Thousands are flocking to San Diego for Comic Con and if you don't want to head to the venue, or can't afford to, the OC Register came up with a list of 10 free things to do outside the event.
Here's a few:
Kong: Skull Island (Wear your Comic Con badge to get in): Also at the Omni hotel, outdoors on MLK Promenade, check out this “Monarch Containment Zone” where you might even get to meet Kong, as well as experience Skull Island, its temple and more.
Blade Runner 2049 Experience (Wear your Comic Con badge to get in): And, while you’re on the Martin Luther King Promenade, stop by and sample the virtual reality version of the future in the sci-fi movie soon to be released, including costumes, props, vehicles and more. You can take a test to find out if you’re human or not.
Lightsaber Battle at Balboa Park: Wear your costume and head over to Balboa Park by 8 p.m. Saturday to engage in the “Largest Lightsaber Battle in the Country.” This is sponsored by the Underground Lightsaber Fighters of San Diego, and it’s for all ages. Meet up at the Bea Evenson fountain, (Next to the Fleet Science Center) 1549 El Prado, San Diego. You don’t need a Comic Con badge to join in this fun. ulfsandiego.com
The Netflix Experience, Hilton Gaslamp Hotel (Wear your Comic Con badge to get in.): Stop by and take a sneak peek at Netflix films and new seasons of popular series, visit a virtual reality Upside Down with Stranger Things, maybe get exclusive giveaways. Go to the mean streets of New York with Marvel’s “The Defenders,” which premieres Aug. 18. Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Picnic at Mission Bay Park: The city offers free parking lots all around the bay, and there are no shortage of picnic tables and nice places to relax. Go early in the day, to swim. If you’re lucky, you might even score a fire ring. sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation
If you want the full list, check it out HERE.