San Diego Holiday Travel Deals

The holiday season has officially arrived, and with it comes a flurry of holiday travel deals for all your dream destinations. If sunny San Diego seems like an ideal place to escape the snow and cold, you’re in luck! According to, some of the best travel deals are popping up in San Diego this year. Whether you’re on the prowl for discounted San Diego attractions, cheap hotel rooms, or air fare deals, we’ve got you covered!

San Diego Hotels

A quick look at will prove that discounted San Diego hotels during the holiday weeks are not so hard to find! For example, the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley (today’s “Daily Deal”) is currently offering rooms with two double beds from as little as $101.15/night. This luxury hotel with a beautiful outdoor pool, spa tub, and state-of-the-art exercise room also offers easy access to San Diego attractions. In fact, it’s just 2 miles north of Balboa park and Old Town, and just half a mile from the Mission Valley malls.

You can keep checking discount travel sites for similar limited time deals and see what other offers you can find as you search the web. Many hotel rooms with prime real estate are available for under $100/night!

San Diego Flights

While flying does seem to be consistently the most expensive aspect of holiday travel, if you must fly, there are good deals still out there. Make sure to check websites like and, but also look on the official websites of the actual airlines, as sometimes the best deals end up at the source! For instance, Southwest Airlines offer a variety of deals and packages that offer unbelievable rates for travelers booking both flights and hotels in San Diego.

Some tips to remember:

  • Lots of airlines update their discounts on Tuesday, particularly in the afternoon.
  • Look airlines with free baggage check and the opportunity to switch flights with no extra cost.
  • If you delay your return trip until after the New Year, you’ll likely find better round trip prices.
  • If at first you don’t find what you’re looking for, keep looking!

San Diego Attractions

Attractions are perhaps the most important part of your trip to San Diego. After all, the hotel and plane ride are relatively universal. San Diego is a unique destination with world-class attractions that you’ll want to take advantage of while you can.

The San Diego Air and Space Museum.

The San Diego Air and Space Museum.

The Smart Destinations’ San Diego Holiday Attractions package offers discounted admission to the Fleet Science Center, the San Diego Zoo, the Air and Space Museum, and the Natural History Museum. Celebrate the holidays with Jungle Bells at the Zoo, a magical experience complete with holiday shows, light displays, critter meet and greets, and merry music that runs through January 6th. All three museums also feature special holiday exhibitions on display for a limited time during the holidays.

If you’d prefer to customize your own itinerary, feel free to choose which San Diego attractions are best suited for your family with our Go Select San Diego pass, which guarantees you’ll save on admission prices. Just watch the savings grow as you add attractions to your itinerary! Some of the most popular options are LEGOLAND California, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and Belmont Park.

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