Family fun is even better when it's free. San Diego pulls out the stops for kids, with a month of free admission, free activities, and free dining during October. Most of the freebies require an accompanying adult admission, so grownups aren't left out of the fun.
Start your San Diego visit with a sightseeing tour. Kids are free on city tours by bus, bike, kayak, or boat. Encourage your kids' special interests with a photography or whale-watching tour.
Then move on to some of San Diego's best attractions. The little ones get free admission to major attractions including SeaWorld, Legoland, the San Diego Zoo, and the USS Midway Museum. Each of those attractions can easily fill an entire day with fun.
Although it's hard to step inside from San Diego's sunshine, we have plenty of museums with fun exhibits that kids enjoy. Head to Balboa Park for a collection of some of our finest museums, including the Museum of Photographic Art, the Fleet Science Center, the Museum of Natural History, and the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Take your time exploring the park after your museum visit; there are miles of trails you can hike or bike, also for free.
Kids get the chance to learn a new sport for free with free golf, fishing, and surfing, among other sports, during October.
Reliving a day of fun over dinner is often the best part of vacation. Your kids can join you for free at some of the best San Diego restaurants. During October, kids eat free at the Dana's very own restaurant. You'll get a free kids' entree along with an adult entree at Firefly. Enjoy your meal with a view of the bay while you plan your next day of free fun with the kids.