- The list below includes 275 free or cheap things to do in or near La Jolla, California, including 89 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Kayaking, Aquariums and Cooking Classes.
- From Mount Soledad to Windansea Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in La Jolla and in nearby cities within 25 miles like La Mesa, Chula Vista, San Diego and Santee.
Outback Adventures is a shuttle service company that provides bus transportation for Baja area bike rides. The company focuses on the Rosarito Ensenada Fun Bike Ride, for which it has been providing transportation since 1980.
Surrounded by cliffs, Grandview Beach is a local surfing spot with opportunities for volleyball, picnics, and body boarding. It has a wooden overlook where visitors can take in views of the ocean and beach below.
Open during Halloween season, Pumpkin Station has a pumpkin patch as well as children's attractions including a Ferris wheel, giant slide, mini slide, play center, train ride and petting zoo. They also offer 3 hour private parties.
A 68-lane bowling center, Parkway Bowl offers open and league bowling along with a laser tag arena. The center provides automatic scoring and bumpers, food and drinks, billiard tables, arcade games, private event hosting and a full bar.
AMC Plaza Bonita 14 is a movie theater that has amenities including stadium seating, theatre rentals, and digital projection. The cinema also has closed captioning, assisted listening devices, and wheelchair access.