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Little Worry with Little Ones

Traveling with the whole family together is rewarding and exciting, but sometimes it take an extra step to accommodate everyone. To make life easier, we’ve compiled some activities and places that promise to keep little ones and teens alike entertained and involved!

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Little Ones

The New Children’s Museum

Photo Courtesy of The New Children’s Museum

At The New Children’s Museum, they believe play and art-making promote the skills that our future leaders need: creativity, confidence, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, collaboration and optimism. Explore and participate in various art installations, gardens, and even an innovators lab! Children of all ages are bound to have a fun time.

To find out more click here.

Monday – 9:30AM–4PM

Tuesday – CLOSED

Wednesday-Saturday – 9:30AM-4PM

Sunday – 11AM-4PM

200 W Island Ave, San Diego

Carlsbad Flower Fields

Photo Courtesy of the San Diego Union-Tribune

Come surround yourself with beauty as you tiptoe through a maze made of sweet peas and ride a tractor-pulled wagon through more than 50 acres of rainbow-colored rows of flowers. Older kids who like a challenge can fill paper passports at stamp stations set up throughout the Flower Fields. At Santa’s Playground, children climb and slide among the restored play houses and gigantic mushrooms that were part of the once popular Santa’s Village amusement area. Mom and dad can enjoy the flowers while the kids explore!

For more information, click here.

Adults: $16

Seniors 60+: $14

Children 3-10: $8

March 1-May 13, 2018 – 9AM-6PM daily
5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Photo Courtesy of Birch Aquarium

Get an up-close view of tanks filled with glowing moon jellies, beautiful but poisonous lionfish, silvery sardines, sharks and other sea creatures! Children can even gently pet day-sandpapery sea stars and slimy sea cucumbers at the outdoor Tide Pool Plaza. Birch Aquarium’s focus is on ocean education and conservation so everyone has something to learn!

For more information, click here.

Sunday-Saturday – 9AM-5PM
2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla

Maritime Museum of San Diego

Photo Courtesy of Times of San Diego

Kids can enjoy pretending they are pirates on the high seas while touring unique sailing vessels at the floating Maritime Museum! Steam-powered boats, sailing ships and submarines make up the museum’s fleet of nine boats. Learn about San Diego’s maritime history and see for yourself why it’s a pirate’s life for us.

For more information, click here.

1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego

Sunday-Saturday – 9AM-8PM


Petco Park Tour

Photo Courtesy of Diversified

Join a walk-up tour and see PETCO Park up close! Discover “writer’s row” in the press box, learn about the historic Western Metal Supply Co. Building and explore the Padres dugout. Tours are approximately an hour and a half and promise to keep everyone interested for every jam-packed minute!

For information on days, pricing and packages, click here.

GoCar Tours

Photo Courtesy of GoCar Tours

See San Diego up close and on your own terms from the comfort of a GoCar! Take all day driving around or just an hour – you call the shots. With good weather and beautiful sights, you and your teen are bound to enjoy spending time together and exploring the boundless opportunities SD offers!

To book now and find out more, click here.

S’mores for All!

Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney World

There’s nothing quite like hanging out at the beach around a bonfire and San Diego has plenty of options! If you want to get out of Pacific Beach, The Hotel Del Coronado offers “S’Mores on the Beach” which allows you to sit around a crackling fire pit under the stars, toes in the sand, and snack on the classic combination of marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate.

Other options for fire pits include Mission Bay Park, Mission Beach, La Jolla Shores and Moonlight Beach in North County. Bring a blanket and some good campfire stories!

To find out more about Hotel Del Coronado’s S’Mores night, click here.

To read about other bonfire options, click here.

Liberty Public Market

Photo Courtesy of the San Diego Union Tribune

Photo Courtesy of Rich Cervales Blog

Teens these days, they do it for the gram. Not only does Liberty Public Market at Liberty Station have a picture perfect aesthetic, it’s also filled with Instagram-worthy eateries that you just can’t resist. Some of our favorites include Le Parfait Paris for fresh French pastries, Pasta Design for handcrafted pasta and Stuffed! for over-the-top delectable stuffed burgers (make sure to get a side of tater tots).

To view the full market map, click here.

Sunday-Saturday – 11AM-8PM
2820 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego
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