Although San Diego is a big city, visitors have easy access to the top tourist attractions when they stay at a downtown San Diego hotel. When staying at a nearby airport hotel, you do not have to worry about renting a car, as there are a variety of places within walking distance and public transportation is abundant. Save money and skip the headaches of navigating through an unfamiliar city!
The sites of Downtown San Diego can be easily visited by simply taking the trolley, bus or even walking. Some of the activities and sites that are in the heart of downtown near the Gaslamp include Petco Park, the Embarcadero, the USS Midway Museum, the San Diego Bay, and the Children’s Museum. Visiting these spots alone can take at least a couple days and many are either inexpensive or free. Click here for other affordable attractions in and around San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.
San Diego attractions that are a little further away and will require the use of a trolley and/or a bus include the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld , Aquatica Water Park, Belmont Park, Pacific Beach, Torrey Pines State Beach and the malls in Mission Valley. While some of these options may be a little more expensive, when staying at the cheap Pacific Inn in downtown San Diego, you can save your money for visiting these attractions. Plus, we offer exclusive discounted tickets for trips to the Zoo and SeaWorld.
Another option is to take in the sights and enjoy the events of the San Diego community you’re staying in. When staying downtown, enjoy local events that take place throughout the y ear such as outdoor movie screenings or concerts. In neighboring Little Italy, guests can visit the Saturday Mercato and enjoy fresh produce, arts and crafts. These fun things to do are nearby the hotel and serve as great opportunities to give back to the local community.
As you head back home, don’t forget to check out the new updates that are a part of the San Diego Airport’s Green Build Initiative. Unlike other airports, San Diego wants to offer its visitors an airport experience unlike any other. The sustainable and eco friendly remodel will include the addition of local vendors, shops and restaurants. Therefore, even if you arrive a bit early, you can continue to shop until the moment you leave San Diego!