Tourism officials announce ‘Kids Free San Diego’ promotion

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – City and tourism officials announced Friday the return of the annual October "Kids Free San Diego" promotion, which offers discounts at more than 100 attractions, museums, transportation companies, hotels and restaurants throughout the region.

A news conference is scheduled at the San Diego Zoo to announced the program, which is designed to boost business during a traditionally slow month for travel.

The offers include free admission to the region’s major attractions, including the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, SeaWorld San Diego, Maritime Museum of San Diego, Legoland California Resort and SeaLife Aquarium, Natural History Museum, Air & Space Museum, Birch Aquarium, New Children’s Museum and USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum.

Kids are also offered free meals at local restaurants and hotel dining rooms and can ride on Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner.

Most of the offers have restrictions — each child must be 12 or younger and needs to be accompanied by a paying adult in most cases. Deals and restrictions differ by venue.

The offers and details are listed on the San Diego Tourism Authority’s website at www.sandiego.org.

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