With so many family-friendly events happening in October, it’s a great time to visit San Diego with kids!
In addition to the activities listed here, there are plenty of other businesses that offer free services or deals for families in October. When planning your itinerary, be sure to check in advance with each business to see if they are offering any kid-friendly specials as this has been a yearly event in San Diego for some time.
Kids Stay Free and Eat Free
Many of the best family-friendly hotels in San Diego will let kids stay for free or eat for free at their on-site restaurants during the month of October.
Some standalone restaurants also offer special deals for kids and families throughout October, with free meals or specialty menu items.
Kids Get Free Equipment Rentals in October
Many equipment rental companies also offer deals during this time, so kids can enjoy things like free bike rentals, surf lessons, kayak rentals, speedboat rides, and much more. This is a great way to take advantage of San Diego’s amazing weather at affordable prices.
An Adult Purchase may be Required for Each Free Kid
It’s important to note that you may need at least one paid adult ticket, meal, or rental at most of these attractions in order for kids to enjoy their free perks.
However, these attractions still offer plenty of fun things for adults to do as well, so don’t worry - you’ll still get plenty of great value while making family memories!
Getting to the Free Activities During your Visit
When visiting San Diego with kids, a car rental is often the best option, as there are some popular attractions that are not accessible by public transit. However, the San Diego Trolley does connect many popular neighborhoods, such as Downtown San Diego, Old Town, Little Italy, Pacific Beach, University City, Chula Vista, and more.
San Diego ride shares like Uber and Lyft can also provide an easy way to get around during your visit.