- 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.
56% 154 votes
6115 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011 MoreLess Info
Green Dragon Tavern & Museum is a museum that also has a restaurant and tavern, a private event space, a coffeehouse, and a bookstore. Exhibits include original newspapers from the founding days of the United States and signatures of John Hancock, Sam Adams, and John Adams.
92% 700 votes
6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92009 MoreLess Info
Carlsbad's Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park is a 27-acre space tucked into a scenic canyon. The park is open Tuesday through Sundayand is closed on national holidays. It is a popular spot for walking, jogging, hiking and relaxing. Dogs are not allowed.
84% 100 votes
2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, CA 92019 MoreLess Info
A movie theater featuring 15 auditoriums, Edwards Rancho San Diego Stadium 15 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater provides stadium seating as well as a snack bar with food and drinks.
The vibrant, fragrant Carlsbad Flower Fields bloom for six to eight weeks every spring. Thousands of Ranunculus blossoms produce a riot of color that is the perfect backdrop for weddings and other events. Tickets to the Carlsbad Flower Fields are available at the Carlsbad Ranch.
97% 68 votes
12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon, CA 92019 MoreLess Info
At the Water Conservation Garden, guests will be able to visit a butterfly pavilion, a meadow exhibit, a white garden, and an exhibit that features seven different types of turf. The location also offers self-guided visit tours, private guided tours, and special access tours.
One of the most popular parts of Legoland in Carlsbad, California is the Sea Life Aquarium. The aquarium contains thousands of exotic fish and aquatic mammals, including sharks, colorful anemones, playful seals and exotic crustaceans.
Dedicated to the history of music and the music industry, the Museum of Making Music is a must-see attraction for lovers of the arts and pop culture enthusiasts. Located in Carlsbad, California, the museum is open throughout the year on every day except Mondays.
Located on ten acres, Kennedy Park features a baseball field, a multi-use sports field and a skate park suitable for skateboards, bicycles and in-line skates. The park provides picnic areas, a playground, walking paths and shaded areas.