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Hipmunk Hotels: Affordable Hotels in Eugene, Chula Vista, and more!

Eugene Cascades Raptor Center Photo by Charles Arcudi via Trover.com
Written by Carl Hedinger

Photo by Charles Arcudi via Trover.com

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Vacation time is near and you have no idea where to go. Take yourself and your family to the Pacific coast! There are tons of things to do in these cities, so an important first step is finding a cheap place to stay. Discover affordable hotels in Eugene, Burbank, and more along the Oregon and California coast.

Eugene, Oregon

Visit Eugene and stay at Red Lion Inn & Suites Eugene, next to the University of Oregon and close to Autzen Stadium. Hendricks Park and Owen Rose Garden are close by; they’re great options for flower lovers in search of a cozy walk. If you’re interested in Eugene for adventure, seek out the Willamette River Trail or hikes on Mount Pisgah. Cascades Raptor Center is a short drive from the city center and perfect for all ages.

Ashland, Oregon

Find time to explore Ashland. Relax at Ashland Springs Hotel near Southern Oregon University for a convenient base. From there, you can get out and enjoy Lithia Park for a walk, swim, and more! Many people come to Mount Ashland for skiing and snowboarding, but this small city offers plenty of indoor options. ScienceWorks Hands On-Museum will keep the kids happy, while Weisinger Family Winery makes for a romantic night out.

Burbank, California

For those wanting to see the stars in action, Burbank has it all. Save money for the tours and performances by booking at Ramada Inn Burbank Airport. Catch Team Coco if you have tickets in advance for the Conan O’Brien Show. The tiny yet informative Martial Arts History Museum offers an exhibit and artifact collection that will keep anyone entertained. Live performance-goers should start at the Falcon Theatre for an intimate setting and high quality shows.

Manhattan Beach, California

Book a hotel in Manhattan Beach for your next destination and join the many stars who call this beachfront community “home”. There are a lot of choices, but Hi View Inn & Suites is the best mix of affordability and comfort. From there, you’ll have easy access to the beach for volleyball, surfing, and walks along the pier. Roundhouse Aquarium at the end of the pier offers educational opportunities for visitors, with its exhibits and touch tanks.

Chula Vista, California

The city of Chula Vista lures tons of visitors each year with attractions like Living Coast Discovery Center and the Aquatica water park. You can stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego South – Chula Vista, where you’ll save money without sacrificing the amenities of a traditional hotel. Head out to the Otay Ranch Town Center for a day of shopping, or a romantic sunset walk at Chula Vista Bayside Park. Get a behind the scenes look at our nation’s finest athletes at ARCO Olympic Training Center.

With a mix of affordability and comfort, these hotels will keep you happy while spending time in some of the Pacific coast’s finest small cities. Are you ready to get out there and explore Eugene, Chula Vista, and more? Enjoy your trip!

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About the author

Carl Hedinger

I'm a writer and recovering American expat who shares my family's travels through life. Follow our adventures here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.