Kids and Family
San Diego just may be kid heaven with its world-class attractions,
miles of beautiful beaches, endless recreation and eye-popping
entertainment. And big kids (aka parents) also get to join in the fun.
Resort & Spa
Check into a bayside bungalow with a beach fire pit on the enchanting 44-acre
island home of Paradise Point Resort & Spa (1404 Vacation Road). Enjoy water
sports galore on Mission Bay and easy access to Sea World at the Hilton San
Diego Resort & Spa (1775 E. Mission Bay Drive). Head to La Jolla Cove Inn for
an oceanfront base camp and a chance to experience this chic beach community. Downtown, the Ramada Gaslamp (830 Sixth Ave.) offers a portal to the
excitement of the city while Old Town Western Inn (3889 Arista St.) exudes old-fashioned affordable charm in San Diego’s first settlement.
Enjoy whale watching or a sunset cruise on a
gorgeous yacht with Sail San Diego (2051 Shelter
Island Drive). Have a spine-tingling adventure
and ghost hunt with Haunted San Diego Tours
(4041 Harney St.) or let Tour Guide Tim take
you on an entertaining city or coastal tour
(858-412-0846). Shop and gear up the whole
family in cool surf wear at South Coast/South
Coast Wahines (4500 Ocean Blvd. and 5037 Newport Ave.) in both Pacific Beach and Ocean
Beach. Head to Wheels of Fun in Balboa Park
or at Hotel del Coronado to rent beach cruisers, specialty bikes and even a four-wheeled,
surrey with the fringe on top.
Think laser tag on steroids
with cutting-edge technology, a multi-level arena of
mazes and passageways,
booming music, theatrical
fog and hidden targets.
3146 Sports Arena Blvd.,
San Diego Natural
Don’t miss The Discovery of
King Tut, an exhibition that
recreates one of the greatest
discoveries of the 20th century: the lost tomb of
Tutankhamun (October 15–
April 26, 2015).
1788 El Prado, Balboa Park
Race against the clock or
your pal on these high-per-formance electric go karts.
1709 Main St., downtown
and 6212 Corte del Abeto,
San Diego Bay Adventures
Zip around the bay on a
Yamaha WaveRunner or check
out the Navy Seal training
facilities, USS Midway and
more on a guided Jet Ski tour.
1880 Harbor Island Drive,
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If downtown, line up early for the famous
Granny Smith apple and cinnamon pancakes at
friendly Richard Walker’s Pancake House (520
Front St.) or try the city’s best gourmet sweet
breakfast at Donut Bar (631 B St.) where you’ll
find heavenly crème brûlée and maple bacon
donuts waiting. Patio dining in Old Town at
Casa Guadalajara means Mexican folk art, lively
mariachi and delicious Mexican eats. Landmark
Coyote Café (2461 San Diego Ave.) welcomes
families for quesadillas with freshly made tortillas and frosty margaritas for mom and dad.
Bayside dining, aloha service and tasty fish tacos
await at colorful Buster’s Beach House (807 W.
Harbor Drive) in Seaport Village.
Sail San Diego