- 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.
70% 96 votes
320 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025 MoreLess Info
At the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum, young visitors and their families can take advantage of the site's Toddler Tidepool and other learning exhibits. The location hosts Kids Workshops, Fall Family Festivals, and birthday parties.
93% 4796 votes
Carlsbad Blvd. and Hwy 101, Carlsbad, CA 92008 MoreLess Info
Camping enthusiasts love the Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad, California. The park includes extensive camping facilities with individual sites, token-operated showers and restrooms with running water. Carlsbad State Beach is also open to day visitors.
85% 34 votes
2015 Birch Rd, Suite 500, Chula Vista, CA 91915 MoreLess Info
Visitors of the Otay Ranch Town Center will be able to shop at stores like Macy's, Barnes & Noble, and Bath & Body Works. The location also features a 12-theater AMC cinema that offers first-run movie viewings.
78% 36 votes
Roosevelt Street & Grand Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92018 MoreLess Info
Visit Carlsbad Village Farmers Market and visit the fine vendors peddling organic produce, arts and crafts, prepared foods, flowers and baked goods. While there, enjoy live entertainment or learn about other happenings in the village.
Take a memorable horseback ride though the vineyards with Vineyard Trail Rides. Guests enjoy a scenic, hour-and-a-half ride through Milagro Farm, then are offered wine tastings and chocolates upon completion.
Known for its picnicking opportunities, Woodland Park offers 11 acres of land with ponds, fountains, and shaded areas. The picnic areas have several playgrounds with climbing walls, swings, and other play structures.
38% 26 votes
2700 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008 MoreLess Info
Offering a safe, fenced environment where dogs can play freely, the Ann D. L'Heureux Memorial Dog Park offers expansive space for both large and small breeds. The park also features a water fountain and seating for dog owners.