How To Find A Great Deal For Your Vacation in San Diego
San Diego, like any touristy type city has their share of great deals at great prices. The great deals however are usually found in packages of activities, transportation or some other visitor attraction. The lower rates are like many in tourist areas are also available in low season when fewer visitors are in town.
Low season in San Diego however is just as nice as high season. Due to the almost perfect year round weather, anytime is a good time to visit and enjoy San Diego. Places like Sea World of the pacific, Old Town, Downtown, and the perennial favorite the San Diego Zoo all are open and waiting to see you.
To find accommodations however it’s important to recognize that occupancy is what any hotel is looking to achieve. So check around and see what kind of deals can be found using local and web based travel agents. Some travel agents specialize in San Diego tours and act as consolidators, booking blocks of rooms and travel arrangements. We’re not talking about a sightseeing tour, though these are also available should you choose to purchase. These tours are simply designated and mean nothing more than a group of people, staying in the same accommodations.
If you’re looking to visit San Diego in the high season, which is summer when most kids are out of school, expect to pay higher rates. Here also, it pays to plan ahead. Check the timing of your trip or vacation and don’t arrive when there’s major events such as a convention in town. You may want to check the visitors bureau for a list of what’s happening in town on the dates you plan to visit.
The secret to lower hotel costs even in high season is your membership in other groups. The automobile club, American Association of Retired Persons, or even your employer may have discounted rates established at many of San Diego’s nicest resorts. Another way to save is by booking a longer stay. San Diego is a beautiful place to base the rest of your vacation. Disneyland is a couple of hours away, as is Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm and Amusement Park and many other attractions.
Remember to always ask for available discounts when booking. Remember the occupancy need of hotels. Sometimes, hotels
will offer a discount especially if you have a close by competitors rate offer in hand. A quick call to several hotels in an area will provide ammunition to get the best deal from the reservation desk. Although many 4 and 5 star hotels will have higher rates, remember to look for discount packages and stay a while longer. After all, it is your vacation!