San Diego on a Budget: Cheap Eats & Freebies

There's a lot to love about America’s Finest City, from the miles of white sand beaches, iconic West coast sunsets, perpetual summer temperatures, and of course, the mouth watering Mexican food.

On a budget? No problem! Having fun and eating well in San Diego doesn't mean you have to break the bank. With the Savorite app, you can get up to 50% off your entire meal at some of San Diego's favorite local spots, no strings attached! Simply download the app and claim an offer at a nearby restaurant — that's it! When you pay for your meal, show the staff your in-app voucher to receive your discount.

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Explore the real San Diego

San Diego is a huge city with tons of charming hidden gems tucked throughout. Browse through this list to help you discover new local favorites on a budget:

1. Stroll around Seaport Village on a sunny afternoon. It's free to enter and enjoy the views of San Diego Bay and Downtown. This 14 acre shoreline park is full of shopping and dining options as well as open lawn areas to chill out and relax. Come for picnics, lawn games, fly a kite, and grab a bite to eat as you watch the boats pass you by. With the Savorite app, you can save big at the following eateries — Margarita’s Kitchen Cantina, San Diego Burger Company, Tuk Tuk Eatery, The Something Sweet Shop and Hi Poke!

2. Stroll through Little Italy Mercato Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, year round (rain or shine). This market is San Diego County’s largest, filling five city blocks in the heart of Little Italy. Support local and shop at local vendors or just walk through and take in the bustle of such a fun gathering event! While you're there, swing by Moe Coffee to get caffeinated and receive a special offer through the Savorite app.

3. Pack a basket and load up on your favorite goodies for a picnic at Sunset Cliffs National Park. The park is all coastline cliffs and offers the most beautiful sunsets over the Pacific! After, head on over to Voltaire Beach House in Ocean Beach and carry on the good vibes with happy-hour, sponsored by Savorite!

4. Feeling adventurous? How about a fun hike to a secret location with breathtaking views of La Jolla Shores. Try to find the Secret Swing by Birch Aquarium for an epic Instagram photo you won’t forget! If you're in the mood for some food, visit La Fresheria just a short drive away for a fresh and delicious meal that will replenish your body and mind. Our favorites are their smoothies, fruit juices, wraps and sandwiches. Find them on the Savorite app for an added bonus!

5. Explore the grounds of Liberty Station and enjoy some of the many activities it has to offer. It's home to stylish bars, restaurants, boutiques and even some art galleries and small museums. You'll also find Liberty Public Market, filled with gourmet eateries and shops to satisfy everyone's cravings. Check our some of our partners like Pasta Design, Mama Made Thai, Bao Bar and Cecelia’s Taqueria.

San Diego is a city that has proven it has it all and it can be extremely affordable to explore with local secrets like the Savorite app. There are so many fun trips to take and bites to try, the possibilities are endless. If you're a local trying to find new spots or just planning a vacation, let Savorite help you enjoy all this beautiful city has to offer!

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