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Kids can be into Legoland for free in October. PHOTO COURTESY OF LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA
by Michael Berick
“Kids Free San Diego” doesn’t mean the city will be getting rid of children for the month of October. Just the opposite. October is the month to bring your kids to San Diego. More than 100 San Diego destinations – hotels, restaurants, theme parks, museums, transportation companies and attractions – have teamed up to make the city a more affordable place for families to visit (at least for 30 days).
Amtrak will offer a free child’s ticket (for ages 2-15) with a paid adult ticket on its Pacific Surfliner route, which goes from San Luis Obispo to San Diego. Children 12 and younger can ride free on the Hornblower and Flagship lines’ 1- and 2-hour harbor cruises, and can get free admission to 30 other San Diego County museums – including the New Children’s Museum, the Birch Aquarium, the Fleet Science Center, the Maritime Museum and The USS Midway Museum.
San Diego’s biggest tourist attractions are participating as well. The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park are letting children 11 and younger in free. At SeaWorld, you can get one free children’s ticket for ages 3-9 with a full-paid adult ticket and a similar deal can be had at Legoland/Sea Life Aquarium, where one full-price Adult Hopper Ticket brings a free one-day Child Hopper Ticket for ages 12 and younger.
Many hotels and restaurants also have special discounts for children, which means a good deal for parents, and happy faces all around.
Find out about all the offers at SanDiego.org/KidsFree.
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