We all know that expenses can add up quickly while on summer vacation. That’s why it is even more important to plan accordingly so you can enjoy savings anywhere possible, whether it is while making your airline reservation or ordering a rental car. The Pacific Inn, a cheap San Diego hotel in downtown, offers a few practical tips that will help take the hassle, and the expense, out of your San Diego summer vacation.
- Airfare – When it comes to saving on airfare, the most important savings tip is knowing when to buy. Try to purchase tickets around 8 weeks ahead of time for maximum savings. Industry experts also recommend purchasing in the middle of the week as airlines often put up promotions on Sunday and Monday and raise the prices toward the end of the week on Friday and Saturday.
- Hotel – In addition to comparing hotels online, visit the actual website of the hotel as they usually post additional discounts and deals. If you do not need extra amenities such as a gym or on-site spa, pick hotels that do not offer these as their nightly rates will likely be less expensive. Also, you want to look for cheap hotels near Gaslamp Quarter and other popular attractions such as Little Italy and the San Diego Bay.
- Rental Cars – When making your reservation, reserve the most affordable car that will meet your needs. Remember, you will likely only be driving it for a few days and its appearance is not the most important. If possible, arrive to pick up your rental car as early as possible. If other renters were unable to return their vehicle in the morning and all of the “cheap” cars are unavailable, the rental car agency is required to offer you an upgrade free of charge.
During your trip, don’t forget that in addition to the major tourist attractions, there are many interesting locations to see that are not as expensive. From spending the day in Old Town or hiking along the nature reserves and parks in San Diego, there are many options for inexpensive activities.
Make the most of your vacation and reserve a room at the Pacific Inn San Diego. We offer some of the most affordable rates for hotels in Downtown San Diego and are in close proximity to attractions such as Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo and are only a few miles from the Airport. For more information about rates and availability, contact a Reservation Manager today.