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Check Out San Diego's Sights, Savings

San Diego -- a city praised for its mild, sunny climate -- is a sought-after vacation spot for people both in and out-of-state. With an average year round temperature of 70 degrees, surfing, sunning, shopping and dining are always options. Locals say there’s never a bad time of year in the area, but hotel rates drop in the winter and lines at local attractions are definitely shorter.

One of the area’s top attractions is Sea World. After a day hanging out with Shamu and friends, the Handlery Hotel and Resort has nights starting at $79. This rate is 60% off current prices in the market and offers free breakfasts to travelers each morning. The hotel offers transportation to major attractions in the city including the San Diego Zoo, Seaworld and Old Town, home to some of the most authentic Mexican food in the country.

With more than 50 miles of pristine and popular beaches, hanging out and soaking up some sun is naturally a tourist favorite. For a younger, college feel with an active, casual nightlife, check out Pacific Beach. Or rent rollerblades or a bike in Mission Beach and see the sites.

For people wanting something a bit more relaxed, the Paradise Point Resort & Spa is on a private 44-acre island on nearby Mission Bay. For $119 a night on select days through May 15, guests can stay in a bungalow-style room for about half off the current price.

Nearby is The Dana on Mission Bay, which has cut rates to $89 per night for stays through Feb. 3. This is a savings of 45% on current rates. Feeling adventurous? At the property's marina, guests can rent bicycles, WaveRunners and kayaks, a great way to check out the sights.

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Deal Expert, San Francisco
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
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