San Diego Hotels & Vacation Rentals for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving in San Diego

San Diego Vacation Rentals for Thanksgiving are a fantastic way to spend the holiday season. Located in Southern California, the city of San Diego is pleasantly warm, even in November, making it one of the few places in the United States where outdoor pursuits are on the cards. Check out the famous zoo, shop at the boutiques of Cedres Avenue and pick a fabulous place to celebrate with an exquisite meal.

Thanksgiving in San Diego: Top Accommodations

Recreational vehicle (RV) ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Point Loma Heights, San Diego, California, United States
from $47
Airbnb
5.0
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Condo ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
University Heights, San Diego, California, United States
from $46
Airbnb
5.0
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Clairemont Mesa West, San Diego, California, United States
from $46
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Bungalow ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Bay Terraces, San Diego, California, United States
from $47
Airbnb
4.8
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Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Mira Mesa, San Diego, California, United States
from $42
Airbnb
4.9
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Bed & Breakfast ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Mira Mesa, San Diego, California, United States
from $38
Airbnb
4.8
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Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Mira Mesa, San Diego, California, United States
from $29
Airbnb
4.7
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Private room ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Mira Mesa, San Diego, California, United States
from $42
Airbnb
4.9
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Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Mira Mesa, San Diego, California, United States
from $43
Airbnb
4.5
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Where to Dine for Thanksgiving in San Diego

Forgo the stress that normally comes with the holiday season. Book San Diego hotels for Thanksgiving and dine out at one the city's fantastic restaurants on the big day. From cozy family-run eateries to opulent hotels who really put on a show - San Diego has something for every budget and taste.

  • 1. Kitchen 1540

    This fine restaurant serves up a luxury spin on Thanksgiving lunch with delicious choices such as salmon and quail egg for a starter, heritage turkey for the main event and a succulent apple cake dessert. Service starts mid-afternoon and runs through until the evening.

  • 2. Farmer's Bottega

    This fabulously chic, rustic-style eaterie is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving. Dishes here are not exactly traditional but are equally scrumptious and filling. Menu highlights include rack of lamb, flat iron pork and oxtail ravioli.

  • 3. The Grant Grill

    Diners can choose to eat from the buffet, dine on a 4-course meal or request a bespoke catering package at the Grant Grill. The buffet is excellent value and has an array of offerings like braised smoked pork belly and roasted yams. Dine at the Grant Grill and the live entertainment and valet parking are thrown in for free.

Best Places to Stay for Thanksgiving in San Diego

Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Clairemont Mesa East, San Diego, California, United States
from $42
Airbnb
4.7
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Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Mira Mesa, San Diego, California, United States
from $45
Airbnb
4.8
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Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Mira Mesa, San Diego, California, United States
from $44
Airbnb
5.0
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Where to Shop on Thanksgiving Weekend in San Diego

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to bag yourself a bargain or browse the shops for that perfect Christmas gift. San Diego has stores aplenty for every budget and shopping destinations which vary from the impressive Las Americas Premium Outlets to the independent beachfront stores of Cedros Avenue.

  • 1. Fashion Valley

    Located in Mission Valley, this is the place to go if you want to bag a Thanksgiving bargain on high-end fashion items from upscale stores. It offers a wonderful elite shopping experience and the offers around the holiday are the perfect opportunities to secure a great deal.

  • 2. Cedros Avenue Design District

    This kitsch, beachfront district is lined with over 85 one of a kind stores selling everything from jewelry to homeware. It's the perfect spot to pick-up a San Diego souvenir or find that ideal gift for the coming Christmas celebrations.

  • 3. Downtown La Jolla

    This downtown district located at the corner of Girard Avenue and Prospect Street is the ultimate boutique shopping destination. From beautiful antiques to exquisite jewelry, La Jolla delivers on the ultimate retail experience and it always does it in style.

Recommended Accommodations for Thanksgiving in San Diego

Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Point Loma Heights, San Diego, California, United States
from $41
Airbnb
5.0
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Private room ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Linda Vista, San Diego, California, United States
from $41
Airbnb
4.7
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Private room ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Mira Mesa, San Diego, California, United States
from $32
Airbnb
4.4
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Best Activities for Families Spending Thanksgiving in San Diego

Spend quality time with the entire family when you book San Diego hotels for Thanksgiving. From exploring the zoo with its varied population of wild animals to the tide pool ecosystems at the beach or getting your skates on at the Hotel del Coronado - there's fun to be had for all the family.

  • 1. The Hotel del Coronado Ice Rink

    Despite being in Southern California, San Diego is home to an impressive ice rink overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The hotel's famous lawn is transformed into a stunning rink and the building itself is wonderfully lit and makes for a magnificent backdrop to this family-friendly activity.

  • 2. San Diego Zoo

    The world famous zoo is open across the holiday season and is a fantastic place to take the family to have fun and learn about nature and the ecosystem. Many of the animals are introduced in child-friendly ways with pictures and text they can understand.

  • 3. Thanksgiving Day 5k

    Father Joe's Villages is an incredibly important charity in the local area their 5k Thanksgiving race is a fantastic way to support them. You can jog or just walk the pleasant course through the pretty Balboa Park and once you cross the finish line there's an array of refreshments, live music and entertainment and a beer garden for the adults.

Top Offers for Thanksgiving in San Diego

Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Point Loma Heights, San Diego, California, United States
from $47
Airbnb
5.0
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Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
University City, San Diego, California, United States
from $46
Airbnb
3.0
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Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Teralta East, San Diego, California, United States
from $45
Airbnb
5.0
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