Morning Fun in Sunny San Diego

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The downtown district of San Diego is recognized as the hub of the entertainment and nightlife, offering endless options for clubs, bars and more once the sun sets. However, what if you’re traveling with young children? Maybe you’re looking to enjoy San Diego in the morning? What are your options? As one of the cheap hotels in downtown San Diego, we know a thing or two about savings, and have created a short list of fun things you can do in the morning that won’t cost your entire vacation budget.

  1. Catch a movie. We’ve all watched the prices for movie screenings skyrocket in the past years, making going to the movies a less desirable activity. Fortunately, the United Artist Cinema at the Horton Plaza Mall in downtown San Diego is currently offering a discounted ticket price of $6.50 for all screenings before noon. Check out the latest flicks and enjoy deep discount and a modern theater with all of the amenities for the total movie-going experience.
  2. Tour Balboa Park. At 1pm on Tuesday and Sunday, Balboa Park offers a free walking tour. While the tour doesn’t take place too early the morning, the grounds are open 24 hours so you can enjoy the park before it gets too crowded. Plus, a majority of the museums open at 10am so grab a coffee, head over early and enjoy the park!
  3. Stroll along the embarcadero. If you’re an early riser and are not sure what to do in the morning, stroll along the San Diego Harbor and enjoy the views. Those staying at nearby San Diego Harbor hotels also have a variety of options for breakfast on the bay. Stick to local mom-and-pop restaurants to keep dining costs low!
  4. Grab breakfast in Little Italy. Little Italy is overflowing with authentic Italian cafes which serve coffees, pastries and more. You’ll be able to watch as the shops begin to open and can enjoy them morning relaxing on the patio.

Planning a trip to San Diego? These are only a few of the many affordable things you can do in America’s Finest City. And of course, to save on your hotel reservations, don’t forget to contact the Marina Inn in downtown San Diego and take advantage of our year round hotel deals.

San Diego Fall Travel Tips


Although we are a preferred San Diego Zoo hotel, and suggest that all of our out of town guests check out the animal kingdom at least once, the attractions in San Diego go far beyond those for young children. If you are visiting San Diego with a group of friends or your significant other, there are plenty of options for first class dining, shopping and entertainment.

If you’re coming to San Diego in October, or anytime during the 2013 fall season, do your research on local events before planning your trip. For instance, if you want to be in the midst of all the action, consider a night out in the Gaslamp Quarter during Halloween weekend. With plenty of nightclubs and an outdoor street event, there will surely be no shortage of evening entertainment. And for those who are looking for savings during their trip, try to travel around the upcoming fall holidays. Hotel rates often go up during this time and you won’t be able to get as much bang for your buck!

While you might not be able to sunbathe or surf in October, staying at one of the hotels near San Diego beaches can provide you with countless options for entertainment. Beach communities are often near a variety of restaurants, which during the fall will still offer stunning views of the Pacific and the coast. Want to check out all the San Diego restaurants but don’t want to spend a fortune? Go during happy hour! With the sheer amount of restaurants competing for your business, almost all offer an unbelievable happy hour menu which can satisfy your vacation food and beverage cravings.

Finally, it’s all about the timing of your reservations. If you have set travel dates, it’s always best to book as far in advance as possible. This will help lock in the lowest rates and will most likely provide you with your preferred flight, hotel and room accommodations. However, some hotels also offer last minute deals as they’re trying to reach capacity during San Diego’s “off season.” If you have a flexible schedule, consider waiting until the last minute to book your hotel reservations, you might be able to enjoy even lower savings.

For visitors who are in search of a hotel that offers great value, the Marina Inn is the ideal option. As an affordable downtown San Diego hotel, we offer discounted accommodations year round and have clean and spacious rooms and suites, providing you with plenty of room to spread out and relax. Don’t let this deal pass you up and contact a Reservation Manager today.

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14 Days - 12% Off

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10% OFF

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10% OFF

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