Some staycation ideas for those looking to explore or escape on a budget.
- Omni baseball specials: The Omni San Diego is offering three "Take me out to the ballpark" packages for baseball fans who want a place to stay after a ballgame. Level 1 starts at $249 per night and includes a deluxe room, two general admission tickets, breakfast for two in the hotel restaurant or room service, valet parking for one car, and peanuts and Cracker Jack; Level 2 starts at $279 per night and includes a premium room, two field box tickets, breakfast for two in the hotel restaurant or room service, valet parking for one car, and peanuts and Cracker Jack; and Level 3 starts at $400 per night and includes a junior suite, two field box tickets, breakfast for two in McCormick & Schmick's or room service, valet parking for one car, and peanuts and Cracker Jack. Call 619-231-6664 or go to omnisandiegohotel.com.
- Desert Adventures for the summer: The 21-year-old eco-tour company has three eco-adventures on hand through the end of September in Southern California. The Faultline Express tours the San Andreas Fault on 90-minute tours at 8 and 10 a.m. daily. The Nightwatch Adventure adds stargazing to the fault tour on a three-hour trip; departure times depend on sunset. The Energy Vortex Adventure details the five energies that converge in Desert Hot Springs to create a positive-energy vortex; this tour is offered at 8 a.m. Thursdays. Call 888-440-5337 or 760-340-2345 or go to red-jeep.com.
- "Kidcations" in RB: Rancho Bernardo Inn has introduced a "Kidcations" program through May 31 and again June 19 through September. Kids will be welcomed with a gift bag full of stickers, a coloring pad, crayons and a travel game. Movies will be shown by the pool (so jump in and watch) with nachos, popcorn and lemonade, and kids can also enjoy the Wii Lounge. Many other activities are offered; call 800-770-7329 or go to ranchobernardoinn.com.
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