No matter where you vacation, you can always find fun things to do that won’t break your budget, and San Diego is no exception. The staff at the Pacific Inn, a family-friendly hotel near the San Diego Airport, suggests these six fun and cheap things to do in San Diego with the whole family.
1. Go to the beach.
As if we really need to tell you. San Diego is full of beaches, all of which are free to the public. La Jolla Beaches are some of the best in the city and La Jolla Shores has a large grassy area and playground for the kids.
2. Wander Seaport Village.
Downtown San Diego’s Seaport Village is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and free entertainment. Located on the San Diego Bay, you can enjoy the incredible view while you explore all the shops.
3. Tour the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
Grab the kiddos and head to Chula Vista for a free tour of the 150-acre U.S. Olympic Training Center where you can see the facilities and athlete dorms. Guided tours are given at the Copley Visitor Center starting at 11am on Saturdays. You can also choose to take self-guided tours daily from 9am to 4pm.
4. See the Big Bay.
Stretching 27 miles, The Big Bay is San Diego’s largest attraction. It features a variety of activities, such as parks, marinas, shops, and tons of restaurants. Take the inexpensive ferry from downtown to the Coronado landing and spend some time exploring the island.
5. Head to the San Diego Zoo.
The zoo can be a great family activity. Zoo parking is free, and there are a ton of animals to see. Save money on admission by checking online coupon sites. You can also check with your hotel to see if they offer any discount tickets or packages. The Pacific Inn and Suites offers 15% off your stay with purchase of Zoo tickets.
6. Visit Balboa Park.
Enjoy the Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture, and check out the variety of attractions in Balboa Park. The park includes, 15 museums, free daily tours, free organ concerts on Sundays, and beautiful gardens to explore.
If you’re bringing the whole family to San Diego, make the Pacific Inn & Suites your first choice. Aside from our great rates and being one of the few cheap hotels near the San Diego Convention Center, we also have a Kid’s Suite, which comes with bunk beds perfect for the children. Call a friendly Reservation Manager today at 1-800-571-2933 to inquire about our great rates and promotions.