Parents, finding free things to do with your kids this month just got easier.
On Thursday, San Diego tourism leaders launched Kids Free San Diego, an annual, month-long program that offers more than 100 free deals for the smallest in your family.
Kids can go free to the Birch Aquarium, Museum of Music Making and dozens of other attractions. Restaurants and hotels are giving “kids eat free” deals with the purchase of adult meals.
“I can tell you as the father of two kids, I like it when the word kids and free are close together,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. “That's what this great program is all about. Just like other words when they're together like budget surplus, Chargers and victory. You get what we're talking about."
City data shows San Diego hosted 33 million visitors from around the world who spent more than $8 billion.
Many tourists come from Great Britain and Japan, where the city has been focusing their international advertising efforts.
Faulconer said this Kids Free promotion is another step to attracting those valuable visitors.
"That spending includes about $157 million in hotel tax revenue which is used in providing quality city services that our neighborhoods depend on,” said the mayor.
For a full list of activities, got to SanDiego.org.