Our Fave Kids Free Deals in October

You’ve probably seen the ads for Kids Free promotions at most San Diego museums, Seaworld, Legoland, the San Diego Zoo and more. There really are more than 100 opportunities for kids to dine, stay, visit and be entertained for free this month. Here are some of our faves . . .

Playing with dolphins & belugas …

Tip top on our list of specials to take advantage of is the Kids FREE Dolphin & Beluga Interaction Programs at SeaWorld San Diego. The park is marvelously decorated, there are trick-or-treat stations throughout, and for this month only, one child can play with the dolphins or beluga whales for free with paid adult ticket purchase. This has been on our bucket list for a long time, and now that Gage is finally 10, we can all go together as a family — for 1/2 price!

If your littles are too little to get into the water with dolphins and belugas, you might like to consider Seaworld’s kids free “Dine with the Orcas” breakfast and dinner. Admission to the park is not included, but remember, that’s also part of the kids free promo! For more info. visit: seaworld.com/san-diego/experiences/

After school swimming …

We spend a lot of time at the amazing Salvation Army Kroc Center for figure skating, ice hockey, swimming and summer camps. During October, the Kroc Center is offering the following FREE events for kids —

Take a gondola ride …

I’ve heard great things about The Gondola Company where guests gently cruise through the enchanting canals of the Coronado Cays. Sure, it would be more romantic without the kids, but when up to 4 children ride for free with paid adult couple, I say welcome aboard for another memorable family experience! Get the full details here.

photo credit: The Gondola Company

“Pigging” out at Carnitas’ Snack Shack …

San Diegans rave about Carnitas’ Snack Shack and there’s even more to love in October when up to two kids eat free with paying adult purchase at the Embarcadero location. I’ll take the SnackShack Steak Sandwich, and the kids will gobble up the kids’ combo. You’ll need to present the offer in person, so get yours here.

photo credit: Carnitas’ Snack Shack


FREE for all!

Our final pick for the month is free for ALL —  Animals on the Bay Day at the Living Coast Discovery Center. This is the ONLY day of the year with free admission to everyone. Enjoy animal encounters and feedings, games, raffles, prizes and special wildlife presentations throughout the day. Coming up this Sunday, October 8th, click here for details.

For a list of other fantastic kids free promotions, visit sandiego.org/promotions/kids-free.aspx.



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