Traveling can be expensive especially when airfare or gas costs come in to play. So on your trip to San Diego, your first impulse will be to slim down the expenses. Remember though that what may seem like the cheapest option is not always the best bargain.
If you plan carefully, you can save money. Consider some of the following travel and tourist tips and tricks to help you decipher what is a true money-saver and what is not.
1—Hotel prices in San Diego have been rising over the past few years. It may seem enticing to book the cheapest reservation possible, but this is not always wise. You need to consider the whole picture. Some hotels that advertise low prices actually charge you extra things that come with the hotel package in other hotels. For example, low-price advertised hotels may tack on extra fees such as internet fees, parking fees, etc. They also may be located too far out of the way from tourist attractions to be convenient or cost-efficient. Shop around taking all factors in to consideration. Book the best hotel situation for the best price.
2—When reviewing stealer deals and packages, read the fine print and call customer service to ask lots of questions. Find out if there are any additional fees. If you ask directly, they will let you know. Typically the best time to travel to San Diego is in the off-season. This includes the months of October, November, January, February, and March. During these times you should really be able to secure better prices.
3—Instead of buying tickets for each tourist attraction, looking into city passes or organizations that offer passes that cover multiple locations, such as a visit to the San Diego Zoo and Sea World. Typically these passes have a time limit for about a week, but you save money by not dishing out cash for all the various ticket prices.