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Top 15 free things to do in San Diego North County

Shannon Biszantz

Shannon Biszantz is a San Diego native from elementary school through university Shannon graduated with a Business Administration Degree from USD and ...

Shannon Biszantz is a San Diego native from elementary school through university Shannon graduated with a Business Administration Degree from USD and ...

Feb 8 4 minutes read

They say that best things in life are FREE! Well, we can say that in San Diego, it truly is! Check out these free things that you will surely love to do and you can enjoy it with your friends and families.

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33 beaches

Having 17 miles of coastline, you can toss around a frisbee, play volleyball, swim or just simply lay down on the sands. What to do on a beach? You surely know a lot.

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59-mile scenic drive

Take a spin in San Diego on this three-hour driving tour.

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Mount your bikes, skate with your rollerblades or just sit and do people - watching in the 3.5mi of the boardwalk along the beach.

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Botanic Garden

Known as "Quail Botanic Garden" or if you want to go by "The San Diego Botanic Gardens," the first Tuesday of the month entitles you to a free admission.

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Children’s Pool in La Jolla

Let the child in you hangs out with seals and tons of sea lions in the Cove. It also offers a perfect water condition for snorkeling.

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Farmers markets

What's not to love with a free sample from different markets happening every day of the week? And have we mention free entertainment as well? Appealing? yes, it definitely is.

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Fiesta Del Sol Summer Music Festival

Grab a date or a bottle of chilled beer and take a walk at Fletcher Cove Park in Solana Beach for two days of food, vendors, and music by the beach.

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The weather is always good and so is the time to grab your boots and take a hike.

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Museum of Contemporary Art

It's an all about art Thursday as both the Downtown and La Jolla locations are free every third Thursday from 5-7pm, letting you take a glimpse of the world of arts and culture.

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Rock Out Karaoke

Unleash that singer in you and rock with the band at Tin Roof, 710, and other venues around San Diego.

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You can always paddle out a borrowed board if you don't have a board of your own.

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TGIF Concerts in the Parks

Hum with the tunes as you cozy up in the warm nights at TGIF Concerts in the Parks of Carlsbad.

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Thursday Night Thing

The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts a night of exhibitions, performances, cocktails and artist talks that are free to members, thrice a year.

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Discover the stunning tide pools full of little sea creatures on the numerous rocky spots along the shores of San Diego.

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Torrey Pines

It's an exploration of 8mi trails with luxurious ocean views along the way.

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