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Family Vacations

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.

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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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Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day

May 30, 2022

The Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day celebration is one of San Diego's largest and most celebrated memorials dedicated to our fighting men and women. On this day we honor all of our fallen soldiers and remember them for their ultimate sacrifice to our country.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, this will be a virtual event only.

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26th Annual Taste of Gaslamp

Jun 18, 2022

San Diego’s original tasting tour returns to the iconic Gaslamp Quarter for the Taste of Gaslamp on Saturday, June 18th, 2022, from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. The Taste of Gaslamp is a scrumptious self-guided foodie tour that has become a staple for locals and tourists alike who flock to the Quarter to indulge in a culinary adventure stopping at 20+ restaurants across 16 square city blocks.

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United States Police & Fire Championships

Jun 11 - Jun 19, 2022

United States Police & Fire Championships brings together law enforcement and fire athletes from across the country to compete in Olympic-style sports.

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Mt. Soledad's Memorial Day Ceremony

May 30, 2022

The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial will honor Marine Corps Major Megan McClung, and our nation's heroes through a live and virtual tribute event on 30 May 2021 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (PDT) streamed on their website.

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Explore These Awesome Museums

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Save with Discount Passes to local Attractions

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The best beaches, according to kids

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8 Kid-Approved Parks

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Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day

May 30, 2022
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26th Annual Taste of Gaslamp

Jun 18, 2022
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United States Police & Fire Championships

Jun 11 - Jun 19, 2022
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Mt. Soledad's Memorial Day Ceremony

May 30, 2022
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Awesome Adventures

You're invited to embark on an epic quest to discover new places to play in Kid Kingdom. 

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Biking

50% OFF Any Tour and Rental Weekdays

Bike & Kayak Tours Inc La Jolla
Valid: Apr 19 - ongoing

50% off before 10am and after 4pm weekdays, and 20% off on weekends.  Offer expirese December 31st 2022

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Save up to 40% at top attractions

San Diego CityPASS
Valid: Oct 29, 2021 - ongoing

Visit San Diego’s top attractions and save up to 40% on combined admission.   See your choice of SeaWorld® San Diego, LEGOLAND® California, or both. Plus, get admission to 3 of...

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Save 20% on an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Amazing Scavenger Hunts by Urban Adventure Quest
Valid: Jan 3 - ongoing

Turn San Diego's Old Town or Balboa Park into a giant game board with this fun Scavenger Hunt Adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart...

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