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Save Money on Your Next Family Vacation to San Diego

  • October 10, 2019
  • By Nick Vincent

Let’s face it. When it comes to choosing the best destination for a family vacation, not many locations compare to San Diego, California. This major west coast city has a little something for everyone to enjoy. It’s year-round warm climate, beaches, tourist attractions, and annual events make it the perfect place to take the family for a good time. As nice as this city may be, affording it is another story. The good news is you can visit this California town without breaking the bank! Here are some solutions:

Find Deals on Games by Checking Partnerships

Are you a football family thinking of heading to San Diego during the football season? If so, you might want to check into partnerships for the San Diego Chargers to see if you can get discounts to the next game and/or discounts on other products and services. For instance, those who invest in Welk Timeshare or stay in a Welk Resort might receive a discount if they’ve bought tickets to a Chargers game.

Check for Free Things to Do

Not everything in San Diego has to cost you a lot of money. In fact, some of the best things to experience in this city are completely free. For instance, admission to the beach is free. Let the kids tire themselves out in the sand while you catch some sun or surf the waves. Enjoy sightseeing? You can head over to the San Diego Bay to get a glimpse of passing boats and yachts. Perhaps you can set up a picnic in the grass area to enjoy the day with your family.

Purchase a Go San Diego Card

There are a lot of attractions to see in San Diego. From the Zoo to SeaWorld and LegoLand, the admission to each of these attractions can quickly add up for a family. Rather than paying separate admission costs, you can purchase a Go San Diego Card and receive a discount on several venues. You can select 1, 3, or 7 day passes to more than 40 attractions in the city for one discounted price.

Choose a Hotel with Good Amenities

When looking for the best accommodations in San Diego, try to find a hotel or resort that offers several amenities that can save you money. For instance, if you were to reserve a room at a hotel that offers free breakfast, that is one meal you won’t have to pay for. A hotel with a pool means you don’t have to pay for the kids to get in the water and have a good time.

Plan Your Trip in October

Go off the beaten path by planning a family vacation in the fall. In San Diego, October is kids free month. For the entire month, children can get into many attractions for free and receive other discounts that can save you extra money. They can visit attractions like the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, and Safari Park for free the entire month.

Use Coupons

Check sites like Living Social and Groupon to find deals on local attractions in San Diego that you and your family can take advantage of. You can find coupons for discounts on everything from museum admissions, to coupons for restaurants and more.

You might think that traveling to San Diego with your family would cost an arm and a leg, but the truth is, you can travel to the west coast affordably. By keeping each of these tips in mind you can save money while traveling and should be able to find some great deals on activities and attractions that you and your family are most interested in exploring. When all else fails, remember to ask; you never know what offers a company is willing to provide to continue doing business with you. 


By Nick Vincent, October 10, 2019