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San Diego’s June 2014 Concert Calendar

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If you’ve come to San Diego to hear live music, you couldn’t have chosen a better time than June. Whether you’re interested in classical symphonies or classic rock, there’s an event for every single genre of music you can imagine in San Diego.

The sensational pop star Lady Gaga opens up the June concert scene with a show at San Diego State University’s Viejas Arena at 7:30 PM on June 2. Her show, called artRave – The ARTPOP Ball, has yet to sell out with tickets starting at $39 and topping off around $230. Lady Starlight and Hatsune Miku will be her opening acts.

The San Diego Symphony has five events in June, including tributes to Elvis on June 27 and the Beatles on June 28 at 7:30 PM.  Concerts will be held at the Embarcadero Marina Park South, with Grandstand and Cabaret section tickets available for $25 – $84.

Steve Winwood ,60s and 70s rock sensation, will take the stage for one show only at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Sea at 7:30 PM June 17. Tickets are going fast with only select tickets available online at websites like stubhub.com. We’re hoping Winwood excites concert goers by singing some of his classics like “Gimme Some Lovin” or “Arc of a Diver.”

The “Greatest Love of All” is a tribute to soul queen Whitney Houston and hits the Balboa Theater on June 1. This tribute band, starring powerhouse singer Belinda Davids, will perform the 2.5 hour concert as a tribute to Whitney’s legacy, doing her biggest hits justice. Tickets are available from San Diego Theaters starting at $39. Out of towners can also take advantage of summer discounts being offered at hotels near Balboa Park in San Diego.

The annual San Diego County Fair running for nearly a month starting June 8 brings with is some of the most talented musical artists in the country. From big name bands to amateur singers, the fair’s multiple stages have something for every kind of music lover, with many of the shows included in your fair admission price. You can catch 24 Days of The Beatles’ Music or headliners such as Third Eye Blind, Creedence Clearwater Revisted, the 10th Annual Gospel Festival, Smokey Robinson, Huey Lewis and the News and REO Speedwagon.

June is truly the monster music month for San Diego and one of the best times for music lovers to take in a show or two during summer vacation visit. Spending a little bit of money on a concert ticket is going to be much more feasible if you saved a ton by booking a room at a cheap hotel in San Diego. Save even more by reserving a room at Pacific Inn & Suites where your stay comes with a free breakfast buffet, free parking and free in-room WiFi.

Call us at 1-800-571-2933 to book your June stay in San Diego.

Pandas to Pierogies: A Day at the Iconic Balboa Park

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Balboa Park is one of the most iconic locations in San Diego, CA. With so much to see and do, Balboa Park is a favorite spot for visitors and locals alike. Make sure to hit all the highlights of the park with our helpful list to get the most out of your fun-filled San Diego day.
Morning at the Zoo

Since a day at Balboa Park isn’t complete without a visit to the San Diego Zoo, this famous attraction would serve as an excellent starting point to the day. A morning excursion allows visitors to see more animals while missing the midday crowds. Make sure to visit the pandas in Panda Canyon and walk the new Tiger Trail which opens on May 24! Book a cheap hotel next to the San Diego Zoo so that you can avoid San Diego traffic.

After a few hours with the wild animals, exit the Zoo and head south into the main hub of Balboa Park by walking through the Spanish Village Art Center. This quirky attraction is home to dozens of local artists. Browse through their studios or catch a live art demonstration. If you’re starting to feel hungry, make a quick stop at the Village Grill. This outdoor eatery offers inexpensive and delicious food.

Tour the Museums

Not far from the Village Grill is El Prado, Balboa’s main thoroughfare and the central location for most of the museums. The Ruben H. Fleet Science Center, a perennial favorite, is found here. This interactive museum is a big hit with visitors of all ages because of the IMAX theater and the multitude of hands-on exhibits. Another favorite is the San Diego Natural History Museum which features several permanent collections along with special rotating installments.

Anyone looking for a more artistic museum should head west along El Prado to the Museum of Photographic Arts or the Timken Museum. Make sure to take advantage of the Passport/Zoo Combo, a pass which includes entrance to the zoo and all museums. Families can also take advantage of the savings offered with the Go San Diego Card which includes discounted admission at 46 local attractions including the Zoo and San Diego SeaWorld. For more information about SeaWorld click here and to buy your Go Card visit smartdestinations.com.

Grab some Grub

After a couple hours of museum hopping, a bite to eat is just the thing. A good budget option is one of the museum restaurants. Of course, if you happen to be in Balboa on a Sunday, head towards the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages. One of the cottages should be hosting a lawn program that includes food. Expect to be tempted by lamb shawarma or Polish pierogies. The experience is an excellent way to end to the day!

A trip to San Diego simply isn’t complete unless you plan a day at Balboa Park. Pack a picnic, plan your discounts and fill up on a complimentary breakfast if you have a room booked at a cheap San Diego hotel nearby like Pacific Inn & Suites. Pacific Inn is less than 3 miles away from Balboa Park, making it an easy walk or cheap cab ride away if you would like to avoid the busy park traffic.

If you call us and book your stay today, you could qualify for up to 12% off just for booking in advance. You can also purchase your discounted Zoo or SeaWorld admission tickets from us to receive 15% off on your hotel stay. Call us now at 1-800-571-2933 to see how much money we can save you during your upcoming San Diego vacation.

Money Saving Ideas for a Memorable Memorial Day in San Diego

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Cheap San Diego hotels for Memorial Day

San Diego in the summer is a top tourist destination and the summer traveling all kicks off on Memorial Day weekend. Hotel pools open their doors, beaches start flooding with out of towners and downtown businesses start hiking up prices. A summer vacation in San Diego can get expensive if you don’t plan ahead, but lucky for you, we have some fun family-friendly ideas on how you can spend your Memorial Day weekend without dropping much more than a few bucks.

Just one look at the runners, roller bladers and bicyclist on the Mission Beach Boardwalk and it’s clean that San Diego promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. Cheap outdoor activities are bountiful in this city, and offer a healthy and affordable alternative to visiting local theme parks. Enjoy renting bikes and riding to one of the local beaches where you can spend the day sunbathing or building sand castles. Those staying at a budget hotel in Downtown San Diegonear the bay can try their hand at kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding (SUP).

Balboa Park is a great 1,200-acre park and has plenty to keep you occupied for the day, especially if you’re staying at a family friendly affordable hotel near the San Diego Zoo. The world famous zoo is located in the park and if you have reservations at the nearby Pacific Inn, you can get 15% off on admission tickets! Some of your free park options include playing at one of many parks, taking a walk through their gardens, setting up a picnic or, if you’re active duty military, you and your dependents can enjoy free museum admission on Tuesdays. In the afternoons during warm summer months free organ concerts are available at the Spreckels Organ Pavillion.

Memorial Day weekend in San Diego is also a great time to visit military museums and historical centers such as the USS Midway Museum and the Command Museum at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Pacific Inn is a cheap hotel near the MCRD and serves as a great home away from home for San Diego vacationers this memorial day. Whether you want to take in San Diego’s rich military history, enjoy a free concert at Balboa Park or cruise the Mission Beach boardwalk, San Diego promises to have plenty of affordable options for money-saving families.

Don’t wait until Pacific Inn is booked solid, take advantage of our Memorial Day weekend discounts today by calling 1-800-571-2933.

Visiting San Diego for Easter? Learn how you can save.

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Cheap Easter Hotels San Diego

San Diego is home to miles of pristine coastline, an eccentric downtown district, stunning outdoor shopping malls and jaw dropping amusement parks and animal kingdoms. With hundreds of things to see and do, visitors won’t be hard pressed to fill their vacation itineraries. While this sunny California city does offer ample activities and attractions for both singles and families, many find that San Diego is a little more expensive than anticipated.

If you’re heading to San Diego for Easter break, planning should be your number one priority! Planning appropriately and being aware of affordable events and alternatives for some of the more expensive San Diego sights can allow you to save big, without sacrificing any of the fun. The Pacific Inn, a cheap San Diego spring break hotel, knows the importance of value and offers savings tips and affordable activities that will fit seamlessly into your vacation schedule.

  • Check out local events. Younger kids won’t have to worry about missing out on the Easter Bunny as San Diego will be hosting dozens of Easter egg hunts throughout the county. Some of the most notable include Coronado’s Egg-streme Fun event which will include a free egg hunt, as well as carnival games from 1pm – 3:30pm and the free Easter Egg hunt at the La Jolla Recreation Center which starts at 10am. For a full list of affordable Easter events happening in San Diego, click here.
  • Find “double duty” attractions. If you’re like most visitors, you probably have a trip to the San Diego Zoo on your list. As one of the largest zoos in the country, this is the perfect place to spend your holiday. However, with the expensive price tag for admission, you’ll want to take advantage of all the free offers or opportunities for extras. For instance, the Zoo is currently holding zoo days where visitors can meet and greet extinct animals and ask their trainers questions about a day in the life.
  • Stop for Sunday brunch. Brunch is an event in San Diego and many restaurants offer bundled meal deals for lunch which can help you save. There will also be special brunch events for Easter for those who are looking to try upscale restaurants at a below average price. If you’re staying at one of the cheap hotels in the Gaslamp Quarter, be sure to check out the Easter Brunch menus for Buca di Beppo, Marina Kitchen, Bandar and for those looking to go all out, The Westgate.
  • Enjoy the outdoors. Take advantage of San Diego’s beautiful year-round weather by enjoying the city’s many free outdoor activities. Spreckels Park hosts free concerts, while Mission San Luis Rey lets you learn more about the history of the city. You can even head to Mission Bay Park, enjoying various hiking trails that lead to spectacular city views.

By working free activities and low cost events into your San Diego plans, you can see all of the city without blowing your budget out of the water. And of course, don’t forget to book a cheap hotel room at the Pacific Inn. We are an affordable hotel near Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town and many other historic San Diego neighborhoods. We are also minutes from the San Diego Airport, providing our guests with additional travel convenience.

Interested in staying with us? Contact a Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933 and ask about our hotel deals and discounts and see how much you can save on already low nightly rates.

Is that San Diego Attraction Overrated?

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Overrated San Diego Attractions

Travelers ready to explore a new destination start out adventurous and end up flocking to the same tourist attractions as everyone else. However, following the crowd isn’t always good for adventure – or the wallet. While your ultimate decision to visit a specific attraction will depend on your personal preferences and budget, here are a few attractions that are as easy to avoid as they are to seek out.

  1. SeaWorld – SeaWorld has enough amusement park rides, shows and restaurants to keep the most energetic child occupied. Unfortunately, this can be the park’s downside too. There will be large crowds and sore feet by the end of the day, not to mention that it is impossible to give each exhibit the time it deserves. Even if you stay at a cheap San Diego hotel near SeaWorld, Birch Aquarium is an alternative attraction that is located only 15 minutes away in the neighborhood of La Jolla and is much more affordable for visitors. It may be without the glitz, but offers an in-depth look into the underwater world and is fun for the whole family.
  2. San Diego Zoo – The famed San Diego Zoo is considered by many to be one of the best in the world. If you’ve never been to the Zoo, it definitely is a must-see attraction. However, if you’re on a budget this vacation or don’t have too many days to spare in San Diego, it might be the attraction to skip because of its high ticket prices. A family or group of four could easily save about $500 by passing on this outdoor adventure. If your heart is set on visiting the zoo, the best way to explore the more than 100 acre park is over multiple days with a discounted multi-day pass so you can enjoy all of the attractions, getting as much of your money’s worth as possible. And don’t forget to book your cheap hotel near San Diego Zoo for additional savings.
  3. The Beach – During the peak seasons, a trip to the beach is a must, just don’t expect a quiet relaxing haven for a lazy beach bum. Those who want simply to relax need to know their San Diego beaches. The popular beaches such Pacific and Mission beaches are packed with sightseeing tours, amusement parks, overpriced food, crowds, noise and even some garbage. Sticking to the budget might mean seeking out the less popular areas such as the San Diego Bay which still provides you with water views and sand, without some of the extra visitors!
  4. The New Children’s Museum – This attraction is polarizing for parents and is often put at the top of the list of a family’s San Diego to-do list. However, reviews say it is either a good museum for children to wander around in, or it is a cramped space with few exhibits. Some even argue that it doesn’t go far enough in terms of actually teaching kids. Parents should do their own homework and decided if the museum will engage their children before paying the admission fees.

Did we spark your interest? As one of the preferred cheap hotels in downtown San Diego, we’re always looking to share great travel tips and information with our readers, at the very least to give you a different perspective on some of the most well known activities and attractions in the area. For more San Diego vacation advice, follow us on Facebook or Twitter and don’t forget to contact a Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933 to check upcoming rates and availability for the Marina Inn & Suites.

Guide to Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend in Downtown San Diego

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This year, Saint Patrick’s Day lands on a Monday, making it difficult for everyone to celebrate between work and school obligations. Fortunately, the city of San Diego understands the predicament you’re likely in and is solving the problem by hosting a variety of events the entire weekend preceding the Irish holiday on the 17th. From where to go to where to stay, we’re going to cover the best of the best for Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend in San Diego.

Where to Celebrate

  • Balboa Park Irish FestivalIf you’re visiting San Diego with the family or are looking for a fun way to enjoy the holiday during the day, head over to Balboa Park from 10:30a to 6pm for a day of Irish fun. There will be live entertainment, folk singers, Irish Food and a Beer Garden. For the kids, there will be a bungee jump and Kid’s Zone as well as a St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Don’t have a place to stay yet? Learn more about cheap Balboa Park hotels for Saint Patrick’s Day.
  • McFadden’sAs you might guess, this popular downtown Irish bar goes all out for their annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. In addition to your regular green-beer specials and cocktails, the party at McFadden’s will include live music, face painters, stilt-walkers, bagpipers and leprechauns. Be prepared for an evening full of fun during Saint Patrick’s Day weekend by reserving your cheap Gaslamp Quarter hotel in downtown San Diego today. This way, you won’t have to worry about designating a driver or paying for expensive parking.
  • shamROCK – The 2014 shamROCK event will take place on Saturday, March 15th from 4pm to midnight. One of the largest parties on the West Coast, shamROCK will transform the downtown streets of San Diego into an “urban, super chic version of the beautiful rolling hills of Ireland.” Equipped with an outdoor Irish pub, a lighting show and live Celtic bands, visitors are sure to enjoy a bit of Ireland here in San Diego. Tickets are on sale on line and you can also purchase them on the day of the event.
  • Irish 4 A Day Party HopBecause many of the bars in downtown will be celebrating, be sure to visit all of them by participating in the Irish 4 A Day Party Hop. You will paint the town green by visiting 18 Irish pubs, nightclubs and bars in the Gaslamp Quarter. With the $29 advance ticket purchase (or $40 day of), you’ll receive a guided tour from Irish fairies and 10 welcome shots. You also won’t be responsible for cover at any of the participating bars during this 12 hour celebration from 2pm to 2am!
  • USS Maritime MuseumOn March 17th from 6pm to 11pm, the USS Maritime Museum will hold a Celtic Music Festival aboard the Berkeley Ferryboat. Tickets include live entertainment on two stages and a corned beef and cabbage. There will also be a full bar with all proceeds benefiting the Maritime Museum.

Cheap St. Patrick’s Day Hotels in Downtown San Diego

If you’re looking for a place to crash after a long weekend of Irish fun, continue your lucky streak by staying at the Pacific Inn & Suites. Our cheap St. Patrick’s Day hotel in downtown San Diego is located just minutes from the Gaslamp Quarter and we offer free parking to our guests. We also offer complimentary wireless internet and hot breakfast in the morning so you can relax after a long night.

Learn more about our affordable room rates and contact a Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933 for upcoming availability. Don’t forget to ask about special hotel deals on our already discounted rates!

Spring Welcomes Families to San Diego

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Spring break is just around the corner and many families are starting to plan their vacations. If you’ve already booked your cheap San Diego hotel room and have your flight reservations in hand, the next thing to do is pick out fun activities to enjoy while you’re in town. While your trip may include stops at the kid-friendly San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and Legoland California, take advantage of the season and check out these fun springtime activities that are perfect for individuals of all ages.

  1. Balboa Park – During the springtime, Balboa Parks offers an outdoor adventure unlike any other. Get lost in the parks winding pathways and lush tropical gardens and check out the acres of beautiful flowers that are in full bloom. On Saturday mornings, the park hosts a free hour tour, which is a great way to see the top gardens including the stunning Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden. After enjoying the spring sunshine, head to the Ruben H. Fleet Science museum, a top rated attraction that cleverly combines learning with interactive activities for an afternoon of family fun.
  2. Belmont Park – A beach day wouldn’t be complete without heading to San Diego’s only beachfront amusement park. Belmont Park is located in Mission Beach and offers arcade style games in a carnival like atmosphere. The boardwalk is also home to a giant roller coaster for thrill seeking families, and there are plenty of other activities to enjoy such as miniature golf, rock climbing and laser tag. Admission into the park is free, you simply pay as you go for the activities you want to participate in or opt for their family package which offers tickets and tokens for the various attractions at a discounted price.
  3. Maritime Museum – On a clear day, there’s nothing better than gathering up the kids and hitting the high seas on one of the sailing vessels at the floating maritime Museum. From enjoying the daytime tours where kids are able to experience the sea like a true pirate to overnight adventures on the famed Star of India, there are plenty of family-friendly adventures to choose from. March and April Ocean Adventures Sails are now available so call ahead and make your reservations before they fill up.
  4. Whale Watching – With just a month left of the whale watching season, those headed to San Diego for spring break will be here just in time to hop aboard a whale watching cruise. Most tours have a guide who will explain the migration process and can help you spot the giant creatures of the sea. Depending on which cruise line you go with and how long the cruise is, ticket prices can range anywhere from $25 to $60 a person so if you’re on a budget, be sure to do your research first.

The above activities are catered to families who are staying near downtown San Diego because affordable hotels near the Gaslamp Quarter will offer families the most convenience. However, if you are willing to venture a bit further from the city center, other popular springtime destinations include the La Jolla Cove, the Botanical Gardens in Encinitas and the Carlsbad Flower Fields.

If you are still in need of accommodations for your upcoming San Diego adventure, don’t hesitate to contact the Pacific Inn & Suites in downtown San Diego. We are located within 3 miles of the San Diego International Airport and are in close proximity to a handful of family-friendly tourist destinations. Call 1-800-571-2933 to speak with a Reservation Manager and don’t forget to ask about current hotel specials and deals.

Something “New to See” for San Diego Visitors

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Been there, done that!  Whether this is your second, third or your “I can’t even count how many times I’ve been” trip to San Diego, you’re looking to kick start your vacation with something new. While we could give you a list of restaurants and shops that opened within the past month, we thought it’d be more fun to shed a little light on a monthly event that San Diego locals love: the free public sky viewing at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park.

The first thing you probably noticed is the event is free! The perfect price for when you’re looking to try something new. On the first Wednesday of each month, members of the SDAA set up telescopes right outside of the Fleet Center building. Participants can gaze at the moon, planets and some of the brightest stars in the galaxy on clear San Diego evenings. Interested in staying near the Fleet Center during your trip? Learn more about affordable San Diego hotels near Balboa Park.

If you’re looking for even more fun, head to Fleet Center before the evening viewing for the “Sky Tonight” planetarium show which takes place inside at the theater. There are two show times, one at 7pm and another at 8pm, with adult tickets priced at $14 and children’s tickets at $12. As you watch the night sky change in front of your eyes, an expert astronomer will act as narrator, showing you just what to look for. Here are a few other things you should know before you go:

  • Parking is hit or miss, but most say that finding a spot can be tiring. Look to park a little further away at one of the larger lots and walk to the center in Balboa Park or opt for street parking as there is often more during the weekends.
  • Try to arrive at least 15-20 minutes early to ensure that you have time to purchase tickets. Click here if you would prefer to make a purchase online to get it out of the way.
  • By arriving early, you’ll get first choice of seats, however we do have to say that every seat in the house offers a spectacular view.
  • The planetarium show is not recommended for children ages 5 or under simply because of how dark the theater gets and the sophisticated language used by the narrator

The planetarium show and stargazing event is ideal for all visitors, bringing out the “inner-kid” of adults, offering fun and learning for teens and families, and providing a great date-night venue for those romantics tired of your average dinner and a movie.

Want to learn more about fun activities to enjoy in San Diego? Browse our blog and continue checking back in the future. As one of the top cheap downtown San Diego hotels, we’re always writing about money saving tips, fun things to do and local events! And if you know someone who would love spending the evening gazing at the stars, share this post with them on Facebook or Twitter.

Your Guide to Downtown San Diego’s Bar & Club Scene!

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Downtown San Diego is full of fun activities, exciting bars, mix and mingle events and dancing. The trick when visiting San Diego is picking the right nightlife hotspot when there are so many tantalizing options. There are literally over 100 options to choose from when you hit the Gaslamp District, making it hard to narrow down your options. That’s why we put together this list of the best places downtown for dancing, drinking, dining, lounging and socializing. Take a peek and go paint the town red after you unpack in your affordable downtown San Diego hotel room.

Dancing

If you’re looking to shake your groove thang downtown you have a few different options. For some swing and sock hop the only place to be is Henry’s Pub for Rockabilly Tuesdays on 5th Avenue.  To celebrate your saucy salsa side, head to Café Sevilla for tapas and the tango. If you’re looking to drop in low in a new and trendy dance club then Bassmnt, Fluxx, and Moonshine Flats will be spinning the latest house, hip hop and country beats.

Drinking

With a bar on every corner it’s hard to navigate where to go when you tour Downtown San Diego. A great place to start is Vin de Syrah for a glass of wine in an Alice in Wonderland type of atmosphere.  Some places to grab exquisite craft cocktails the Gaslamp Speakeasy, Prohibition, Magnolia and The Blind Burro located next to the SDCC. For more hot spots around the venue including cheap hotels near San Diego Convention Center click here!

Dining

Looking for a late night bite in a fun atmosphere? Downtown San Diego caters to the after-hours eaters with some great open late eateries. Check out Brian’s 24 for an upscale Denny’s type of menu, just be prepared to wait on busy Friday and Saturdays. Bang Bang has a trendy late night menu with sushi and Asian fusion cuisine and if you’re looking to party stay after supper for a poppin’ club scene. La Puerta won’t stop serving their delish carne asada fries or fish tacos until 2 a.m.!

Socializing

Grab your posse and your best pick-up lines before you head out to one of these bars if your main goal is meeting new and attractive party people: Altitude Sky Lounge, Searsucker, Coyote Ugly, Bootlegger or The Shouthouse.

After a fun night of seeing San Diego’s nightlife scene be sure you have a nearby hotel room already booked. The San Diego Pacific Inn is an affordable San Diego Airport hotel that is a mere 2 miles from the airport and is also  conveniently located next to the Gaslamp District!

To book a discounted hotel room near Downtown San Diego, call a Pacific Inn reservations specialist today at 1-800-571-2933.

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Your Guide to Attending a San Diego Opera

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The opera house in San Diego was voted one of the top opera venues in the nation by Opera America. The musical performance of an opera in this state-of-the-art venue is something that everyone visiting San Diego must experience. Ticket prices start at $45 and you can even see your “view from a seat” when you reserve your ticket on the SD opera website. The San Diego Opera House is located inside the Civic Theater, just down the street from the San Diego International Airport. If you’re thinking about buying tickets for a show, learn more about cheap San Diego Airport hotels.

If you’re a first time opera spectator, we know it might seem somewhat intimidating. You can brush up on various performances as well as general opera knowledge by attending the pre-opera lecture in the theater 1 hour before the performance starts, listen to a 15 minute SD opera podcast (sandiegoopera.libsyn.com/rss), or grab eclectic information from online resource “Operapedia.”

Other Tips for Attending an Opera:

  • Dress to impress but know that black tie affair isn’t necessary. Some show up in casual attire like jeans and a collared dress shirt while others choose to don a full suit or floor length dress.
  • Show up early for Fun on the Concourse. Mix and mingle in front of the theater before the show where you can grab a bite to eat from one of their food vendors: La Creperie, Red Oven Pizza, Bread & Cie and Puesto.
  • Don’t have so much fun that you don’t make it to your seat before the doors close. If you arrive late you’ll have to enjoy Act I from the lobby.
  • Turn off all electronic devices… and your voice. The acoustics in an opera house sound as beautiful as they do because voices and music travel extremely well without the need for a microphone. That means your distracting chit-chattering can travel as well.
  • Leave the kids at home. Young ones without an appreciation for dramatic performances might not appreciate a lengthy opera and decide to throw a mini drama of their own.
  • Be prepared to read super titles as most operas are sung in a different language. And for those unfamiliar with the term, super titles display the translation in English above the stage.
  • Enjoy your intermission. The 20 minute break is a great time to stretch your legs and grab a drink, so use it wisely.
  • Stay after hours for Afterglow at the Beverly Hills Salon on the 2nd level of the Civic Theater. Schmooze with fellow opera lovers and the cast themselves over a craft cocktail. Then, hit the town in the Gaslamp Quarter where great bars and restaurants are abounding.
  • Make sure you have an affordable hotel near the San Diego Convention Center. After a lengthy but beautiful performance, it’ll be nice to know you have a comfortable room to crash in.

Pacific Inn & Suites has the perfect post opera hotel options that happen to be comfortable, convenient and wallet friendly. Our downtown San Diego budget hotel is located less than 1 mile from the opera house inside the Civic Theater. Keep it classy and call 1-800-571-2933 today to see if you can score a discounted rate on our already affordable rooms and suites!

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