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San Diego

Family Vacations

Just a Hop, Skip and a Smile Away

Photo By Myles McGuinness

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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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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Balboa Park December Nights

Dec 7 - Dec 8, 2018

Balboa Park December Nights brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy and kick-off the "most wonderful time of the year" with lights and more!

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San Diego International Auto Show

Dec 27 - Dec 30, 2018

Where the cars are the stars! The San Diego International Auto Show features the widest variety of new vehicles under one roof.

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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 31, 2018

Don't miss America's Finest Bowl Experience! This signature San Diego event annually showcases a thrilling game between some of college football’s most competitive conferences, the Big Ten and the Pac-12. Don't miss the pageantry, excitement and football thrills this year!

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2019 Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon

Jan 20, 2019

The Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon course goes through Carlsbad Village and along the oceanfront Pacific Coast Highway.

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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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Balboa Park December Nights

Dec 7 - Dec 8, 2018
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San Diego International Auto Show

Dec 27 - Dec 30, 2018
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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 31, 2018
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2019 Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon

Jan 20, 2019
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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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Accommodation

An Elegant Affair

Humphreys Half Moon Inn
Valid: Oct 12, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019

Ring in the New Year the RIGHT way, with us! Our Elegant Affair New Years Eve package includes: - 2 tickets to an evening of dancing by the harbor featuring The Fabulous Ultratones - Four Course...

Activity

Discount San Diego Attractions Tickets Available at Western Inn San Diego

Old Town Western Inn
Valid: May 24 - ongoing

Pick up discounted ticket to The San Diego Zoo and USS Midway from the Western Inn Old Town.

Biking

Hike Bike Kayak Adventures

Hike Bike Kayak Adventures
Valid: Jun 13 - ongoing

Get 20% off any Kayak or Snorkel Tour at Hike Bike Kayak . Located in the beautiful La Shores. Advanced resrvations required. 

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