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Saving and Wasting Money in San Diego

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San Diego is maybe my favorite city. I love the weather, the activities, and the atmosphere in general. Because we do want to retire early, it makes no sense to move there. The cost of living is way more than where we live now. We do try to go as often as we can. I believe this was my 6th trip to San Diego in the past 8 years, so we’ve gotten pretty familiar with ways to get around and how to save money. We still sometimes hit a few stumbles on vacation. This year we saved and wasted money in San Diego. How We Saved Money on Vacation My Favorite Hotel Doesn’t Take Points! You all know I love earning free travel with credit card rewards points and miles. We try to never pay full price for hotels, but our favorite place to stay in San Diego is on Coronado Island, where there aren’t that many places to use hotel points. We also love the location of the Hotel Del Coronado. It’s a landmark hotel where all the famous people used to hang out in the 20’s and 30’s. It’s right on the beach and within walking distance to ...

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My Favorite Family Friendly Things to do in San Diego

One of our absolute favorite places in the world is San Diego. To me, it is the perfect city. The weather is great, downtown is fairly safe, and there are tons of things to do for all ages. If it wasn’t so expensive, and if the traffic wasn’t crazy in SoCal, we would certainly consider living there. I guess we’ll have to enjoy it on vacations. Here are some of my favorite family friendly things to do in San Diego. Most of them don’t even cost that much. Coronado Island If you take the bridge or ferry out of the city and over to Coronado Island, it’s like going to a small beach town. I  don’t think young adults looking for the night life scene would enjoy it much, but for families with kids or those looking to relax, it’s wonderful. Coronado is an expensive place to live, but it’s super cheap to visit. Coronado Central Beach is one of the best. They have a dog friendly area if you want to bring your pooch. You can also fish right in front of the famous Hotel del Coronado. Right now, there are tons of sand dollars that are fascinating to ...

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