If you hope to save a few bucks and find some cheap things to do in San Diego, you’re in luck as there are plenty of options. One of the most fun, inexpensive things to do is to take a stroll through the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla or downtown.
Located in the heart of La Jolla just up the street from the Cove and downtown in the Gaslamp District, the Museum of Contemporary Art features works of art using a variety of media that was created since 1950. The museum originally opened in 1941 when it was known as The Art Center in La Jolla and has grown steadily in the decades since, to the point that it now makes up almost three acres of property and has an extension downtown. In addition to viewing fascinating works of art, visitors can also enjoy spectacular ocean views from parts of the museum like the Edwards Garden Gallery, or enjoy dining outside in the fresh ocean by getting lunch at the Museum Cafe. Similarly, a stroll through the Edwards Sculpture Garden lets you enjoy some incredible art pieces while getting some fresh air and San Diego sun. A visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art is one of the top things to do in San Diego because it lets you enjoy the weather in one of the most picturesque areas in all of Southern California while getting some culture and examining priceless works of art.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla and downtown is open every day except Wednesday from 11:00AM to 5:00PM and general admission is $10, but people 25 and under with ID get in for free. In addition to its daily exhibits, the Museum of Contemporary Art also features special limited-time exhibits, nighttime activities, movies, summer camps for kids, and much more. There is always something fun going on at the museum, and your admission is good for seven days from the time you purchase it, allowing you to visit both the downtown and La Jolla locations for one low price. There are tons of fun things to do in San Diego, but not many give you as much bang for your buck as a trip to the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Funbassadors can provide a tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art and use their local knowledge to point out highlights. Funseekers can purchase a FunGig that gets them into the museum with an in-the-know local who enhances the visit.