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San Diego Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most 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.

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

San Diego Vacation

San Diego Beach Vacation

If you're eager to escape the city crowds, a San Diego vacation is just the ticket. There's no end to the picturesque views to take in during a trip to San Diego. Those who love the water may already be familiar with Mission Beach (7 miles (11 km) away) and will probably want to stay nearby. But there's no need to worry if the nearest hotels are full. Many visitors also take advantage of San Diego packages around Mission and Pacific Beaches and North Cove Beach.

Things You Should Know About San Diego

  • If you want a real taste of local culture while on your San Diego vacation, take part in Independence Day. This renowned event is celebrated across United States of America each year on the 4th of July. Try to time your break with the festivities and be a part of the fun.
  • You'll need to fill your wallet with U.S dollars, the local currency. And if you secure one of our San Diego packages, you'll have plenty more spending money for exhilarating adventures!
  • Nothing beats meeting kindred spirits while you're on the road. With a population of around 1,307,400, you'll find loads of locals to rub shoulders with in San Diego.
  • One sight to write on your itinerary is Mission and Pacific Beaches. However, there are lots of other exciting things to experience around this region. Get to more of them with our San Diego vacation deals.

Save Time and Money with San Diego Packages

What is the best way to save money on my San Diego vacation?

Saving is simple with our San Diego vacation packages. Combine your accommodations, flights and extras (like car rental and tours) and save as much as $583. Expedia has 550 partner airlines and 1,000,000 properties around the world to pick from, so you don't have to worry about choice! Additionally, you'll be glad to know there's no cancellation fee on most bookings if your plans unexpectedly change.

Which airports can I fly into for a San Diego vacation?

With 8,198 flights each month, San Diego, CA Airport (SAN-San Diego Intl.) will probably be where you land for your San Diego vacation. It's the only major airport in the area.

What are the most popular types of hotels for a trip to San Diego?

There are many accommodations to choose from in San Diego. It all comes down to your style. Perhaps you're imagining relaxing in private vacation homes during your trip, or maybe condos are more your thing. There are also some excellent apartments and hotels to consider.

What does a vacation booking with Expedia include?

It boils down to what sort of break you want. San Diego vacation deals can include hotels and flights, or flights, hotels and cars, or cars and flights — or any of these as a stand-alone. You can also add on experiences, allowing you to earn discounts on almost everything!

What are the best things to do in San Diego?

The ideal vacation is a mix of enjoying your favorite pastimes and saying yes to new adventures. On your trip to San Diego, you'll find plenty of opportunities to do both. Find something right up your alley by checking out this awesome list:

For more options, check out our San Diego things to do page.



*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Expedia.com from January through December 2020, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.


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What are the advantages of a road trip to San Diego? 

There’s nothing quite like a San Diego 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 San Diego or bundle your hotels with car rentals to save even more. With our San Diego packages, you’ll find hitting the highway for that road trip adventure is more affordable than ever.  

How to plan a road trip to San Diego? 

Planning a road trip can feel daunting, especially when you’ll be making multiple bookings for your itinerary. But you can find car rentals 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 San Diego? 

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 San Diego. You can book all the road trip activities on your San Diego wishlist, and even plan activities along your route as well.  

How to rent a car for a road trip to San Diego? 

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 San Diego. And when you bundle car rentals with hotel stays, you'll save even more on each part of your journey.


Top San Diego Flight + Hotel Deals

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Best Lodging Options Near San Diego

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Bahia Resort Hotel $179
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Bahia Resort Hotel

Bahia Resort Hotel

998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
     
    4.1 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Love the location and cleanliness, wonderful staff. Awesome private beach on the bay for people staying at the hotel. Roberto at check in was amazing! My husband and I were on our honeymoon and he took exceptional care of us. I recommend staying at the Bahia if you need a wonderful get away.

    Catamaran Resort and Spa $169
    Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020
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    Catamaran Resort and Spa

    Catamaran Resort and Spa

    3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
       
      4.2 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Because of pandemic we weren’t able to use pool , arcade , pretty much any of the perks of being at a resort . Would be nice if they extended an offer to us to come back with a discount or incentive upgrade as we love the resort but were disappointed that even our rooms weren’t able to be cleaned ...

      Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Mission Valley Stadium $90
      Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020
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      Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Mission Valley Stadium

      Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Mission Valley Stadium

      3805 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA
         
        3.9 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Very large rooms. Covered garage. Very nice place to stay.

        Best Western Seven Seas $72
        Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020
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        Best Western Seven Seas

        Best Western Seven Seas

        411 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA
           
          3.7 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          It Was Terrific!! easy acess, Staff Excelent & courtious along With supperb Maid Service!! they make sure you have everything!! Very Clean Rooms too!!

          Wyndham San Diego Bayside $135
          Reviewed on May 31, 2020
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          Wyndham San Diego Bayside

          Wyndham San Diego Bayside

          1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
             
            3.9 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            If the coffee pot would be clean better also the tub be clean better

            Paradise Point Resort & Spa $194
            Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
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            Paradise Point Resort & Spa

            Paradise Point Resort & Spa

            1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA
               
              4.2 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              There a lot of activities to do the place is nice and pet friendly

              Ocean Beach Hotel $190
              Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020
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              Ocean Beach Hotel

              Ocean Beach Hotel

              5080 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA
                 
                3.9 of 5
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Honestly, I absolutely loved it! Stayed two nights and it was lovely. Beautiful view and only a walk across the street to the beach. The decks are also nice to sit on and just watch the water. Room was very clean! Check in is at 3 and we got there a little late and when we got there our room wasn’t ...

                Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle $67
                Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020
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                Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle

                Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle

                543 Hotel Circle S, San Diego, CA
                   
                  3.8 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  It was so awesome, quiet and clean. The staff was very friendly and quick

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