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

Days Hotel San Diego Hotel Circle/ Near SeaWorld

3 stars
3.6 / 5 985 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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Horton Grand Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 186 reviews
Located in downtown San Diego in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, the friendly, gracious, and very helpful staff awaits your arrival. One of the most popular and unique hotels in all of San Diego, the Horton Grand is situated within 4 blocks of the San Diego Convention Center and Horton Plaza Shopping Mall. Just 6 blocks away is Petco Park and 2 miles away is the San Diego Zoo. Within easy walking distance are dozens of fun and fine cuisine restaurants. Truly reflective of the Gaslamp District, you can experience the elegance of the Victorian Era at the Horton Grand, a superbly crafted recreation of San Diego history and Victorian architecture.We are pleased to announce the opening of our new gift shop located in the hotel lobby. Valet parking is available but is limited due to our great downtown location. No two rooms at the Horton Grand are alike, every guestroom is decorated with Victorian furnishings including armoires, marble framed gas burning fireplaces, and ceiling fans. Some rooms with balconies and desks overlooking our open-air New Orleans style courtyard or the Gaslamp district. Some rooms are very spacious boasting 600 square feet of space, sitting areas, and wet bars. In all rooms, complimentary wireless, 2 complimentary bottles of water, flat screen television, cable television, and complimentary toiletries.
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The Bristol Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 156 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 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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Motel 6 San Diego Airport Harbor

1 star
2.4 / 5 15 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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Cheap Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Diego Wed, Nov 5 - Tue, Nov 11 $329
Seattle San Diego Mon, Nov 10 - Tue, Nov 18 $181
Washington DC San Diego Sat, Nov 15 - Wed, Nov 19 $332
Boston San Diego Sat, Nov 15 - Tue, Nov 18 $332
Chicago San Diego Wed, Oct 29 - Wed, Nov 5 $285
Baltimore San Diego Thu, Oct 30 - Wed, Nov 12 $388
Newark San Diego Wed, Nov 12 - Wed, Nov 19 $338
Philadelphia San Diego Thu, Oct 30 - Tue, Nov 4 $404
San Francisco San Diego Sun, Nov 16 - Mon, Nov 17 $181
Atlanta San Diego Mon, Nov 17 - Thu, Nov 27 $322
Dallas San Diego Sat, Nov 8 - Tue, Nov 11 $177
Detroit San Diego Thu, Dec 4 - Tue, Dec 9 $340
Denver San Diego Tue, Dec 9 - Wed, Jan 7 $130
Minneapolis San Diego Tue, Nov 4 - Wed, Nov 12 $263
Honolulu San Diego Wed, Nov 19 - Tue, Dec 2 $418
Pittsburgh San Diego Fri, Nov 7 - Tue, Nov 11 $363
Charlotte San Diego Wed, Dec 3 - Mon, Dec 15 $425
Orlando San Diego Wed, Nov 12 - Tue, Nov 18 $303
Fort Lauderdale San Diego Sat, Nov 8 - Tue, Nov 11 $313
Portland San Diego Mon, Dec 8 - Thu, Dec 11 $119
Houston San Diego Wed, Oct 29 - Mon, Nov 3 $135
Norfolk San Diego Wed, Nov 5 - Wed, Nov 19 $474
Raleigh San Diego Tue, Oct 28 - Tue, Nov 4 Check rates
Milwaukee San Diego Thu, Nov 20 - Thu, Nov 27 $271
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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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