In the face of sky-rocketing gas prices, San Diego is offering alternatives to its summer visitors with its 70 miles of beautiful beaches and world-class attractions. The city of San Diego’s initiatives range from gas cards and rebates to accessible public transportation.
Certain San Diego hotels are meeting their visitors’ concerns about the high cost of fuel by offering gas rebates, hotel credits and fuel cards. The value-added packages are applicable for both drive-in visitors and travelers renting cars within the city. Hotels involved with this initiative include Paradise Point Resort and Spa in Mission Bay, Hilton San Diego-Del Mar, Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown, Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa and more.
San Diego also recommends going car-free and touring by foot or using the city’s public transportation to explore downtown’s convenient layout. The San Diego International Airport is located right downtown and visitors can take a 10-minute ride on San Diego Municipal Transit System’s “Airport Flyer” Route 992 directly to downtown San Diego. Fares are $2.25 each way and children ages five and under ride free.
Likewise, the San Diego Bay-Coronado Ferry at Broadway Pier offers a 20-minute cruise across scenic San Diego Bay. Ferries leave on the half-hour and run daily between 9 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. with extended hours until 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Roundtrip fares are $6 per person.
San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau