- 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.
64% 400 votes
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037 MoreLess Info
Affiliated with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of California at San Diego, Birch Aquarium features a wide array of exhibits centering on ocean life. The aquarium also hosts many educational programs.
Serving as both a satellite location for the Comedy Store in Hollywood and a local comedy club, the Comedy Store La Jolla acts as a prominent venue for standup comedy in the area. National headliners perform every weekend and local comedians play on Sundays and Wednesdays.
100% 23 votes
1548 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109 MoreLess Info
There's nothing like the peaceful serenity of open water in a kayak, which is water Aqua Adventures Kayaks & Paddleboards offers. Visitors can paddle to La Jolla Sea Caves or visit Coronado Islands for an unforgettable water adventure.
One of the widest stretches of land in the area, Torrey Pines State Reserve is still located within San Diego city limits. The nearby park is a great place to enjoy scenic overlooks, trails, and plenty of opportunities for exercise.
Extending 1.5 miles along the peninsula of Point Loma, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is one of the most beautiful places in California. Visitors and hikers will enjoy the ocean views, cliff faces, and numerous caves.
84% 2768 votes
San Diego Avenue at Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA MoreLess Info
Commemorating the history of San Diego, Old Town San Diego Historic Park features a mix of preserved historic buildings and a variety of small museums. It also features restaurants and souvenir shops.
92% 2807 votes
4010 Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA 92101 MoreLess Info
Offering over 100 points of interest, Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego offers access to shopping, dining, parks and historic areas. The tour includes a trolley ride from Old Town Historic Park to the Gaslamp Quarter to Balboa Park.