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San Diego is a thriving metropolis bursting with every modern convenience imaginable. Just a quick 10 minute drive from San Diego International Airport and two short blocks east of the famed Gaslamp District, the Island, J Street and Baltic Inns have you situated perfectly to take full advantage of everything this exciting city has to offer.
Within walking distance of our long-term housing downtown San Diego residential inns you’ll find over 125 restaurants, coffeehouses and nightclubs, and more than 100 unique shops and galleries. The Horton Plaza Mall is 2 blocks to the north and a short, picturesque drive can take you to the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course and the Naval Medical Center. Local colleges include the Art Academy, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and UC, Cal State and the University of San Diego.
Watch the sun go down from the gorgeous waterfront walkway of the Embarcadero Marina Park, attend an event at the San Diego Convention Center or catch a game at Petco Park… Whatever you want to do is possible.
And for your practical, day-to-day needs there are banks, health clubs, grocery stores, dry cleaning and other services surrounding our affordable rentals in San Diego, which are centrally located to everything.
Whether you’ll be staying for a week or several months, our low income housing in downtown San Diego have all the comforts of home in a place that is consistently voted one of the country’s top ten cities to live in.
Local Events in the Greater San Diego Area
The Greater San Diego area features a wide array of entertaining and cultural events throughout the year. From concerts, art exhibits and stunningly beautiful beaches to family friendly activities and outdoor outings, our exciting city is filled with an interesting mix of things to choose from. Search through our events blog for things to do while vacationing in San Diego, California.
Interesting Things To Do
Date posted: 05/17/2013
Kick off the summer with some fun by attending the most enjoyable fair in Southern California, the San Diego County fair. This is a great event for the entire family. This fair starts Saturday, June 8 and runs all the way through to July 4.
Date posted: 04/30/2013
It’s that time of the year again already! The 17th Annual North Park Festival of Arts returns to the San Diego area next month, bringing with it all the fun usual suspects – street art, fine art, beer, crafts, food trucks, specialty booths, and so much more! Crafts make up a big part of the...
Date posted: 04/23/2013
If you are traveling to San Diego and plan on partaking in some of the best surfing on the west coast, then you might also be interested in the San Diego Surf Film Festival taking place in the area from May 8-12, 2013. Celebrate your passion for the ocean at the festival, which has...
Date posted: 03/27/2013
Spring is finally here in San Diego, and that means it’s time for Mission Federal ArtWalk! The 29th annual festival will return to the streets of Little Italy at the end of April. The festival will fill 17 blocks of San Diego’s most charming neighborhood with more than 350 visual artists, along...
Date posted: 03/19/2013
Are you a leader in education? You might be staying in hotels near San Diego Convention Center next month for the National School Boards Association Annual Conference & Exposition. It is the one national event that brings together education leaders at a time when domestic policies and global...
Date posted: 02/14/2013
The yearly Epic Beer Festival of San Diego will take place this year from March 15-16. Come out to the San Diego Convention Center during one of the three sessions to indulge in over 200 beers from over 80 craft breweries. The three session times are listed below.
Date posted: 02/11/2013
Students staying in student hostels in San Diego this month may be interested in attending the 14th annual Museum Month. Sponsored by Macy’s, Museum Month allows participants to attend San Diego museums at half-off entry fees all month. This is a great opportunity to learn about the sciences...
Date posted: 01/18/2013
Celebrate Mardi Gras in San Diego this year at the Brazil Carnival! Those staying in San Diego furnished apartments can experience the excitement of Brazil right in Balboa Park this year at the San Diego Brazil Carnival. General admission includes access to a full bar, dance floor, raffle entry...
Date posted: 01/11/2013
Are you a big fan of birds? If you are staying in hotels near San Diego Convention Center, you may enjoy attending the upcoming San Diego Bird Festival in Mission Bay. This year’s main speakers will be John Fitzpatrick and Bill Thompson, and they will also co-lead a bird trip and conduct a...
Date posted: 12/07/2012
Are you spending the month of January in extended stay hotels in San Diego? If so, sample the best eats of the area at San Diego Restaurant Week. The event is held twice annually with discounted prix fixe menus from more than 180 of San Diego’s best restaurants. No tickets or passes are required...
Date posted: 12/06/2012
Good news for those staying in furnished apartments San Diego: Kettner Nights in Little Italy North is now happening every month starting August 2012. Join our galleries, boutiques and entertainment venues on the second Friday of every month for a night of art and design. The event happens from...
Date posted: 11/21/2012
The holidays are descending upon sunny San Diego. Those staying in residential hotels San Diego can experience the holiday spirit at Balboa Park December Nights, the nation’s premier holiday festival. In its 35th consecutive year, the festival will take place on a Friday evening and Sat
Date posted: 11/09/2012
If you’re looking for San Diego convention center hotels this fall, perhaps you’re attending the Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) 65th Annual Scientific Meeting. During this event, more than 4,000 of the most intelligent minds in the field of aging will come together. They participate in...
Date posted: 10/17/2012
Those visiting San Diego this November are in for a treat: Cirque Du Soleil’s Dralion will be visiting for three days and four awesome shows! Dralion brings a unique cultural flair to the always popular acrobatic Cirque du Soleil.
Date posted: 10/09/2012
Halloween is a great time to be residing in cheap temporary housing in San Diego! There are lots of haunted attractions to bring you some scares this Halloween. Below are details on the premiere Halloween events in San Diego...
Date posted: 09/24/2012
If you are residing in temporary apartment rentals in San Diego, you have the chance to attend the largest Italian American festival on the West Coast. The Little Italy Festa is an opportunity for the Little Italy community in San Diego to celebrate Italian culture with the public.
Date posted: 09/24/2012
If you and your family are staying in San Diego affordable housing this October, be sure to take some time to visit Borrego Springs in the heart of the desert! The community will be holding the 47th annual Borrego Days Desert Festival. There will be a children’s area to keep kids busy while you...
Date posted: 08/16/2012
Those residing in San Diego extended stay hotels, this September will find plenty of ways to celebrate Oktoberfest and the coming of fall! First, get your drink on at the San Diego Festival of Beer and then come out to the FREE Adams Avenue Street Fair for some great tunes.
Date posted: 08/02/2012
Not ready for summer to be over yet? Here’s the perfect event to close your summer if you’re staying in downtown San Diego hostels. McFarlane Promotions, Inc., RMD Group and Eventvibe.com have combined their efforts to bring the ultimate party to San Diego on Labor Day weekend. The SoCal Music...
Date posted: 07/24/2012
Are you a foodie or mixologist? You might be looking to take a San Diego extended stay in order to attend the 4th annual San Diego Spirits Festival at the end of August. It is a unique two-day celebration of spirits, cocktails and beach culture with competitions, seminars, after-parties, and of...
Date posted: 07/10/2012
If you’re residing in extended stay hotels in San Diego, attend the Wholistic Expo at the San Diego Convention Center for a new perspective on yourself and the world around you. The Expo pledges to promote human wellbeing, (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) relating to the earth...
Date posted: 06/28/2012
It’s almost that time of year again – when entertainment fans will storm the San Diego convention center for four days at the world’s largest comic convention, Comic-Con! It’s a four-day weekend for the nerds, with workshops, panels, sneak previews and so much more. The full schedule
Date posted: 06/07/2012
President Obama just announced his support of gay marriage, and now you too can celebrate equality at the San Diego LGBT Pride Festival on July 20-22. This year’s festival includes multiple stages of entertainment, over 80 musicians, bands, comedy and dance performers, over 250 vendors, an art...
Date posted: 05/25/2012
For those taking refuge in a San Diego downtown hostel this summer, Taste of Gaslamp is a great way to explore the Gaslamp District and sample some amazing food. Every year the Taste showcases world famous chefs and restaurants of the Gaslamp.
Date posted: 05/02/2012
Summertime is coming, which means it’s time for sun and the county fair! If you’re taking a San Diego extended stay this summer, be sure to check out the San Diego County Fair, happening June 8 to July 4. This year’s theme is Out of this World, and there will be plenty of fun exploring the....
Date posted: 04/27/2012
North Park’s Festival of the Arts returns to the area on Sunday, May 20. There will be a block of craft beer to try, all kinds of arts & crafts, live artists & music and activities for kids. The Kids Art Block at the festival will give children the opportunity to make origami, make crafts from...
Date posted: 04/10/2012
Looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo the right way? If you’re staying in downtown San Diego apartments, come out to Old Town to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the 28th Annual Fiesta! This festival is the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in Southern California. The festivities provide entertainment for...
Date posted: 03/26/2012
With the coming of spring also means Earth Day is on its way. San Diego EarthWorks is celebrating Earth Day with the 23rd annual San Diego EarthFair in Balboa Park. EarthFair is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. Every year it draws around 60,000 visitors to Balboa...
Date posted: 03/16/2012
Are you looking for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in San Diego? Look no further than the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival inSt. Patrick's Day Parade & Irish Festival Balboa Park. It’s the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade west of the Mississippi River. The 2012 theme is “Celebrating...
Date posted: 02/16/2012
Are you yearning to travel? First make a stop at the San Diego Travel Expo to be inspired and get great discounts! The Expo is open to the public March 10 & 11 at the seaside San Diego Convention Center. You’re invited to check out hundreds of exhibits on destinations, tours, cruises, hotels and...
Date posted: 01/16/2012
The San Diego Derby Dolls are back for another great season starting January 28! The LA Varsity Brawlers will be playing the SD Swarm in San Diego on this opening day of the season. Doors at the Del Mar Fairgrounds open at 6pm, and the game begins at 7pm. You can buy tickets here at $15 for...
Date posted: 12/20/2011
Are you lucky enough to be spending time in San Diego with the family this December? If so, check out The Big Bay Balloon Parade in Downtown San Diego on December 28. It’s a great family event to attend to get your kids in the spirit for New Year’s Eve!
Date posted: 11/15/2011
It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays everywhere you go! If you’ll be in San Diego this holiday season, be sure to catch the 40th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. It is the boating community’s present to San Diego: a spectacular light show to welcome in the holidays!
Date posted: 10/21/2011
If you’re in San Diego this November, you’ll be able to get an excellent preview of the latest food trends right before Thanksgiving. Then you can serve your family and friends in style with delicious wine and dishes. Where can you obtain all of this knowledge? At the 8th Annual San Diego Bay...
Date posted: 09/09/2011
The end of September will welcome two fun events to San Diego: the annual “Water for Children Music Festival and Eco Fair” and the San Diego Film Festival.
Date posted: 08/03/2011
The San Diego Bay will be the place to be Labor Day weekend as boats pour in from all over to showcase themselves and compete in a mock battle. The Festival of Sail will feature schooners, submarines, ferryboats, yachts, and more as they fill the bay for a fun weekend celebration of the sea.
Date posted: 07/11/2011
Join the celebration of lemons with Everything Lemon at the 15th Annual Lemon Festival in downtown Chula Vista! The festival will be on Sunday, August 7th from 11am until 7pm. Celebrate the Chula Vista culture and heritage, as the city was once the self-proclaimed “Lemon Capital of the World”...
Date posted: 06/07/2011
Enjoy some great live performances outdoors under the stars all summer long in San Diego. The Point Loma Summer Concerts are back and this year with an even better lineup and eclectic array of entertainment. These concerts are perfect for a night of wholesome family fun or a relaxing evening...
Date posted: 05/03/2011
Celebrate all things Sicilian at a free all-day event in San Diego’s hip and historic Little Italy. The 18th Annual Sicilian Festival will be on Sunday, May 22 from 10am to 6pm. Minutes from downtown San Diego and a short walking distance from the harbor, this festival is perfect for friends...
Date posted: 04/04/2011
Hillcrest, San Diego CA— Gather up your friends and get ready to satisfy your culinary cravings as you take part in the tastiest event of the season! This year’s Taste of Hillcrest will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from Noon to 4:00 PM and will feature your old, new and soon-to-be favorites.
Date posted: 02/07/2011
Sam "The Cooking Guy" is a Today Show regular with 12 Emmys, two TV shows, two cookbooks and a third on the way.
Date posted: 01/05/2011
This year’s Tet Festival features a variety of lively events and will run for three days beginning on Friday, January 28, at 5 p.m.
Date posted: 12/03/2010
The inaugural New Year’s Eve Downtown Countdown gets started on December 31, 2010, at 8 p.m. at the Historic Horton Plaza.
Date posted: 11/13/2010
The Old Globe Theater 2010 production of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is an annual holiday classic.
Date posted: 10/07/2010
The 7th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival will be held from November 17 through November 21 in a five-day celebration of fine wine and food that will enliven every last one of your taste buds.
Date posted: 09/25/2010
Step back in time at the 10th Annual Fall Back Festival on November 7, 2010. The Children’s Cultural and Historic Street Faire will take place in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Date posted: 08/31/2010
The 10th Annual Dos Equis XX Monster Bash is the biggest Halloween bash in San Diego, closes down several streets and gives away a $3,000 cash prize for the best costume of the night.
Date posted: 07/16/2010
On Sunday, Oct. 10, whether you’re an avid car enthusiast or just a casual admirer, the Gaslamp's Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase will have a little something for everybody. This exciting event will feature everything from European Exotics and American Legends to Special Interest cars...
Date posted: 06/12/2010
Every fall the San Diego Film Festival is one of the hottest tickets in town. Featuring five days of premieres and five nights of parties, this exciting event basically takes over the Gaslamp Quarter.
Date posted: 05/28/2010
An opening reception gala will be held at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery on Aug. 28 to celebrate the commencement of the sixth annual Art of Photography Show.
Date posted: 04/08/2010
Come party with Ron Artest, his celebrity friends, and a 1000+ of your fellow L.A. Laker fans as they celebrate the World Championship. Ron will also be performing his song "Champions" along with other tracks from his upcoming album.
Date posted: 03/11/2010
From March 20 thru April 11 you and the whole family can hop aboard the Berkeley Ferryboat for daily nautical demonstrations and all sorts of fun things to do.
Date posted: 02/04/2010
Arturo Sandoval performs with his band on Saturday Feb. 27 at the Birch North Park Theatre.
Date posted: 01/10/2010
On Jan. 30 one of the most popular operas ever written, La Bohème, will be performed at the San Diego Opera.
Date posted: 12/04/2009
On Saturday Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. the annual Mission Bay Christmas Parade of Lights and fireworks show will be on display.
Date posted: 11/01/2009
On Nov. 19 and 20 at the San Diego Wine & Culinary Center there will be wine tasting classes featuring discussions by award-winning winemakers, sommeliers and master sommeliers from around the world.