Arrivals & Departures San Diego treats kids like kings

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If you are heading to the US with the children, keep in mind the seventh annual Kids Free San Diego returns this month to offer amazing savings for families. 

More than 100 hotels, restaurants, attractions, museums, tours and transport companies will make your visit a little kinder on the wallet. 

You can’t get cheaper than free — and that’s what some places are offering.

Kids can eat free at many hotels or receive special welcome gifts. 

Participating family-friendly restaurants will also let little ones eat at no cost. 


Free admission for kids at theme parks...

What’s on: Africa Rocks is the zoo’s newest exhibit, highlighting Africa’s biodiversity.

This offer is also valid at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, which is a 728ha wildlife sanctuary with more than 300 species. 

What’s on: Ocean Explorer is a new attraction featuring five rides. Parents can check out Electric Eel, San Diego’s tallest and fastest roller coaster, which opened in May.

This offer is valid at Dine with Orcas. Children aged 10-12 can participate for free in SeaWorld’s Dolphin Interaction Program with one paid adult (kids must be at least 1.2m tall to participate).


Accommodation options range from budget to luxury escapes...



“When flying into TIJ, children aged 12 and under can get a free single trip CBX ticket from Tijuana to San Diego with the purchase of an adult ticket. The offer is not available online and must be purchased at CBX counters at TIJ.”

(Top image: Mother panda Bai Yun and baby panda Yun Zi at San Diego Zoo. Picture: San Diego Tourism Authority)

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