Kids & Family
San Diego just may be kid heaven with its world-class attractions,
miles of beautiful beaches, endless recreation and entertainment.
The only challenge parents have is trying to keep up with the kids as
they play, learn and explore.
LEGOLAND Hotel (5885 The Crossings Drive) is the ultimate pajama-party
palace with its pirate- and princess-themed rooms, bunk beds and LEGO
creations. Lush grounds, a private beach, a marina-view and bay-view rooms
make Kona Kai Resort Spa & Marina (1551 Shelter Island Drive) a family
favorite. Balinese-styled bungalows, boating and beach fire pits enchant the
44-acre island home of Paradise Point Resort & Spa (1404 Vacation Road).
Downtown, the Ramada Gaslamp (830 Sixth Avenue) offers a portal to the
excitement of the city, while the Embassy Suites Hotel San Diego Bay –
Downtown (601 Pacific Highway) offers breathtaking ocean and cityscape views.
For a decadent start, gourmet maple
bacon and salted caramel donuts
await at the Donut Bar (631 B St.). Or
head to Richard Walker’s Pancake
House (520 Front Street) for Granny
Smith apple and cinnamon pancakes
that redefine the morning staple. Kids
love the malts, burgers, game room
and ’50s theme at Corvette Diner
(2965 Historic Decatur Road). The
waterfront Barefoot Bar & Grill
(1404 Vacation Road) has a killer kid’s
menu along with gourmet bites and
tropical cocktails for mom and dad.
Head to La Jolla Cove to snorkel
with the harmless lemon sharks or
kayak past sunbathing sea lions with
Everyday California (2243 Avenida
de la Playa). Hop on a harbor cruise
with Flagship Cruises & Events
(990 N. Harbor Drive) for an exciting
water tour or head out to sea on a
The New Children’s Museum
(200 W. Island Avenue) inspires its
young visitors to think, play and
create with interactive exhibitions.
8 diversions for
California Wolf Center
Observe gray and Mexican
wolves at this conservation
and education center outside
Join the circus and try this flying trapeze class in Escondido.
Seven Seas Adventures
Helm a catamaran or enjoy a
sunset cruise on the bay.
San Diego Air and
Ride the U-Fly-It flight
simulator at the, where the
wind tunnel makes it feel
like the real deal.
San Diego Natural
Check out 200 authentic
artifacts from a shipwreck at
the Real Pirates exhibit
San Diego Bay Adventures
Rev it up on a Jet Skiing
spree across the bay.
Cast Off Sailing
Discover the power of the
wind with a sailing lesson
or enjoy a leisurely picnic
during a harbor sail.
of San Diego
Opt for an aerial adventure and
fly over the Zoo, Del Mar Racetrack, coastline and more.
for water play
fun at the
Resort Spa &
San Diego Natural