Go local and save big on summer fun! From restaurants offering take-out discounts to hotels with some of their lowest prices (ever!), San Diego businesses are offering some sweet deals too good to pass up. With many still recovering from Covid-19 closures, it’s the perfect time to support your family’s favorite local spots and save a buck while you’re at it. Now that’s a win-win! Ready to eat, play and stay for less? Scroll on for the details.

photo: Cohn Restaurant Group

Take-Out Tuesday

While the status of in-restaurant dining remains fluid, takeout is still the name of the game this summer. Cohn Restaurant Group has joined the The Great American Takeout movement and is currently offering 20% off pick-up takeout orders on Tuesdays. Participating restaurants include Zig Zag Pizza Pie, Draft Republic La Jolla, C Level, Pacific Social, Coaster Saloon and Del's Hideout. No cooking for you and saving money is a dinnertime score.

Online: cohnrestaurants.com

photo: Zack Benson

Happy Hour at Liberty Public Market

If there's anything we could all use right now, it's a little more happiness in our life. Enter Liberty Public Market's Famous $5 Happy Hour. Every Monday from 3-6 p.m., $5 offers can be found from Liberty Market Vendors, Messhall Bar and Bottlecraft. With so many good eats available, even the pickiest eater in your crew will be full and happy.

Online: libertystation.com

photo: LEGOLAND Hotel

Last Minte LEGOLAND Hotel

While LEGOLAND theme park has been closed due to Covid-19 this summer, LEGOLAND Hotel has reopened and is offering some of their lowest summer room rates ever. Your LEGO-loving kid will flip for themed rooms including Ninjago, Pirates, Adventure and LEGO-Friends. While those coveted bricks won't be in the communal areas, they will be in guest rooms and in a welcome gift for each child. Families can still enjoy the pool, LEGO decor everywhere and fun activities like the in-room treasure hunt. Better move quick on this deal, room rates are $169 for most nights through September 3rd. 

Bonus! For a limited time LEGOLAND Hotel guests, Annual Pass Members and customers who make a $25 minimum purchase at The Big Shop will have an opportunity to explore three cities in Miniland U.S.A.

Online: legoland.com

Half-off at Humphrey's Half Moon Inn

What's better than a night away? Two! Humphrey's Half Moon Inn on Shelter Island is offering a 'buy one night, get the next night at 50% off' hotel deal on travel dates through December. Settle into tropical resort-style vibes with marina views, sparkling pool, lush foliage and nights by the fire pit. Paradise at half off!

Online: halfmooninn.com

Freebies at Belmont Park

Belmont Park in Mission Beach is reopened and ready for family fun! Head to this beachfront amusement park on Thursdays when you'll receive a free beach towel with the purchase of an attractions wristband. Before you plan your family fun day out, order a Belmont Park Restaurants gift card online and receive a $100 value for $75 (allow 7-10 days for delivery). That way you can nosh on good eats at a discount after you've played the day away. Gift card is good at Draft, Cannonball, Beach House, Draft Coffee or El Jefe Tacos.

Online: belmontpark.com

photo: San Diego Zoo

Kids Free at the San Diego Zoo

You'll have to wait until October for this deal, but let's face it - by this point we're all pretty skilled at waiting patiently. San Diego Zoo and Safari Park will again host its Kids Free Month from Oct. 1-31, 2020. Kids, ages 3 to 11, get free admission when accompanied by a paying adult. This popular event will let your little ones run wild with more than 4,000 animals on over 100-acres. In the meantime, check out their website for too cute virtual animal cams, or buy tickets to support the Zoo and Safari Park this summer before you save big in October.

Online: sandiegozoo.org

Daycation with San Diego Sailing Tours

Grab your 'quaranteam' and get out on the water for an epic summer day to remember. San Diego Sailing Tours is currently offering an Endless Summer Special for $599. During this private (and kid-friendly!) sail, the Captain will provide information about local history as you sail past Downtown, Point Loma, and Coronado Island. This 3-hour summer daycation includes refreshing beverages and snacks, with your first glass of wine or local craft beer complimentary. Your personal yacht for the day stretches 36 ft., so there's plenty of room for your whole crew to relax and soak in those Pacific views. Cheers to the good life!

Online: sandiegosailingtours.com

––Kerry Cushman

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