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Travel to Cardiff-by-the-Sea

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Cardiff-by-the-Sea hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Cardiff-by-the-Sea trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page (opens in new window).

Top Cardiff-by-the-Sea Flight + Hotel Deals

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Escondido Downtown
Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club
THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
The Westin San Diego Downtown

2021 Cardiff-by-the-Sea vacation deals

Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego North/San Marcos
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Escondido Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown

Top Hotels in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area
Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area
3 out of 5
1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $104 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
4.5/5Wonderful! (196 reviews)

"Traveling during the pandemic was a bit scary, but as soon as we arrived it felt so safe and comfortable staying there. Everyone at the hotel was wearing masks, the room was clean, and we enjoyed a packed breakfast! I highly recommend!!!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
3 out of 5
142 Chesterfield Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $129 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
4.1/5Very Good! (446 reviews)

"It was calm and relaxing. I suppose I wasn’t appreciative of the amenities due to Covid. Staff was difficult to find...yet I Was able to get a sewing kit from a male staff member, We enjoyed the luxury of staying in a quiet place."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
Sunfair by Avantstay Sleek Home w/ Pacific Ocean Views Mins to Cardiff Beach
Sunfair by Avantstay Sleek Home w/ Pacific Ocean Views Mins to Cardiff Beach
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
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5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
This was a great place and I would recommend this property. Beautiful views and great location

"Very comfortable hassle free .everything was well kept and the location was amazing."…"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Sunfair by Avantstay Sleek Home w/ Pacific Ocean Views Mins to Cardiff Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Cardiff-by-the-Sea Beach Vacation

Shake off the stresses of daily life and relax on your Cardiff-by-the-Sea vacation. Few things are more invigorating than a cool ocean breeze and the sound of waves lapping at the shore. Plan your trip to Cardiff-by-the-Sea the quick and easy way by choosing one of our Cardiff-by-the-Sea packages. Many tourists decide to spend their nights close to San Elijo State Beach, a must-see just 1 mile (1 km) from the downtown area.

Things You Should Know About Cardiff-by-the-Sea

  • Reserve a room at one of our Cardiff-by-the-Sea beach hotels and get ready for a vacation to remember. Strolls along the shore, sparkling views of the ocean and the sound of crashing waves are yours to enjoy.
  • Travelers also enjoy staying in private vacation homes here. Whether you're heading off on a family trip or rekindling the romance with that special someone, you'll have all the amenities you need for a memorable break. Cambridge House #142682 and Manchester - Sunfair are great choices.

What are the advantages of a road trip to Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

There’s nothing quite like a Cardiff-by-the-Sea road trip. And Expedia makes it easy for you to turn all those road trip ideas into reality. You can find cheap deals on hotels in Cardiff-by-the-Sea or bundle your hotels with car rentals to save even more. With our Cardiff-by-the-Sea packages, you’ll find hitting the highway for that road trip adventure is more affordable than ever.  

How to plan a road trip to Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

Planning a road trip can feel daunting, especially when you’ll be making multiple bookings for your itinerary. But you can find car rentals in Cardiff-by-the-Sea and low rates on hotels all in one place— Expedia. How you plan your road trip depends on what’s important to you. People love to take road trips to experience the great outdoors, bond with friends or family and see more of the world. When planning, bundle your car rental and hotel into one discounted package to maximize savings on both. Or, leave room for spontaneity, booking what you need when you need it with our last-minute deals.  

What to do on a road trip to Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

When taking a road trip adventure, it’s best to plan how you want to spend your time on your road trip itinerary. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the best things to do in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. You can book all the road trip activities on your Cardiff-by-the-Sea wishlist, and even plan activities along your route as well.  

How to rent a car for a road trip?

For an epic road trip, you'll need the perfect car. Renting a car for a road trip is the best option that doesn’t put miles or strain on your vehicle, and especially when it's also so affordable. Because when you book on Expedia, it doesn't need to be expensive. You can pick up a cheap car rental and head out to one of these incredible vacation rentals in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. And when you bundle car rentals with hotel stays, you'll save even more on each part of your journey.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Cardiff-by-the-Sea vacation package cost?
From as low as $241, you can build your own Cardiff-by-the-Sea package. Simply bundle hotels, flights and rental cars and be rewarded with discounts.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Cardiff-by-the-Sea vacation package?
It’s impossible to predict what the future holds, so it’s good to know that you can change or cancel your Cardiff-by-the-Sea vacation package. If you made your booking in the last 24 hours, you may be entitled to a refund. If your booking is older, your airline, hotel or car rental company may charge a fee. Check our Customer Service Portal for further details.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Cardiff-by-the-Sea?
Combine your flight and hotel bookings, toss in extras such as tours, and save up to $583. A Cardiff-by-the-Sea vacation package makes traveling easy and cheap for everyone. You won’t just pick up amazing discounts on your adventure — you’ll have a huge amount of choice within your reach too. When you book with Expedia, you can select from more than 550 airlines and 1,000,000 hotels around the world. Your dream vacation starts right here, right now!
When is the best time of year to visit Cardiff-by-the-Sea?
Anytime is a wonderful time of the year to take a break in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, but you’ll likely get the best deals in . Prices soar in , so expect to pay more for your flights and hotel. Love sightseeing but don’t like huge crowds? Lock in your Cardiff-by-the-Sea trip for . Typically, it’s much quieter than in .
How far in advance should I book my Cardiff-by-the-Sea vacation?
It’s difficult to pick the best time for airfares, but we normally say the earlier, the better. Most international journeys on Expedia become available up to a year in advance. If you’re booking at the last minute, fear not. Discounted prices appear from time to time within a few weeks of departure dates.
What does an Expedia Cardiff-by-the-Sea travel package include?
Expedia has all you need to lock in Cardiff-by-the-Sea trip, but what goes into your package is your choice. Choose from any combination of rental cars, hotels and flights. After some tours or activities to keep you busy? Once you’ve made your booking, you can add them on too. No matter your budget, there’s a deal to suit your needs.
What should I know before booking a Cardiff-by-the-Sea travel package?
Tailor deals to match your budget with an Expedia package. Hotels, flights, rental cars — we’ve got everything you need to plan your getaway. You’ll save big dollars just by bundling your bookings. Whether you’re embarking on a winter adventure or getting some sun on a warm beach, your perfect vacation is just a few clicks away.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Cardiff-by-the-Sea vacation packages?
Thanks to the combined experience of Expedia and online lender Affirm, you can spread the cost of your vacation package over time. For financial flexibility, take a look at our Book Now, Pay Later option and structure a payment plan that matches your circumstances.
Can I choose my airline with a Cardiff-by-the-Sea Expedia vacation package?
Yes, definitely. Expedia has more than 550 partner airlines to pick from around the globe. With such a huge range of choice, finding the perfect carrier to take you to Cardiff-by-the-Sea will be a cinch.