Vacations and day trips can get pricey, but San Diego makes it easy to plan an affordable route around the city that’s still tons of fun for kids. Use these tips and important things to know before you go to minimize spending while maximizing adventure!
Take Advantage of Kids Days
Many museums and other notable attractions have dedicated kids days, where children under a certain age can enter for free or reduced admission. In addition to Kids Free in October, some attractions hold kids days throughout the year, so be sure to check their official websites for more information.
Save More With the Go City San Diego Pass
Interested in visiting top attractions and trying beach day activities with the kids, but still looking to keep costs low?
With a Go City San Diego pass purchased using our discount code, GVSD5OFF, you can get major discounts on admission to some of San Diego’s Top Kid-Friendly Attractions, plus savings on rentals for surfboards, kayaks, and other gear. While not completely free, buying discounted passes for the whole family is a budget-friendly way to do a lot without spending a fortune.
Some of our favorite attractions for kids that are included on the Go City San Diego pass are the New Children’s Museum, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Maritime Museum, Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma and of course the world-famous San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park.
Explore the Great Outdoors
The vast majority of San Diego’s nature parks, beaches, and other outdoor attractions are completely free to visit.
Thanks to the sunny year-round weather, you’ll likely want to spend as much time outdoors as possible, so this is a perfect match if you’re planning a budget-friendly vacation! This includes everything from exploring parks to walking around Seaport Village.