San Diego is the perfect destination for families looking to spend quality time at the beach, at a world-class attraction or up-close and personal with wildlife.
From award-winning attractions and cost-effective public transportation, to educational day trips and convenient access to parks and museums, San Diego offers families great options for daytime fun.
Located by the surf and sand of Mission Beach, Belmont Park is San Diego's only beachfront amusement and entertainment center! From the historic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster to the dynamic oceanfront restaurants, Belmont Park is the quintessential Southern California beach experience.
SeaWorld San Diego
Spread across 190 acres on beautiful Mission Bay Park, SeaWorld is known for its amazing animals, interactive attractions, aquariums, rides, beautiful landscaping and education programs for all ages.
San Diego Zoo
WONDERS OF WILDLIFE
The San Diego Zoo is a must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in a tropical oasis as you interact with animals such as gorillas, Komodo dragons, tigers, flamingos, polar bears, giant tortoises, elephants, and more. The Africa Rocks habitat features amazing biodiversity and unusual and striking animals found on the African continent.
USS Midway Museum
HISTORY AND FUN IN ONE
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the historic aircraft carrier, USS Midway. Activities for all ages include self-guided audio tours, theater, flight simulators, climb-in aircraft, ejection seats and cockpits, bridge tours and more.
WHERE AWESOME AWAITS
LEGOLAND® California Resort has more than 60 rides, shows and attractions. The Resort is also home to LEGOLAND Water Park, SEA LIFE® Aquarium,and Surfers’ Cove – a water park expansion featuring racer-water slides.
THEIR WORLD AWAITS!
If your family is looking for fun with a side of science, La Jolla's Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the place. As the public outreach center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birch Aquarium brings guests into the exciting world of cutting-edge research. Explore interactive exhibits and come face to face with exciting creatures.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park immerses you in an active, hands-on safari experience where herds of animals roam natural habitats in a vast reserve. Choose from a variety of exciting safari expeditions by caravan truck, cart, zip line - there's even an overnight option. Transport yourself Down Under to walk among kangaroos and wallabies, wonder at cassowaries and more in the new Walkabout Australia habitat.
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