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Kids Free San Diego

This October, San Diego is a Kid’s Paradise

Family Fun in the Sun

If you're happy and you know it, show it in San Diego this October when kids eat, stay, and play for free. With dozens of deals on hotels, activities, attractions, restaurants and more, it's the perfect time to create unforgettable family memories in San Diego. Plan your trip today!


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The best beaches, according to kids

San Diego's kid-sized, 70-mile sandbox

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The Best Activities in Mission Bay

Endless memories await families visiting Mission Bay's 27 miles of sandy shoreline during Kids Free San Diego.

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Best Kid-Approved Parks in San Diego

Some of the best places to play in San Diego

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25 Fun & Free Things to Do

San Diego offers a fun and inexpensive getaway, for kids and adults, any time of year

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SeaWorld San Diego

Come Face-to-Face with the Wonders of the Sea with the 8 can't-miss experiences

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Discover wide-open wonder with these 10 wild adventures

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LEGOLAND® California Resort

Let your imagination lead the way with these 8 awesome adventures

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Explore These Awesome Museums

Where learning is more like recess

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Californian Tall Ship Adventure.

Jan 9 - ongoing

The Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you to join us for Tall Ship adventure sailing! This is a four-hour adventure history sail aboard the schooner Californian.
The Californian is a replica of a gold rush era revenue cutter and the Official Tall Ship of the State of California.

Arrive early to take in your general admission visit to the entire fleet and exhibits, then set sail! 

Join the crew in sailing a traditionally rigged tall ship! Passengers will be invited to haul a line, man the helm and watch the crew as they scamper up and down the rigging to set and furl the sails. Listen as the Californian’s crew relates the history of sailing and exploration in San Diego, tales of whaling and sea otter trade, local sea battles, the art of ship’s gunnery, life at sea and more.

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America's Schooner Cup Sail aboard State Tall Ship

Apr 1, 2023

Maritime Museum of San Diego, with an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels, will race the 142-foot schooner Californian in the 34th annual America’s Schooner Cup Saturday, hosted by Silver Gate Yacht Club. Californian, official tall ship of the state of California, and a signature historic vessel among the collection found at Maritime Museum of San Diego, won her first America’s Schooner Cup March 30, 2019.

 

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Oceans at Night

Mar 23, 2023

Birch Aquarium is launching Oceans at Night, a first-of-its-kind event that invites a 21+ audience to experience an immersive blend of art, science and technology after hours. The new monthly series celebrates the wonders and mysteries of the ocean after dark. 


Oceans at Night features interactive experiences highlighting ocean phenomena that occur at night including bioluminescence and biofluorescence, while creating a fun, adults-only atmosphere with live music, a glow lounge with life-sized games, glowing nighttime dives and epic ocean views. 

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The Specters & Sinners San Diego

Oct 18, 2022 - ongoing

The Adult-Only Specters & Sinners Nightly Walking Ghost Tour will showcase San Diego's former red light district, the Stingaree, and the history that lies within. This tour will also dive deep into some of San Diego's downtown hauntings, while also exploring some of the city's most famous serial killers. Enjoy seeing the Tivoli Bar & Grill, the Lazy Hippo (Quong Building), the Horton Grand Hotel, and the Montijo Building just to name a few.

Ghost City Tours are guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck as you stroll through the dark & haunted sides of San Diego's rich history.

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The best beaches, according to kids

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The Best Activities in Mission Bay

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Best Kid-Approved Parks in San Diego

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25 Fun & Free Things to Do

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Can't Miss Attractions

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SeaWorld San Diego

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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LEGOLAND® California Resort

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Explore These Awesome Museums

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What's On

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Californian Tall Ship Adventure.

Jan 9 - ongoing
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America's Schooner Cup Sail aboard State Tall Ship

Apr 1, 2023
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Oceans at Night

Mar 23, 2023
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The Specters & Sinners San Diego

Oct 18, 2022 - ongoing
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