1. Play oceanographer at the Point Loma Tide Pools
Starfish, crabs, and anemones fill shallow pools ready for curious eyes and hands. Be ready to snap a pic the first time little fingers get tickled by a tentacle.
A market-wide treasure hunt will keep your kids engaged amid the fruits and veggies, and you can reward their efforts with face painting or a balloon animal.
Let little ones twirl with Baile Folklorico dancers in San Diego’s Old Town where free entertainment—and a great margarita—await.
A touch and smell garden and carnivorous plant exhibit show kids that cool plant life extends beyond puffy dandelions.
Impress your child by using your mermaid connections to summon the adorable harbor seals that regularly lounge on the shore at the Children’s Pool.
Colorful murals painted on the foundation of the Coronado Bridge combine art and architecture to create an ideal exploration environment for little Picassos who love to roam.
Your kids were born to be athletes, or you just want them to actually nap today. Burn off excess energy touring the Chula Vista U.S. Olympic Training Center—one of only three in the United States.
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