Kids Free San Diego October 2022 with Bigtime Savings
Throughout October, dozens of San Diego hotels, restaurants, attractions, museums, tours and transportation companies offer families the chance to relax in San Diego while saving big. the 11th annually”Kids Free San Diegooffers parents the opportunity to expand their smiles and wallets with a variety of unique offers for children, ranging from free entry to local attractions, free meals at restaurants, welcome offers and experiences at area hotels and much more.
With world-class family attractions, endless land and water activities, a rich arts and culture scene, and delicious cuisine, San Diego is consistently ranked as one of the top family travel destinations in the United States.
In October, when the summer crowds subside and the warm weather lingers, families can enjoy a variety of fun activities at discounted prices.
Below are the highlights of season 11th annual Kids Free San Diego month for affordable family vacations.
Big savings on big attractions
Home to world-class attractions like the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California Resort, San Diego is offering families big discounts with admission deals to its popular theme parks this October.
The San Diego Zoo offers free admission for children 11 and under when accompanied by a paying adult and offers families the perfect opportunity to experience the zoo’s recently opened Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp. Guests can interact, clamber, clamber and jump in four innovative natural play areas and visit habitats from around the world, from desert dunes and wild forests to swamp meadows and rainforest.
Children aged 3 to 9 years get free entry Sea World San Diego with a fully-paid adult ticket to allow families to attend the park’s exciting spooktacular event, which runs through October 31, 2022. Kids should pack their costumes so they can take part in an exciting trick-or-treat candy trail with flavored food and drinks, amazing animals, exciting coasters and more.
LEGOLAND California Resort offers free entry for children aged 2 to 12 with paid entry for adults. Families can enjoy more than 60 rides, shows and attractions and fun in the sun at LEGOLAND Water Park and relax at the SEA LIFE® aquarium right next door. New for 2022 is the world’s first interactive LEGO® Ferrari Build and Race attraction, featuring a life-size Ferrari F40 model developed by the LEGO® Group. Build and Race has three zones that offer different obstacles and challenges for the drivers trying to set the fastest time.
Hotels across San Diego, from budget to luxury getaways, are also offering free meals, special experiences and welcome gifts for kids this October.
On the shores of Mission Bay and just steps from San Diego’s famous Mission Beach, Bahia resort hotel offers families an exciting getaway where children under 12 get a free meal for every paid adult admission at Dockside 1953, which offers creative coastal cuisine and home cooking. Resort guests can also tour Mission Bay courtesy of Bahia’s local partner, Action Sport Rentals, who offer complimentary paddleboard or kayak rentals with the purchase of an adult paddleboard or kayak session of an hour or longer.
With the family friendly Paradise Point Resort & Spa At Mission Bay, kids 12 and under can play, shop, or eat for free with a special $50 “island credit.” Credit can be used toward ice cream, a gift shop toy, bike rentals, and more.
Located on the cliffs of the village with panoramic views of the Pacific Coast and centrally located in the village of La Jolla, La Valencia Hotel gives children under 12 an exclusive activity kit upon check-in, which includes a carry-along bag, details for an exciting scavenger hunt, and an activity book. Families can also relax on the ocean-view terrace, which features a heated pool and spa.
After a fun-filled day on the town, parents can sample San Diego’s diverse culinary scene while kids eat free at participating family-friendly restaurants.
The ultimate waterfront outdoor venue in downtown San Diego, Carnitas Snack Shack Embarcadero, is known for its relaxed atmosphere, pork-centric menu, and specially crafted cocktails. Families can enjoy panoramic views of the San Diego skyline and Bay and walk to many of the area’s most popular attractions including The Headquarters, Seaport Village, Gaslamp Quarter and the USS Midway. Throughout October, Snack Shack is offering one free kid’s meal for children 12 and under per paying adult.
Located in the popular Little Italy Food Hall on the busy Piazza della Famiglia. hamburger offer families the opportunity to enjoy the favorite burgers of Sam the Cooking Guy fans. Children 12 and under receive a free child’s meal with the purchase of an adult meal.
After exploring the historic sites of Old Town San Diego, parents can relax with a margarita and traditional Mexican fare Casa Guadalajarawhile up to three children get one free meal from the kid’s menu per paid adult entry.
Offers for free admission to the San Diego Museum for children
Children have endless opportunities to learn while having fun at a variety of museums offering free admission for all children 12 and under in October.
Below are just a few of San Diego’s many kid-friendly museums to explore.
Head to North County San Diego, where kids can learn about the largest of California’s 21 missions: Mission San Luis Rey. The museum kicks off kid-free October with 3 free activities including adobe making, cochineal painting, and a rancho-era scavenger hunt. Children can also be the center of attention and learn how music is made Museum of Music Making. Children also have the opportunity to learn through doing and playing on a variety of hands-on instruments.
Families can spend hours exploring Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in North America, home to 17 museums, beautiful botanical gardens and exciting performing arts venues. Children get free entry to participating park museums, including the San Diego Japanese Friendship Gardena living work of Japanese art and culture, and the museum from uswhere everyone can explore a variety of interactive exhibits that highlight human stories spanning time and cultures.
This is one of the city center’s kid-friendly museums San Diego Maritime Museuma collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats and deep-sea submarines, and the USS Midway Museuma historical aircraft carrier equipped with exciting flight stimulators and real fighter jets. The new children’s museum stimulates imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through exciting encounters with contemporary art.
In October, kids can ride it on land or sea and explore San Diego for free on a variety of unique tours and fun activities.
Families can indulge in all the magic and tradition of Venice as they cruise the enchanting canals of the picturesque Coronado Cays in a private gondola The gondola company. A maximum of four children 12 years and under travel free on a paid cruise and must be accompanied by an adult.
One child under 17 travels free with a paying adult on one Whale Watching in San Diego Adventure. The staff’s marine biologists will be able to share countless wildlife facts about San Diego’s beautiful marine ecosystem with passengers of all ages. Each whale watching excursion lasts two and a half hours and offers the chance to see wildlife from the start. Guests can expect to see blue, humpback, minke and fin whales.
Kids can discover the historic side of San Diego Murder n’ Mayhem’s Embarcadero Waterfront Ghost Tour. During this 1-hour walking tour, families visit several of the Embarcadero’s most popular haunted locations while learning from spooky ghosts and hearing tales of spooky history. As an added bonus, guests can also haunt with paranormal and ghost investigative devices. One free child entry per paying adult.
For a complete list of Kids Free San Diego participants and their special offers, visit SanDiego.org/KidsFree.
All offers are valid from 1st to 31st October 2022 and age limits and other restrictions vary by venue and activity.
Visitors should review full offer details and terms and conditions before visiting an attraction at SanDiego.org/KidsFree.
For more information on what San Diego has to offer, including exciting vacation packages and valuable coupons for attractions, restaurants and more, visit the San Diego Tourism Authority website at www.sandiego.org.
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