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San Diego - Five Things to do For Free

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San Diego - Five Things to do For Free

Balboa Park

©2006 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.

The best things in life are free, or so they say. If you're visiting San Diego, these are some of the best things do for free:

  • 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 for San Diego residents only. The Timken Museum of Art is always free. 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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