October 14th, 2014

San Diego restaurants, museums and parks offer freebies for children all MONTH!!Kids photo Free October eventsThanks to the San Diego Museum Council, the San Diego Tourism Authority and Time Warner, kids will be admitted free at major museums, hotels and amusement parks throughout October.

Kids Free San Diego is a program that offers deals at restaurants, local attractions and even surf lessons. Happening at the same time is Kids Free in October, which offers free admission for children 12 and younger to most local museums.Here’s a look at the top five deals starting Oct. 1 and running through Oct. 31.

AMUSEMENT PARKS

Legoland California and SeaWorld San Diego offer a free child ticket with a paid adult ticket. The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park have no limit on the number of free kids (age 11 and younger) they’ll let in per paid adult.DSCN4151

MUSEUMS

Two children ages 12 and under get in free to most San Diego museums with the paid admission of an accompanying adult. Some popular spots include the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (galleries only), the San Diego Natural History Museum, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the Oceanside Museum of Art.You must present a coupon that can be printed free fromsandiegomuseumcouncil.org.

RESTAURANTS

Have a Mexican feast at Casa Guadalajara in Old Town since kids can eat free from the children’s menu with the purchase of an adult entree. Same for the Cosmopolitan Restaurant, Dick’s Last Resort and various other spots.Many hotel restaurants, including the Hotel del Coronado, are also offering free kids’ meals with adult purchase.

ADVENTURES

Thinking of taking a train trip? On Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner, there will be free rides for kids with paid adult fare, but you need to make reservations at least three days before you travel. Kids can also go sailing, take a Hornblower tour and explore Suzie’s Farm with a paying adult.San-diego-Harbor-Cruises

Museum Mash-Up Kick-Off Party

Celebrate the start of this free-centric month with a free party. The Museum Mash-Up will have hands-on museum activities, community performances, live music and more from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event takes place at Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Celebration Hall, 404 Euclid Ave., Lincoln Park.Credit the UT, September 25, 2014.