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Shop ‘Till You Drop in San Diego

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If you are a shopping fanatic, you know that San Diego is one of the best places in California to shop. While others may dream about the sunny skies, pristine beaches, and fun and exciting downtown district, you gravitate to the area’s large outdoor malls and endless options for shopping. However with so many shopping destinations to explore, how do you know where to start? Here are a few suggestions and some insider tips to navigating the malls in San Diego.

A great shopping mall and downtown attraction is Horton Plaza. Why visit Horton Plaza you ask? This multi level outdoor shopping mall offers a premier shopping experience unlike any other. While the mall includes your typical retailers and shops, you can also find a movie theater, venue for live plays and a comedy club.

Insider Tip: Horton Plaza has its own private parking lot. However, parking is only free for the first 3 hours if you spend $10 at one of the stores in the mall and get it validated on the way out.

After exploring Horton Plaza, step outside and check out the shopping in the popular downtown district, the Gaslamp Quarter. While many view the Gaslamp Quarter as a hub for entertainment and nightlife, there are many unique boutiques and shops that feature everything from jewelry to children’s clothing. Offering a true downtown shopping experience, visitors can easily spend the entire day walking up and down the 16 blocks of the Gaslamp Quarter. For more information about downtown shopping, click here.

Insider Tip: Because the downtown district is also home to the San Diego Convention Center and the Padres stadium, the area may be crowded and streets are known to close frequently for events throughout the year.

If you are staying at a cheap hotel in downtown San Diego, you can use your savings to shop at the nearby Fashion Valley Mall. Although still undergoing construction, the addition of new wicker seating areas, palm trees and an expansive outdoor food court have helped transform the mall into a tropical oasis. For the avid shopper, the far end of the mall has also become home to high end retailers including Louis Vuitton, Prada, Hermes, Jimmy Choo, and more.

Insider Tip: There are eight different parking lots along the perimeter of Fashion Valley. The lots in the back of the mall, between the anchor stores of Macy’s and Bloomingdales, offer the most parking options with a multi-story lot. If you do not want to drive, the bus and trolley both run directly to Fashion Valley.

Have any other tips for shopping in San Diego? Share them with us!

Family Activities to do This Weekend in San Diego

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Looking for inexpensive family activities to do this weekend in San Diego? Here are a couple suggestions to get you thinking:

  1. Go to the beach. The continuously nice weather in San Diego makes almost every weekend an excellent beach weekend. All the beaches have free parking, though at on crowded weekends, it may be hard to find. Make it a complete beach day by bringing your own food and have lunch at the beach.
  2. Go to A Padres Game. This weekend, the Padres are playing the San Francisco Giants, so it’s sure to be a packed house. Tickets for Park at the Park inside Petco Park are $5. The Park at the Park has lush grass to relax or have a picnic meal on. A large screen TV broadcasts the game so you don’t miss out on the action. A miniature replica baseball diamond at the Park is also a great place for kids to play and get baseball tips at clinics put on by Padres staff. To find more information about Petco Park, click here.
  3. Visit Seaport Village. Seaport Village is a beautiful, quiet outdoor shopping venue right along the water in downtown San Diego. At Seaport Village, one can shop at small stores, have an inexpensive seafood meal by the water, ride a 1800s carousel or be entertained by various street performers.  A short walk north from Seaport Village will take you to the USS Midway Museum. Click here for more information on how your family can enjoy Seaport Village without breaking the bank.

Families who want affordable hotel accommodations choose the Pacific Inn. The Pacific Inn is a select San Diego cheap hotel, which offers clean spacious rooms and many complimentary services such as parking and breakfast. To reserve a room, contact a Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933.

Upcoming Events in Downtown San Diego

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Staying at a downtown hotel in San Diego provides vacationers who are looking to explore the area with the most convenience and comfort. In addition to a variety of restaurants and shops to check out, there are endless options for fun summer activities. If you are planning a trip to San Diego this July, the Pacific Inn offers a list of our favorite annual events that we recommend you visit!

Balboa Park’s Twilight in the Park

Each year, Balboa Park hosts Twilight in the Park, a summer concert series that features a variety of different artists and genres of music. During the summer, vacationers can visit the Balboa Park Museums during the day and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, can head over to the Spreckels Organ Pavilion where free concerts will take place from 6:15 to 7:15pm. July features a variety of local artists including the San Diego Youth Symphony, the Marine Band San Diego and the San Diego Civic Arts Dance Group.

Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Visitors coming in July are able to enjoy the Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo. This year’s new exibit is the Conrad Prebys Austrain Outback which visitors can enjoy during extended zoo hours. Stay up late with the animals and check out the Zoo’s newest additions including koalas, wallabies, cockatoos, wombats and more. During the nighttime hours, visitors can also enjoy artistic and acrobatic events and live music performances.

San Diego Comic Con

While tickets have been sold out for quite some time now, there is no bigger downtown event than San Diego’s Comic Con. Even if you aren’t going into the Convention Center for Comic Con, feel free to dress up in your favorite super hero costume and hit the town with the thousands of conventioneers who flock to the San Diego Convention Center each year. If you are a first time conventioneer, be prepared for a lot of crowds, not only in the convention center but in the downtown district. Also, make sure to reserve your room at the Pacific Inn, a cheap hotel in downtown San Diego that offers the most value for budget conscious conventioneers and travelers.

Whether you are coming for a specific event or just looking to relax and enjoy the weather, enjoy your time in sunny San Diego!

San Diego Comic Con is Almost Here!

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In roughly 12 days, the annual Comic Con will take place at the San Diego Convention Center. Every year, thousands of people descend on San Diego for the four day convention which features a large array of comic books, aspects of popular television shows and films, and the latest popular cultural trends. Comic Con is also a place to people watch as numerous Comic Con goers attend the convention dressed as their favorite superheroes and show off their elaborate costumes.

With its diverse offerings of comic books, movies and latest pop culture trends, Comic Con has something for everyone. During Comic Con, the San Diego Convention Center is packed with people, so think about using the convenient public transportation options by the convention center.

With the popularity of the event, those attending Comic Con are recommended to stay at one of the downtown hotels near the San Diego Convention Center.  Staying at a nearby hotel will make traveling more convenient and affordable.  Being located a couple miles from the San Diego Airport, Comic Con attendees can take a quick bus or taxi ride to the San Diego Convention Center.  These same transportation options are also available to Comic Con goers who stay at a nearby hotel.

The Pacific Inn is a preferred cheap downtown San Diego hotel located two miles from the San Diego Convention Center in Little Italy.  If you’re looking for a hotel that is centrally located to the convention center and other downtown San Diego attractions, such as the San Diego Zoo, be sure to book your stay with Pacific Inn. The Pacific Inn offers guests clean, spacious rooms and many complimentary amenities, including daily breakfast.

Comic Con goers are encouraged to make their reservations as soon as possible as rooms sell out and open rooms become more expensive. To reserve your room at the Pacific Inn hotel in downtown San Diego, contact us at 1-800-571-2933.

Benefits of Staying at a Downtown San Diego Hotel

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When planning a trip to San Diego, you have many options for neighborhoods and places to stay. From quaint bed and breakfasts in the northern beach communities to luxury hotels along the San Diego Bay, the endless options can make deciding where to stay difficult for out of town travelers. However, whether you are in town for business, traveling with a partner, or vacationing with family, you can’t go wrong with a downtown San Diego hotel.

One major benefit of staying at a hotel in downtown San Diego is its central location. After flying into the San Diego Airport, visitors are within a 10 minute drive of the popular downtown district. In addition to the many dining option near the San Diego Airport, visitors will have easy access to area’s museums, live-entertainment venues, bars, nightclubs and more.

For families traveling to San Diego, staying downtown puts you in the heart of all the action, just minutes from popular family attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego, the USS Midway Museum and the new Children’s Museum. There are also many options for shopping around the Gaslamp Quarter. After a day of sightseeing, children love picking out souvenirs at the local shops to commemorate their trip.

A final benefit of staying at a downtown San Diego hotel is the cost savings. Because you are within walking distance to many popular events and have easy access to transportation, you can cut additional costs such as renting a car. If you are looking for a cheap downtown San Diego hotel for further savings, consider staying at the Pacific Inn. Located steps from Little Italy, the Pacific Inn offers great value to travelers with a prime downtown location, clean and spacious rooms and affordable rates.

Start planning your trip to San Diego today and reserve a room at the Pacific Inn, a top choice in cheap hotels in Downtown San Diego.

Why Stay at a Hotel near the San Diego Airport

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If you’re planning on taking a vacation to San Diego, consider staying at a hotel near the airport.  Reserving accommodations by the airport can save you money and open up new sightseeing possibilities.

One of the benefits of staying at a hotel near the San Diego airport is the savings you can enjoy. A typical taxi fare from the San Diego airport to a downtown hotel is usually less than $15. Additionally, you don’t have to worry about rental car fees, gas or paying for parking. Another tip is to stay at a nearby airport hotel that is not in the heart of the Gaslamp. Hotels a few blocks outside of the Gaslamp often offer the same great amenities, comfort and convenience, but charge a less expensive nightly rate.

Vacationers who stay at a hotel near the San Diego Airport are also in the “center of it all” being surrounded by many tourist attractions.  By staying at a quality, but cheap hotel near the Gaslamp Quarter, you can save your vacation budget for nearby attractions such as Seaport Village, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and Little Italy.

San Diego airport hotels are also in close proximity to a variety of water activities including snorkeling, kayaking and surfing. Downtown airport hotels in particular are in close proximity to the bay where you can catch a whale-watching tour or simply a ride around the bay. Also consider taking the ferry to the infamous island of Coronado and enjoy the white sands and premier shopping and dining. Click here to read more about why you should stay at a cheap San Diego airport hotel.

If you are overwhelmed by your hotel options near the San Diego airport, contact the Pacific Inn. We are located within 2 miles of the airport and are within walking distance to a variety of tourist attractions including the USS Midway Museum, the San Diego Harbor and top Little Italy restaurants. If you have any questions about our hotel or would like to check upcoming availability, contact a Reservation Manager today at 1-800-571-2933.

Why San Diego is Popular among Vacationers

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Each year San Diego attracts thousands of vacationers from the United States and abroad who come to enjoy its warm weather, world-famous attractions and relaxing beaches. Come and experience why vacationers visit San Diego for yourself and stay at The Pacific Inn & Suites, located in the heart of downtown San Diego and minutes away from San Diego’s top tourist destinations.

San Diego is home to world-renowned attractions. When visiting, you must visit the San Diego Zoo which is home to one of the world’s largest selections of wild animals. If you like marine animals, visit nearby SeaWorld, home to the famous orca whale named “Shamu.” There is also the San Diego Safari Park which features a safari-like tram that allows visitors to see animals in a natural setting. Visitors who are interested in visiting the Zoo, SeaWorld and the Safari Park should stay at a downtown hotel close to the San Diego Zoo because of its prime, central location.

Another reason why vacationers are attracted to San Diego is because of its warm, sunny weather and beautiful beaches. Vacationers who stay at a downtown hotel near San Diego beaches can enjoy snorkeling at La Jolla Cove, biking through Mission and Pacific Beaches, hiking at Torrey Pines State Beach and exploring the Hotel Del at Silver Strand State Beach.

With a variety of tourist attractions and beautiful and relaxing beaches, San Diego is a popular vacation destination. Come and stay at the Pacific Inn in downtown San Diego and enjoy spacious and clean accommodations and free amenities including parking, wireless internet and fresh, daily breakfast. To reserve a room contact a Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933.

Make the Most of Your San Diego Family Vacation

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A vacation is the perfect way for families to get away from it all, bond and build memories. Finding a budget-friendly hotel that everyone can enjoy, however, can be a challenge. At the Pacific Inn San Diego, we understand that the right accommodations can make all the difference in a family vacation. That is why we strive at providing a family friendly atmosphere for all our guests.

A great way to find a budget-friendly hotel the entire family will enjoy is to look at its location. If visiting San Diego for instance, finding a hotel that is close to all the hotspot tourist destinations, attractions, restaurants and parks is the best way to enjoy your vacation experience.

The Pacific Inn hotel is a top choice in affordable hotels in downtown San Diego. This family friendly hotel is located in the heart of San Diego, offering visitors the ease of a short commute to all the must see attractions in San Diego such as:

  • San Diego Zoo: Well known as a world-famous attraction, the San Diego Zoo offers visitors a chance at seeing over 3,000 of the worlds rarest and most exotic animals all within a lush and tropical oasis.
  • Old Town: Experience where California was born; Old Town is the historic center of California featuring a glimpse at the old combined with the new. When staying at our affordable Old Town hotel, you are only a 5 minute drive from the historic town.
  • Little Italy: Enjoy authentic Italian food and culture in this quaint little community. If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to check out the many Italian bakeries and cafes, serving up favorites including cannolis and gelato. Click here for more information about the best dessert spots in Little Italy San Diego.
  • SeaWorld San Diego: Killer whales, bottlenose dolphins, hammerhead sharks, manta rays and polar bears, SeaWorld offers San Diego residents and visitors a chance at seeing the animals of our vast oceans.
  • Seaport Village: With its beautiful bayside restaurants, eateries, shops and entertainment, Seaport Village is a vacationer’s dream getaway.

If you are planning a vacation and are looking for a family friendly San Diego Airport hotel that is affordable, look no further than the Pacific Inn & Suites. With our convenient location 2 miles from the airport, easy access to all of San Diego’s top attractions and great discounted rates, the Pacific Inn San Diego is your top choice in cheap downtown hotels. Call us today to reserve your room.

Things To Do in Seaport Village

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Bayside living at its best; Seaport Village in San Diego, California is an awe-inspiring waterfront community. This small village makes up in amazement what it lacks in size. With over 50 diverse shops, 17 exquisite eateries, a spinning carousal and the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, it is no surprise many guests choose to stay at a nearby Seaport Village San Diego hotel for easy access to the beautiful area.

The following list showcases just a few fun things to do in Seaport Village:

  1. Carousal Ride: Seaport Village boasts an impressive 1890’s carousal that features 30 hand-carved animals. Fun for the kids, adults and everyone in between, the Seaport carousal is a must see.
  2. Craft Stores & Candy Shops: Who doesn’t love to shop? With its wide array of unique shops, craft and souvenir booths and custom stores, families can browse and purchase souvenirs to commemorate their trip. There are also many candy and ice cream shops that specialize in homemade treats that are sure to have you coming back for seconds.
  3. Waterfront Restaurants: Situated on the marina, Seaport Village offers a breath-taking view of the ocean that can be seen from many of its restaurants. There are also many family friendly restaurants in the area that offer kids menus and plenty of space for families looking to picnic.

For a full day of fun, visit SeaWorld San Diego in the morning and spend the rest of the day enjoying the sunset and amazing views at Seaport Village. If you are planning a trip to San Diego, staying at an affordable downtown hotel such as the Pacific Inn near SeaWorld is the ideal option. Guests are in close proximity to the aquatic theme park and Seaport Village as well as other attractions such as the Zoo, the Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town.

The Pacific Inn is a family friendly hotel, offering low rates for spacious and clean family suites. Learn more about how we can help you save and contact a Reservation Manager today at 1-800-571-2933 for rates and availability.

Popular San Diego Trolley Destinations

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Vacationing on a budget is not always easy. Fortunately, if you are planning a trip to San Diego, there are many ways to save. One of the best ways to save is to take advantage of San Diego’s public transportation system. Visitors who stay at a centrally located hotel such as the Pacific Inn in Downtown San Diego have easy access to the bus and trolley. With public transportation, vacationers can save and travel through the city as locals do.

The trolley in particular is a great resource for vacationers who do not have a car. The San Diego Trolley system has three lines (Blue, Orange and Green) and 53 stations throughout various parts of the city. Fares range from one dollar and fifty cents to three dollars one way. Full day passes are also available for unlimited trolley rides for a single flat rate. The following are a few popular San Diego Trolley destinations that visitors will love:

  1. Qualcomm Stadium Station: Home of the San Diego Chargers, Qualcomm Stadium boasts an array of events every year (not just limited to football). If you are in town for an event, the trolley is a great way to travel at a very low cost.
  2. Fashion Valley Transit Center: San Diego is home to some of the best shopping centers in California. After exploring Horton Plaza in Downtown San Diego, visit Fashion Valley and enjoy another shopping paradise and entertainment district.
  3. Old Town Transit Center: Old Town is a popular tourist destination; this small enclave showcases San Diego history and offers modern day eateries and entertainment amid the historic buildings.

The Pacific Inn is located across the street from a bus station and is within walking distance of the downtown trolley station. Guests can also utilize public transportation to visit SeaWorld which is located 5 miles from our hotel. As a SeaWorld San Diego hotel, we also offer discounted tickets and hotel rates to help our guests save. Learn more about our discounted prices and our availability during your travel dates and call us today at 1-800-571-2933.

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