Spring has sprung, which means we’ll all be thinking about our summer getaways soon. It’s never too early to start planning your next vacation. No matter where you end up, these tips can help you save money during your next trip.

  1. Stay at a hotel that offers kitchenettes or at least some kitchen appliances (microwave, toaster) in the room. This way, you can have at least 1-2 meals at “home” and not need to spend money dining out three times a day. We suggest arriving at your destination, then picking up some basic items for quick breakfasts and lunches at a local grocery shop. This is especially helpful when traveling with the whole family or small children.  At Winners Circle Resort, all of our guest rooms feature a fully stocked kitchenette with a two burner stove top, microwave, coffee maker, flatware, and utensils.
  2.  Always looks for hidden charges when booking a hotel. Remember, they are hidden, not in big, bold print on their websites. Many hotels charge for everything from parking to Wi-Fi. Additionally, many properties collect a “resort fee” daily. Make sure to know the total, actual costs prior to booking your vacation. Although Winners Circle Resort does not charge any of these fees, many properties do.
  3. Stay 15-30 minutes away from the “city center”. Many times staying at a hotel just outside of a city saves money while still providing easy access to main attractions. These locations are typically more relaxing and less crowded as well. At Winners Circle Resort, we are near Legoland, Sea World, Balboa Park, San Diego Beaches, and the San Diego Zoo. However, our guests save money compared to those who stay within a five minute drive of these attractions. And, many discover our Solana Beach neighborhood has many of its own unique attractions such as Cedros Design District and Fletcher Cove Park.
  4.  Find Free Activities. Many hotels and resorts offer some free or low cost activities for their guests. Additionally, a helpful front desk staff should be able to point you in the direction of great parks, hiking trails, and art districts in the area. At Winners Circle Resort, our property offers complimentary tennis club access, table tennis, billiards, a swimming pool, spa, and children’s pool. Additionally, beaches, Fletcher Cover Park, the Solana Beach Library, and Solana Beach Park are within a 1 mile radius of our resort. All of these attractions are free too.