10 San Diego Attractions for $20 or Less
High gas prices got you down? Stop worrying. Most of your travel dollars go for lodging, food and attraction admission. We’re gonna help you save on your attraction budget by suggesting 10 San Diego Attractions that cost $20 or less. These aren’t boring activities either, but some of San Diego’s most popular attractions. This should ease the pain at the pump when traveling this summer.
1. San Diego Padres (Major League Baseball).
This might be the best deal in town. Advance tickets start at $5 for “Park at the Park” lawn area overlooking center field. Bleacher seats in center field start at $10. For seating information and ticket purchase go to the San Diego Padres Official Site.
Stay in a convenient Downtown hotel and walk to the ballgame which saves you money on transportation and parking and you’ll get to see the historic Gaslamp District.
2. Maritime Museum of San Diego ($13 Adults, $7 Children)
One of San Diego’s most popular attractions. See 5 historic sea vessels for one low price. Includes admission to Star of India, H.M.S. Surprise, 1898 steam ferry Berkeley, the 1904 steam yacht Medea and the B-39 soviet-era Russian attack submarine. Maritime Museum of San Diego tickets.
3. Birch Aquarium ($14 Adults, $9.50 Children).
One of San Diego’s best values. A must see for families with children. Birch Aquarium
4. Cabrillo National Monument ($5 per vehicle)
Best view of San Diego—a must see attraction. Don’t forget to visit the nearby tide pools.
Cabrillo National Monument
5. San Diego Natural History Museum ($17 Adults, $11 Children)
San Diego’s premier museum. San Diego Natural History Museum
6. San Diego Trolley and Bus Pass ($9)
Unlimited use for 2 consecutive days. The Trolley is one of the best ways to see San Diego with stops in Old Town, Embarcadero, Downtown (Ballpark, Gaslamp, Seaport Village, Convention Center), Mission San Diego and Mexico Border. San Diego Trolley
7. San Diego Mission (Free)
Where San Diego’s modern history began—a must see historical attraction.
San Diego Mission
8. Old Town San Diego (Free)
California State Historic Park. A trip to San Diego is not complete without a visit to Old Town. Nearby Main Street has numerous shops and Mexican restaurants—some of the best in San Diego. Old Town San Diego
9. Balboa Park Carousel and Miniature Railroad ($2 each)
Great for kids and adults who are kids at heart. Balboa Park Carousel
10. San Diego Beaches
Always free and always fun. San Diego Beach Information
So much to do for so little money. Remember, when it comes to vacationing in San Diego—“Just get here and let San Diego do the rest.”