How did I not know this before now?
During the entire month of October, San Diego is hanging out fistfuls of cash to parents! Seriously, they are just giving it away. I am totally looking forward to pocketing at least $350 during this bonanza.
Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating just a tad. But it’s true that kids can get free admission (in October) to a ton of high-ticket items, including Legoland, Sea World, and the Zoo Safari Park. There are also a bunch of restaurants offering free kids’ meals. Even Amtrak is getting in on the action.
Rock on, San Diego. Kids Free October is great.
This will be my fourth visit to the city. My first 3 visits were all unique, all interesting, but none were what you would expect (or perhaps you would, if you are a regular reader of this blog):
- My first trip was also my first airplane ride, when I was four. Memorable moments included watching my three-year-old brother cram an entire pack of Juicyfruit gum into his mouth and getting a pair of wings from the flight attendant. No memory at all of the actual city of San Diego.
- My next trip was when I was in high school, with my family. My 3 brothers and I stayed up all night watching HBO in the hotel room, because we didn’t have it at home. At 2 am, we were in hysterics, laughing so hard we couldn’t breathe or talk. After this experience, the Zoo was a letdown.
- The last time I was in San Diego was when Bird was two. We visited some family friends, and the kids entertained themselves by jamming plastic buckets onto their heads, then wandering around blindly and seeing what they could walk into. Good times.
So in a sense you could say I’m a San Diego newbie. There is a lot I haven’t seen or done.
On our list: the heavy hitters. Sea World, Zoo Safari Park, Legoland. As these three attractions all offer kids free admission in October, instead of a whopping $89 per kid at Legoland, $64 per kid at Sea World, and $34 per kid at the Zoo Safari park, they will be able to enjoy the parks for free, saving us over $350!
Anyone else tempted to plan a San Diego trip?