KIDS & FAMILY
With lots of major attractions, plus miles of beaches, parks,
and recreation areas, keeping the kids entertained is easy.
The challenge will be keeping up with them as they play,
learn, and explore.
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Sea World’s latest Shamu
show, One Ocean, is a
of life underneath the sea.
10 Fun Diversions
1Ride artificial waves at The Wave House in
2Snorkel with leopard sharks in La
Jolla Cove with Birch
3Get a “teen transformation”
facial at the Sea Spa
at Loews Coronado
4Take a flying trapeze class at Trapeze
High in Escondido and
swing from 22 feet off
5Tour the press box, bullpen, dugout, and
VIP areas at Petco Park.
6Take a mini- speedboat adventure
tour with San Diego Speed
Boat Adventures, Inc.
Kids will flip for the killer pools and
on-site activities designed for the
pint-sized set at Hilton San
Diego Resort & Spa (1775 East
Mission Bay Drive), La Jolla
Beach & Tennis Club (2000 Spindrift
Drive), and Paradise Point Resort
& Spa (1404 Vacation Road). Or, stay
at the Dana on Mission Bay (1710
West Mission Bay Drive), the closest
hotel to Sea World, with a picture-postcard waterfront setting.
Resort & Spa
Kids will love breakfast at Mary
Jane’s (207 Fifth Avenue) in the Hard
Rock Hotel. At lunch, let the youngsters loose in the play area at Station
Tavern (2204 Fern Street), and feast on
burgers (hint: the veggie versions are
best), or head to ’50s throwback-themed
Corvette Diner (2965 Historic Decatur Road). Do dinner at Sammy’s
Woodfired Pizza (multiple locations)
and be sure to try some frozen yogurt
piled with toppings at Yogurt on the
Rocks (1886 Garnet Avenue).
The world’s first (and
only!) LEGOLAND water
park is right here in
Ride bikes around Mission Bay,
stopping at Belmont Park (3146 Mission Boulevard) to conquer the Giant
Dipper, a wooden coaster built in 1925.
Swim, surf, boogie board, and build sand
castles on the beach. Spend the day at
Sea World, San Diego Zoo, San
Diego Zoo Safari Park, LEGOLAND
California or Aquatica, Sea World’s new
water park (opening in Summer). At
night, catch a flick at Full Moon
Drive-In (4647 Ingraham Street) or roast
marshmallows on Mission Beach.
7Gorge on deep-fried everything at the San
Diego County Fair, June
8Ride a board, bike, or blades on the Mission
9Take down the Surfin’ California burrito at
Lucha Libre in Mission
Hills (as seen on Man
10Get some air at Sky Zone
Trampoline Park in