Kids are free in San Diego again this year! Kids Free in October during the entire month of October, kids eat, stay and play for free throughout San Diego. Take advantage of great deals at more than 100 participating partners and get ready for the ultimate family vacation.
Let’s face it: family vacations can be costly. By the time you get to where you’re going, you still have to pay for hotel rooms, tickets to all the fun theme parks and attractions. Add on three meals a day for you and your kids, and you’ve totalled up quite a bill.
Fortunately, thanks to Kids Free San Diego in October, more than 40 San Diego area hotels are offering free dining for kids at their properties. Along with the hotel dining options, kids can enjoy a free meal at these local restaurants too, ensuring that you can enjoy your vacation and still have money left for Christmas.
Here are just a few dining specials happening all October long:
- At Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar, kids 12 and under can receive one free entrée with each adult entrée purchase. Mom and dad will enjoy the nightly live jazz music just as much as the savings.
> Snag the Kids Eat Free at Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar Offer
- The Ben & Jerry’s hot fudge sundaes and milk shakes will keep the kids smiling at downtown’s Hard Rock Café San Diego, but parents will smile at the free kids entrée for each adult entrée purchased.
> Snag the Kids Eat Free at Hard Rock Café San Diego Offer
- If you enjoy a good burger just as much as your kids, head to Bunz Burger Joint in Mission Valley, where kids 12 and under receive a free entrée with the purchase of one adult entrée.
> Snag the Kids Eat Free Bunz Burger Joint Offer
- Give the kids free rein to pick what to eat, play and ride at John’s Incredible Pizza Company. Pick up the FunCard Special and kids 12 and under eat free.
> Snag the Kids Eat Free at John’s Incredible Pizza Company San Diego Offer
Be sure to visit KidsFreeSanDiego.org for the complete details on Kids Free offers from participating hotels and restaurants.
Looking to spend a day with the kids at the beach in San Diego? With its pristine beaches, near perfect-weather, beachfront dining and plenty of sweet-treat shops, Coronado is a great and easy option.
To make your beach trip even easier, here are just a few of the things you can add to your itinerary throughout the day in Coronado.
Sandcastles at the Beach
Start off a day with the kids at Coronado Beach, the #1 Beach in America! The kids can easily spend hours splashing in the water and building monumental sandcastles while you lounge on the towel with your favorite book.
Lunch at by the Water at Sheerwater
When lunchtime comes around and the kids are hungry, you don’t want to have to go far and luckily Sheerwater at the Hotel del Coronado is just steps away from the beach. The kids menu has favorites including hamburgers, pizza, grilled cheese, chicken fingers and more. While the kids chow down, you can relax with more “adult” options while enjoying the sunshine and the sound of the ocean waves accompanied with your kids excitement.
After lunch, head back to the beach for a few more hours and then take a sweet mid-afternoon walk to pick up a yummy treat. If the day is really warm, pop into Mootime Creamery for hand-made ice cream served in fresh waffle cones, all made daily. With two convenient locations in the Hotel del and on Orange Avenue, you never have to go far from the beach.
In the mood for some chocolate or another confectionary delight? Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory is the spot for you and the kids. Chocolate, caramel and more are made daily for your enjoyment. If the kids are on their best behavior, they might even receive a free sample!
If you don’t need the sugar rush, spoil the kids by allowing them to pick out a toy at the Blue Octopus Toy Store in the Hotel Del. This blue store has something fun for everyone including big plush octopi (of course), stickers, games, coloring books and more. The perfect thing to distract the kids for the rest of the evening.
Make It Overnight for More Fun
Why not extend the fun with an overnight on the island. During the month of October (2012), book a stay at the Hotel del Coronado or the Glorietta Bay Inn and they will surprise the kids with a Free Welcome Gift.
The next morning, step back in time with breakfast at Clayton’s Coffee Shop. Take a seat in a retro “leather” booth or cozy on up to a chrome stool around the horseshoe counter and start off the day with delicious pancakes, waffles, omelets or cup of coffee. Don’t worry if you sleep in, breakfast is served all day at Clayton’s!
Is there something or someplace else you would take this kids during a visit to Coronado? Let us and others know in the comments below.