- Balboa Park and Museums: America's largest urban cultural park has more than 25 museums and attractions, from astronomical to horticultural. As a public service, park organizations offer free Tuesday admission on a rotating basis. Free guided tours leave the Visitors Center's Prado entrance on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. and on Sundays you can listen to a free organ concert at the Spreckels Organ Pavillion.
- Old Town: They'll charge you to eat in the area's plentiful Mexican restaurants, but the historic tours in the city's oldest neighborhood are free.
- The Beach: With seventy miles of sand and surf, there's plenty of space and no admission fees.
- Chula Vista Olympic Training Center: See where the Olympic athletes train and get sneak peek at some upcoming gold-medal winners.
- La Jolla The shops and restaurants in this charming, romantic seaside town are expensive, but window-shopping, gallery-gazing and tide pool-hopping are all free.
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