- 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.
72% 106 votes
Off Interstate 5 at Basilone Road, Oceanside, CA 92055 MoreLess Info
Spanning over 3,000 acres, the San Onofre State Beach is a popular destination for sunbathing, kite flying, shell collecting, camping, hiking and nature photography. Fire pits and campsites are available for reservations on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lost Winds Beach is a public beach with marked volleyball courts and a secluded setting requiring a quarter-mile hike from the parking area. Although there are no other amenities on the beach, a nearby pier offers a snackbar and restrooms.
67% 3 votes
Calle Ameno & Avenue San Pablo, San Clemente, CA 92672 MoreLess Info
Rancho San Clemente Ridgeline Trail is a 3.5 mile path for pedestrians, bicycles and leashed dogs that offers nearly 600 ft of elevation if fully hiked. The trail surface is primarily asphalt with some natural soil segments.
96% 130 votes
415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672 MoreLess Info
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens offers visitors the chance to learn about California's history, ecology, and culture. The location hosts yoga sessions, concerts and other musical performances, and weddings.
Enjoy the sun along the 2-mile shoreline of San Cement City Beach or fish from the 1,200 ft long pier. A walking trail follows the sea-cliffs that surround the beach for 2.3 miles. Restrooms, picnic tables, and parking are available.
73% 137 votes
Off Interstate 5 at Basilone Road, San Clemente, CA 92055 MoreLess Info
Visitors of San Onofre State Beach can go swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, wildlife viewing, surfing, geocaching, and fishing. The site contains overnight family and group campsites, bike trails, and hiking trails.
100% 23 votes
Farmer Road outside of Julian, Julian, CA 92036 MoreLess Info
At the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve, visitors can access hiking trails and take in scenic views of the highly populated area. The location contains over 45 species of mammals and 150 of birds.
57% 7 votes
241 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente, CA 92673 MoreLess Info
The San Clemente Skate Park is a public concrete skate park situated high on a grassy hill. The skate park is an expansive 12,000 sq. ft. and offers surfaces and bowls for varying challenge levels.
The Wool Lady is a stop for all your stitching needs. Located in Old Town Temecula, this store has a wide collection of items such as hand dyed woolen fabrics and yarns, threads, needles and other embroidery supplies. Prices are inexpensive with an excellent customer service.