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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!


Kids Free San Diego is Back This October!

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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

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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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December Nights

Dec 2 - Dec 3, 2022

Join us on Dec. 2 and 3 for the City of San Diego's largest free holiday festival in beautiful Balboa Park. 

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Sea Monsters: Delving into the Deep Myth Exhibit

Sep 9, 2022 - ongoing

Come see what Natural Philosophers thought about Sea Monsters in the Victorian age. The new exhibit, Sea Monsters: Delving into the Deep Myth, staged aboard the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India, is a call to explorers of all ages. Do you believe Sea Monsters actually exist? Where do you find Sea Monsters? Why do we believe in Sea Monsters? Come to discover, make time to play.

This new educational, entertaining and interactive exhibit is fresh, fun,and eye-catching, complete with dramatic Kraken-inspired tentacles climbing across the yards and rigging of the legendary and inconic ship, Star of India.

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Parade of Lights Viewing Party

Dec 18, 2022

Save the Date: Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. PDT

Join us as we view the 52nd Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights from the flight deck of the USS Midway on Dec. 18, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Watch the only holiday boat parade in town and enjoy drink specials, Santa photo ops, Holiday treats and eats for sale, and more.

Let’s create "santamental" Christmas memories this holiday season at the best Christmas party in town. We look forward to seeing you!

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Wild Holidays at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Nov 25, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023

See the Safari Park in a whole new light! Take a holiday expedition of light and travel through places that glow and twinkle with holiday cheer. Holiday tunes set the mood, and seasonal food treats tempt you throughout your journey.

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November 25–27; December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17–23, and 26–January 1

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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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December Nights

Dec 2 - Dec 3, 2022
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Sea Monsters: Delving into the Deep Myth Exhibit

Sep 9, 2022 - ongoing
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Parade of Lights Viewing Party

Dec 18, 2022
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Wild Holidays at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Nov 25, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
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