Fun (and Free!) Activities in San Diego

Liberty Station Movie Nights (8:30pm)

Bring a blanket and a friend and enjoy a movie under the stars every Tuesday night at Stone Brewery in Liberty Station, located in Point Loma. Space on the lawn fills up quickly, so plan on arriving early to claim your spot! Grab dinner beforehand at one of the many food vendors in Liberty Public Market, and stroll through the pristine grounds of what once was a historic Naval Base.

Ocean Beach Farmers Market (4-8pm)

Check out the OB Farmers Market held every Wednesday evening! Here you can find fresh produce, handmade jewelry, clothing, and locally made artwork. Enjoy live music and sample an array of different ethnic cuisines, including Vietnamese, East African, Filipino, and Argentinian food. Hang around after 8pm to experience local fire dancers and percussionists that perform on the lawn just down the street from the market after dark.

Food Truck Fridays (4-8:30pm)

Kick start your weekend by heading to Balboa Park, where every Friday evening they offer a selection of over a dozen gourmet food trucks throughout the summer. Enjoy live entertainment as you walk around this scenic park and explore the museums, many of which have extended hours on Friday nights.

Rooftop Yoga (9-10am)

Every Saturday morning, Hotel Republic offers free ‘Topside Yoga’ classes on their rooftop. Bring your yoga mat and prepare to relax while you take in the panoramic views of downtown San Diego. All experience levels are welcome!

Little Italy Farmers Market (8am-2pm)

Experience one of San Diego’s largest and most popular farmers markets held every Saturday, rain or shine. Enjoy beautiful views of the San Diego Harbor while you stroll through the over 200 vendors offering local produce and artisan goods. Located on Date Street, the market span five blocks and runs through the newly constructed ‘Piazza della Famiglia’ in the heart of Little Italy.

Concerts on Coronado (6-8pm)

Every Sunday evening, crowds gather at the Coronado Promenade to enjoy live music and dancing. These free concerts are a local tradition and attract people of all ages for an exciting evening of dancing and meeting new people. A popular picnic destination, the Promenade is also the perfect spot to enjoy the ambience if you’re not quite ready to join in the dancing!

Hillcrest Farmers Market (9am-2pm)

Experience another one of San Diego’s famed Farmers Markets in the HiIlcrest neighborhood. Every Sunday, you will find over 110 vendors selling locally grown produce, flowers, clothing, arts & crafts, and more! Located between Normal St. and Lincoln St.

Take a Hike

For those that love the outdoors, San Diego offers an abundance of scenic hikes for every skill level! Whether you are looking for a leisurely stroll or you are craving a challenging adventure, San Diego has the perfect hike for you. Here are some of the most popular options:

– Cowles Mountain – Offers panoramic views from the highest point in San Diego.

– Devil’s Punchbowl – Enjoy the waterfall and swimming hole at the end of this hike.

– Torrey Pines State Reserve – Overlooks the beautiful La Jolla coastline.

– Potato Chip Rock – This unique rock formation is a popular picture spot for both tourists and locals.