San Diego Staycations: Timeshares, Hotels, Vacation Homes…Oh My!

Where do you go for vacation when you live in paradise?

Is it really worth the time and expense to travel to a far-flung destination just to sit on a beach that’s almost as good as the beaches we have here?!

Questions like these are why more and more San Diegans are opting to vacation in… San Diego.

The area has so many options, that simply planning a ‘staycation’ with a change of neighborhoods can give you a totally different perspective and the opportunity to unwind.

Live in Carlsbad? Book a staycation in Gaslamp or on Coronado.

Live Downtown? Book a place in Pacific Beach and soak up the sun on the beach for a week without ever stepping foot on a plane.

Here are a few popular options with the ‘staycation’ crowd:

Buy Or Rent A Timeshare

For those looking for more of a “this is my vacation home” experience, buying or renting a timeshare in San Diego may be the ideal choice. Just think: You live in Carlsbad, but want that consistent, holiday weekend pad in the city.

Wyndham Harbour Lights, San Diego

Or perhaps you’re a downtown dweller but want to escape to the laid back life of Encinitas every once in a while.

Whatever your fancy, San Diego timeshares are the best of both accommodation worlds. You get the privacy, luxury, space, and amenities of a vacation home with the amenities of a 5-star resort like concierge services, on-site gyms, and restaurants.

Timeshares typically have much more room and amenities than a typical hotel, but don’t require the financial commitment, management, or maintenance associated with buying a vacation home.

And over time, a timeshare investment can make much more financial sense than spending on hotels each time you vacation!

Plus, depending on the type of plan you purchase, you can use your vacation time at any ‘in network’ property around the world – giving you the flexibility to mix it up outside of San Diego when you feel like hopping on a flight.

Sites such as specialize in helping timeshare buyers and renters find timeshares at huge discounts – as much as 70% off – making them much more affordable than you may expect.

And you don’t have to attend one of those AWFUL timeshare presentations to get the deal done!

Stay At A Particularly Amazing Resort Hotel

Not just any bed and breakfast. San Diego is home to some of the most beautiful resort hotels in America. Staying at one of these bad boys will make you feel like you hopped on a plane to FIJI (minus the jetlag, luggage, stress, financial burden… oh, the list goes on)!

Omni La Costa

This place is most popularly dubbed the “Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.” Keyword: Spa.

With fancy “guest rooms” and suites, golf and tennis, a day spa complete with a Deepak Chopra Center, this place is the definition of a retreat.

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

It takes a lot to hold the title of TripAdvisors #1 Luxury Hotel in the United States, don’t you think? Well, these guys did it. And in our eyes, they keep doing it.

Feel like you’re in Italy with cypress trees, tuscan architectural features… and do you know of a hot tub more giant than this one (pictured above)!?

Hotel Del Coronado

The Del is what we like to call “a classic” – something you need to experience at some point in your life. Other apt words would be “a staple,” or heck, perhaps we’ll go as far to say it’s a San Diego “right of passage” to spend some time here.

Nestled on the edge of the Pacific, something about this beach castle just makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Start your day with one of the Del’s surf camps, then head to their beauty salon to begin an evening of effortless glam.

Find A Place On Airbnb Or VRBO

Want to feel like you’re in a home (not far) away from home? There are lot of great options on Airbnb to fit your taste.

You won’t get the amenities of a timeshare or resort, but you’ll still get the ‘change of scenery’ required for that vacation feel you are looking for!

Try the simplified life with this farmhouse cottage in Point Loma:

Or gather your couple-friends for a beach house weekend on Million Dollar Row:

That’s several options for a wonderful, relaxing getaway…without having to get away!

So, San Diegans, start your ‘staycations’!

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