Get discounted admission to top attractions like Legoland
California, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo
Safari Park (and skip the lines) with CityPASS.
The Comfort Inn Gaslamp Convention Center in the heart of downtown
San Diego offers cozy rooms, a daily breakfast buffet and an airport
shuttle, while the nearby Ramada boasts a rooftop patio and attached
24/7 bar and grill. The Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay offers luxurious
accommodations without resort or parking fees. The Best Western Mission
Bay is an easy drive to SeaWorld, the zoo and the beach. Double Tree
by Hilton Hotel San Diego delivers harbor views and is within walking
distance to one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods—Little Italy. Nestled in
another happening hood, Pacific Beach, Beach Haven’s rooms and suites
are just steps away from the beach, restaurants and shopping. And the Old
Town Western Inn is surrounded by lively cantinas, shops and the historic
(and allegedly haunted) Whaley House Museum.
Hunt for one-of-a-kind keepsakes at Kobey’s Swap Meet, open every
Friday through Sunday at Valley View Casino Center. Rent a two-wheeler
from Pedego Electric Bikes and cruise around town. Tandem bikes are
also available. Head to Liberty Station Public Market for artisanal eats,
eclectic shops and live music on Sundays. Visit La Jolla Cove and see if you
can tell the difference between a seal and a sea lion, or go tide pooling in
Solana Beach and look for starfish and sea anemones. And you won’t soon
forget the spectacular views from the top of the trails at Torrey Pines State
Start the day out right with breakfast at The Waffle Spot at the Kings Inn
in Mission Valley. In the mood for Mexican? Be serenaded by wandering
mariachis as you dine on Casa de Pico’s patio, or indulge in a classic
California burrito at Lolita’s. There’s something for everyone on the menu
at Bootlegger in the East Village, and Bub’s at the Ballpark serves up
wings, tots, and burgers until 1 a.m.
LIVING IT UP IN SAN DIEGO DOESN’T HAVE TO COST A FORTUNE. WITH A LITTLE
PLANNING AND INGENUITY, YOU CAN HAVE A BLAST WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK.