San Diego, CA
California
By Ashley T. Cassidy

Welcome to the Hotel California. I wish they all could be California girls?  From the iconic Bob Dylan to country buff Kenny Chesney and pop-star Katy Perry, songs regarding the Golden State permeate world culture and continue to inspire American song writers now more than ever. But, why such redundancy?

WhatsCheaper.com recommends you turn down your car radio, pause your iPod©, and book your next vacation to San Diego to experience the sweet rhythm of sunny SoCal firsthand. Conveniently nestled near the bay downtown is the easily accessible San Diego International Airport (SAN), located 3 miles northwest of the central business district. Book your flight today through our site: (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). WhatsCheaper.com can also assist with your hotel experience. Just click here (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to book your accommodations.

To start, WhatsCheaper.com suggests tourists begin by exploring the heart and muse of San Diego - its beaches. Just ten minutes north from the airport are the jagged cliffs and picturesque shoreline of the La Jolla Beach. The town itself is an upscale hamlet of trendy boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. Most notably is the La Jolla Cove, where visibility exceeds thirty feet, making it a popular attraction for snorkel and scuba diving. Adjacent to the cove are several popular surf spots; you’ll notice a plethora of wet suits sitting atop their boards along the horizon, patiently waiting for the next wave to call their own. If the Beach Boys claim everyone’s Surfing USA, they’re certainly doing it in San Diego.

Additional beaches include Ocean Beach, which offers a one mile stretch of sand where dogs can swim in the water and play without a lease at all hours of the day; Blacks Beach, where nudism can be practiced; Pacific Beach and Mission Beach.

Next, WhatsCheaper.com encourages visitors to learn about the Navy ports and the USS Midway Museum. San Diego is the birth place of naval aviation and home to one of the largest fleets in the world. The USS Midway Museum will certainly give you the full experience from the showcasing of various helicopters and planes in the hanger deck to the self-guided audio tour where guests can sit in the cockpit then see the anchor storage room and understand the inner workings of the boiler and engine room, in addition to its tight living quarters. There are also several interactive rides that simulate what it’s like to fly an aircraft in combat. Lastly, the ship is adorned with historical relics such as photographs and interviews from sailors which detail the ship’s deployment schedule, particularly its experience in Vietnam. Come down and learn about what it means to be an American sailor, watch sail boats glide across the bay or have a picnic on the lawn beside the 25 foot tall Unconditional Surrender (or Kiss Statue) statue.    

And then there’s Balboa Park, just north of the Midway Museum. This cultural hub offers 15 museums ranging from art and science and natural history. WhatsCheaper.com recommends checking out the anthropological exhibits at the San Diego Museum of Man or appreciating snapshots at the Museum of Photographic Arts – there are over 7,000 respectable works to admire! The park also showcases many beautiful gardens, which include the Alcazar Garden, the award-winning Rose Garden and Palm Canyon. Or if you want to simply meander, the park is perfect for relaxation and recreational activities. Come and feel the sun on your face and unwind with a book aside the lily pond at Botanical Garden, play a game of Frisbee or listen to street musicians play guitar and saxophone. Whatever you pursue, an afternoon at Balboa Park is always well spent.

Well, there you have it; a running list of what makes San Diego tick. Bob Marley once said, “One good thing about music is when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Music, in this sense, serves a means of escape, a savior, and source of comfort.  WhatsCheaper.com urges you to discover that same refuge here in California. Come and recharge your battery, have a mimosa with the Pacific blue as your backdrop, engross yourself in the city’s vast culture - escape to the beat of San Diego. 

MUST SEE IN San Diego, CA LIST:

  • 1. La Jolla Beach
  • 2. USS Midway
  • 3. Air & Space Museum
  • 4. San Diego Zoo
  • 5. Gas Lamp Quarter
  • 6. Mission Beach
  • 7. Balboa Park
  • 8. Museum of Man
  • 9. Maritime Museum
  • 10. Carlsbad, Legoland

San Diego, CA EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Mardi Gras in the Gas Lamp Quarter - February
  • 2. Del Mar National Horse Show - April
  • 3. North Park Festival of the Arts - May
  • 4. Sicilian Festival - May
  • 5. Imperial Beach Chili & Jazz Festival - June
  • 6. Christmas in July Festival - July
  • 7. Summergrass San Diego Bluegrass Festival - August
  • 8. El Cajon Oktoberfest - Late September/Early October
  • 9. Port of San Diego's Sculpture Show - October
  • 10. San Diego Bay Parade of Lights - December

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US Grant, San Diego
326 Broadway, San Diego, CA
By Monicaaz

The US Grant hotel is located in the Gaslamp sector of beautiful historic downtown San Diego, known for its quaint shops and boutiques and extraordinary dining along, great museums and notable attractions including the Petco Ball Park, distinguished Golf Courses and the acclaimed San Diego Zoo.  Being situated in the heart of San Diego makes this luxurious hotel very accessible via air and sea.  Both the San Diego International Airport (SAN) and the Port of San Diego are less than 5 minutes away and offer a variety of Taxi, Shuttle and Car service available on location.  The hotel also offers guests the unique opportunity of having their luggage shipped, via Luggage Forward Services, with a Luggage Liaison Program, where luggage is sent directly to the hotel, ensuring that visitors will have their parcels upon arrival.

Guests that check into the magnificent rooms, available in an array of room classes ranging from Superior Rooms to Penthouse Suites, are welcomed with extravagant amenities, including 32-inch Plasma Flat-screens with In-room movie features, room service and unlimited Bottled water, deluxe bathroom options with heated vanity, hairdryer, and luxurious robes and slippers.  Luxury spa services are available in the comfort of the rooms as well.   For the business traveler each room is also equipped with a writing desk and data port, dual-lined cordless phone, Wireless high speed connection (for a daily nominal fee), and the daily newspaper deliver.

As guests enter the grandiose contemporary hall of The US Grant draping in glass chandeliers and high ceilings, they are welcomed by the aroma of the Zagat-winning Grant Grill, boasting all local grown ingredients and paired with regional wines and beers.  Another premium feature available on the main level is the Fitness Center, fully furnished with professional free weights and Cardio equipment.  All health forward guests are offered towels, earphones and water bottles and Wireless Internet and is open 24 hours.  

Check in is 3 p.m. for all guests and check out time is noon on the day of departure.  Guests can simply check-out via their rooms while enjoying a gourmet in-room breakfast.  Luggage storage is available for those guests who may need it at no additional charge.  With its noteworthy amenities, pure elegance and decor, and central downtown location, The US Grant is a remarkable choice for sophisticated traveler.  Visit WhatsCheaper.com now to book your room (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Westin Gaslamp Quarter
910 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA
By Tekisha Slack

Stay and play in San Diego's historic and vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, featuring fine shopping, restaurants, entertainment and culture. The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego offers a unique location, with the exhilarating excitement of the city right at the hotel’s doorstep.

Recharge and relax in one of the Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego’s 450 guest rooms and suites. All of the accommodations will spoil you with Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed®, a sumptuous oasis of comfort and style, plus the rejuvenating Heavenly Bath®. Every modern convenience is on hand, from sleek flat-screen TVs and wireless High Speed Internet Access to one-cup coffee makers, minibars, and more.

This property is known for its incredible location. It hosts an array of amenities and services that make your life easier so you can be at your best, for business or leisure. For your convenience, the hotel features a designated Starwood Preferred Guest Check-in desk, business center with personal computing access, and a Concierge to assist with your personal arrangements. Whether it's an invigorating workout, time at the beach or pool, some retail therapy, or a fun-filled trip to the San Diego Zoo, activities abound in and near this urban oasis to help you energize the body, nurture the mind and revive the soul.

San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter features a diverse range of dining options, including some of the region’s finest restaurants—all within walking distance. But if your dining activities keep you in the hotel, then choose from a blend of pleasing flavors and sensations. Drawing from Southern California’s best produce and seafood, these restaurants feature distinctive menus centered around the freshest local ingredients.

On your next visit to San Diego, book your accommodations at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter. Use WhatsCheaper.com to book your stay at this refreshing oasis today! Just click on this link to get started (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA
By Tekisha Slack

Nestled at the edge of spectacular San Diego Bay, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina enjoys panoramic views of the bay and the city skyline yet is just 10 minutes from the area’s renowned attractions.

The newly renovated Sheraton San Diego is the perfect choice for guests seeking a cozy hideaway. Guests enjoy a private balcony and solid mahogany furniture, along with crisp white cotton bedding. Renovated bathrooms with modern fixtures and famed Bliss bath products offer a calming retreat. Each modern guestroom also contains fully automatic refreshment bars, 32 inch flat-screen LCD TV’s and fiber-optic core and high-speed internet connectivity. This hotel is also pet friendly (under 60 lbs).

With a basketball court, tennis courts, spa, health club, three year-round pools, water volleyball, jogging trails and restaurants, there’s no need to leave the grounds to have a great time. If you do decide to venture out, many of the areas most popular attractions are within a short drive of the hotel, including the San Diego Zoo, Gaslamp Quarter and Sea World Park. Shops and restaurants abound at nearby Horton Plaza, and the famous border town of Tijuana beckons you to sunny Mexico, less than an hour away.

The Sheraton San Diego’s restaurants and bars feature diverse and eclectic menus, complemented by exceptional service and waterfront views. Enjoy food, wine, Mojitos, and unique spirits on the patio overlooking Harbor Island Marina at the Tapatini - Tapas & Martini Bar Where martinis are redefined and Spain’s legendary Tapas are prepared using inspired ingredients of Baja, South, and Latin American origin. Enjoy snacks, drinks and grilled favorites beside the pool at the seasonal Shoreline Restaurant. Harbor’s Edge, located in the Sheraton’s main dining room, caters to your palate with contemporary American cuisine. Prime steaks, poultry, seafood, and creative dishes are prepared to perfection. With a private dining room and spectacular Marina views, it also features specialty salads and sandwiches at lunch. Quinn’s is the place to go to catch the latest sports news or just catch up with friends. This spectacular sports bar with views of the pool and Marina features entertainment, billiards, signature favorites, and local micro brews.

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Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
401 K Street, San Diego, CA
By Sandy O'Neal

Located right in the heart of the San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter awaits your arrival. The hotel is conveniently located just across the street from the San Diego Convention Center, and is surrounded by plenty of things to see and do. You will find hundreds of restaurants nearby, along with great shopping opportunities, theaters, and art galleries. And, it’s just 3 miles from the San Diego Airport. The hotel is 100% non smoking. Check in is at 4:00 p.m., check out is at noon. And if you are traveling with your four legged friend, pets are allowed.

Guests can choose a room with 1 King size bed, 2 double beds, or indulge themselves in a 1 bedroom suite. All rooms include an overstuffed chair, down comforters on the beds, a spacious work desk, coffee maker, complimentary high speed internet access and 42” flat screen TV.   

You will find the city easily accessible by trolley which has a stop located less than 100 feet from the hotel. Or, if you prefer, you can enjoy the offerings of the city by pedicab, horse-drawn carriage or electric taxis which are available right at the entrance to the hotel.   

You can keep up your fitness routine with a visit to the hotels complimentary fitness center. Or, you can go outside and get some fresh air while walking or jogging along the adjacent trails that surround San Diego’s Big Bay. If you’d rather just relax, a visit to the outdoor heated pool, sundeck and whirlpool will be a welcome respite. And a full service day spa is on-site if you want to pamper yourself. The hotel has a 24 hour business center, and is also equipped to meet your group or meeting needs.

Dining on-site is available at the New Leaf Restaurant where you can sit indoors or outdoors and enjoy a contemporary worldwide cuisine. New Leaf Restaurant is open for casual indoor or outdoor dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner and they feature a buffet breakfast.   

Whether your travel to San Diego is for business or pleasure, WhatsCheaper.com is sure that you will find Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter a delightful experience. To book your next stay at Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, just click on this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Holiday Inn Mission Valley
3805 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA
By Sandy O'Neal

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the central location of the Holiday Inn of San Diego Mission Valley is the place to stay.  When you step into the contemporary lobby, you will immediately know you made the right choice.  The Holiday Inn offers complimentary shuttle from the San Diego Airport which is just 12 miles away and the Montgomery Field Airport which is less than 2 miles from the hotel.  You will find that the hotel is 100% non smoking.  Check in is at 3:00 p.m., check out is at noon.   Pets are welcome.

All guest rooms include high speed internet access, work desk and lamp, coffee maker, and a TV with access to pay per view and video games.  If you want to indulge yourself, Executive Club Level rooms and Suites are available.

Rayo Bar and Grill is available for your dining pleasure and serves upscale Latin cuisine.  And kids under 12 eat free with an Adult.  You can enjoy cocktails and appetizers at the Rayo Bar which is open from 4:30 p.m. till 10:00 p.m.   

The onsite fitness center will allow you to continue your fitness routine while away from home.   You will find it equipped with life fitness equipment, stair step, treadmill and stationary bicycle.  After a grueling workout, take a few minutes to relax by the outdoor heated pool, or take a quick swim.  

For the business traveler, the business center is sure to meet your needs.  You have access to 2 computers, a printer and fax machine.  If you need to travel to nearby meetings, the complimentary five-mile radius shuttle is available to meet your needs.   And if you are looking for a place to host a conference, group meeting, or even a wedding, look no further.  Onsite sales and catering specialists are available to assist you with your event.  

WhatsCheaper.com is sure that Holiday Inn Mission Valley will exceed your expectations.  Book your stay today by clicking this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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W San Diego
421 West B. Street, San Diego, CA
By Chrystyne Jackson

Located in downtown San Diego, the W San Diego is a just a short stroll away from the Bay. It is a hotel that offers the perfect blend of luxurious accommodations and proximity to some of the areas top attractions.

The W San Diego offers a wonderful variety of spacious, top of the line rooms. Choices begin with the 250-square foot Wonderful Room, which has a 32-inch HDTV LCD television, and end with the 1,250-square foot Extreme Wow Suite. This room boasts a 50-inch plasma television, Bose Surround Sound System, dining area, sitting area, and jetted bath. Pets are welcome at an extra charge.

The hotel’s amenities are impressive. For the physically active there is a fitness center complete with cardio equipment, free and machine weights. Guests can swim in the heated outdoor pool. The Beach Lounge offers light fare and drinks. The W Living Room, open for lunch and dinner, offers light fair, cocktails and snacks in a fun atmosphere that includes DJ’s and games. The Restaurant at the W San Diego serves contemporary cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The area is rich in attractions. The hotel is close to the Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park and Little Italy. It is a short drive from the world famous San Diego Zoo. Continuing with animal adventures, you can visit Sea World, the Stephen Birch Aquarium, or the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Or you could tour the USS Midway, a naval aircraft carrier that is now a museum. It is even possible to fit in a day trip to Mexico if you desire.

San Diego is a wonderful city to visit, and a stay at the W San Diego will make your trip complete. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started today.

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Four Points by Sheraton San Diego
8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA
By Chrystyne Jackson

When visiting San Diego, make your stay at the Four Points by Sheraton San Diego. Free shuttle to and from the San Diego Airport is provided. The hotel features 225 newly renovated rooms, including seven suites. Guests can choose between a standard king size bed or two double beds. All rooms feature an in room Jacuzzi. Laundry and dry cleaning services are available. Free weekday newspapers are provided, as well as complimentary high speed Internet access.

You can soak up the sun or take a dip in the outdoor heated pool. Unwind in the whirlpool/hot tub. Cardio equipment and free weights are available in the on site fitness facility. If you enjoy golf, there is a nine-hole golf course on site, as well as a number of outstanding golf courses nearby. Enjoy coffee at the Lobby/Coffee Bar open daily 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. or at Espresso. Socialize over cocktails at the Skies Lounge which opens evenings at 5 p.m. Dine on a breakfast, lunch or dinner of American cuisine at either the Montfield Bar or Citrus. Have a day of water filled adventure at Knott’s Soak City Waterpark. Take a tour of the historic La Jolla Caves. Observe land and sea creatures at either the San Diego Zoo or Sea World San Diego. If games of chance are what you seek you can choose between Sycuan Casino, Barona Casino, Vejas Casino, or Harrah’s Casino. A day trip will take you to either LEGOLAND California Resort or the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

There is a lot to do in San Diego. Make your trip outstanding by staying at the Four Points by Sheraton San Diego. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just check this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started today. 

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DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort San Diego
14455 Penasquitos Drive, San Diego, CA
By Sarah Hay

When you’re headed to San Diego for outstanding golf courses, you owe it to yourself to stay at a hotel that’s not only convenient to everything in the area, but that also has an 18-hole golf course on site: the DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort, San Diego. Located a quick 25-minute drive from the San Diego International Airport, and near both SeaWorld® San Diego and the world-famous San Diego Zoo, the hotel is also conveniently close to major corporations, including Hewlett Packard, Home Depot, Lockheed Martin and Nokia. Be sure to also visit the nearby beaches, or local wineries throughout the area.

All of the 174 guest rooms provide stunning views of the region, and come with balconies or patios. Standard amenities also include 37” flat screen televisions, MP3 connecting clock radios, high speed Internet access (for a slight fee), work desks, daily newspaper delivery, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, along with tea and coffeemakers. The suites at the DoubleTree also offer parlors and lofts, for your complete relaxation. Pets are allowed, for a slight fee, and check-in time is 3 p.m., with check-out at 12 noon.

There are two outdoor pools in which to take a dip, as well as a fitness center, tennis courts, and the hotel’s 18-hole golf course, to help keep you in shape. The hotel also offers valet and laundry services, as well a snack shop and convenience store on premise, for those last-minute items. There is a sports lounge which overlooks the golf course, as does the Terrace Café, which offers indoor and outdoor seating. Of course, if you prefer to dine in, room service is available until 10 p.m., every day.

If you’re looking for a great location for your next business conference or special event, the DoubleTree Golf Resort San Diego is ideal, offering a business center, along with over 14,000 square feet of event space, featuring audiovisual equipment, and a complete catering staff, to help plan your event. So, when business or pleasure finds you in San Diego, be sure to stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort in San Diego. The folks at WhatsCheaper.com can find the lowest rate for you, just follow this link: (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Rancho Bernardo
17240 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego, CA
By Sarah Hay

Come treat yourself to a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo, just a quick 25-minute drive from the San Diego International Airport and downtown San Diego, located near some of the best wineries in the region, the Bernardo and Orfila. If you prefer, the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park is just a short ride away, as is the Maderas golf course, and even ice skating can be found, at the nearby Iceoplex Escondido. If these activities all seem inviting, feel free to explore the area with the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service, serving a five-mile radius around the Hilton.

In each of the nonsmoking 200 guest rooms, you’ll find great standard amenities, such as free wireless Internet access, with direct printing to the hotel’s business center. Other features include work desks with chairs, refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, dual-line phones with data ports, and, the Hilton’s suites additionally offer pull-out sofa beds. Check-in time is 3 p.m., with check-out at 12 noon. To help keep you pampered, there is a 24-hour market on site, as well as room service, a pool and fitness room, and a whirlpool. There are valet and laundry services offered, as well as a children’s menu, cribs, high chairs and playpens for guests with families.

If you’re in town on business, the Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo has a complete business center on site, complete with a printer, modem, express mail service, fax machine and audio/visual equipment rentals. There is a Great American Grille restaurant and pavilion lounge on site, and room service is available until 9:30 every night. For your special event needs, the hotel can offer function space for up to 80 guests. If your plans find you in the Rancho Bernardo region of San Diego, make sure to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo. Allow WhatsCheaper.com to secure the lowest rate for you, by clicking here: (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar Hotel
11025 Vista Sorrento Parkway, San Diego, CA
By Travis Neeley

During your next trip to San Diego, make your reservations at Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar Hotel. This magnificent hotel is in San Diego California in the Del Mar area, and just 17 miles from the San Diego International.  Homewood Suites by Hilton is a relaxing establishment to get all the luxury of home will on the road.

Check in with a courteous staff beginning at 3 p.m. every day, with suites ranging from a two bedroom which is perfect for families and groups, to a single bedroom accommodation for single travelers or couples. Rooms include a kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, stove, and dishwasher. A large desk and workspace is included in every room which is great for business travelers, as well as free high speed internet, a television with cable package, and complimentary bath products. Accessible rooms are also available, which include amenities such as a roll-in, hand-held showers, lowered sinks, lowered beds, and a doorbell. Pets are not permitted in the hotel.

Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Del Mar also provides its guests with a number of other amenities to utilize during their stay. For the traveling professional, a business center and audio equipment rental services are provided. Guests also have access to free printing, phone, fax and photocopy service.
 
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Del Mar provides a fitness center, an outdoor heated swimming pool and a whirlpool. Guests will also find a number of features provided for their convenience, such as baggage storage, laundry and grocery service, taxi service within five miles of the hotel, complimentary hot breakfast every morning and complimentary dinner and drinks Monday through Thursday evening.

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