Category Archives: Family Vacations

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La Jolla, the sun-kissed “jewel” of San Diego, rolls out the red carpet for kids throughout October during Kids Free San Diego month. Families can save a bundle with 10 terrific free kids offers around La Jolla, ranging from free meals and passes … Read More…

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There’s a tale of a Cat, so cool in a Hat, that…did you hear…was created right here! Yep Dr. Seuss, that master smith of rhyming words for kids, lived atop a hill called Mt. Soledad in La Jolla (north of … Read More…

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Fall in San Diego means warm days, cool nights, Halloween fun and, of course, pumpkin patches! Browse the list below to find the perfect pumpkin patch near you. Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center has … Read More…

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For some reason (ahem), people are often surprised that my husband and I regularly eat out with our five kids, ages 10, 8, 5, 3 and 3. Yes, we know a thing or two about a restaurant that can cater to children and, well, ones that just can’t kid around (get it?). In general, San Diego is fairly family friendly, so it wasn’t easy to narrow down my top 5 kid friendly restaurants, but the promise for ice cream got me going (kidding… kind of). Here are five kids friendly restaurants that both the little ones and parents will enjoy! Read More…

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Kids are free in San Diego again this year! Kids Free in October during the entire month of October, kids eat, stay and play for free throughout San Diego. Take advantage of great deals at more than 100 participating partners and get ready for the ultimate family vacation.

> Browse through the 100+ offers and plan your Kids Free in San Diego vacation

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Where you stay with your kids on vacation can make or break a trip. Comfort and kid-friendly amenities can lesson the stress of traveling with little ones, even when you will mostly be on the go exploring all there is to do and see with children. When nap time strikes or just the desire for some down time at the pool, check out these 5 Family Friendly Hotels in San Diego (in no particular order). Read More…

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If you want the laid back surf life vibe, head to North County. If you want to feel a little more heat, go to East County. If you want a European-like seaside scene, hit La Jolla. And when you want a little more action? Go to Downtown San Diego! From museums to boat rides, your family is sure to enjoy the hustle and bustle our downtown has to offer with some gorgeous water views thrown in. Here are some fun-for-the-family activities to check out. Read More…

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With all that a family needs to pack these days, the more that you can leave home, the better. Yet, there are so many fun ways to explore San Diego, that it’s tempting to try and “check” your boat at the airport luggage counter…kidding…kind of. Thankfully, instead of paying that fee, there are plenty of spots around town to rent transportation that can lead to some fun exploring with the family. Read More…

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Having been to several seaside cities around the world, I can truly say that La Jolla is one of the most beautiful destinations by the water. Once you head down Torrey Pines Drive from the north, you are immediately greeted by spectacular ocean views. With its European vibe, La Jolla is an amazing vacation destination and a must-do and see stop in San Diego. And, yes! You should take the kids. Here are some fun things to check out with your children. Read More…

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As a working mom, I do want to spend lots of quality time with my kids when we’re on a family vacation, but I’ve found that adding half-day summer camps for the kids to a vacation itinerary when you visit San Diego can be a win-win for the entire family. Kids gets the chance to try out a new watersport, do stimulating science experiments or spend the day at an amusement park, and mom and dad get some time off, taking a break from parental duties to get in a yoga class or a long walk on the beach together. A morning half-day camp can make an afternoon of family time together more enjoyable. Most all of these summer camps have full day and early drop off/late pick up options as well. Read More…