- 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.
910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 MoreLess Info
Experience a city at sea at the USS Midway Museum. Visitors can spend an entire day walking among the numerous exhibits on a self guided tour narrated by some of the nations bravest sailors.
A must-see destination in San Diego, the Botanical Building and Lily Pond is one of the most photographed sites in the area. The garden contains more than 2,100 species of plants including tropical plants, ferns, orchids, and season flower displays.
90% 364 votes
just west of I-5 at the Via de la Valle exit, Del Mar, CA MoreLess Info
The Del Mar Race Track is a racing track that features an infield pacific pavilion for groups of 20-2,000, skyrooms, celebrity suites, and a seaside tropical cabana. The track offers season passes and clubhouse seating.
77% 22 votes
15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014 MoreLess Info
At Pelly's Mini Golf at Del Mar Golf Center, players can enjoy a game of putt putt golf. The location also hosts birthday parties, team-building and corporate events, and both Boy and Girl Scout programs.
Featuring rotating exhibits, San Diego Natural History Museum showcases history from Native American culture to prehistoric creatures. The museum displays artifacts like dinosaur fossils and has 3D documentary film showings.
Pelly's Mini Golf is a miniature golf course with oceanic and surfing themes. It contains two 18-hole courses with large, colorful sculptures, including a whale that shoots water from its blowhole, a ship and a large shark tank.
88% 8 votes
Naval Air Station North Island Coronado, Bldg 764 Midway Landing, Coronado, CA 92155 MoreLess Info
Home to the Breakers Beach Naval Air Station, Breakers Beach offers clean white sands and good waves for surfing. The beach features a volleyball net, a bonfire pit, and public bathrooms and showers.
1055 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 MoreLess Info
As a concert venue, House Of Blues features live entertainment from nationally recognized musicians to local performers. The venue also host a Sunday Gospel Brunch featuring Southern food and gospel music.