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San Diego, California: Your Mini-Guide to a Stress-Free Vacation

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Perhaps you’re thinking of visiting sunny San Diego, California, in the near future. Without a doubt, this city is a great destination for all types of travelers. Balboa Park and LEGOLAND offer endless family fun, Pacific Beach offers endless nightlife options, and over 70 miles of coastline offer perfect places for relaxing. No matter what your goal is, I think we can all agree that vacations are intended to shed stress, not take on more of it. Here are some suggestions from a popular downtown hotel in San Diego on how to avoid common vacation debacles, hopefully saving you from a headache or two.

Getting Lost in San Diego County

For visitors, the city of San Diego often seems like a maze. That’s nothing compared to the county, which encompasses over 25 cities. Cities are connected by a handful of freeways that see tens of thousands of motorists each day. Therefore, navigating throughout San Diego County often proves difficult for tourists. Know your route ahead of time and avoid rush hour traffic from 3 PM to 5 PM on major freeways.

Stay Safe from the Sun

Fortunately, visitors rarely deal with rain in San Diego. The sun shines bright throughout most of the year, even in fall and winter months. However, summer temperatures and periods of abnormal heat might cause the mercury to rise to 90 degrees or more. Visitors should wear plenty of sunscreen, drink more water, and always wear sunglasses to shield eyes from dangerous UV rays.

Hit the Main Tourist Spots

Tourists often avoid doing the “touristy” activities in a given city. Don’t make this mistake in San Diego. Families can visit key attractions including the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld while sports fans can catch a home game at Petco Park or Qualcomm Stadium, rooting for the Padres and Chargers respectively.

Less Stress, More Rest

Careful planning ensures that your visit to San Diego runs smoothly. Visitors should book discount airfare and an affordable hotel near the San Diego airport well in advance to get the best rates. From there, vacationers can rely on a rental vehicle or public transportation to get around. The Pacific Inn in Little Italy is a great spot for a stress-free San Diego getaway. We offer a Best Rate Guarantee, free in-room Wi-Fi, pillow top beds, and we’re located within 6 miles of San Diego’s biggest attractions.

For more information or to book your room over the phone, call the San Diego Pacific Inn today at (619) 232-6391.

 

Understanding TSA PreCheck at the San Diego Airport

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Anyone who is flying through the San Diego international Airport, should be aware that there is a new service offered called the TSA PreCheck. This service allows travelers to proceed through airport security without the usual hassles that the average traveler faces. For instance, those who participate in TSA PreCheck won’t have to remove their laptop, liquids, belt, coat or shoes in order to make it to their gate.

Why Consider TSA PreCheck?

If you’re looking for expedited travel during an upcoming trip to San Diego, doing things like booking a hotel near the San Diego airport, arranging for transportation ahead of time, and looking into city-specific programs like PreCheck can all make your arrival and departure into America’s Finest City go as smoothly as possible.

How Do I Sign Up?

Some frequent fliers will have access to the TSA PreCheck for free if their airlines cover the cost of the service in return for their business. United and Delta frequent fliers have reported free access to TSA PreCheck. American Express Platinum Card holders receive a $100 credit towards TSA PreCheck so the service comes at essentially no cost for them as well.

For those who don’t qualify for free access, the PreCheck will cost $100. Those interested must sign up with Global Entry, the U.S. Customs’ partner program. Once thoroughly vetted and screened, you will receive a card which you can show to your airport carrier to receive the PreCheck screening badge on your boarding pass.

TSA also offers the service for $85 but international travelers will want to pay the extra $15 to avoid the enormous lines that they commonly encounter when re-entering the United States. They’ll also have access to convenient automated kiosks as well.

Only 60 other airports in the United States offer the TSA PreCheck service so anyone flying through San Diego should take advantage of this unique opportunity to save hours of unnecessary time waiting in line at airport security during busy holiday travel months.

Take the first step towards convenient and efficient travels by making a reservation at the San Diego Pacific Inn. Not only are we located a mere 2 miles from the airport, but we’re also currently offering an advance booking discount. Call (619) 232-6391 for more information or to book your room over the phone today.

8 Cost Cutting Vacation Tips

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Taking a vacation with the family can break the bank without careful planning and knowledge of the area. The San Diego Pacific Inn wants to help make your upcoming San Diego vacation as affordable as possible, which is why we put together these 8 easy  cost cutting tips to make sure  your trip is stress-free.

1. Eat at your hotel.
Buying meals throughout each day for multiple people can quickly add up. One way to save a lot of money is by booking a hotel near Little Italy that offers a free in-room refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker and close proximity to stores and farmer’s markets. You can easily purchase healthy microwavable foods or simply re-heat the previous day’s leftovers for a quick, easy and free meal.

2. Take advantage of lunch specials.
Restaurants offer special discounts to the lunch crowd with the potential to cut the price of each meal down significantly. Only dine where there are advertised specials and look for “Kids Eat Free” deals when dining with children. A comprehensive list of restaurants offering free food for kids can be found at sandiegofamily.com.

3. Book a hotel near the sites you want to see.
San Diego has beautiful weather that makes walking and biking to local attractions a great option. Once your itinerary is planned, find a hotel that allows the option to take a taxi, trolley, or walk.

4. Only rent a car when necessary.
Plan activities that require travel by vehicle all in the same day when possible. The other methods of transportation are cheaper, and less stressful than dealing with traffic.

5. Buy multi-attraction passes.
Paying to get into LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, Disneyland, and other popular attractions individually can be a nightmare on your wallet. Research the best passes to get you into the attractions your family wants to visit for one price. The GO San Diego Card tends to offer the best bang for your buck with discounts to 46 local attractions. Go to smartdestinations.com to purchase your pass.

6. Visit places with free admission.
Why pay to get into attractions each day when there are plenty of things to do in San Diego for free? Old Town, the beaches, and La Jolla are exciting places to spend the day enjoying the sights and sun. A lot of local museums also offer free admission days.

7. Stay away from peak seasons.
Discounts abound in San Diego in order to keep tourism alive when the summer travel season is over. Hotel rooms and most attractions are less expensive when visiting the city at the beginning and end of each year, excluding the major holidays.

8. Break out the coupons
If complimentary meals for the kids, discounts on admission, and free rental equipment sound appealing to you, check out the visitors bureau online to print coupons. The deals change from time to time, but this is one of the best resources for coupons and current promotions. You can also download the Groupon and LivingSocial apps on your smartphone to search for local deals on the go.

If you’re trying to plan a thrifty vacation, start by booking a room at the Pacific Inn- an affordable hotel near the San Diego Zoo. Interested in how Pacific Inn can help you save money? We offer competitive room rates, we’re located within minutes of San Diego’s major attractions, we have a variety of specials listed under our Discount Pricing tab, and guests can purchase discount Zoo and Sea World admission from us while also receiving 15% off on their hotel stay. Sound good? Call (619) 232-6391 to see exactly how much money we can save you and to book your room today!

 

San Diego International Airport Lounges

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Within the newly remodeled San Diego International Airport are four unique lounges that offer travelers a much appreciated place to relax away from crowded waiting areas. Airport patrons have several choices, including a large center available exclusively to military personnel and their families. Here’s a rundown on the available lounges as provided by Pacific Inn, a trusted hotel near San Diego Airport:

1. Airspace Lounge & American Airlines Admirals Club

The Airspace Lounge located near gate 22 is currently undergoing renovations but is still available to all travelers using Terminal 2. This lounge is truly the cream of the crop, featuring PowerPoint stations, plush seating, natural light, and free food, beverages and Wi-Fi. Complimentary access is granted to Admirals Club and US Airways Club members (including Citi Executive® / AAdvantage® World EliteTM MasterCard® card members) and non-members can get in by purchasing a day pass for $25. Phase 2 of the remodel, which will soon be underway, is set to include an impressive full bar and food menu.

2. United Club

Also in Terminal 2 is the United Club lounge located on the mezzanine level between Gates 47 and 48. Club members get in for free while non-members must be willing to pay a small $50 fee. Visitors enjoy spacious seating, plenty of plug-in locations, free Wi-Fi and complementary snacks and beverages. Conference room access is offered as well. The lounge is open daily from 5:15 a.m. to 10 p.m.

3. Delta Sky Club

The Delta Sky Club is near the United Club on the mezzanine level above Sunset Cove. This lounge is open from 5:15 a.m. to 11 p.m. Delta offers a variety of membership levels, making this a great option for travelers who might not want to commit to a membership. You can purchase anywhere from 1 to 200 day passes as opposed to opting for a membership with the particular airline. Come by Delta’s lounge for complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, snacks and Wi-Fi, or to enjoy their comfortable second-story deck overlooking the airport’s food court.

4. USO Neil Ash Airport Center

The largest place to get away from the crowds is the USO Neil Ash Airport Center, a 10,000-square-foot facility available to service members and their families. The center, open from 6 a.m. to midnight, offers amenities including:

  • A play room for kids
  • A break room
  • Showers
  • Free cafe drinks and snacks
  • An outdoor courtyard with BBQs
  • A lounge
  • A game room
  • A conference room

All of these airport lounges are great for both business and leisure travelers who are looking to indulge in a little peace and quiet, pampering, complimentary services and top-notch service.

If you want to keep receiving high-quality amenities and guest services for free, book your downtown San Diego hotel room at Pacific Inn. Our hotel is located just a few miles from the San Diego Airport and the Gaslamp Quarter. We also offer free parking, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi to all of our guests! For more information on our current savings opportunities, call (619) 232-6391 today!

 

Stay Classy Bike Rentals in San Diego

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There’s perhaps no greater way to explore a new city than on a bike. H.G. Wells once said, “Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”

Whether you’re an avid cyclist or someone who simply craves an unobstructed view of San Diego, you’ll find that Stay Classy Bike Rentals makes it quick and easy for you to hop on a bike and go.

Stay Classy Bike Rentals goes the extra mile by delivering your bike of choice straight to your hotel free of charge. If you’re concerned about adjusting your bike to fit your height, you can request a free bike adjustment beforehand. Choose from four impressive models which include performance class road bikes, comfort class hybrid bikes, and commuter class bikes. You can book your reservation online or over the phone. If you’re not sure which bike is right for you, Stay Classy’s knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to give you some helpful suggestions. Your bike will be delivered to you within thirty minutes of requesting it, and once you’re done with it for the day, it’ll be picked up free of charge. Gone are the days of hunting for the nearest bike rental shop.

You’ll find that every Stay Classy Bike Rental comes with a helmet, hand pump, lock, tire lever, patch kit, and your choice of flat or strap pedals at no additional cost. You can also choose from a wide selection of accessories which includes everything from a cyclometer to a GPS to pre-paid roadside assistance. Worried you might get hungry for a snack on the way back from your ride? Don’t forget to purchase a number of Clif Bar products to be delivered along with your bicycle.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the many sights you want to see or aren’t comfortable navigating the new streets alone, consider taking advantage of Stay Classy Bike Rental’s Bike Concierge Service which pairs you with a professional guide and biking partner. Choose your skill level and length of trip, and your guide will create a customized tour of the city especially for you.

Regardless of what you choose, you’ll quickly discover why San Diego is often referred to as a cyclist’s paradise. One of the best rides is along the San Diego Bay, through Little Italy and Seaport Village. That’s why we recommend looking for hotels near Little Italy, which serve as a great starting point for a scenic and safe bike ride.

Pacific Inn & Suites is an affordable downtown San Diego hotel located less than a mile from some of San Diego’s most beloved attractions. For more information on our location, discounted room rates, and complimentary amenities, call 1-800-571-2933.

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.

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.

Eat Your Heart Out in San Diego

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The word foodie – defined as having “a particular interest in food; a gourmet” – has more than quadrupled in usage in day to day conversation, online print, magazines and more in the past 10 years. So why the sudden increase in what seems to be a made up word?

Recently, major cities across America including Los Angeles, Aspen, Austin, Portland and New York have become home to some of the nation’s, if not the world’s best chefs, serving up unique farm to table creations that truly tickle the taste buds. While these chefs focus on the quality of their products and the cohesiveness of their menus, they also emphasize dining experience, giving way to a “foodie culture” intended to ignite feelings of fun, happiness and satisfaction. Restaurateurs are bringing the technologically-dependant workaholics back to the simple life of good food and good conversation in a relaxed environment.

Although a smaller city, San Diego is joining the foodie revolution, even hosting major food inspired events including San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival, Vindiego and Latin Food Fest to name a few. So if you’re a self-proclaimed foodie and are heading down to America’s Finest City for a relaxing weekend getaway, save your dollars by staying at a cheap downtown San Diego hotel, and eat your way through the streets:

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If you have even the smallest insight to the world of celebrity chefs, the name Brian Malarkey is one you’ve heard time and time again. Breaking into the industry as a contestant on Top Chef and a judge on season one of ABC’s The Taste, Malarkey is known for his eccentric personality which is captured in his menu at Searsucker in downtown San Diego. Swanky cocktails such as the Peter Rabbit and the Honeybadger show Malarkey’s fun side, followed by small plates you probably won’t find anywhere else like “farm bird lollipops + snake oil + bleu fondue” and “marrow bone + sea salt + onion jam.” And for the main course, we’ll leave it up to you to check it out for yourself!

REI DO GADO
We’d like to preface this section by saying it’s in your best interest to stay an affordable hotel near the Gaslamp because dinner will cost you a pretty penny, and you’ll likely be too stuffed to walk more than few blocks to get back to your hotel. That said, Rei do Gado is a new Brazilian steakhouse that combines past traditions with a modern twist. In addition to an included salad bar which offers much more than salads (enjoy charuterie, cheese, fruits, veggies and more) patrons can choose from an unlimited amount of meats with a dozen cuts to choose from including lamb, pork tenderloin, tri tip, turkey breasts wrapped in bacon and filet mignon. Simply sit down, show you’re ready to eat, and relax as the servers bring around a constant and never ending supply of food.

NOBLE EXPERIMENT
Don’t mistake this underground bar for pretentious, because it is exactly the opposite. While you do have to make reservations in advance (about a week) via text, the small speakeasy is a hidden gem that never disappoints. The prohibition style theme gives the bar a unique feel and a laidback atmosphere, and the craft cocktails can’t be beat. Pair a stiff drink with something off their eclectic bar menu and enjoy a one of a kind dining experience. Holding just over 25 people at a time, it’s more of a lounge than a restaurant so you might want to get a snack ahead of time.

CELLAR DOOR
If you’re really up to try something new, you’ll want to head to Cellar Door. This private dinner club is hosted in the home of a San Diegan with all guests asked to sit at a single table, family style. Yes, you may be dining with strangers, but you’ll likely have the love of food in common which is more than enough to excite and push you through the fixed course menu. The dishes change on a seasonal basis and you’ll have to pre-purchase tickets ahead of time because they always sell out, but diners are always raving about the quality of food, the passion and kindness of the chefs and the amazing experience as a whole.

Reserve a room at one of the hotels near the San Diego Airport so you can sip and savor each restaurant in San Diego, right until the time you have to board your plane! If you know someone who is going to visit the city and has a passion for food, share this article with them on Facebook or Twitter by clicking the icons at the top of the page.

Downtown San Diego: City Basics

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So you’ve never been to San Diego – what took you so long? Whatever the reason, be happy you’re headed to America’s Finest City (which has rightfully earned its nickname) and check out our city basics, a short list packed with important information that we think all first-time travelers should know.

Arriving. The heart of San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter, is roughly an 8 minute cab ride from the San Diego Airport and will typically cost less than $15. Although the cabs conveniently line up across the airport’s skybridge located outside of baggage claim and are always readily available, they tack on “an airport convenience fee” which adds a few unnecessary, but required dollars to your final fare. You can also take the bus or a shuttle service which are often about the same price, but will take longer because you have to wait for other passengers to hop off at their respective destinations. Need a place to stay near the Gaslamp Quarter? Click here for information about the Pacific Inn, an affordable San Diego hotel minutes from the Gaslamp.

Getting around. San Diego is a beautiful waterfront city, providing the perfect environment to walk around and explore. However, do remember that a day of walking can be pretty tiring, not to mention rough on your feet, so wear comfortable shoes and think about trading out your flip-flops for more supportive tennis-shoes. In addition to walking, tourists have ample options for transportation including driving, the trolley, the MTS bus, trains, bicycles, ferries and segways (even if they do scream tourist.)

Driving. There are plenty of rental car agencies located near the airport making renting a car and driving easy. Finding a place to park your car however, is not. Patient drivers will be rewarded with on-street parking which provides easy access to downtown’s shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, but will have to return every two hours before 6pm to feed the meter. If you plan to drive into the city, expect to pay $10 to $20 for hourly parking and even more if you need to stay overnight. Our advice for visitors who must rent a car – look for an affordable downtown San Diego hotel that offers free parking.

Taxis. In most parts of the city you can hail a cab without problem. There really only tends to be an issue around 2am when everyone is trying to escape the chaos surrounding the city’s popular nightclubs and bars. Also keep in mind that many downtown patrons out at this hour are college students and self-proclaimed partiers who might not have a problem with (or realize they are) swopping your ride if you telephoned for a cab directly. You’re likely better off just hailing a cab from the street directly.

Dining. Honestly, there isn’t a good place to start when it comes to dining, you just have to experience it all! The best way to sum up the foodie culture in San Diego – the city offers everything. From prohibition-style gastro pubs and gourmet food trucks to critically acclaimed seafood establishments and five-star steakhouses, there is something sure to make everyone’s mouth water. With limited meals during your trip, refer to review websites like yelp.com to ensure you dine somewhere that meets your taste preferences and budget requirements.

Weather. San Diego is infamously known for beautiful, sunny skies and a mild year-round climate. Visit during the summer and blue skies are almost guaranteed. Visit during the off season and temperatures drop when the sun sets. Now, if you’re from the East Coast and used to harsh winters or a place less fortunate in terms of annual sunshine, you’ll probably snicker at San Diegans who are bundled up in the evening when its “only” 50 degrees. And that’s fine, we just wanted to warn you – packing that light jacket might be a good idea.

What more do you need to know about San Diego? Start planning your vacation now and consider reserving a room at the Pacific Inn & Suites. Our spacious rooms and suites are perfect for couples, families and groups of friends and we offer pricing and a location that can’t be beat! Learn more about our exclusive San Diego hotel deals or contact a Reservation Manager directly at 1-800-571-2933 and take advantage of our unbeatable rates!

Should I Rent a Car for my Trip to San Diego?

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Like many other travel questions, the age old debate of whether or not to rent a car when visiting San Diego continues. While your final decision will be heavily influenced by personal preferences, your travel itinerary and the amount of people you’re traveling with, the Pacific Inn is going to offer you some insider tips!

Traveling with the Family

If you are visiting San Diego with the little ones and are interested in exploring the many family friendly attractions of the city such as the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Safari Park, SeaWorld and Legoland, a rental car is a must unless you have an unlimited budget for private transportation. While the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld are centrally located, only a few miles from one another, the Safari Park and Legoland are about a 30 minute drive from the downtown district. Even fixed price vans and shuttle service will charge upwards of $50 for for transportation to these destinations.  Looking for a cheap SeaWorld hotel? Click here and enjoy family-friendly accommodations at a discounted nightly rate.

For families on a budget, visiting all of San Diego’s theme parks might not be in the cards for this trip. However, if you book an affordable hotel in downtown San Diego and don’t mind skipping a few attractions, you can likely skip renting a car as well! A taxi fare or more affordable ride share services (Uber or Lyft) can get you to the Zoo and SeaWorld for about $10. Pack comfortable shoes and most attractions such as Little Italy, Seaport Village and Gaslamp Quarter will be in walking distance.

Romantic Getaway Weekend

San Diego’s pristine weather and endless activities beckons couples from around the nation. If you are in town with your significant other, the decision to rent a car will depend on what you plan on doing. If you are interested in exploring other areas of San Diego such as La Jolla, Del Mar or Coronado, renting a car will be in your best interest. Those who are adventurous and like spontaneous outings may also prefer a personal vehicle so they will have transportation at a moment’s notice.

Skip the rental car only if you plan on staying in one place. While this sounds like a no brainer, people often forget that San Diego is a city on the water. Couples who stay in the downtown district can enjoy a morning stroll along the bay, stop for coffee and brunch at one of the many downtown restaurants, explore the museums and beautiful grounds of Balboa Park, and top the night off with a romantic dinner, cocktails and nightlife in the Gaslamp Quarter. Although the city of San Diego has an abundance of activities to offer, staying downtown might be all you need for your romantic retreat.

Girls or Boys Trip

Whether visiting with your friends for leisure or an event such as a wedding or bachelor party, be realistic about what you will be able to fit into your itinerary. While many groups think renting a car is a necessity, the San Diego Airport is not far from some of the top spots in San Diego and can easily be traveled via taxi cab or airport shuttle. Also keep in mind any transportation costs will be divided among the group helping to minimize costs so plan your outings before you go and then make your decision. Interested in additional savings? Learn more about cheap downtown hotels near San Diego Airport and find a room or suite perfect for your group.

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