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Planning a family vacation to San Diego? Don’t miss these activities that don’t cost you a dime, but are none the less memorable.

Balboa Park

VIEW OF BALBOA PARK DOME WITH THE TOWER TO THE LEFT SLIGHTLY BLURRED. DETAIL ON DOME TILE PATTERNS WITH BLUE SKYFor the past 100 years, Balboa Park has been a center of culture and education in San Diego with captivating museums, art shows, and gardens. While the museums have admission, the gardens and fountain are absolutely free. Balboa Park expands over several acres in San Diego with a multitude of biodiversity. Perfect for those who want to enjoy being outside and history.

The San Diego Waterfront

VIEW OF DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO PAST THE MIDWAY LOOKING AT THE LARGE KISSING STATUE FROM VIEW OF BEING ON THE WATER LOOKING TO DOWNTOWN.Want the most dynamic Bayside photos of the city? Then walk along Harbor Drive. It can take about an hour to cross from Sea Port Village, the original dock between the mainland and Coronado and now an adorable shopping center, around the Bay. Along the way you’ll see the U.S.S Midway, the Star of India, and pass by several shops and restaurants you might want to pop in for. Admire the sailing vessels bobbing along the Bay and Coronado not too far in the distance.

Coronado Beach

view of girl running, her back turned, along the beach. Point loma in background and the sun is setting with gentle yellow hues.Just find parking and make way to the sand. We highly recommend this beach for visitors. The beautiful Point Loma to the right and the famous Hotel Del to the left, this beach spot can’t be beat. After you’re done enjoying gentle and cool waves from the Pacific Ocean, walk around the downtown scene and check out the shops, food, and all time favorite Moo Time Icecream.


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