With just about a week to go until Halloween, we thought it would be fitting to go over some last minute travel tips for visitors planning on spending Halloween in San Diego. From flight and hotel information to transportation and popular events, we’re covering it all right here!
Flight and Airline Information
If you don’t have a flight already, chances are the price for airline tickets are going to be on the expensive side as the holiday attracts many San Diego travelers. Some popular airlines that consistently have low fares to San Diego include Southwest and JetBlue, so check flights offered from those airlines first. Also, beware of airlines that charge low fares, but tack on additional fees for items like luggage, quickly driving up overall cost. If you are staying near the downtown district, the most affordable way to get to your hotel will be by cab. You can catch a cab across the sky bridge which is located directly outside of the baggage claim area.
Hotels in the Gaslamp Quarter are going to be charging exceptionally high rates during Halloween weekend as many of the evening festivities are taking place at bars and nightclubs in the area. It is also important to keep in mind that while Halloween is next Thursday, many parties are being held this upcoming weekend so you can plan for increased rates during this time as well. If you have procrastinated making hotel reservations and are in need of affordable rates for downtown San Diego lodging, it’s not too late. Click here for upcoming rates and availability at the Marina Inn hotel near the Gaslamp Quarter and don’t forget to check out our online promotional codes for additional savings.
Transportation on Halloween is difficult to come by, especially at the end of the evening. It is best to make reservations for transportation as early as possible to ensure a ride to your desired destination. Don’t forget to factor in time for traffic, especially if you’re going downtown. There is an annual event which closes down a few of the major streets and is sure to delay your travel by at least 20-30 minutes. For the fastest service, have cash on hand for your driver. Public transportation will also be running, however service hours are the same with no late-night transportation available. If possible, the best option is to stay within the downtown area so you can walk to Halloween activities and events.
The events in downtown San Diego range from parades and costume contests for kids in San Diego’s Little Italy to late-night dance parties for the 21+ in the Gaslamp Quarter. No matter what event you’re attending, you can expect there to be large crowds, and if the event you have your eye on requires a ticket purchase, consider pre-purchasing tickets. Many events sell out and not being able to purchase tickets at the door is sure to put a damper on your Halloween festivities. As mentioned earlier, the streets will be congested so if you need to arrive at a destination by a particular time, be sure to factor in street traffic.
The Marina Inn is still offering discounted rates for hotel rooms Halloween weekend. Visit our website at www.marinainnsd.com or contact a Reservation Manager directly at 1-800-571-2933 for additional information about our rooms and suites, current discounts and complimentary amenities.