San Diego is one of the most popular Spring Break destinations in the country. The hot Southern California sunshine looks down upon more than 70 miles of sand and shoreline in one of the most picturesque settings in the entire world. San Diego is well known as a laid back surf community with a relaxed atmosphere and lively nightlife. Don’t fret if you’re a college student without a lot of expendable income. Yes, it’s easy to blow all of your money at the many upscale nightclubs, but it’s just as easy to find fabulous budget-friendly options. After all, lying on the beach doesn’t cost a penny. Here are a few tips for the budget conscience traveler in San Diego.
- All of the San Diego’s beaches are free to the public for swimming, sunbathing, or just hanging out. Mission Beach is the most famous and the most populated among college-aged adults especially during Spring Break. Mission Beach also has a bustling boardwalk with a variety of shopping, bars, and restaurants. Visit the Lahaina Beach House for a couple of cheap Coronas on their oceanfront patio.
- The historic Gaslamp Quarter is the heart of San Diego’s lively nightlife scene. This 16-square block area offers a diverse array of shopping, restaurants, nightclubs, and cultural activities. Many of the local restaurants here offer a happy hour menu, and serve up fabulous food and drink for just a few dollars. Locals love the Broken Yolk for breakfast and you can easily access coupons online and in the local papers. Another cheap option is the Tin Fish Ale House right next to the San Diego Convention Center where you can order fish tacos, clam chowder and crab cakes for under $5! For more information on the San Diego Convention Center, including nearby restaurants and cheap hotels, click here.
- San Diego offers a wealth of natural beauty which is inspiring to behold and free for the taking. Watch the sunset over La Jolla Cove, play Frisbee on the grassy shores of Mission Bay Park, or explore the tide pools in Point Loma.
- Balboa Park is the largest urban cultural park in the country. This expansive park includes 15 museums, the San Diego Zoo, ample recreational activities and sprawling historic gardens. Stop in the visitor center for discounted tickets, and take advantage of the daily, free concerts. Book a cheap hotel room near the San Diego Zoo at Marina Inn to get 15% off your hotel stay when you purchase discounted Zoo tickets at the front desk!
Come to this beautiful city to relax by day and play by night. Check out all San Diego has to offer as a premier Spring Break destination and we promise you won’t be disappointed. To save even more money during your San Diego Spring Break vacation, don’t forget to book a cheap downtown San Diego hotel room at Marina Inn, located near both the beach and the thriving Gaslamp Quarter nightlife scene.
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