Category Archives: Family Vacations

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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. Read More…

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San Diego restaurants offer a surprising number of exciting family friendly dining experiences from beaches to breweries. Read More…

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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. Read More…

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Happy New Year! During your next visit, you will still be able to enjoy San Diego’s amazing weather (it’s in the 70s as I am writing this) and gorgeous beaches all while checking out these 14 things to try in 2014: Read More…

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Keeping the kids awake past midnight on New Year’s Eve can sometimes be a recipe for disaster, but luckily, several venues around San Diego offer a range of family-friendly events that allow you to toast your tots and still make it back by bedtime. Whether you prefer to go budget-friendly or big-time, here’s a short list of options that will help make it a joyous transition to 2014. Read More…

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With temps in the high 60s, winter is a wonderful time of year to check out the city sights, as well as activities in our East County region where ‘tis the season to see charming foothill, mountain and desert communities decked in holiday splendor. Following are 5 Holiday Festivities to Try. Read More…

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December is a magical time to be in San Diego. During the warm days you can ice skate by the beach. When the sun goes down, you can put on a jacket, grab a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy plenty of Christmas lights and amazing holiday theatre. The only question is, will you enjoy all holiday theatre SD offers? Read More…

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College football bowl seasons is one of America’s great holiday traditions.
San Diego hosts to two games each December: ‘America’s Most Exciting Bowl Game’, the National University Holiday Bowl, and the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl both call QUALCOMM Stadium home. Read More…

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San Diego’s big attractions go all-out for the holidays, but not all families that want to the hustle and bustle of large events. Families looking for a more intimate holiday experience can enjoy some equally charming activities happening all around … Read More…

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Just because the sun shines year-round in San Diego doesn’t mean you won’t find plenty of holiday cheer this December. San Diego’s most famous attractions go big for the holidays, offering visitors special shows, festive lights and the chance to frolic in some rare San Diego snow. Read More…