Kids Free October in San Diego

San Diego is paradise for kids, especially during October. It’s Kids Free Month meaning kids can eat, stay, and play for free all month long! Kids can enjoy free meals at our on-site restaurant Firefly Eatery & Bar, admission to the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, LEGOLand California, and more! We’ve also partnered with Discover Mission Bay to celebrate kids with weekly activities like swimming with mermaids and lightsaber training. With amazing deals on restaurants, attractions, activities, and more, it’s the perfect time for a family vacation to San Diego. 


Kids Eat Free at Firefly Eatery & Bar 

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Kids can eat free all month long at our popular on-site restaurant. Kids 12 and under will receive a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. The beautiful views of the bay and private marina are best enjoyed with delicious, seasonal fare.


Fall Festivities With Discover Mission Bay 

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Every Saturday in October, we’ll be partnering with Discover Mission Bay to host a different event specifically for kids to enjoy! Little ones can enjoy swimming with mermaids, hula lessons and lei making with Moana, lightsaber training with Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, a SeaWorld plush giveaway, live music with Hurray Miss Marae, and fitness events with NXPT Fitness.  For more info, check out our Kids Free October Activities page. Check out a teaser of our calendar of events as well! 


Calendar of events onsite this October


Free Kids Admission at SeaWorld All Month (1.0 mile away)

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Known for spectacular shows, interactive attractions, aquariums, rides, educational programs, and more, SeaWorld can’t be missed. Kids receive free admission with each full-paid adult ticket. Enjoy fun and meaningful experiences spread across almost 200 acres on Mission Bay. Not only is SeaWorld participating in Kids Free Month, but they are also hosting several Halloween-themed attractions including their Spooktacular trick-or-treating event, the Halloween Dance Party, the Pumpkin Hunt, and more! 

San Diego Zoo (8 miles away)

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The San Diego Zoo is a must-see attraction for all ages! Up to 10 kids 11 and under will receive free admission with the purchase of one adult ticket. Marvel at the rare and fascinating animals while taking part in animal encounters and interactive experiences. The lively atmosphere provides entertainment for everyone. 


Balboa Park (8 miles away) 

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Explore everything Balboa Park has to offer this month with special deals for kids! Visit museums including the Museum of Us, the Natural History Museum, the San Diego Model Railroad Museum, the Air and Space Museum, and more. Other Balboa Park attractions include the Japanese Friendship Garden and the Fleet Science Center. With so many options for affordable fun, you’ll be able to spend the whole day at Balboa Park! 


LEGOLand California (32 miles away) 

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Spend a day at LEGOLand! During Kids Free Month, enjoy a free one-day park hopper ticket with a full paid ticket. With more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions, you’ll have a full day of family-fun at the interactive, hands-on theme park. Choose between LEGOLand and Water Park tickets or LEGOLand and SEA LIFE tickets. 


Spend Kids Free Month with us at The Dana on Mission Bay! We’re celebrating kids all month long with special events and deals you don’t want to miss. Check out our exclusive offers, and reserve your family vacation today.