If you’re traveling with kids, you have to plan more than relaxing days on the beach. If you live in San Diego, you need fun activities to keep your child entertained when they’re not in school. Looking for ideas to keep kids busy and maybe give them a little bit of educational value? Here are 10 activities that your whole family can enjoy.
- San Diego Whale Watching Tours
You can see whales in any season in San Diego. Humpback whales start to arrive in March. Gray whales are most popular from December to April. Blue whales stay all summer long. In addition to whales, you’ll probably see a wide variety of marine wildlife, from seals, sea lions and dolphins.
- USS Midway Museum
Many of the docents who serve at the museum actually served on the ship itself, giving your family a real look at the life of a sailor. Access the self-guided tour as you walk around the ship to appreciate the sacrifices of the servicemen who lived on board.
- Cabrillo National Monument
This statue commemorates Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European who came to America’s West Coast. It’s a top tourist destination for its historical significance, but also for the tide pools where children can explore sea life in its natural habitat.
- Balboa Park
You could spend weeks exploring all the park has to offer and not see everything. It would take days just to go through the 17 museums in the park, but there are also gardens, art venues and trails to enjoy.
- San Diego Markets
The Little Italy markets bring farmers to the city. You can shop for fresh, local foods and then go home to cook your bounty. Kids will enjoy choosing what they eat and learning about new items.
- The San Diego Zoo
The #1 Zoo on Trip Advisor is the San Diego Zoo, so it’s a must-stop for locals and visitors. With over 4000 creatures and 700,000 exotic plants, every trip is sure to be a unique experience.
- Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Who doesn’t love marine life? This aquarium is one of the most popular things to do in San Diego. Make sure to check out the special experiences, such as feeding the sharks or sea turtles.
- New Children’s Museum
This museum offers interactive exhibits for children to keep them entertained and engaged for the entire day. Check their calendar for special adult-only events where you can come be a child for an evening of fun and adventure.
- Old Town San Diego Trolley Tour
Explore more than 100 points of interest as you ride on a trolley through San Diego and Coronado. You can get off at any time to stroll through an area or stay on for the entire trip.
- San Diego Harbor Tour
Getting a look at marine life in the wild can really open a child’s eyes. A harbor tour lets you get up close to sea life while looking at the city from a new perspective.
Give Your Children Special Experiences
Use your time with your family to make memories and provide learning opportunities when you explore the world.
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