Monday, September 3, 2012

AWESOME Freebies and Deals in San Diego for October

If you are a reader of this blog, you are probably aware that a couple months ago, my husband finished his radiology residency in Omaha Nebraska and we moved across the country to Scottsdale, AZ for him to do a Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. We will be here is this desert paradise for only one year so we have determined to make the most of it!

One thing that was really exciting for me and the kids is the fact that we are a mere 6 hour drive from one of my favorite places int he world-Disneyland! So, we planned a couple trips there, and after doing the math, we determined that buying annual passes was less money than multiple 3-Day passes. Once we had the annual passes we decided we better use them and we have plans to go there when the kids are off school. Luckily for us, The kids have a full week for fall break here in October so we will be spending that week in Southern California.

Knowing we would be there, my mom was so excited to find a whole packet in her newspaper from that announced "The First Annual Kids Free in San Diego this October! WOW!!! It is pretty awesome and I want to share some of the deals in there with you:

From the ad in the Salt Lake Newspaper my mom sent me:

First, Places with free Kids Admission in October:
  • Sea World: kids' admission as well as premium experiences like Dine with Shamu, Dolphin Interaction Program, and Beluga Interaction Program are Free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult.
  • San Diego Zoo & San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Kids 11 and under get in for free
  • LEGOLAND California Resort and SEALIFE Carlsbad Aquarium: Kids admission free with a paid adult (For this deal go to
  • Surf Diva: Kids ages 5-12 can catch their first wave for free with the help of this surf school
Here are some places where kids eat free in October in San Diego:
  • Croce's Restaurant, Gaslamp Quarter
  • Hard Rock Cafe, Gaslamp Quarter
  • John's Incredible Pizza Co., South Bay
  • Vigilucci's Ristorante, Coronado
Also, in October the San Diego Museum Council partnered with 34 museums to offer FREE admission to children 12 and under who attend with a paying adult. Here are some of them:
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps
  • California Surf Museum
  • Lu Art Institute
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Reuben H Fleet Science Center
  • San Diego Air and Space Museum
  • San Diego Museum of Art
  • San Diego Museum of Man
  • San Diego Natural History Museum
  • The New Children's Museum
  • USS Midway Museum
For details on the above mentioned deals, and for more great October deals in San Diego, see the website here.

And don't miss this great article on 25 Fun and Free things to do In San Diego.

I think we will be spending a day or two in San Diego when we go to Disney in October.