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Just a Hop, Skip and a Smile Away

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Rated One of the Top Family Destinations in America

Whether you love theme parks, state parks or water parks, building sandcastles or beach bonfires, exploring kid-friendly museums or hiking trails, families always have a blast in San Diego. In fact, San Diego is consistently ranked one of the Top Family Destinations in America, and it's no wonder.  With 70 miles of beautiful beaches, world-class attractions like the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California, and budget-friendly hotels, dining and activities, there are plenty of family vacation options available.  Plus, many San Diego hotels and resorts offer special children's programs for kids of all ages. From crafts, puzzles and games for younger kids to X-Box 360®, air hockey and sports lessons for teenagers (some even complimentary), the entire family can be entertained from sun up to sun down.

Save Big and Play Big with Kids Free San Diego

This October, San Diego is a Kid’s Paradise

It’s time to play! Kids Free San Diego is calling you back this October, when kids eat, stay, and play for free. So, c’mon, unforgettable family memories are waiting to be made in San Diego.

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Explore These Awesome Museums

Where learning is more like recess

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Save with Discount Passes to local Attractions

CityPASS and the Go San Diego Card provide multi-day passes for big savings on top attractions.  

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The best beaches, according to kids

San Diego's kid-sized, 70-mile sandbox

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8 Kid-Approved Parks

Some of the best places to play in San Diego

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Dine Diego

Sep 15 - Oct 15, 2020

San Diego’s favorite foodie event, San Diego Restaurant Week will take a break this September.  Instead, Dine Diego (presented by San Diego Restaurant Week), will run September 15 through October 15, 2020.  Dine Diego will feature San Diego’s top eateries showcasing all the current offerings for outdoor dining, to-go options and unique in-house promotions.

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Explore the San Diego Bay!

Oct 7, 2019 - ongoing

Set out on the water as your own captain on a high-adrenaline boat ride in San Diego! Zip along the coastline and take in the stunning views of area attractions like the Maritime Museum, Seaport Village, and of course, the iconic downtown skyline. No other boat rental in San Diego packs this much excitement and sightseeing into one fun-filled day. Embark on the Adventure Tour or become a real VIP as you fly over the water in a speed boat before exploring the streets on an electric scooter. No matter how you choose to experience the city, our San Diego boat tours offer premier sightseeing with a twist.

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Modeler Citizens Virtual Lecture Series

Oct 15, 2020

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum has debuted Modeler Citizens, a series of informative and entertaining presentations from an array of acclaimed railroad modelers and historians! 

The talks take place every other Thursday at 6 p.m. through the end of 2020 (excluding holidays) via Zoom Webinar. Margaret Harris, the museum’s Collections Curator, moderates as the featured speaker showcases their own model layout, shares a bit of San Diego railroading history, or discusses a topic of their expertise. Viewers can learn about the history of cross-border travel from railroad pro Mike Thornhill (Oct. 1), get “behind the scenes” of the mechanics and creation of the museum’s O Gauge layout from modeler Bob Wall (Dec. 10), see a fascinating home layout courtesy of award-winning radio host “Shotgun” Tom Kelly (Oct. 29), and more! 

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Dia de los Muertos

Nov 1 - Nov 2, 2020

Día de los Muertos, is celebrated in Old Town on the weekend prior to or on the actual dates of November 1 and 2.
This holiday is considered to be one of the most important holiday's of the year by many in Mexico and other Latin American countries.
The unity between life and death is celebrated when families come together and offer hospitality to the spirits of their loved ones.

This event is designed to celebrate the history, culture and heritage of the San Diego region and to pay homage to this very important and festive tradition.
Old Town’s diverse and historic legacy makes it the best site in San Diego to foster this celebration.

Old Town itself takes the place of the mercado, a traditional marketplace, providing goods, entertainment,
and regional food

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Dine Diego

Sep 15 - Oct 15, 2020
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Explore the San Diego Bay!

Oct 7, 2019 - ongoing
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Modeler Citizens Virtual Lecture Series

Oct 15, 2020
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Dia de los Muertos

Nov 1 - Nov 2, 2020
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You're invited to embark on an epic quest to discover new places to play in Kid Kingdom. 

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Action Sports

Kids Ride Free at Hydrobikes

Hydrobikes San Diego
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2020

Hydrobikes San Diego is located right on beautiful Mission Bay with its partner, Aqua Adventures. Our hydrobikes are docked and kept in the water to allow for easy access. A few-minute water bike ride...

Galleries & Museums

Kids Go Free to the San Diego Archaeological Center

San Diego Archaeological Center
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2020

The San Diego Archaeological Center is a curation facility and museum where visitors can learn the story of how people have lived in San Diego County for the past 10,000 years. In addition to its role...

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2020 DIVE SPECIAL

Shark Diver
Valid: Jun 23 - ongoing

We at Shark Diver are rariing and ready to go diving with our friends, the great white sharks of Isla Guadalupe, Mexico. Since Covid-19 hit and put a halt to travel and the like, we have had several...

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