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While there’s a burgeoning scene of hip music for youth in San Diego, there are also many options for those of us who have true youngsters at home, the 12 and under set. Here are some places to bask in the sunshine and experience music the entire family will enjoy.
Growing up, my dad always wanted to “take the coast” home. In San Diego local speak, this meant driving along the Highway 101 versus taking the freeway. In fact, when my husband and I moved to Los Angeles for a brief four years, it was this exact stretch of road that had us asking, “Why did we ever move out of San Diego?!” Hence, we moved back. In other words, the coast highway is a gorgeously scenic route that is worth taking a drive. And if you feel like stopping along the way, here are some fun for the whole family stops to check out along Highway 101.
Spring is in the air and last Sunday the kids and I hit Ponto Beach in Encinitas for some boogie boarding since it was more like summer was in the air at 82 degrees. The ocean was definitely swimable without a wetsuit.
Spring is just around the corner (March 20) and with the weather warming up, now is a perfect time to plan your Spring Break and discover the great outdoors of Coronado Island!
Although they say it never rains in Southern California, there are a few rainy days thankfully to provide water for our desert wild flowers to bloom and keep our gardens green.
For parents with kids on the rare San Diego rainy day, here are some suggestions of places to take the family that provide opportunities for fun, physical activity, education and in some cases, all three.
San Diego restaurants offer a surprising number of exciting family friendly dining experiences from beaches to breweries.
Perched high up on my father’s shoulders back when I was four years old, I remember the excitement of walking around Balboa Park. With so much to see from performing artists to the lily pond in front of the Botanical Building, even picnicking on the grass was a delight all of its own. Now that I am a mom of five, I continue to treasure the beautiful scenery, the iconic Cabrillo Bridge east/west entrance, gardens and so much more. And that’s before ever stepping foot inside one of the many museums and attractions! Over the past few decades (yes, I’m aging myself), I’ve also narrowed down some favorite spots that are frosting on the cake of family adventure.
After the break are five must-do family activities in Balboa Park.