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Downtown San Diego, CA Vacation Packages

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Downtown San Diego Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Downtown San Diego 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.

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Top Vacation Package Deals in Downtown San Diego

Fairmont Grand Del Mar
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Hotel Circle
La Jolla Shores Hotel
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Del Mar, CA

Where to stay in Downtown San Diego

Find the best Downtown San Diego areas and neighborhoods for the activities you enjoy most. Learn more about Downtown San Diego

Top Hotels in Downtown San Diego

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
4 out of 5
1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $169 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
4/5Very Good! (3,980 reviews)
"Nice"

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
4 out of 5
1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA
Fully refundable
The price is $197 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
4.4/5Wonderful! (3,244 reviews)
"Excellent service friendly staff. Best view from rooms."

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
4 out of 5
333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $218 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
4.4/5Excellent! (1,678 reviews)
"The location is excellent. Petco Park, Gaslight District & the harbor are all within walking distance. Staff is very attentive to your needs. Loved our stay here!!!"

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
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 Downtown San Diego

Downtown San Diego

From historic streets, waterfront parks and baseball, to performing arts venues, nightlife zones and art and maritime museums, this is the cultural hub of San Diego.  Visit Downtown San Diego to experience the lively urban center of one of California’s most-loved beach cities. Here a flourishing arts scene blends with sophisticated dining, energetic nightlife and waterfront adventures. Tour the many districts of Downtown San Diego to experience the city away from its sun-drenched beaches. 

Once a seedy red-light area, today the historic Gaslamp Quarter is known for boutiques, galleries, rooftop bars and taprooms. See cartoon sketches at the Chuck Jones Gallery and retrace local history at the Gaslamp Museum, housed in the 170-year-old William Heath Davis House. Catch shows at Balboa Theatre, Spreckels Theatre and leafy Horton Plaza Park. Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day events and the Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade take place in this quarter.

Head to the East Village to watch a San Diego Padres baseball match at Petco Park. Columbia ’s business district has excellent art and live music. Attend ballets and operas at San Diego Civic Theatre and touring Broadway musicals at Copley Symphony Hall. Peruse exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and SDSU Downtown Gallery.

Columbia’s western border marks the start of the energetic Embarcadero bayside promenade. Relax at pretty green spaces such as Tuna Harbor Park and Waterfront Park. Delve into maritime history aboard ships and aircraft at the Maritime Museum of San Diego and USS Midway Museum.

Stroll along the Embarcadero to upscale Marina District. Enjoy biking, fishing and picnicking at Embarcadero Marina Park North and Embarcadero Marina Park South. Find interactive family-friendly fun at The New Children’s Museum. Go on a shopping spree at Seaport Village.

Celebrity chefs compete with microbreweries and traditional Italian restaurants in Little Italy. Shop for fresh produce at Saturday’s Little Italy Mercato Farmers’ Market. Victorian homes dominate the landscape of Cortez Hill, a gateway to sprawling Balboa Park.

A light rail system provides access to the districts and attractions of Downtown San Diego. Travel around on foot or use the hop-on, hop-off Old Town Trolley.

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