Cheap Family Friendly Activities in PB (Pacific Beach)
San Diego’s sunny weather combined with numerous outdoor activities and a casual, laid back atmosphere makes Pacific Beach a local tourist destination. If your family is planning a day or two in Pacific Beach, you’d be glad to know that the beach community is full of inexpensive activities for your whole family to enjoy.
The number one draw of Pacific Beach is the beach. This free activity will provide your family with an entire day of fun and relaxation. At the beach, you can catch some waves or sun, walk along the shore, swim, build sand castles or throw around a football. If you’re looking for a surf or body board to ride the waves, they can be rented from various shops on Crystal Pier.
Walking or riding bikes along the boardwalk at Pacific Beach is also a fun, inexpensive activity for families. At Crystal Pier, visitors can rent bikes and rollerblades to cruise along the miles of paved pathways that connect Pacific Beach to Mission Beach. Riders (or walkers) can enjoy views of the beach or head east and savor the quiet and peaceful surroundings of the bay.
Had Enough Fun in the Sun?
Another inexpensive recreational family activity is to visit and have a picnic at a nearby park. Many of these parks are near either the bay or the beach and they give your children the space they need to play. The parks are equipped with tables and barbeques, providing a great setting for a dinner out.
If your family needs a break from the outdoor activities, browsing and window shopping in Pacific Beach’s many small shops are other inexpensive family activities. Many of these small, boutique shops sell a variety of items from clothing to souvenirs. Some local artists also have galleries in Pacific Beach, offering art pieces that reflect the beauty of the neighboring ocean.
Budget conscious families who stay at the cheap Pacific Inn in downtown San Diego near the beach are only minutes from these cheap Pacific Beach activities.