Top Tips for Saving Money While Vacationing in San Diego

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Between accommodation, dining out, and tickets to attractions, it can seem impossible to plan a trip to San Diego on a budget. Fortunately, though, it’s far from impossible. In fact, it’s easy!

Armed with these tips, you’ll be able to save a ton of cash so that you can make the most of your trip to this sunny California city. And it’s a good thing, too – with so much fun in the sun to be had, we’d hate to see you miss out on a chance to have an action-packed vacation just because you didn’t know the area like a local.

Ready to start saving? Here are Good Nite Inn’s top tips to help you stick to your budget while vacationing in San Diego.

Choose Affordable Accommodation

This may seem obvious, but it’s the best place to start.

The cost of accommodation is oftentimes the biggest outgoing when it comes to planning a trip, so if you start saving at the booking stage, you’ll set yourself up for a more affordable holiday. While there are plenty of overpriced luxury hotels in San Diego, there is at least one modern hotel offering great amenities for a low price.

We’re talking (of course!) aboutGood Nite Inn San Diego.

In addition to free Wi-Fi, free parking, and free coffee/tea in the morning, guests have pool access, incredibly comfortable beds, and spacious rooms that are perfect for families.

Remember! Book direct to save big.

Look for discounts, package deals, and passes

While it might be easier to book tickets at face value, it’s certainly worth it to have a look for special discounts, package deals and passes. In San Diego, there are a handful of multi-attraction asses on offer including the Go San Diego Card, Southern California CityPASS, San Diego Fab 4 Combo card, and the San Diego 3-for-1 pass.

All of the above are best for people hoping to visit several attractions while in town. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for a discount on just one ticket, why not have a look at websites like Groupon for deals?

Take advantage of free activities

If you’re looking for free fun, you’re in luck. With miles of shoreline, plenty of parks, and trails to explore by foot and on a bike, you won’t have to spend a penny to have a blast in San Diego.

For those traveling with kids, a day out at the beach (there are 30 beaches open to the public in San Diego to choose from!) is a great option while those 21+ might enjoy a brewery tour instead. If you packed your workout gear, make sure you check out Point Loma and if you’re looking for a mix of urban culture, architecture, and nature, don’t miss Balboa Park.

Best of all, all of these activities – and much, much more – are close by Good Nite Inn San Diego.  For help getting to and from these attractions and others, don’t be afraid to ask our friendly staff at the front desk.

Pack your own picnic

As we’ve said, San Diego has a number of parks just waiting to be explored. To save some extra cash, avoid eating out and instead pack a nice picnic. While you can visit a supermarket to pick up the supplies you need, you could also pay one of the many farmers markets a visit.

With over 6,500 farms San Diego Country has more small farms than any other country in the nation which means you’ll find delicious, fresh, and local foods for every taste.

There you have it – four ways to save money while on vacation in San Diego. Now, put your purses and wallets away and get ready to have a great time without breaking the bank.

See you soon!