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San Diego for free

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San Diego for free
From state parks to beaches and museums, San Diego offers many fun activities for those on a budget.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Balboa Park
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Balboa Park

One of the most popular urban parks in the United States, this bucolic paradise is packed with an array of attractions, including the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Torrey Pines State Reserve
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Torrey Pines State Reserve

Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains one of the wildest landscapes along the Southern California coast, with miles of unspoiled beaches, chaparral, elegant Torrey Pine trees and a lagoon vital to many species of migrating birds.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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La Jolla Shores
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La Jolla Shores

Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Mission Bay Park
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Mission Bay Park

A 4,600-acre aquatic park dedicated to leisure and active sports.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Historic site in downtown San Diego that recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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