Sometimes all we have is a "stay-cation" for one reason or another. More often then not, its due to lack of time for a proper vacation or lack of "mula" (money LOL).
If you are willing to forgo the luxuries of the Westin and get out of your comfort zone, I guarantee you will have a good time.
Lodging: DOLPHIN MOTEL ($60/night queen bed) *Rates may vary
HARAR ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT (North Park)
*Large Vegetarian Entrees go for about $9.99 (some less) and are sharable. Plus its fun to eat with your hands.
EL ZARAPE (University Heights)
*99 Cent Fish Tacos (which come highly recommended by many)
THE KEBAB SHOP (Downtown)
*Falafel $6.50, Kebab Dinner Plates $8-$10.
Walk around The Gaslamp Quarter
Rent bikes for $10 an Hr @ Wheel Fun Rentals
Visit the USS Midway if you feel like a little splurge ($18 Adults, $10 Kids) Flight Simulators $8 per person.
Enjoy your stay-cation!