October is one of the best times to visit San Diego. Why? Because San Diego offers something no other city does during this fall month; Kids Free! For the month of October, almost every single attraction, museum, restaurant, hotel and tour runs a variation of the Kids Free offer. To help make it easy on you, we’ve compiled all the San Diego Kids Free October deals for 2018 below.
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San Diego Kids Free October 2018 Deals
Kids Free at SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego is already popular during October for its Halloween Spooktacular event. Your little ones can dress up in costume and trick-or-treat on the weekends, all while enjoying seasonal entertainment like the new Sesame Street Halloween Parade and Clyde and Seamore’s Big Halloween Bash. There’s also a Dia de los Muertos celebration, interactive dance floor, themed rides and more.
It’s a frightfully fun time for the whole family! Especially since SeaWorld San Diego is offering a Kids Free October 2018 deal. For the month of October, you can get one child (ages 3-9) single-day ticket for free with each paid adult single-day ticket. You can purchase those directly from SeaWorld – or, if you’d like to save even more, you can purchase them from Get Away Today here. You’ll notice that SeaWorld will add a service fee to any tickets bought online while our tickets don’t have any additional fees. That means you’ll save up to an additional $5 per adult ticket on top of getting your child in for free!
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Once you’re in the park, the Kids Free October deal doesn’t end there. SeaWorld San Diego also extends the deal to their Dolphin Interaction and Dine with Killer Whales experiences. The Dine with Killer Whales experience pricing differs depending on whether you choose breakfast versus lunch or dinner, but the child ages of 3-9 still apply. The Dolphin Interaction requires children to be at least 10 years old, which means a child aged 10-12 is qualified for that free experience. For more details and to book those reservations, click here.
Kids Free at the San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo is also part of all the Kids Free October fun for 2018. With their brand-new Africa Rocks exhibit and all the amazing animal interactions available, now is the time to visit. This is a family favorite for Kids Free in San Diego, because it allows not one child per paying adult, but all children per paying adult. That means if you’re a family with six children, Mom and Dad will pay, but all six kids will get in for free. Keep in mind that the child ages are 3-11 for the Zoo, with anyone 12 and over requiring a paid adult ticket.
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You can purchase your San Diego Zoo Kids Free October tickets here. And new for 2018, your free kids tickets also include the Skyfari Aerial Tram! The guided bus tour is not included with the free child tickets, however, they can easily be added for just $5 per child once you are at the park.
Kids Free at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Just like the Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park offers up to ten free child tickets per paid adult ticket during the Kids Free October event. Here, you’ll want to experience the new Walkabout Australia exhibit, which offers you a glimpse at kangaroos and wallabies, without any barriers. It’s a meeting unlike any other that the entire family will be enthralled with.
Purchase your San Diego Zoo Safari Park Kids Free October tickets here. Also new for this year, the Kids Free tickets include the Africa Tram Safari for the first time ever! This is our #1 must-experience attraction at the Safari Park, so we are thrilled with this addition. The Conservation Carousel is not included, but can be added at the park for a minimal charge.
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Want to visit both the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park during your Kids Free October visit? You’ll save even more with the San Diego Zoo/Safari Park 2-Visit Pass. The ticket qualifies for Kids Free as well and saves each adult $12 versus buying two separate passes for each park. The best part is that you can choose to visit both the Zoo and Safari Park or spend two days at either one – the choice is up to you. Click here to purchase the Kids Free Zoo/Safari Park 2-Visit Pass.
Kids Free at LEGOLAND California
For 2018, LEGOLAND is offering one free 1-day child ticket per paying 1-day adult ticket, sold for $121 directly through their website, but you'll have to search for it as it's not heavily promoted. If you’re only going for one day, this is a great deal to experience all that LEGOLAND has to offer.
However, if you’re thinking about visiting for more than one day, which we think you should, you'll want to purchase our LEGOLAND California/SEA LIFE Aquarium Hopper Ticket with 2nd Day Free offer. This allows you two full days to explore both LEGOLAND Park and the SEA LIFE Aquarium for only $89 per adult and child. That's less than a 1-day ticket directly through LEGOLAND! Or, for only $10 more per person, you can choose the LEGOLAND California/Water Park Hopper Ticket with 2nd Day Free. Just keep in mind that the Water Park is only open on weekends in September and October.
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The best part is, if you’re not able to visit during October, you can take advantage of the LEGOLAND California/SEA LIFE Aquarium Hopper Ticket with 2nd Day Free through December 31, 2018. Don’t forget that LEGOLAND is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday from November 1 - December 14, 2018, before it goes to its full holiday calendar. Remember that dates are always subject to change, so be sure to check the official LEGOLAND calendar when planning your vacation.
Kids Free at the Old Town Trolley
Looking to explore the vast area of San Diego? The Old Town Trolley is perfect for this, offering tours that explore La Jolla, Mission Beach, Seaport Village, Old Town, Coronado, Balboa Park and more. During Kids Free October, one child age 4-12 is free per paying adult. The best part is that these tours offer you the option of staying on the entire time or jumping off to explore one of the destinations for an hour or two before hopping back on the next trolley. Whether you’ve never been to San Diego or visited multiple times, the Old Town Trolley is always a great idea to explore the city like never before. Buy your Kids Free Old Town Trolley tickets here.
Kids Free at the USS Midway Museum
If you and your children enjoy history, you can’t miss the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. The self-guided audio tour offers a glimpse at both being on sea and an extensive collection of aircrafts. Child ages are 4-12 and one child per paying adult is free during their Kids Free October special. Click here to purchase your Kids Free USS Midway Museum tickets.
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Kids Free at San Diego Hotels
Many hotels in San Diego offer Kids Free October specials. Since what each special offers can differ, we’ve put together a list of the hotels that have similar Kids Free deals along with their details:
Kids Stay Free:
With Get Away Today, kids always stay free with our San Diego hotel partners. Find all of our San Diego hotel partners and their pricing here. For the month of October, you can save even more at the Hampton Inn San Diego Mission Valley. In addition to kids staying for free, you can get your 4th night free during October. That’s a saving of over $200 – especially when you consider the fact that everyone gets a free breakfast and free parking for booking with Get Away Today, too. Click here to book your stay at the Hampton Inn San Diego Mission Valley.
Kids Eat Free:
Many of the hotels offer Kids Eat Free specials at their in-house restaurants during October. Three that we recommend are the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside, Bahia Resort Hotel, and Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. All three of these hotels offer up to two free kid meals for kids 12 and under with each paying adult. Depending on which entrée the adult picks, this can definitely be a cheaper dining option than even some of the fast food restaurants.
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Additionally, Get Away Today offers several San Diego hotels with free breakfast for the whole family. Since it isn’t limited to just the little ones, the offer will help you save even more. You’ll find a free full breakfast buffet when you book your stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites San Diego Area, Hampton Inn San Diego Mission Valley, Handlery Hotel San Diego, Holiday Inn Express San Diego Hotel Circle or Residence Inn Mission Valley with Get Away Today.
Even More Kids Free October Offers
Museums, tours and even restaurants all across San Diego participate in Kids Free October. In fact, there are over 100+ participating locations this year. Click here to view all of the San Diego Kids Free October 2018 deals.
With so many options, you could easily plan your family vacation to San Diego all around the Kids Free October deals. The saving possibilities are nearly endless! We’d love to help you with your San Diego vacation. You can book any of our San Diego vacation packages online or give our travel experts a call at 855-GET-AWAY. We’ll be sure to help you save the most during your Kids Free October trip.