Raising a family can be expensive, and many save up all year for a family vacation. Yet parents often have a difficult time locating destinations that are affordable and thus, often look for locations that have free children’s activities. While many desirable cities have children’s attractions, few have many free activities that children of various ages will find enjoyable. That’s not the case in San Diego. Besides the ideal weather, numerous public beaches, and perfect location which is convenient to other recreational areas, San Diego has a number of free, child focused activities that will delight the whole family. In addition, many San Diego hotels have packages allowing children to stay and eat free and free meals for children can also be found in various venues around the city.
Free Things to Do in San Diego: Children’s Activities
Often it’s hard to keep children entertained when on vacation especially when traveling on a shoe string budget. San Diego is just the place to visit if looking for enough children’s activities and attractions to keep the entire family entertained. Some of the top San Diego Family Attractions are listed below.
New Children’s Museum – Free the second Sunday of every month to all visitors, the museum was designed for children with extended hours and on these days offers special performances and activities in addition to the child friendly exhibits, interactive displays and large play space.
U.S Olympic Training Center – This 150 acre complex is dedicated to training future Olympians and has successfully sent a number of athletes to the Olympics since it was built in 1995. Free tours of the facility which include the opportunity for children (and adults) to talk to some of the trainers/coaches and athletes are offered Tuesday – Saturday (call for times) and self guided tours are allowed 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 7 days a week.
Old Town State Park – Free educational tours are provided of this large park which is the location of the original foundations of the city. Several buildings of interest remain within this area, but by far the favorite of children of all ages is the Whaley House, alleged to be the most haunted house in America.
San Diego Public Libraries – San Diego city and county libraries offer a variety of activities for children and is a perfect option for days when you may feel a bit … Read the rest