It is a blast living in San Diego because there are many fun and exciting activities to participate in all year round. Vacationing in San Diego is great because there are many free activities that will keep the entire family entertained morning, noon, and night. Here are 15 free things to do in San Diego year around and for the entire family.
1. If you like the water then, head off to see San Diego’s many beaches; at the beach people can swim, collect sea shells, or just lay out in the sun. All of San Diego’s beaches are free to the public.
2. La Jolla is Spanish for “the jewel”, and at La Jolla Cove people can see a sunset over the ocean. The colors of the sunset are beautiful like sherbet or a rainbow.
3. Seaport Village is a great place to walk around and view the boats out on San Diego’s harbor. People can also window shop and listen to hours of free entertainment at Seaport Village.
4. San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is a great place to see Victorian architecture. The Gaslamp Quarter is also filled with art galleries and boutiques.
5. Flying a kite can be done in San Diego as well as in England, in the movie Mary Poppins. This can be done at Mission Bay Park.
6. Balboa Park is a great location to enjoy a free organ concert at the Spreckles Organ Pavilion. The Organ Pavilion has been a San Diego landmark since 1914. I am a music lover so I visit this attraction often.
7. Old Town in San Diego represents much of San Diego’s rich history. Old Town has many historic buildings such as a blacksmith shop, Stewart House, and the oldest schoolhouse in San Diego.
8. If people love to bike or jog then, please visit Mission Bay Park’s many trails because while jogging or biking people can enjoy the scenic views of San Diego.
9. Since I watch the Olympics every two years, I recommend visiting the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. This center training fields, tracks, and athletic dorms. The Copley Visitors Center offers tours daily.
10. Astronomy lovers will jump at the chance to visit the Ruben H Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park on the first Wednesday of each month. Big telescopes are set up so that visitors can see the stars in the night sky.
11. Go to Mt. Laguna and then take a nice hike and enjoy the fresh mountain air.
12. I love to go to the tide pools in Point Loma because I can see many wonderful sea creatures such as shore crabs and an octopus.
13. If you speak Spanish fluently or wish to brush up on your Spanish then, visit Tijuana, Mexico because the people are friendly and there is tons of window shopping to do.
14. San Diego’s museums are great especially the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla, Admission is free on the third Tuesday of every month. Its downtown location is free daily.
15. Scuba diving or snorkeling is a wet and wonderful adventure in San Diego.