- 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.
Offering ocean views, Lantern Bay Park features a wedding ceremony area and open green space alongside patches of trees. The park provides paved paths, picnic tables, barbecue grills, a children's playground, a basketball court and restroom facilities.
Located at the Ocean Institute, The Pilgrim is a full-size replica of the ship that was featured in Richard Henry Dana, Jr.'s Two Years Before the Mast. The location hosts theatrical and musical performances during the summer season.