|Fireworks over the bay in San Diego. Photo: Hornblower Cruises and Events|
There's so much to do in San Diego this summer it would take months to uncover it all! Fortunately, our friends at the San Diego Tourism Authority compiled an awesome list to keep you busy this summer! So grab your flips and get to it! Here are 25 things to do in San Diego that won't cost you a dime.
1. Get active: Bike, walk or jog along Mission Bay Aquatic Park's many trails. Outdoor exercise enthusiasts share more than 20 miles of scenic paths winding through sunlight and shade near the shoreline with workout courses at planned stations along the route.
2. Enjoy the arts: Experience all the Liberty Station ARTS DISTRICT has to offer by attending a free Friday Night Liberty art walk on the first Friday of every month from 5-9 p.m. Meet working artists, enjoy dance, theatre and music performances, visit museums and galleries and explore the growing historic district.
|Take a dip in the beaches at La Jolla. Photo: SanDiego.org|
4. Get wet: Go scuba diving or snorkeling off San Diego's shores to see spectacular creatures of the sea. La Jolla Shores and La Jolla Cove offer some of the clearest waters on the California coast, as well as miles of protected underwater preserve to explore.
5. Get historical: Witness the living legacy of California's birthplace in Old Town State Historic Park, San Diego's first “downtown.” The six-block park features 12 acres of Mexican lore and historical sites presented in shops, restaurants, museums and several carefully preserved or restored adobe and wooden buildings. Free “Living History” tours are offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily.
|San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter beckons. Photo: SanDiego.org|
|The farmers market in Little Italy abounds with all manner of food and wares. Photo: Annie Pearson|
|Spreckels Organ Society is a great place to catch a free concert in San Diego. Photo: Robert Lang|
12. Roll with it: Rollerblade, skateboard, bicycle or people watch along the Mission Beach and Pacific Beach Boardwalk, a scenic three-mile esplanade running along the coastline of these lively neighborhoods.
|The busy Boardwalk at Mission Beach. Photo: Brett Shoaf|
|One of San Diego's many art installation at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo: Pablo Mason|
|Pack a picnic and attend a free summer concert in Spreckels Park. Photo: SanDiego.org|
25. Be entertained: Check out the monthly Ray at Night art walk in San Diego's North Park neighborhood, featuring gallery exhibitions, artisan crafts, live music showcasing local bands, and fresh local food. The event is held 6-10 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month along Ray Street.
For more information and even more free things to do during your San Diego visit, check out the San Diego Tourism Authority's website at www.sandiego.org.