San Diego: On a Budget



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San Diego might be recognized around the world for being one of the most gorgeous places on earth, but that also doesn't equate to spending wads of cash. While traveling to the west coast this season, make sure that you pack light in ways beyond your suitcase. Join the many bold who have enjoyed San Diego's landscapes without much more than the packs on their back, and a few adventures that cost no more than a meal.

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Day 1 - La Jolla, San Diego, Pacific Beach


Start your day is the beauty of La Jolla, a vast and expansive neighborhood that is lined by the coast and features some of the most high-end of homes, restaurants and hotels. But don't get discouraged - there are some serious finds in this small area!

Blacks beach is a world renowned beach not just for its surfing but for its "barely there" qualities - a nude beach, leaving your suit at home on this trip could coast you a bundle. Next, stop at the most famous Mexican food restaurant founded in SD, Rubio's, where the fish tacos are the thing to consume. Deep fried and street styled, this delicious treat will fill you up quick and for a minimum sum. Later, walk off that lard with a walk through the Children's Pool (or seal haven) before stopping at some of the illustrious restaurants on Girard. Don't be fooled by the more than average prices - stop through during happy hour for a drink and you'll get home safe and with tons of extra pocket cash.

Finally, rest your head at the illustrious Pacific Beach Banana BUngalow, where the view of the ocean is almost as wonderful as the price tag.


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Black's Beach

Location:

La Jolla, CA 92161

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Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill

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Location:

910 Grand Ave Ste 115
San Diego, CA 92109

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tel: (858) 270-4800
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Banana Bungalow

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Location:

707 Reed Ave
Pacific Beach, CA 92109

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tel: +1 858 273 3060
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Day 2 - San Diego


To truly experience all that is San Diego, trolley it downtown to the Gaslamp District, where you'll find grassy knolls of Balboa Park that roll into some of the area's finest museums and parks. Though often times museum tickets are a bit much, if you're a local you'll find certain dates free - if not, the Balboa Park in itself is a dream come true. Pack a picnic found from the Farmer's Market purchases and you'll be good to go!

Later in the evening, stay true to the downtown experience with an evening at Stingaree. For the price of dinner, you'll additionally get entrance into this popular nightclub (about $30 if you spend it right), where several rooms offer different styles of dance tunes. Finish up with Banana.


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OB Farmers' Market

Location:

4900 Newport Ave
San Diego, CA 92107

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tel: 619-279-0032
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San Diego Trolley

Location:

1050 Kettner Boulevard
Santa Fe Depot
San Diego, CA 92101

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tel: +1 619 233 3004
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Balboa Park

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Location:

1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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tel: +1 619 239 0512
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Timken Museum of Art

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Location:

1500 El Prado
(Balboa Park)
San Diego, CA 92101

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tel: +1 619 239 5548
fax: +1 619 531 9640
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San Diego Museum of Man

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Location:

1350 El Prado
(Balboa Park)
San Diego, CA 92101

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tel: +1 619 239 2001
fax: +1 619 239 2749
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Stingaree

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Location:

454 Sixth Ave
Between Island Ave and J St, Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, CA 92101

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tel: 619/544-9500
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Day 3 - San Diego


Finish your day all over the place - from north country's Cardiff by the Sea where the walking and dog parks are just what one needs after a long night on the town, to Ocean Beach's South Beach Bar and Grill, where tacos are cheap and the margaritas are full. You'll love what you find when you can pull just a few measly dollars out of the pocket, and if anything at the Banana and around the city you'll find many people who do the same.


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Cardiff State Beach

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Location:

Aministrative Office: 9609 Waples Street, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121

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tel: 619-642-4200
fax: 619-642-4222
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South Beach Bar and Grill

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Location:

5059 Newport Avenue
Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92107

Contact:

tel: +1 619 226 4577
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