Offering a nearly perfect climate, 70 miles of sparkling beaches and world-famous attractions, San Diego is the ideal destination to soak up the summer. This season, San Diego’s hotels are offering hot deals and playful packages that are sure to make a splash for fun-filled getaways or family friendly stays.
Paradise Point San Diego
Available now through September 30, 2012, the Paradise Point Resort & Spa, located on a private 44-acre island on Mission Bay, is offering the Surf and Stay Package. The package includes a bungalow-style guest room, 3-hour surf lesson at the Paradise Surf Academy, speedboat transportation to and from the lesson, a complimentary one-year membership to the Surfrider Foundation and an “I Love My Beach” tote bag. Rates start at $375 per night, plus tax. Book online at www.paradisepoint.com or call 800-344-2626.
Available now through September 2012, the Omni San Diego Hotel in downtown’s historic Gaslamp Quarter is offering guests the chance to enjoy the outdoors with the Two Wheel Tourism Package. The package includes deluxe accommodations for two, an in-room “Get Fit” kit, a picnic lunch for two, complimentary bicycle trail maps and two round-trip ferry tickets to Coronado Island – recently ranked as home to the best beach in the nation. Rates start at $279 per night, plus tax. Book online at www.omnihotels.com/SanDiego or call 1-800-The-Omni.
Available now through August 31, 2012, the White Oak Wild Nights in the rustic East County community of Alpine is offering the Summer Safari Package. Located on the grounds of Lions Tigers and Bears, a non-profit exotic animal rescue, the property offers a unique experience to connect with wildlife. The package includes a private two-bedroom cottage with a wood burning fireplace, private deck with an outdoor barbeque and firepit, lanterns for evening strolls and the opportunity to view all of the animals on the sanctuary. Rates start at $1,100, plus tax, for a two-night stay. Book online at www.whiteoakwildnights.com or call 619-445-0997.
Available now through July 31, 2012, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa in the Temecula wine country is offering the Soar South Coast Style Package. The package includes luxurious villa accommodations, a bottle of wine, continental breakfast, a passport of resort-wide discounts, five individual samples in the resort’s wine Tasting Room and a hot air balloon ride over the Temecula wine country. Rates start at $439 per night, Sunday through Thursday, and $539 per night, Friday and Saturday, plus tax, and are based upon double occupancy. Hot air balloon rides are subject to availability and weather conditions. Book online at www.SouthCoastWinery.com or call 866-994-6379; use promotional code JUNBAL.
SPORTING GOOD TIMES
Available July 19 through September 5, 2012, The Grand Del Mar resort, located minutes from the Del Mar Racetrack, is offering A Day at the Races Package. The package includes one-night deluxe accommodations, overnight valet parking, transportation to and from the track, two Stretch Run reserved seats at the races and copies of the Daily Racing Form and Racing Digest . Upon return to the hotel, guests are also greeted with two Mint Juleps in the lobby lounge. Rates start at $475 per night, plus tax; the package is not valid for Opening Day (July 18) and is subject to availability. Book online at www.thegranddelmar.com or call 1-877-814-8472.
Available now through September 30, 2012, the Bristol Hotel, located in downtown San Diego, is offering the Boys of Summer Are Back! Package. The package includes a 20% room discount on San Diego Padres baseball game days, deluxe accommodations, complimentary Wi-Fi, 50% off select dinner entrees at the First Avenue Bar & Grille and late check-out. Rates start at $159 per night, plus tax. Book online at www.thebristolsandiego.com or call 800-662-4477; use promotional code BBPKGNL.
Available now through October 6, 2012, THE US GRANT hotel, located in downtown, is offering the Baseball & Brews Package. The package includes luxury accommodations, complimentary parking, two tickets to a San Diego Padres game with seats located behind home plate and a 6-pack of Mission Brewery Blonde Ale beer. Rates start at $269 per night, plus tax. Book online at www.usgrant.net or call 1-866-716-8136; use promotional code LAPKG1.
Available now through August 31, 2012, the Hotel Palomar San Diego in downtown’s historic Gaslamp Quarter is offering the Family Fun in the Sun Package. The package includes deluxe accommodations, two adult and two child passes to the San Diego Zoo, a map of family friendly activities in the area, welcome snack buckets upon arrival and complimentary beach cruiser and surfboard rentals upon request. Rates start at $349 per night, plus tax, and are subject to availability. Book online at www.hotelpalomar-sandiego.com or call 888-288-6601.
Available now through September 3, 2012, the Rancho Bernardo Inn in inland North County is offering the KidsRULE! Parents Drool All-INNclusive Summer Package. The package includes deluxe accommodations, welcome goodie buckets for kids, kids eat free, an in-room camping tent with sleeping bag and teddy bear, access to the AMPED Lounge featuring movies, snacks and game systems like Wii and Guitar Hero, access to the Blue Sky Ecological Preserve and many onsite activities including ping-pong, water basketball, board games, treasure hunts and cookie decorating. Rates start at $229 per night, plus tax, for two adults and one child. There is additional cost of $29 per night, per child, aged 4-11, and $49 per night, per child, aged 12-16. Book online at www.ranchobernardoinn.com/kidsrule or call 877-517-9340.
Available now through September 15, 2012, the Hotel Indigo Del Mar, located beachside in North County’s Del Mar, is offering the Kid’s Castle Package. The package includes poolside accommodations in a double queen-bed suite with mini-kitchenette and semi-private patio, kids 12 and under eat free, sand bucket and beach toys, reduced pet fees and late check-out. Rates start at $249, plus tax, and are subject to availability. Book online at www.hotelindigo.com or call 1-877 846-3446.
Available now through September 30, 2012, the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina, located on picturesque Mission Bay, is offering the Explore-Family Adventure Package. The package includes spacious accommodations, complimentary breakfast for two kids and two adults, 20% discount off tickets to SeaWorld San Diego or other San Diego attraction, free water taxi ride to SeaWorld for children aged 12 and under, and kids 12 and under eat free at the hotel’s Red Marlin Restaurant. Rates start at $259 per night, plus tax. Book online at www.missionbay.hyatt.com or call 619-224-1234.
Available now through September 30, 2012, the Wyndham Garden Inn near SeaWorld San Diego is offering the Breakfast + Bunkbeds = FUN! Package. The package includes accommodations in a kid-friendly suite complete with bunk beds and a living room, breakfast for two, complimentary parking and Wi-Fi access; discount tickets to SeaWorld San Diego are also available. Rates start at $119 per night, plus tax. Book online at www.wyndham.com/hotels/SANMP or call 1-800-996-3426.
Happiness is calling in San Diego. For more information on San Diego’s offerings, including exciting vacation packages and valuable coupons for attractions, restaurants and more, visit the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website at www.sandiego.org or call 619-236-1212.