HI San Diego Downtown Hostel

521 Market Street
San Diego, California 92101
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Chicano park in San Diego

7 Non-Touristy Things to Do in San Diego

If you want to live like a local in San Diego, you’ve got to get off the beaten path. Here are seven of our favorite ways to immerse yourself in the culture, food, and lifestyle of this unique city.
Pokez tacos in Downtown San Diego

A Locals’ Guide to the Best Cheap Tacos in San Diego

Fortunately for travelers on a budget, it's easy to eat your way through some of the city's most delicious offerings even on a shoestring.
San Diego Chicano Park

Free For All: San Diego

Beaches, sunshine, history, and culture – San Diego has it all. Best of all, it’s easy to live the high life here on a traveler’s budget. Start with our list of free activities from beer tasting to sunbathing, and you can save your money for more important things, like fish tacos, local craft beer or that quick trip to Tijuana.

San Diego cityscape

How Long Do You Need to Visit San Diego?

How long do you need for a visit to San Diego? America’s Finest City is full of food, culture, outdoor adventures, and endless unique neighborhoods to explore. We recommend staying at least 3 days and nights, but even then, there’s always more to do and see! Check out our guide below to figure out just how much time you’ll want to spend here in San Diego.

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