Free things to do in San Diego, CA
Balboa Park: A massive park with many different gardens and museuns (some free on Tuesday). Definitely a must-see.
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Coronado Island beach: A great beach to enjoy for free, close to the beautiful Hotel del Coronado.
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Gaslamp Quarter: Enjoy a great urban experience in this historical part of downtown San Diego.
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Seaport Village: By the waterfront in downtown San Diego, this is a lovely place for a walk and outdoor entertainment.
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La Jolla beach: Enjoy the beautiful beach and don't miss La Jolla Cove where you can watch seals in their natural habitat.
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Torrey Pines Glideport: Best visited just before sunset for great photos of the paragliders over the Pacific Ocean.
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Mission Beach and Pacific Beach: These two fun beaches are right next to each other and share a boardwalk. Both are open daily for free.
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Sunset Cliffs: An excellent viewing point with wonderful scenery, especially at sunset πŸ˜‰
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The Timken Museum of Art: A fine arts museum in Balboa Park that's free to enter, showcasing famous works by European and American artists.
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Oceanside Municipal Pier: An old wooden pier with great sunrise and sunset views. An excellent spot for photographers.
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Old Town San Diego: See the restored houses and shops in the "birthplace of California".
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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park: A huge park about 2 hours from downtown San Diego. Great for hikes, finding wildflowers and picnics.
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