When you need to escape a cold wintery season or just want happy Californian vibes for the whole family, San Diego is the destination you may want to travel to next. San Diego, indeed, in the South of California, not far from the border with Mexico, is a very family-friendly and foodie city. Discover the 3 best things to do among the many other activities that San Diego offers!
#1 – A stroll at the Gaslamp Quarter and the Seaport Village
Gaslamp Quarter is known for its active nightlife but it’s nice to discover it during the daytime, with its mix of Victorian-age buildings and modern architecture.
Once you arrive at the end of 5th Avenue near the ocean, you have two options: you can go to your left and visit the Petco Park, home of the baseball team the San Diego Padres, or you can go to your right (what our Teuko Family did), pass the San Diego Convention Center, and head to the Seaport Village.
#2 – A Fun Day at Old Town San Diego
Don’t miss the birthplace of California! Old Town San Diego, with its historic landmarks and its restaurants, is where you’ll want to spend a very cool day with the family!
#3 – One of The Best Zoos In the World to Visit!
The San Diego Zoo is a big oasis in the city, with different paths, hidden stairs, plenty of animals (of course!), and, what the kids liked best, play areas and the Skyfari Aerial Tram!
Speaking of Balboa Park, there is plenty to do there with children: there is the San Diego Air & Space Museum, the Japanese Friendship Garden, the San Diego Model Railroad Museum… without forgetting the magnificent architecture that surrounds you!
If you can get more time than a long weekend or short vacation, you can simply also head to the beach. Have a day at Coronado Island. Outside of the city, not that far, you can also have a blast with Safari Park or Legoland!
Bonus! A Tip for Your Stay in San Diego
When on vacation or in need to rent a place for a short period of time, especially when you have a family with kids, it is of the utmost importance to have access to a kitchen! Having breakfast at your temporary place of vacation will help save money while starting the day peacefully. After a day full of activity, it’s so convenient to gather the family and have dinner in your secluded spot, whether you cook or have a delivery of your dinner.
Short-term rentals are a good solution for getting a place with a kitchen. They are actually increasing in popularity. For a family with two kids, booking in a hotel can be pricey too (especially when you have to book two rooms or a suite because your children are not little ones anymore!). Zumper.com, used by millions of renters to find houses, rooms, condos, or apartments for rent, can help. It updates in real-time, so you’ll always see new rentals that will fit your need!
An idea if your can work remotely and the children have online learning is to spend even more days in San Diego – Zumper’s rentals can be booked for 30 days up to 6 months.
Are you ready to discover San Diego with your family? What would you try first? The zoo? Gaslamp Quarter? Seaport Village? Old Town? Let us know in the comments!
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