165
Minneapolis San Diego Sun, Sep 28 - Mon, Sep 29 $199
Honolulu San Diego Wed, Oct 29 - Mon, Nov 3 $424
Pittsburgh San Diego Thu, Oct 9 - Wed, Oct 15 $445
Charlotte San Diego Wed, Oct 22 - Tue, Nov 4 $394
Orlando San Diego Sat, Nov 15 - Wed, Nov 19 $299
Fort Lauderdale San Diego Tue, Oct 21 - Tue, Oct 28 $308
Portland San Diego Wed, Nov 5 - Tue, Nov 11 $125
Houston San Diego Wed, Oct 1 - Wed, Oct 8 $153
Norfolk San Diego Sat, Oct 25 - Tue, Oct 28 $393
Raleigh San Diego Tue, Sep 30 - Tue, Oct 7 Check rates
Milwaukee San Diego Sat, Nov 1 - Wed, Nov 5 $290
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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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