- The list below includes 199 free or cheap things to do in or near Chula Vista, California, including 86 different types of inexpensive activities like Trampoline Parks, Playgrounds, Movie Theaters and Other Entertainment.
- From San Miguel Mountain to Kid Ventures Eastlake, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Chula Vista and in nearby cities within 25 miles like La Mesa, La Jolla, San Diego and Santee.
William Heise State Park covers 929 acres and has on its site 103 campsites, two playgrounds, and wilderness cabins, among others. Wildlife and bird watchers have plenty of opportunities of spotting the local fauna.
At 85 acres, Brengle Terrace Park has the space for many activities including courts for tennis, basketball and volleyball, baseball fields, and areas for bocce ball, horseshoes and disc golf. The playground is also quite large.
Alta Vista Gardens is a botanical garden featuring several rare plant species. The idea behind Alta Vista Gardens is to combine art with the natural beauty of the garden, with artwork by local artists integrated throughout.
Monitored by lifeguards during the day, Buccaneer Beach provides visitors with opportunities for surfing, swimming, sunbathing, and body boarding. The beach also has a playground, picnic area, volleyball courts, and a basketball court.
Popular among local nature enthusiasts, K Q Ranch is a camping resort filled with numerous amenities and facilities for campers to enjoy. These amenities include a heated swimming pool, clubhouse, amphitheater, fully-stocked fishing lake, and full hook-up RV services.