Enjoy spectacular shows, heart-thumping rides
like the Manta roller coaster, or private interactions with dolphins, whales and penguins at this
awe-inspiring park. Enjoy craft beer and gourmet
eats during Sea World’s Seven Seas Food Festival
throughout May, and singers and dancers during
Summer Vibes, June 25–Aug. 14.
500 Sea World Drive, Mission Bay
Sea World’s splashy water park has wet-and-wild
rides and slides, sandy sunny shores and personal cabanas for lounging by the wave pool
with 5-foot swells. Don’t miss Aquatica’s newest thrill, Taumata Racer, a high-speed racing
water slide that zooms riders down 375 feet,
with swooping turns and tunnels.
2052 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista
SAN DIEGO ZOO
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the
world-famous zoo. The centennial celebration
includes a kickoff party at Spreckels Organ Pavilion
with food, music and entertainment; exhibits in
Balboa Park; a new animal show and film
presented at the zoo; and Nighttime Zoo birth-
day parties for creatures like koalas, Komodo
dragons, Sumatran tigers, pandas and more.
2920 Zoo Drive, Balboa Park
SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK
Ride the Africa Tram, hop on a Caravan Safari,
zip over animals on a Flightline Safari or play like
a monkey on the Jungle Ropes Safari. Discover
more than 300 animal species at this sprawling
park that’s devoted to conservation.
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido
DEL MAR FAIRGROUNDS
Each summer, Del Mar’s beachfront fairgrounds hosts the county fair and world-class
horse races. This year’s “Mad About the Fair”
theme blends the magic of Lewis Carroll’s
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with the artistic
movement known as steampunk. Concerts,
livestock, wild rides and more (June 3–July 4).
Family-friendly horse racing runs July 15–
September 7 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.
Don’t miss the free concerts on Fridays with
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
San Diego is a recreational paradise, with its adventure parks, water worlds and animal
experiences that speak to the child in everyone at any age. Don’t miss out on the fun.
This colorful playground sports more than 60 rides, shows and
attractions, a water park and dizzying displays of LEGO creations.
Try their new 4D Ninjago The Ride, an interactive ninja experience.
1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad
For adrenaline-pumping fun,
ride the historic 91-year-old
Giant Dipper roller coaster,
then duck, dive and roll
through the Laser Maze
Challenge or hang ten on a
wave machine, all at this
3146 Mission Blvd.,
Kids ages eight and up can
soar over the San Diego Zoo
Safari Park on a zip line and
see wildlife from as high as
130 feet in the air.
15500 San Pasqual Valley
Coronado Skate Park
underneath the Coronado
Bridge is packed with
concrete ramps, grinds,
bowls and jumps.
2000 Mullinex Drive, Coronado
Catch some air at this indoor
trampoline park with a foam
pit, basketball hoops and a
851 Showroom Pl., Suite 100,
Let the little ones blow
off steam at an indoor
6212 Corte del Abeto,
Barrio Logan and
1709 Main St., Carlsbad
Giant Panda at the
San Diego Zoo