- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Fun & Free Things to Do in San Diego :)
Head to San Diego’s many beaches, all free to the public, to swim, body surf or hang-ten. Play in the sand, collect seashells or just bask in the sun.
Visit La Jolla Cove and see the magnificent sunset on the ocean. La Jolla Cove is one of the most spectacular natural settings in the world.
Visit downtown San Diego's Seaport Village for hours of free entertainment, leisurely strolling and window-shopping. Enjoy a laid-back day of hanging out in the grass and watching the many passing yachts and ships on picturesque San Diego Bay, or take in the sights from one of the many bay-view eateries.
Stroll through the 16½-block historic Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego and view the renovated turn-of-the-century Victorian architecture, home to boutiques, art galleries, specialty shops and more.
Fly a kite along the grassy field in the Tecolote Shores of Mission Bay Park, a 4,600-acre aquatic park. Here, away from trees and overhead wires, friends and family gather to launch colorful kites into the bay breezes.
Enjoy free organ concerts at 2 p.m. on Sundays at the Spreckels Organ Pavillion in Balboa Park. The Organ Pavillion features one of world’s largest outdoor pipe organs, a San Diego landmark since 1914, where organists play traditional favorites, waltzes and show tunes on enormous 32-foot pipes.
Visit Old Town and witness the living legacy of San Diego history. Guests are also invited to wander free through Old Town’s historic buildings, including the blacksmith shop, Seeley Stables, Stewart House, Estudillo House and the oldest schoolhouse in San Diego.
Bike or jog along Mission Bay Park’s many trails. Joggers and walkers share more than 20 miles of scenic running paths that wind through sunlight and shade near the shoreline and feature workout courses at planned stations along the route.
Visit the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista for a free tour of the 150-acre facility, including training fields and tracks, athlete dorms and the Otay Lake Reservoir. Tours are offered daily from the Copley Visitor Center between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m-3 p.m. on Sunday.
Take a scenic, one-hour drive to Mt. Laguna. Once there, hop out for an invigorating hike and enjoy the fresh mountain air whispering through the pines.
Step back in time with a stop in Julian, a century-old gold mining town in the Cuyamaca Mountains. Pick up a free map at the Chamber of Commerce for a self-guided walking tour of the area’s historic sites and later enjoy a slice of homemade apple pie – a Julian specialty!
Grab your picnic basket and head to Torrey Pines State Park where you can watch talented and daring hang-gliders do tricks in the strong winds that sweep along the coastline cliffs.
The 59 Mile Scenic Drive allows travelers to take in all of the must-see places in San Diego.
Rollerblade, skateboard or bicycle along the Mission Beach Boardwalk, a scenic 3-mile boardwalk along picturesque Mission and Pacific Beaches.
Visit Mission Trails Regional Park to explore the cultural, historical and recreational aspects of San Diego. Stop at the Visitor’s Center and learn about the wonders of nature and the people who once lived on the land. Or, roam through the park’s 40 miles of natural and developed hiking and biking trails.
Go bird watching at the Torrey Pines State Reserve. Located high above Torrey Pines State Beach, the area is home of the rare and ancient Torrey Pine as well as a beautiful protected habitat for swifts, thrashers, woodpeckers and wrentits.
Visit other museums around town that offer similar free days. In its La Jolla facility, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is free on the third Tuesday of each month; the downtown facility is free daily.
Gather family, friends and firewood for a cozy beach bonfire at one of the beaches in San Diego County, including Coronado Beach, La Jolla Shores and Mission Beach.
Explore the tidepools in Point Loma at low tide and get up close and personal with flowery anemones, scampering shore crabs, elusive octopus, spongy deadman's fingers and many other magnificent sea creatures.
Drive to the top of Mt. Soledad in La Jolla for breathtaking, 360-degree views of San Diego, including the gently curving La Jolla coastline and Mission Bay. Spectacular views of San Diego’s East County communities also await guests at the top of Mt. Helix.
Visit the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and experience the natural beauty of the desert. The 600,000-acre park is one of the largest state parks in the United States and each spring, following winter rains, explodes into a rainbow of colorful wildflower blossoms.
ENJOY SAN DIEGO :)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It really depends on what you like to do, but you will find that San Diego is a beautiful, clean city with lots of choices for fun things to do.
Main attractions include the zoo, Balboa Park, Sea World, Wild Animal Park, Old Town, Gaslamp Quarter, the beaches, and Legoland.
Attend a professional baseball game (Padres) or football game (Chargers). Dine at a romantic restaurant. Go hang gliding, kayaking, parasailing, jet skiing, sky diving, or take a hot air balloon ride. Visit the aquarium or a wide range of museums.
Go wine tasting, indoor kart racing, or take a bay cruise. Go dancing....take in a concert, ballet, or theater production. Roast marshmallows on the beach. Attend a comedy club or murder dinner. Go shopping. Watch a spectacular sunset.
You'll find more info on all of these ideas at http://www.sandiego-romantics.com/
- Anonymous5 years ago
Definately go to the San Diego Zoo. I'd also recommend Sea World, Balboa Park and its many museums, Old Town. If you're planning a trip, try looking when a play/musical is going to be ib town. It can be anywhere around town like the Old Globe or Civic Theatre.
- 1 decade ago
I'd go frisbee golfing at Balboa Park. It's $3 a day and you can play for as long as you want. Just bring a couple frisbees in case one gets stuck in the trees.
I'd go to Phil's BBQ for either lunch or dinner. I usually get the broham sandwich. It's pulled pork on a kaiser bun with a side of coleslaw. It's more than enough food for one person.
Another favorite thing to do is go to the Carlsbad flower fields. It's a popular place where people who are getting married to take pictures for their wedding. There is an outlet mall where you can find some bargins as well as places like Panda Express if you're hungry.
I'd go paddle boating in Mission Bay. You can rent out a boat at the Hilton. Or if boating isn't your thing, a brisk walk is another option.
There are many Indian casinos as well. In the El Cajon area, there is Sycuan and Viejas. In the north county, there is Harrah's Rincon and Pala. You can enter a daily poker tournament or play some blackjack or throw the dice at the craps table.
Speaking of Pala, you can go to the Mines of Pala. You can shovel some dirt into a bucket and you get to keep whatever is valuable.
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- 1 decade ago
I suggest doing the following:
1. Explore Balboa Park's Gardens: http://dguides.com/sandiego/attractions/parks-and-...
2. Go to the San Diego Air and Space Museum: http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/
3. Go to the New Children's Museum: http://dguides.com/sandiego/attractions/museums/ne...
4. Go to the Chula Vista Nature Center: http://dguides.com/sandiego/attractions/historical...
5. See a Performance at the Puppet Theater in Balboa Park: http://www.balboaparkpuppets.com/
6. See a free summer movie in the Park: http://www.sdmoviesinthepark.com/
7. Go to the San Diego County Fair: http://www.sdfair.com/fair/
8. Go to the Natural History Museum: http://dguides.com/sandiego/attractions/museums/na...
9. Hike to the Cabrillo Monument: http://www.nps.gov/cabr/
10. Take a walk around Seaport Village: http://www.spvillage.com/
- AVLv 51 decade ago
Depends on what your idea of fun is.
- 1 decade ago
Go to the desert and shoot watermelons and cinderblocks and tvs etc... That's what I always do when I go there.