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The Lodge at Torrey Pines
9.4
350 USD
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Fairmont Grand Del Mar
9.1
363 USD
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The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
9.1
224 USD
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Pacific Terrace Hotel
9.1
217 USD
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Grand Hyatt San Diego
9.0
152 USD
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Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
9.0
209 USD
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SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown Bayfront
9.0
168 USD
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Marriott Vacation Club Pulse San Diego
9.0
133 USD
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Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter
8.9
112 USD
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Andaz San Diego
8.9
122 USD
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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
8.8
98 USD
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Omni San Diego Hotel
8.8
134 USD
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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla
8.8
135 USD
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San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
8.8
138 USD
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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
8.8
122 USD
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Kimpton Solamar Hotel
8.8
129 USD
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La Valencia Hotel
8.8
308 USD
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Hilton San Diego Bayfront
8.6
134 USD
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Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
8.6
174 USD
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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
8.6
159 USD
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The Westin San Diego
8.6
126 USD
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The Horton Grand Hotel
8.6
94 USD
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Best Western Plus Bayside Inn
8.6
123 USD
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The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
8.6
148 USD
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Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection
8.6
108 USD
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Humphreys Half Moon Inn
8.6
116 USD
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Hampton Inn San Diego/Del Mar
8.6
118 USD
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego Otay Mesa
8.6
81 USD
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Kings Inn San Diego
8.5
73 USD
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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
8.5
149 USD
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Hyatt Regency La Jolla
8.5
127 USD
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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
8.5
99 USD
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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
8.5
253 USD
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Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
8.5
129 USD
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Blue Sea Beach Hotel
8.5
158 USD
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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
8.5
127 USD
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Westgate Hotel
8.5
143 USD
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Bahia Resort Hotel
8.4
142 USD
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The Sofia Hotel
8.4
127 USD
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The Dana on Mission Bay
8.4
140 USD
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Gaslamp Plaza Suites
8.4
120 USD
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Hampton Inn San Diego D'Town
8.4
121 USD
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Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Rancho Bernardo
8.4
114 USD
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Hi San Diego Downtown
8.4
104 USD
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Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
8.3
157 USD
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San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8.3
145 USD
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San Diego Marriott La Jolla
8.3
157 USD
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Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town
8.3
112 USD
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Ith Adventure Hostel San Diego
8.3
67 USD
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DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar
8.3
120 USD
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San Diego Marriott Del Mar
8.3
136 USD
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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Rancho Bernardo
8.3
111 USD
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Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
8.2
148 USD
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Paradise Point Resort & Spa
8.2
125 USD
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley
8.2
109 USD
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Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
8.2
121 USD
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Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton
8.2
181 USD
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Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel
8.1
108 USD
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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Mission Bay
8.1
93 USD
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Wyndham San Diego Bayside
8.0
121 USD
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Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
8.0
84 USD
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Lucky D's Hostel
8.0
81 USD
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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort
8.0
153 USD
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Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
8.0
126 USD
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Pacific Shores Inn on Pacific Beach
8.0
107 USD
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Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld
7.9
70 USD
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Keating Hotel
7.9
124 USD
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Good Nite Inn San Diego Near Seaworld
7.8
57 USD
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Comfort Inn Gaslamp Convention Center
7.8
88 USD
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Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
7.8
173 USD
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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town-Airport
7.8
86 USD
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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego Seaworld-Zoo Area
7.7
89 USD
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Four Points by Sheraton San Diego - SeaWorld
7.7
98 USD
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Handlery Hotel
7.7
97 USD
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Ramada Hotel & Conference Center by Wyndham, San Diego North
7.7
95 USD
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Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown Little Italy
7.7
103 USD
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Surfer Beach Hotel
7.7
107 USD
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PB Surf Beachside Inn
7.7
84 USD
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Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa And Marina
7.6
152 USD
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Best Western San Diego/Miramar Hotel
7.6
88 USD
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Town and Country San Diego
7.5
105 USD
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Best Western Seven Seas
7.5
65 USD
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La Jolla Cove Suites
7.5
120 USD
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Quality Suites San Diego Seaworld Area
7.5
86 USD
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Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley
7.5
110 USD
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Quality Suites San Diego Otay Mesa
7.5
90 USD
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Comfort Inn & Suites San Diego - Zoo SeaWorld Area
7.3
89 USD
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Riverleaf Inn Mission Valley
7.3
67 USD
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California Suites Hotel
7.2
62 USD
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Porto Vista Hotel
7.2
116 USD
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Ramada by Wyndham, Gaslamp Convention Center
7.2
94 USD
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Four Points by Sheraton San Diego
7.2
93 USD
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Super 8 by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
7.1
62 USD
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Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
6.8
73 USD
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Days Inn Mission Valley Qualcomm Stadium/ SDSU
6.6
67 USD
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E-Z 8 Motel Old Town
6.6
57 USD
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Comfort Suites San Diego Miramar
6.5
85 USD
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Wyndham Garden San Diego near SeaWorld
6.3
85 USD
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Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Diego Near Sea World
5.8
61 USD
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Heritage Inn San Diego Near Seaworld
5.1
54 USD
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Popular neighbourhoods in San Diego

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Mission Bay
Best value
Rodeway Inn San Diego Beach SeaWorld Area
6.5
61 USD
#1 Most popular
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
8.2
125 USD
#2 Most popular
Blue Sea Beach Hotel
8.5
158 USD
#3 Most popular
Bahia Resort Hotel
8.4
142 USD
#4 Most popular
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
7.8
173 USD
#5 Most popular
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa And Marina
7.6
152 USD
Pacific Beach
Best value
Motel San Diego
4.9
54 USD
#1 Most popular
Beach Haven
9.0
113 USD
#2 Most popular
Surfer Beach Hotel
7.7
107 USD
#3 Most popular
Pacific View Inn
7.4
113 USD
#4 Most popular
Tower23 Hotel
9.0
218 USD
#5 Most popular
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Seaworld-Beach Area
7.6
77 USD
La Jolla
Best value
La Jolla Biltmore Motel
5.8
85 USD
#1 Most popular
The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla
8.8
253 USD
#2 Most popular
Travelodge by Wyndham, La Jolla Beach
8.2
100 USD
#3 Most popular
Empress Hotel of La Jolla - A Greystone Hotel
9.1
207 USD
#4 Most popular
Scripps Inn La Jolla Cove
8.8
200 USD
#5 Most popular
Inn By The Sea La Jolla
8.6
134 USD
East Village
Best value
Travelodge by Wyndham San Diego Downtown Convention Center
7.0
80 USD
#1 Most popular
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown Gaslamp Quarter
8.8
123 USD
#2 Most popular
Buckner Hotel
6.9
87 USD
#3 Most popular
Lucky D's Hostel
8.0
81 USD
#4 Most popular
Omni San Diego Hotel
8.8
134 USD
#5 Most popular
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
8.6
134 USD

Quick facts about San Diego

Time, currency, and the basics — see the local time and get an idea of how much money you will spend on the basics in San Diego
Local time
Currency
US Dollar
Beer
Domestic Beer (.5 liter)
2.42 USD
Food
Inexpensive restaurant
15 USD
Public transport
One-way ticket
2.49 USD

When to book a hotel in San Diego

Low Season
September
High Season
August

cheapest month to stay

10%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

115%

expected price increase

+150%
+100%
+50%
Base
Price
176 - 422 USD
Temperature
66 - 81 °F
Precipitation
0 - 2 inches
Highest day of week
Saturday
Cheapest day of week
Sunday

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Average price (weeknight)

166 USD

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Average price (weekend night)

197 USD

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San Diego travel tips

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The best time to visit San Diego

Fall is the ideal time to come to California. Unlike the East Coast, California stays relatively warm year-round. Some tourists tend to linger into September, but for the most part, you can soak up the rays on San Diego beaches and enjoy the island tours without much interference if you come in August.

Getting around San Diego

Trolleys

At rush hour, you might feel as though you have parked your vehicle on the freeway! Instead, the fastest way around town is the trolley which takes you conveniently from end-to-end of San Diego for $2.50 USD per adult.

Book special tours for VIP-like access

If the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park are attractions to visit on your itinerary, book your travel ahead of time to unlock the special tour reservations. While Sea World does not require reservations for special tours, they have unique events you can only unlock if you book online and early.

Know the tax before you go

The hotel tax in the city is 10.5 percent. Hotels with 70 rooms or more charge 11.95 percent. The sales tax is 7.75 percent, which tends to surprise many visitors.


How much does a hotel in San Diego cost?

4 stars and above
#1 most popular
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
9.4
350 USD
#2 most popular
Grand Hyatt San Diego
9.0
152 USD
Best value
Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter
8.9
112 USD
3 stars
#1 most popular
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla
8.6
117 USD
#2 most popular
Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley
7.5
110 USD
Best value
Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld
7.9
70 USD
2 stars and below
#1 most popular
Beach Haven
9.0
113 USD
#2 most popular
Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego-Sorrento Valley
8.6
113 USD
Best value
Ith Zoo Hostel San Diego
8.5
33 USD

Where to stay in San Diego

Best places to stay in San Diego

A luminous jewel in the Pacific coastline, San Diego is home to picturesque beaches and excellent climate year-round. No matter where you choose to stay, you wake up to the sea salt in the air and the legendary California sunshine. To plan the perfect beachfront escape, you have a few neighborhoods to consider before booking your hotel accommodation:

Gaslamp

The Gaslamp district is known as the hub of local nightlife. You get 16 sprawling blocks of modern skyscrapers sprinkled with Victorian-era buildings and some of the finest eateries in the city. Gaslamp is only a short walk from the Marina, but gives you a choice of hotels, including the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Gaslamp Marriott Quarter, and The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. In the Gaslamp quarter, you are surrounded by boutique shops and gourmet eateries, so expect to pay more for your stay here.

Old Town

Historic Old Town San Diego is rich in memories of the city’s past. It is a quaint strip that commemorates the early days of southern California. Grab your cowboy boots and hat, and step back into the old west where the sidewalks are made of wood and shopkeepers walk around in full costume. Historic Old Town has the Cosmopolitan Hotel, a Victorian-style chic hotel that tops off your historical adventures.

Little Italy

Of course this is a great place for Italian cuisine, but there is a lot more to enjoy here besides food. You can spend an entire day walking, soaking up the atmosphere, and feeling as though you’ve escaped the frantic pace of modern-day America to enjoy the tranquil charm of Venice. Most hotels are on the edge of Little Italy, but still offer a view of the ocean. La Pensione Hotel and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel are great options for Little Italy visitors.

Pacific Beach

Want to stroll along a California boardwalk like you see in your favorite movies? Bike or walk up the Pacific Beach region for gorgeous views and plenty of surf shops. Stay at the Red Roof Inn San Diego-Downtown or Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown and you will find yourself right on the water.

La Jolla

La Jolla has some of the better beaches in San Diego. On the cove, you find seals sprinkling the rocks, more than willing to share the water. On land, venture over to one of the beachside cafes on Prospect Avenue and dine on fresh seafood while watching the waves crashing ashore. Stay at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla or the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina nestled downtown and next door to the Birch Aquarium.

Coronado

Go paddle boarding, watch the magical sunset and you will be just a 5-minute drive from San Diego’s downtown core at this quaint little island. You need a ferry to get here, and once you arrive, you will not want to leave. The array of restaurants, scenic views, and the charming small town feel offer a feast for the senses. A stay here, even for just one night, is worth the price. Try Hotel del Coronado or the Spanish-style El Cordova Hotel on the coast.

Downtown

Downtown San Diego is not like your average metropolitan city center. While you have tall structures, you also have seaside views and the city’s buildings open up so that you can see the beautiful blue skies above. In the downtown area, you have a Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown or the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown next to Seaport Village. For a chic, upscale stay, try the Renaissance San Diego Hotel location.

Cheap hotels in San Diego

San Diego hotels range from the luxurious, expensive ones to absolutely affordable and even cheap places to stay. While California might be notorious for higher prices, the hotels here are more than aware that many travelers have tight budgets. Most of the city’s budget hotels are located by the San Diego Zoo and near the airport. However, you might be surprised at how many affordable hotels you have close to the waterfront too, like the Howard Johnson Inn just 2 blocks from the ocean. Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina sits on the coast, but is the cheapest hotel in the row. The Super 8 San Diego Hotel Circle borders Chula Vista, but it is possible to reach San Diego Bay in a matter of 10 minutes.


What to do in San Diego

You may come to San Diego for the fun and the sun, but if that is all you think the city has to offer, you will be pleasantly surprised. When you have had your fair share of the beach or want to cool off in the shade, consider the indoor opportunities the city has to offer too.

  • Catch a true California sunset by parking yourself at Sunset Cliffs. It is the perfect spot to sit, look out over the ocean, and even see dolphins jumping up in the waters.
  • Learn to surf while you are there. Surfing is fun, incredibly rewarding, and even if you never become a pro surfer, you can at least say you tried!
  • San Diego is home to the hottest whale-watching spots, and they catch the migration of all species along the coast. Catch a glimpse from shore or book a whale-watching tour for the full experience.
  • Take a tour of Midway, which is more than just a large boat. In fact, you have 60 exhibits and 29 aircrafts to check out while you are there.
  • Eat at the most iconic restaurants and drink the finest craft brews San Diego has to offer. As your San Diego “rite of passage”, visit the PB Shore Club for a vodka and Red Bull slushy. Even if you have to wait in line, it will be worth it to do so at Las Cuatro Milpas for some of the best Mexican cuisine on the California coast. At Suzie’s Farm, pick your strawberries fresh from the vine. Then visit the iconic Mr. Frostie for an ice cream or have a famous Mai Tai from Bali Hai Restaurant.

Looking for a specific type of hotel

Romantic Hotels
Best value
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
8.5
127 USD
#1 Most popular
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
9.4
350 USD
#2 Most popular
La Valencia Hotel
8.8
308 USD
Empress Hotel of La Jolla - A Greystone Hotel
9.1
207 USD
The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
9.1
224 USD
Tower23 Hotel
9.0
218 USD
Kid-friendly Hotels
Best value
E-Z 8 Motel Old Town
6.6
57 USD
#1 Most popular
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla
8.6
117 USD
#2 Most popular
Beach Haven
9.0
113 USD
Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley
7.5
110 USD
Bay Club Hotel & Marina
8.6
123 USD
Four Points by Sheraton San Diego - SeaWorld
7.7
98 USD
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Central
8.6
157 USD
Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld
7.9
70 USD
Holiday Inn Express San Diego N - Rancho Bernardo
8.3
101 USD
Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego-Sorrento Valley
8.6
113 USD
Vagabond Inn San Diego Airport/Marina
7.6
74 USD
Hyatt House San Diego Sorrento Mes
9.0
137 USD
Best Western Mission Bay
7.7
78 USD
Handlery Hotel
7.7
97 USD
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse San Diego
9.0
133 USD
Inn By The Sea La Jolla
8.6
134 USD
Grand Hyatt San Diego
9.0
152 USD
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
8.2
125 USD
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla
8.8
135 USD
Town and Country San Diego
7.5
105 USD
Diamond Head Inn
7.8
95 USD
Humphreys Half Moon Inn
8.6
116 USD
La Valencia Hotel
8.8
308 USD
Comfort Inn & Suites San Diego - Zoo SeaWorld Area
7.3
89 USD
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/Sea World Area
8.5
137 USD
Radisson Hotel San Diego - Rancho Bernardo
8.2
100 USD
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Sorrento Mesa Sorrento Valley
8.7
114 USD
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Rancho Bernardo Carmel Mountain Ranch
8.6
168 USD
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown
8.6
145 USD
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley
8.6
151 USD
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Old Town
8.8
112 USD
Extended Stay America - San Diego - Mission Valley - Stadium
7.3
96 USD
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central
8.5
120 USD
Residence Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo/Scripps Poway
8.7
161 USD
Scripps Inn La Jolla Cove
8.8
200 USD
Tower23 Hotel
9.0
218 USD
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
8.6
174 USD
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
8.6
134 USD
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown Gaslamp Quarter
8.8
123 USD
Quality Inn San Diego Miramar
7.9
79 USD
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Seaworld-Beach Area
7.6
77 USD
Candlewood Suites San Diego
7.7
124 USD
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott San Diego Old Town
8.3
114 USD
SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley
9.1
134 USD
Blue Sea Beach Hotel
8.5
158 USD
SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown Bayfront
9.0
168 USD
Luxury Hotels
Best value
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
8.8
122 USD
#1 Most popular
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
9.4
350 USD
#2 Most popular
Grand Hyatt San Diego
9.0
152 USD
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
8.2
125 USD
La Valencia Hotel
8.8
308 USD
The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
9.1
224 USD
Omni San Diego Hotel
8.8
134 USD
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
8.5
127 USD

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