Deals in San Diego

San Diego Guide

With an average temperature in the 70s and few days when the sun isn’t shining at full strength, San Diego risks being pigeonholed as just another paradise on the Pacific. But America’s Finest City—as locals like to call it—is so much more than good weather. It’s a culturally rich metropolis that encompasses 18 cities, towns, and neighborhoods, each with its own distinct flavor.

European explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was the first to stumble upon San Diego’s miles of white-sand beaches in 1542. He christened the area San Miguel, but a second wave of explorers arrived six decades later and renamed it San Diego in honor of one of their vessels. The new name stuck, and widespread settlement began in 1769. After a brief stint under Mexico’s rule, San Diego joined the United States along with the rest of California in 1850.

San Diego still retains close ties to Mexico, and the city even shares a border with Tijuana. Together, the two cities form a metropolitan area in which 1.3 million people reside on the San Diego side alone. Mexican culture still pervades neighborhoods such as Old Town, where five ancient buildings remain from the city’s time as a Mexican pueblo.

Some of Old Town’s modern shops also pay homage to the past. At Toby’s Candle & Soap Shop, you can make your own candles the old-fashioned way, and Covered Wagon sells a wide array of Native American jewelry. Neighborhood eateries such as Barra Barra Saloon reflect the city’s Mexican heritage, but others highlight its diversity with Italian, Thai, and Japanese cuisines.

The Gaslamp Quarter is another colorful neighborhood that strikes a balance between modern and historical entertainments. Lined with restored Victorian-era edifices, the Quarter lures in outsiders with its seemingly endless array of locally owned boutiques, eclectic restaurants, bars, and art galleries. The Chuck Jones gallery exemplifies the neighborhood’s diversity and showcases sketches of some of the artist’s most famous characters, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. 

The trendy restaurant has blown-glass pendant lights and culinary paintings by a local artist, so it's an enticing atmosphere for any dining party.
 

The Wellness Lounge – Up to 50% Off Massage or Chiroprassage

Kearny Mesa

$100 $50

Massage incorporating Swedish, deep-tissue, or sports techniques, or Chiroprassage with chiropractic adjustment and medical massage

Up to 73% Off Keratin Treatments

North Park

$250 $99

Clients select from three different strengths of Global Keratin formulas to infuse strands with smoothness and shine for up to four months

Up to $20 Off Haircut and Color at Clip Art Salon

Kensington

$50 $35

Cuts, coloring, and highlights make over looks

Half Off Haircut and Highlights

Porter & Hudson Salon

$130 $65

Stylist creates new looks with custom cuts and adds depth with optional highlights

Up to 69% Off Haircut Package at Studio Ling

Mission Valley East

$95 $29

An experienced stylist nourishes locks with a deep-conditioning treatment and snips a new 'do

Up to 54% Off Haircut Packages

San Diego

$50 $25

Stylists revamp 'dos with cuts and color or highlights

55% Off Haircut and Color Packages

Pacific Beach

$400 $180

Hairstylist Lizzie Moffit lengthens locks with professional hair extension installation service

Up to 67% Off Women's Cut and Color Packages

Hillcrest

$150 $49

Haircolorist specializing in highlights, lowlights, and ombre techniques for natural or dramatic color transformations

Up to 58% Off Haircuts

Park West

$65 $27

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Highly trained stylists massage scalp and neck before haircut, which includes shampoo, conditioner, and blow-dry style

55% Off Coloring/Highlights

Hillcrest

$125 $56

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

45% Off Services

Village

$80 $44

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 51% Off Hair Services

Kensington

$65 $39

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In a European-style salon, Brazilian Blowout or Keratin treatment smooths hair; cut with optional highlights revamp locks

Up to 58% Off Haircut or Waxing Services

Pacific Beach

$25 $12

Stylists and aestheticians enhance faces and bodies with stylish haircuts, waxing services, and sun-kissed highlights