Brent Bernasconi

Join the Kidvasion – Kids Play Free at Local Attractions All October

It’s October and that means the Kidvasion of San Diego has begun! 100+ attractions, restaurants, hotels and more are offering amazing deals just for kids. Below are the spectacular offers from San Diego attractions your kids don’t want to miss!

Kids Go Free to San Diego Zoo & Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Play Days - Top Things in San Diego

Lions and tigers and kids free admission, oh my! Kids 11 and under can go wild and get up close to amazing animals all October at both the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

> Kids Go Free to the San Diego Zoo
> Kids Go Free to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Kids Go, Eat & Play Free at SeaWorld San Diego

Dolphin Encounter - SeaWorld San Diego in Mission Bay

It’s all about the kids at SeaWorld San Diego this October with offers including kids free admission to SeaWorld San Diego, Dolphin & Beluga Interaction Programs, and Breakfast & Dine With Shamu.

> Kids Go, Eat and Play Free at SeaWorld San Diego

Kids Go Free to LEGOLAND California

LEGOLAND's Brick Or Treat Cruise

Come play at LEGOLAND California Resort. It’s a hands-on experience with more than 60 rides, shows and attractions. Take your imagination on an amazing journey and enter the all-new LEGO® Legends of CHIMA™ Water Park. It features an awe-inspiring Lion Temple Wave Pool, crocodile swamp and the interactive Build-a-Boat.

> Kids Go Free to LEGOLAND California

Kids Go Free to 40+ Museums

San Diego Museum Council's Kids Free in October

Explore the hidden treasurers of the ocean or the far reaches of outer space. Delve into local history, visual arts, botanic gardens, scientific wonders – and more – all here in San Diego! Children ages 12 and under receive free admission with a paid adult (limit 2) at more than 40 museums.

> San Diego Museum Council’s Kids Free in October

Kids Play & Ride Free at Belmont Park

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Bring the kids to Belmont Park for a day full of fun with the following offers: unlimited ride wristband, unlimited laser tag wristband, cotton candy, child rental at Mission Bay Rentals, and more.

> Kids Play & Ride Free at Belmont Park

> Browse the 100+ Kids Free in San Diego Offers

Robert Arends

Family Fun for Free in San Diego’s Coronado!

Coronado Beach
Coronado Beach

Family fun in the sun in Coronado! Courtesy Joanne DiBona, SanDiego.org

The Kidvasion has begun! Kids Free in San Diego month is in full swing. As you and your family are in town enjoying the numerous (100+) free deals, be sure to visit sun-kissed Coronado, a bridge away from downtown San Diego.

Kids are sure to get a kick out of these free activities around the island:

The Beach

Build a Sandcastle at the #1 Beach in America - Coronado Beach

Build a Sandcastle at the #1 Beach in America – Coronado Beach

Make sandcastles at Coronado Beach – the #1 beach in America – with its expansive stretch of soft white sands. To the north, check out the tail-wagging fun at Dog Beach where friendly fidos splash in the surf and play fetch. Along Ocean Blvd., can you spot the giant sand dunes that spell C-O-R-O-N-A-D-O? Pretty neat!

Coronado Museum of History & Art

US Navy's aircraft carriers at NAS North Island

Mighty aircraft carriers and high-flying jets at NAS North Island

Fly by the Coronado Museum of History & Art (kids under 12 are free with 1 adult paid admission) to check out their new 100+ Years of Yachting exhibition, plus cool U.S. Navy display. To see the real thing, head to Shoreline Park (First St. & I Ave.) for a peek at the Navy’s mighty aircraft carriers. A free air show of sorts can be seen almost daily at Coronado Beach, with Navy jets and helicopters flying overhead on their way to NAS North Island.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Coronado Public Library

Wizard of Oz Glass Panels - Coronado Public Library

Wizard of Oz scenes at the Coronado Public Library

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Coronado Public Library to gander at massive glass panels depicting scenes from the Wizard of Oz. Oz author L. Frank Baum lived in Coronado! Join Coronado Touring on a walk back in time through the Hotel del Coronado (Baum’s inspiration for the Emerald City) and past the yellow cottage where Baum wrote a few of his fantastical children’s books. Tour is free for kids under three ($12 each for mom and dad).

Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

The whimsical "Secret Art of Dr. Seuss" at Stephen Clayton Galleries

The whimsical “Secret Art of Dr. Seuss” at Stephen Clayton Galleries

Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat greets kids at Stephen Clayton Gallery

Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat greets guests at Stephen Clayton Gallery

Another famous children’s author who lived in San Diego was Dr. Seuss. Discover the “Secret Art of Dr. Seuss” – including sculptures of magical creatures and other-worldly paintings – at the Stephen Clayton Galleries at the Coronado Ferry Landing.

And don’t forget Coronado’s Kids Free month participants and special deals, including:

Coronado’s fun and free playground of activities awaits! 🙂