San Diego is synonymous with fun in the sun. With its blue skies and sandy beaches, it is an ideal vacation destination for families, but when you add free to the equation, it becomes a no-brainer! During the month of October, attractions all over the city are sweetening the deal by giving kids free or discounted admission to some top attractions.
The San Diego Zoo, one of the most beloved family attractions in San Diego, is offering free admission to kids all month long. Adults purchasing a full-price ticket can bring up to 10 children under the age of 11 for no additional cost.
Located near downtown San Diego, families can enjoy exploring the 100-acre zoo, home to more than 650 species of animals and more than 700,000 exotic plants. Visitors can walk the zoo or take the skyfari car over the zoo to enjoy amazing, one-of-a-kind views, and guests with disabilities are encouraged to use the free shuttle bus service that operates within the grounds to get around with ease.
Sea World and Legoland are each offering similar deals, letting parents plan fun vacations that will make a lifetime of memories without breaking the bank. The inner child in all of us can have a blast exploring Sea World’s spectacular animal shows and resident sea life, as well as Legoland’s fun and interactive rides and attractions made from one of the most beloved toys of all time.
Kids can have a ball exploring some of the San Diego area’s best kid-centric museums on the house this month. The New Children’s Museum and the Living Coast Discovery Center, just to name a few, are giving free admission to children under 12 with the Museum Council’s Kids Free Coupon, available online. These museums offer fun, educational and interactive experiences for kids, making learning fun and easy.
Restaurants like Humphrey’s Kitchen, Pacific Standard Coastal Kitchen and many more are extending the savings to meals so families can continue to rake in the savings during their San Diego stay in October.
Newport Landing is offering free kids tickets for whale and dolphin watching cruises, while H&M Landing is offering a free half-day of fishing for one child with a paid adult ticket.
All month long, kids 12 and under can ride for free on the Old Town Trolley Tours, letting families enjoy these detailed and informative tours of San Diego without having to worry about traffic or parking.
All of these great deals and more are available all month long in October, making your family vacation affordable and fun for everyone. The activities and accommodations listed here are just the tip of the iceberg as San Diego is rolling out the red carpet for your little ones. Visit to take advantage of dozens more opportunities to save big bucks while your family enjoys the wonders of San Diego.
With cooler weather and fall colors on its way, it’s time to plan your fall family travels. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort PA Wilds in Mansfield is the perfect destination, and with both scary and not-so-scary events, kids and parents alike can celebrate the festive season with trick-or-treating, fall crafts, fun with the Yogi Bear characters and more.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Oktoberfest is not all about beer. Although beer does play a major role, many of these German-themed fall festivals include activities fun for the whole family. You don’t need to travel to Munich to enjoy the oom-pah bands, lively dances, colorful Bavarian dress and traditional German foods; you can find them in almost all regions of the United States this October. Here are some good choices for families:
Rome is a city full of musts for visitors. You must visit the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps. And the list goes on, all the way down to trying gelato. No trip to Rome would be complete without the obligatory sweet treat, and for good reason. Gelato is delicious, refreshing and it comes in every flavor you can imagine. But while you can find it just about everywhere you turn in the Eternal City, it’s important to know not all gelatos are created equal. The city is brimming with fakes, and once you know how to tell the difference, not only will you see the fake stuff everywhere, but you will also refuse to settle for less than authentic.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Looking for a unique, fun and educational activity for the kids during your next family travels? Well, Kidzania has you covered. Located in Dallas, Texas, this city is not only built for kids but also run by kids. It’s unlike any other entertainment parks; in Kidzania, kids learn useful knowledge, skills and experiences, all while having the chance to be independent.