A weekly column dedicated to sharing the best sights and activities in San Diego at the best price – free! We have a great city and you don’t need to break the bank to experience it.
Balboa Park is known as the crown jewel of San Diego. Continuing this analogy, the many museums located in the park would have to be the rubies, sapphires, and emeralds that make the crown shine in splendor. Most of these museums are free to visit for San Diego County residents each Tuesday, on a rotating basis. The full schedule for the Resdents Free Tuesdays program can be found at http
The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) is free on the second Tuesday of each month. My first visit to MOPA was for a mayoral debate about environmental issues that was held on Earth Day (April 22) earlier this year. The auditorium in the building was lovely, but I had been looking forward to a return visit to view the exhibits.