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Kids Free San Diego

This October, San Diego is a Kid’s Paradise

Photo By Alison Vagnini

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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Kid-Friendly Bike Rides

Warm weather coupled with beautiful scenery makes San Diego the perfect place for family bike rides

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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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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jul 11 - Sep 5, 2022

Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo. Come "rock and roar" every day this summer with live music and other amazing entertainment experiences. There's so much to do, see and hear at Nighttime Zoo - it's a good thing summer hours are longer!

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Wildlife Explorers Basecamp

Mar 11, 2022 - ongoing

Opening March 11th 2022

Welcome to four acres of wildlife adventure, all with one amazing goal: to encourage young Wildlife Explorers to learn about nature, actively play, encounter new species, and develop an empathy for wildlife. At Basecamp you can interact, climb, scramble, and jump in innovative nature play areas. Visit habitats from around the world from the desert dunes and old forest to the marsh meadows and lush rainforest. Learn by doing. And through a variety of one-of-a-kind experiences with animals, you’ll connect like never before to the natural world, and understand the importance of conserving wildlife. A world of explorative play and adventure awaits Wildlife Explorers of every age and size.

Feel what it’s like to be wild at Wildlife Explorers Basecamp.

Only at the San Diego Zoo.

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San Diego Zoo Food, Wine and Brew Celebration 2022

Sep 17, 2022

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 (Adult-only event.  Must be 21 years of age or older)

The party is wild, the bites and sips are delicious! At this one-of-a-kind tasting event, Southern California's best food, wine, and beer are mixed with live entertainment and dancing, all served at the World-Famous San Diego Zoo.


Your good time does good for the planet, too, when you come out to support and save wildlife. With food, drink, and fun included, this all-inclusive night is not-to-be-missed. It's the tastiest event to help wildlife: Join us in celebrating our passion for nature and creating a world where all life thrives!

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Californian Tall Ship Adventure.

Feb 16 - 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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The best beaches, according to kids

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Kid-Friendly Bike Rides

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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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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jul 11 - Sep 5, 2022
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Wildlife Explorers Basecamp

Mar 11, 2022 - ongoing
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San Diego Zoo Food, Wine and Brew Celebration 2022

Sep 17, 2022
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Californian Tall Ship Adventure.

Feb 16 - ongoing
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