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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.

Awesome Adventures

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

Attractions Fit for a King

San Diego Attractions

Bike Through the Kingdom

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Education Disguised as Entertainment

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A one-day royal tour

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Explore the 13 Realms of Kid Kingdom

San Diego is Kid Kingdom, where kids rule, adventures abound and recess never ends. There are 13 Realms in Kid Kingdom, each with its own epic quests. Discover the top family experiences in each of the 13 Realms. Click to learn more about each.

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The best beaches, according to kids

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

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Explore These Awesome Museums

Where learning is more like recess

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8 Kid King-Approved Parks

Some of the best places to play in San Diego

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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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Museum Month: Half-Off Admission

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2017

Presented by Macy's, San Diego Museum Month invites everyone to enjoy half-off entry fees at 40+ museums throughout the county for the all of February.

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Farmers Insurance Open 2017

Jan 26 - Jan 29, 2017

The annual PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open men's golf tournament is played at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, home of the 2008 U.S. Open.

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Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras

Feb 28, 2017

Bigger. Better. Bead-er? It’s true! In 2017 we are pulling out all the stops to make the world famous Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras even bigger and better than our past 23 years combined!

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San Diego Crew Classic

Apr 1 - Apr 2, 2017

Regarded as the first major regatta of the year, the San Diego Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs from across the United States to participate in this premier rowing event in San Diego. Established in 1973, for many rowers, the Crew Classic is the highlight of their competitive rowing careers and a competition for future Olympians, as well as for those new to the sport. Ranging in age from 14 to 84, rowers compete each year in over 100 races in various divisions. The master level (over age 21) is the fastest growing segment of the sport. Many master rowers are novice rowers, while others are reliving their college and club experiences.

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Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventures

Dec 10, 2016 - ongoing

Whale Watching Adventures depart twice daily. This is a great opportunity in San Diego to get an up-close and personal whale watching experience! Perfect for families, out of town visitors and locals alike!

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Lunar New Year at SeaWorld

Jan 28 - Feb 20, 2017

Celebrate Lunar New Year at SeaWorld San Diego. Enjoy riveting performances from the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei inside Mission Bay Theater®. Be awed by lion dancers on the Festival Stage and take in the beautiful scenery and décor. Fill your appetite with Asian-inspired food and drinks like our mouth watering Bao sandwich and Sweet Lunar Stuffed Pancakes. Start a new tradition at SeaWorld's Lunar New Year.

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Let The Fun Commence

From world-class attractions to beautiful beaches, awesomeness is everywhere. Explore San Diego's Kid Kingdom where kids are treated like royalty. 

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$13 Whale Watching Cruise Special During Migration (Save $23)

Davey's Locker Whale Watching & Sportsfishing
Valid: Jan 17 - ongoing

Enjoy 2.5 hour whale watching cruises with multiple times daily to choose from. Departing from Newport Beach view gray whales on their migration along with finback whales, minke whales, humpback...

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$5 off Whale Watching Cruises

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Dec 10, 2016 - ongoing

$5 off Whale & Dolphin Watching with Hornblower Cruises. Hornblower offers large comfortable Whale Watching boats with live narration from San Diego Natural History Museum's trained naturalists and...

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Save Up to 55% On San Diego Attractions!

Go San Diego Card by Smart Destinations
Valid: Oct 31, 2016 - ongoing

Money: Savings off combined admission prices Time: Skip the line at select attractions Flexibility: Create your own itinerary from over 40 attraction choices Freedom: Do as much as you want each...

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