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San Diego Real Estate BLOG: What To Do In San Diego

Typically, living in San Diego is reward enough in and of itself.  Great weather, friendly neighbors, and a wealth of entertainment options simply come with the territory around here.  Those of us lucky enough to live here have access to the very best of many, and varied, worlds.

So if someone were to ask you, “What is there to do in San Diego?,” several suggestions jump readily to mind:

1) Go to the Beach

2) Visit the Wild Animal Park/Z00/Sea World

2) Catch a Padres/Chargers Game

While these are great suggestions, did you know that there is a veritable cornucopia of FREE activities available to you simply for being a San Diego local?

Here are The Yarbrough Group’s picks for “The Best Free Things to do in San Diego:”

Go to (Several) Museums for Free

Balboa Park


Did you know that the museums in Balboa Park are free if you go on the right day?

Every Tuesday, admission to one (or more) of more Balboa Park’s AMAZING museum(s) is COMPLETELY FREE to San Diego residents.  Simply bring yourself and your ID, and experience each of Balboa Park’s amazing museums in turn.  For FREE.

For a complete list of which museums are free on which day, click here:

Free Museum Days

Visit the Gaslamp Quarter

Gaslamp Quarter


While it is possible to spend a LOT of money here, it is also possible to spend virtually none.  Depending on how you arrive (trolley, car, cab) you might have to pay for parking, but the rest of the night could be free/low cost.  Wander through 38 acres of bars, shops, art stores, museums and parks; and experience everything from classic car rallies, to music festivals, to the world famous San Diego Comic-Con.  While many of the “events”held here require a ticket, they often spill out into the Gaslamp Quarter itself when the formal event is over.  It truly is the heart of San Diego and you can experience most of it for FREE.

For more information, click here:

Gaslamp Quarter

Check Out the Local Art Scene at NoLI Nights

NoLI Nights


Once every few months, From 6pm – 9pm, the merchants of San Diego’s “Little Italy” stay open late for an art and design open house.  Met shop owners, enjoy the local venues, view the art, and enjoy live music.

For more information, click here:

NoLI Nights

Check Out the Local Music Scene

SD Summer Concerts


The times and locations vary, but there are a TON of FREE-to-attend concerts throughout the city during the summer.

For a complete list, click here:

San Diego Free Summer Concerts

 But Wait, There’s More…

All of these suggestions barely scratch the surface.  For a more complete list of San Diego freebies, click here:

25 Fun Free Things to do in San Diego


46 Free Things to do in San Diego

or here:

Free Things to do in San Diego

We hope you enjoyed our picks for “The Best Free Things to do in San Diego.”  As you can see, being a San Diego local has plenty of perks.  Let The Yarbrough Group help you find YOUR dream home here in our amazing city and you too can experience much of what San Diego has to offer for FREE.

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