- 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.
Sanny Jim Cave offers beautiful views of the ocean waves crashing against its big rocks. The cave is reached through an old staircase which can be used after paying a small entry fee. It is a unique thrilling experience in itself.
One of the world's most unique cooking schools, Harvard Cookin' Girl is located in La Jolla, California. Students work together in a small kitchen under the watchful eye of the proprietor. Harvard Cookin' Girl offers classes for adults, teens, children, corporate groups and other organizations.
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With La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks, visitors can explore the region's coastal sea caves with an experienced guide. During the tour, visitors will encounter coastal wildlife like seals, pelicans, and bat rays.
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With Hike Bike Kayak San Diego, visitors can tour native coastline by kayak with experienced ecological guides that work professionally as biologists. During the tour, visitors have the opportunity to kayak by seals, dolphins, and whales.
Dedicated to marine education, conservation and appreciation, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps is one of the largest and most important aquariums in the United States. It is particularly noted for its coral exhibits.
With La Jolla Kayak, visitors can join kayaking excursions to explore the region's caves, spot ocean life like whales and leopard sharks, or enjoy the sunset from the sea. Each kayak trip includes a quick lesson for operating the kayak.
Presenting all forms of art created since 1950, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, seeks to engage the public through their exhibitions of art, artists, and the artistic process. In addition to their collection of 4,000 works, the museum hosts a wide-variety of traveling exhibitions and demonstrations.
A four-screen movie theater, La Jolla Village Cinema displays foreign and independent films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers party hosting and non-standard concession options including espresso, Fair Trade chocolate and Italian soda.