The Beach Boys did a great deal to epitomize living in Southern California as anyone’s dream lifestyle – but in reality, taking a trip (either with your partner or the whole family – including the dog) to a beachfront resort in San Diego will cost you a pretty penny. There’s the expense of traveling, transportation, and the actual price of lodging itself – but you don’t need to break the bank. Here, we provide you with some tips to save some cash and still have an incredible time during your visit to Southern California Beach Resorts.
#1: Take Advantage of Public Transportation (NCTD)
Although it may be tempting to just rent a car, the costs can quickly add up when doing so, especially if you opt for the insurance. Instead, we recommend taking advantage of the excellent public transit courtest of privately-owned North County Transit Department, and MTS (San Diego Metropolitan Transit System).
Methods of transportation include the coaster (a train that goes up and down the coast between downtown San Diego and Oceanside), the sprinter (a light rail going between Escondido and Oceanside), the trolley (going all over San Diego County every half hour), and innumerable bus routes.
Also, with the combination of all these various routes, you can easily get anywhere. Many people also enjoy the scenic views available on many of the rides..
#2: Enjoy Free Attractions All Around San Diego
While several attractions like the San Diego Zoo and Legoland can set you back quite a bit due to ticket prices, especially for large families, the following is a list of several free and family-friendly activities to enjoy during your stay at a Southern California hotel.
- La Jolla Cove
- Gaslamp Quarter
- Torrey Pines Natural Reserve
- Seaport Village
- Farmer’s Markets
- Iron Mountain
- Coronado Summer Concert Series
- Summer Movies in the Park
- Imperial Beach Sun and Sea Festival
- Waterfront Park
- Cabrillo Monument and Old Point Loma Lighthouse
- Art Galleries at University of San Diego
- Iron Mountain
#3: Stay at Luxury Budget Friendly Southern California Beach Resorts
Many fancy resorts such as the Park Hyatt or the Four Seasons can have exorbitant price tags. The Ocean Palms Beach Resort offers an unbeatable combination of luxury, location, and affordability.
Situated on a lush property just a stone’s throw from the beach, shopping/eating, and the world-famous Legoland. This beachfront lodging will provide you with legendary Southern California Beach Resorts hospitality without breaking the bank.