This Southern California beach town has an abundance of family-friendly activities from the sun-kissed beaches to the inland deserts. With a great mix of art, culture, and fun under a warm, year-round climate, the problem will be deciding how to fit it all in. Families rave about the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, white sandy beaches, amazing museums at Balboa Park, history and culture of Old Town, and great shopping. Fun is everywhere!
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Public ice skating sessions held during the week and weekends. Check website for details.
Open skating sessions offered most days of the week. Check website for hours and prices.
Public skating program offered weekly. Check website for details.
LUXURY HOTEL CHOICE: Families will enjoy room options, a fun pool area, and plenty of activities for children of all ages.
MODERATE HOTEL CHOICE: Located 3 blocks from the beach with free 5 minute shuttle to LEGOLAND, free milk and cookies and a pool, this is a family-favorite.
MODERATE HOTEL CHOICE: Excellent service, suites, pool, and special access to LEGOLAND make this a family-friendly favorite.
The northern section is a popular beach with bathrooms, showers, lifeguards, close parking, and a safe spot for kids to play by the lagoon. The southern sect...
This beach has is a mile long crescent of prime sand beach that families love. Gentle waves make for great wading, swimming, and boogie boarding. Free park...
This north facing cove has a fine little beach with sheltered waters that make for great swimming and tide pools at low tide. Snorkelers will see the bright...
Enter this state beach via Basilone Road off I-5. A cobblestone tide pool area can be found north of the campground.
Descend the wooden stairs from the parking lot to the beach below. There is an extensive flat area of tide pools. Parking lot may get full quickly especial...
At the south parking lot, there is an area of tide pools by the bluffs.
Luxury Hotel Choice- Amazing location, incredible views, outstanding service, beach front property-- Perfect for the whole family.
Moderate, Luxury Hotel Choice- much better prices than the Hotel Del, still amazing quality, kid-friendly and great bay views.
Budget-friendly Hotel Choice- Residence Inn offers convenient location, full breakfasts, evening snacks & dinners and large, comfortable suites and living sp...
Adopt a beach, river, or waterway to make for a cleaner and healthier San Diego.
Help with many different programs. Join the "Relay For Life" of Pacific Beach on July 13, 2013. For more information check out http://www.relayforlife.org/...
Help the Food Bank through their various programs or Volunteer to help with the Food 4 Backpacks by calling 1-858-527-1419
Located next to Oceanside Harbor, this wide stretch of sand has free parking, a playground, restrooms, and showers.
This is a quieter beach just north of Oceanside Pier because it takes a little walk to get to. But the restrooms and showers make this a great family beach.
This is a very popular and fun summer beach with plenty of nearby amenities. Walk out on the pier or enjoy one of the frequent surf contests or concerts.
The San Diego Zoo is a great start to any vacation in San Diego. The beauty of this zoo is how the glass enclosures allow the kids to get within inches from...
The Birch Aquarium is a very manageable 1-2 hour activity.
This not a pool, but a protected cove where California seals congregate. Parking can be challenging but the scenery is worth it. This was a huge hit with b...
Buys baby gear. Sells gently used maternity, baby, and children's clothing, gear, and furniture. Other store location in La Mesa
A children's resale store with clothing, toys, and gear. Check their Facebook page for updates on new items being sold.
Buys and sell baby gear including strollers, car seats, diaper bags, baby carriers, high chairs, play pens. Breastpump rentals are also available.