Free Things To Do in San Diego

Balboa Park

Hit up Balboa Park on the first through fourth Tuesdays of the month. Select museums offer complimentary admission to San Diego city and county residents.

Coronado Ferry

If you’re an early bird, you are in luck. Take a relaxing and quick ride to Coronado for free during the hours of 5:40 and 8:50 am. The Flagship Ferry sails for 15 minutes and leaves from several locations around downtown San Diego. And yes, this comes with a free return ticket in the afternoon.

San Diego Hikes

With so many great hiking destinations in San Diego, its hard to pass up this free activity. Check out the San Diego Best Hiking Trails list we put together of some of the greatest mountains, paths, and trails and enjoy some quality exercise and spectacular views.

Ray at Night

One of our favorite San Diego events just happens to be free. Every 2nd Saturday of every month from 6-10pm, join local artists, gallery owners, and oh so many hipsters for an art walk along Ray Street in North Park.

Museum of Contemporary Art

If you’re 25 or younger and into art, we’ve got the perfect thing for you to do, for free! Thanks to a grant from the Qualcomm Foundation, the museum is offering free admission to people 25 and younger. Check it out from 11-5pm everyday except Wednesday when it is closed.

Stone Brewing Co.

Every Wednesday throughout the summer Stone Brewing Co. hosts a free movie night in their gorgeous gardens. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets to settle down on the grass for a great night of good movies, munchies… and of course, beer! They also have free beer tours daily that last about 45 minutes and are followed by a tasting.

East Grand Avenue in Escondido

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