When visiting San Diego, there are so many options for activities and entertainment, it can be difficult to keep a vacation budget in check. Fortunately, there are easy ways to save that don’t require you to sacrifice the quality of your trip. At the cheap Pacific Inn San Diego, we’ve listed some of the best ways to explore the downtown district on a limited budget.
- Spend a Day along the Water – With beautiful weather year round, it is easy to spend the day outside. Not only is this a great way to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle of San Diego, it doesn’t cost a thing. Head to one of the city’s popular beaches or take a walk along the San Diego Bay and Embarcadero and watch the boats sail in and out of the harbor.
- Visit Little Italy – Not all of the restaurants and attractions in Little Italy are inexpensive, however there are many more affordable options in comparison to the downtown Gaslamp Quarter. Check out the Little Italy museums and art galleries, and for an inexpensive lunch or dinner, get a slice of pizza in San Diego’s Little Italy from one of the authentic parlors that are scattered throughout the area.
- Skip the Rental Car – This may not be feasible for all vacationers. The final decision whether or not to reserve a rental car will depend on your personal preferences and what you plan on doing during your stay. However, for those staying in the downtown district, getting around the area is extremely easy either by walking or taking advantage of affordable public transportation options.
- Stay at an Airport Motel – With the airport’s prime location in the downtown district, staying at a nearby San Diego Airport motel provides visitors with additional convenience. You won’t have to waste time or money on expensive cab or shuttle rides and most importantly, you have easy access to the many downtown sites. The location of nearby airport motels helps those on a limited budget explore the area.
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