San Diego CaliforniaBy Coleen Bennett

San Diego is the perfect family vacation destination, as 30 million visitors can attest. Fun in the sun lends itself to outdoor family fun.

San Diego CaliforniaThere are a few destinations that everyone should see in San Diego, and everyone knows what they are. But why not take it one step further and see these attractions like to locals do? No trip to the coast would be complete without a day at the beach. Why stop there? Explore the tide pools at low tide or take a surf lesson! At the very least, bring boogie boards and skim boards with you to play in the surf.

San Diego is home to some very large and very famous zoos. The San Diego Zoo is one of the largest and nicest zoos in the world. It’s sister park, the Safari Park, is a little more relaxed and gives the animals larger habitats. And it goes without saying that no kid worth his salt would pass up Sea World. Most tourists visit these parks for a day, seeing the exhibits and watching the shows. These parks offer programs to keep the locals coming back too. The Safari Park offers a parent/child summer day camp for the whole family. Their Roar and Snore program allows families to camp in the park overnight. And all of the parks offer special animal interactions, like swimming with dolphins or feeding giraffes. It’s an indulgence that will make this vacation truly memorable for everyone.

If animals are a favorite for your family, check out a more intimate setting, like a wolf sanctuary, a camel dairy or a llama trek! You could go horseback riding or take an ocean cruise to see whales or dolphins.

Many vacationers stick to activities that are unique to their destination city, but don’t limit your options. Your whole family is on vacation with nothing to do but have a great time together. The kids would love an afternoon of go cart racing, bowling, fishing or ice skating.

Make sure to plan some smaller more relaxed activities along with your big activities. The younger your family is, the more short trips the better. Allowing for naptime or at least some quiet downtime will make the vacation more pleasant for everyone.

Find more fun local places to go at San Diego Kids Activities.

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