Flights to San Diego

Book cheap student flights to San Diego

Affectionately referred to as “America’s finest city”, San Diego is a city made up of laid-back beach bum and surfer spots, beautifully designed parks and an exciting and carefree nightlife. With amazing flight deals and discounts from StudentUniverse to top it all, what more could you want?

It’s not every day that a major urban center is so near to picture perfect beaches, but San Diego brings it. There is rarely a day in San Diego that isn’t warm enough to take a sandy stroll along the coastline or boardwalk or maybe even get your tan on. If you’d prefer to enjoy the weather by biking or walking, there are plenty of nature reserves and parks around giving views that seem too naturally beautiful for a city to have. San Diego is home to many different colleges so the night life (which includes underground bars, hot nightclubs and relaxing beach bonfires) is always hopping. Strolling around this downtown area for the nightlife, shopping or growing arts scene is almost as enjoyable as walking the white sand beaches. There are also lots of world class museums in the area (most of which provide student discounts) that represent such a wide range of history and culture that everyone will find a museum they’re interested in. Start with the San Diego Museum of Art or USS Midway Museum!

Traveling to this paradise for school or a beachy getaway with zoo and club visits in between doesn’t have to break the bank. Book with StudentUniverse so you can score some discounts on flights and hotels in San Diego and save your money for experiences and plenty of tacos.

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Tips on flying to San Diego

San Diego Airports: Flying to San Diego is made convenient with San Diego International Airport. The San Diego International Airport is dedicated to providing travelers with plenty of shopping, dining and relaxing options during their time at the airport. Many of StudentUniverse’s airline partners like American Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Frontier Airlines can get you to and from the airport at discount prices that are sure to work with your student budget. Booking your San Diego flights with StudentUniverse is a no-brainer for those of you who want to spend money in this exciting city rather than on the travel to get there. You’ll be happy landing in San Diego knowing you’ve saved big.

San Diego Transportation: If walking around the city doesn’t appeal to you, San Diego has a reliable public transportation system. The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System is an easy way to save money when exploring this city or getting to and from campus. There are various trolley and bus routes (only $2.50) to get you to wherever you need to be. If exploring the coastline is the goal, there are different trains to show you the scenic oceanside (with helpful summer hours so you can better enjoy the nightlife). Depending on the zones traveled, the fare will typically be around $5. There are also ferries, water taxis and electric rental bikes to use while exploring San Diego’s diverse terrain.

Things to do in San Diego: There are plenty of places to visit in San Diego starting with the San Diego Zoo where you can see animals as close to their natural environments as possible. This is how to zoo. It houses over 3,700 animals (many of which belonging to the endangered species list) including their famous giant pandas. Pro tip: they offer college student discounts. Visit the USS Midway Museum for more student discounts and admire the massive aircraft carrier and all its exhibits including a flight simulator. If free things to do are all your budget can afford, don’t fret! Balboa Park is one of the most popular city parks in America and offers many attractions like gardens and more museums. Presidio Park near the Old Town quarter is a hilly park with great views of the city. Check out La Jolla Cove for some great snorkeling. If you don’t have your own gear, rent a standard snorkeling kit for $18 and, depending on the season, a wetsuit for $8.

Food & Music in San Diego: You’ve heard of pub and bar crawls, but when you come to San Diego you’re coming for club crawls. If you have a favorite music to dance to, you’ll definitely find it in San Diego, especially in the Gaslamp Quarter where anything from rock’n’roll to funky disco can be enjoyed. If clubbing isn’t your scene, there are lots of places that host local and unknown (but talented) musical acts from all genres, like The Casbah. Don’t worry, if you need 18+ options, San Diego’s got you. This city is the perfect place for all you taco lovers. With a high Hispanic population, you won’t have any trouble finding tasty authentic cuisine. Go closer to the coast for the freshest fish tacos you’ll ever have.