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7 Reasons to Bring the Family to San Diego

There's fun for everyone

San Diego is the perfect destination for attendees to bring along family—for quality time between events or for a mini-vacation after the meeting ends.

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 while attendees are busy on the convention floor.

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Belmont Park

BEACHFRONT CLASSIC

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

SeaWorld San Diego

UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

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.s.

Koalas at the World-Famous San Diego Zoo

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 new Africa Rocks habitat features amazing biodiversity and unusual and striking animals found on the African continent.

USS MIDWAY MUSEUM

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.

LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA

LEGOLAND® California

WHERE AWESOME AWAITS

LEGOLAND® California Resort has more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens Miniland Model Display. The Resort is also home to LEGOLAND Water Park, SEA LIFE® Aquarium,and Surfers’ Cove – a water park expansion featuring racer-water slides.

BIRCH AQUARIUM

Birch Aquarium

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

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME ENCOUNTERS

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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