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San Diego is well-known for its world-class attractions that are a haven for younger kids and teenagers, who may even be surprised by how much they can crank up the fun.
Spread over 100 acres of mesas and winding canyons, the San Diego Zoo has been a park-goers delight for nearly 100 years. With over 3,500 animals, it's an amazing place to view rare and exotic creatures in enclosures that mimic their natural habitats. Kids can touch the wooly coat of a sheep or gentle pygmy goat in the Petting Zoo and meet the animal stars up close with a Backstage Pass tour. Or spend the night at the Zoo and see what happens after the crowds go home and the sun goes down.
Find yourself in the middle of Africa, where more than 3,500 rare and exotic animals roam several expansive habitats as large as 100 acres at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park near Escondido. Explore walking trails that bring you face-to-face with animals; view giraffes, rhinos, antelope and more aboard the African Tram Safari; or watch the fastest land mammal as it whooshes by in hot pursuit of a mechanical lure at Cheetah Run. Kids love feeding the birds out of the palm of their hand at Lorikeet Landing; brushing the Boer, pygmy goats and Nubian goats at the Petting Kraal; or hand-feeding a gentle giraffe in the heart of Africa.
SeaWorld San Diego along Mission Bay celebrates the wonders of the sea with spectacular live animal shows starring penguins, sea lions, dolphins and, of course, orca whales. Feed and touch dolphins, and get face-to-snout with polar bears, beluga whales, sharks and penguins. SeaWorld also offers several wet and wild animal interaction programs that bring to life the park's conservation efforts.
Located in San Diego's South Bay, SeaWorld's Aquatica San Diego Waterpark, features 25 water rides, a wave pool and children's play area. Rides range from high-speed, adrenaline-pounding thrills to family-friendly and relaxing. The park also offers some animal encounters and is open spring through fall.
Through a self-guided audio tour of the USS Midway Museum, narrated by Midway sailors, the honor and history of this decommissioned aircraft carrier come to life. Explore more than 60 exhibits, which incorporate the voices of many who served on the USS Midway and tell of their experiences. Visit the mess deck, sleeping quarters, hangar deck and flight deck, as well as a collection of 25 restored aircraft. The tour of the bridge, chart room and primary flight control is guided by a volunteer, in many cases a navy pilot or sailor who served aboard the USS Midway.
Home to more than 60 rides, shows and attractions, LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad features a variety of LEGO-themed entertainment designed for children, including “Mini Land,” which showcases some of the nation's most famous cities through life-size replicas built entirely from LEGO bricks. To find age-appropriate rides and activities, when visiting with younger kids, head left as you enter the park and travel clockwise. When visiting with older kids, head right as you enter and travel counterclockwise.
While LEGOLAND is geared towards the preteen and under crowd, there are a few rides and attractions that will keep teenagers happy and entertained.
An extension of the main park with a separate entrance fee, LEGOLAND Water Park features a variety of kid-friendly attractions including a Build-A-Raft river where visitors can custom build their own LEGO® raft, several water slides, a 45-foot-tall tower playground and two sandy beach wading areas.
The adjoining SEA LIFE Aquarium incorporates LEGO® models into a child's voyage to the depths of the ocean, presenting the wonders of the underwater world to them in a way specially designed for their understanding.
Less than two hours north of downtown San Diego you'll find Disneyland Resort. Read Day Trip to Disneyland for a few tips and tricks to make this excursion even more enjoyable.
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