Family and Kids in San Diego

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in San Diego? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in San Diego, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in San Diego.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in San Diego for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Balboa Park

    Park, Botanical Garden

    As the single biggest urban social stop in the whole of the United States, Balboa Park has much to offer to its guests. With amazing historical centres, wonderful enclosures, performance venues, a mixed bag of places to see and even a zoo, guests to this Historic Landmark are sure to enjoy it. At its heart Balboa Park is the garden where weary travellers will love to unwind. Guests will see a n...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

    Family and Kids

    The Sunset cliffs Natural Park is a wonderful green area to explore in San Diego. This coastal place is an absolutely wonderful retreat for the nature lover. You will be able to observe the very unique geographical and natural wealth of San Diego in this amazing place. The massive rocks and the scrubby vegetation make for a picturesque day or evening at this serene place. There is an amazing ar...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    La Jolla Shores

    Beach, Park, Water Sport

    This mile long beach has one of the gentlest waters of the seas around San Diego, making it a popular place among beginner scuba divers and surfers. It is regarded as one of the best family beaches in the country. There is a park, a playground, some fire pits and volleyball courts. It is a lovely area for a picnic. Showers and toilets and changing rooms are available.
  4. Amazing San Diego attraction for kids
    Torrey Pines Gliderport

    Family and Kids

    Dubbed the 'Kitty Hawk of the West', this historic glider airport has been in near constant use since 1930. Access is free, and you don't even need to fly to enjoy a day out here. Many content themselves in two other ways. The first is dining at the the Cliff Hanger Cafe; locals like to say it's the best place for sandwich with a view. Dolphins and whales can sometimes be seen from the cliffs. ...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Botanical Building

    Botanical Garden

    Built for the 1915–16 Panama-California Exposition, this Botanical garden is notable for a handful of striking features. These include: Stand in front of the Lily Pond with the building in background. Take a picture. This is the most popular snapshot in the park. Go inside the building and look up. What you are seeing is the largest lath structure in the world. Check out the floral treas...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in San Diego
    Pacific Beach


    This guide is meant to serve as a neighborhood guide. Individual attractions in the Old Town may be covered in other attraction listings on TripHobo. This neighborhood, though still comparatively young among other places in San Diego, is slowly becoming affluent. Right now it's one of the best places to party in the city, with a plethora of bars, eateries, and boutiques. There is a thriving cra...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Children's Pool Beach


    In the 1930s something hilarious began happening to this beach. It was envisioned as a place where children could safely swim in the water. To this effect, the local municipality build a sea wall to keep the beach sheltered from rough water conditions. An unforeseen consequence of this was that seals also found such conditions very favorable, going so far as to give birth to their young at the ...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Belmont Park

    Amusement Park

    Walk down Mission Beach until you reach the Giant Dipper roller coaster. There, you've arrived at a historic amusement park from 1925. The Giant Dipper itself, made from wood and now ancient, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Other highlights of the park: The Plunge, an indoor swimming pool with a famous painting, Whaling Wall. The Liberty Carousel The Wave House Bar and Grill, w...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Embarcadero Marina Park


    The marina park is divided into two parts - north and south - with the actual marina (behind the San Diego Convention Center) in between. Facing the pacific ocean, it's a cool hangout, especially at sunrise and sunset. The north section has nice green lawns and a gazebo, and borders Seaport Village. The south section looks almost identical but also has a fishing pier, basketball courts and a co...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Japanese Friendship Garden


    Built in recognition of San Diego's relationship with its sister city, Yokohama, this 12 acre garden's oriental charm has been adapted to San Diego's climate. The garden was established during the during the 1915–16 Panama-California Exposition. All of the essential elements - stone garden, koi ponds, bonsai water arrangement, sukiya buildings - are present. The Tea Pavilion serves exquis...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    The New Childrens Museum

    Children Museum

    The New Children's Museum was established to animate creative ability, inventiveness and rational thinking in kids and families through imaginative and captivating encounters. All the exhibits have been specially designed for this purpose. The children are encouraged to do and see how things work on their own. The museum is based on arts. The idea is to make people do creative things and actual...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve


    This massive urban park encompasses Penasquitos and Lopez canyons, a territory of about 4,000 acres. Home to a huge diversity of plants, animals, especially birds, the park is the beloved of nature lovers & also hikers. The Los Penasquitos Canyon Trail is one of the most popular hikes in the city. The trailhead is close to the intersection of Black Mountain Road and Mercy Road, and stretche...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Alcazar Garden


    Built in 1915, this pretty geometric garden got a facelift in 1935 with the addition of two fountains and eight benches. Note the tiles on the fountain - green, yellow and turquoise tiles. There are seven thousand blooming flowers in the garden, including chrysanthemums, pansies, begonias, dahlias and poppies. The garden is modelled after the Alcazar of Seville. The garden is a popular place to...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Presidio Park


    This historic park was the location of one of the first settlements in San Diego, back in 1769. It was the base of Mexico's military power in California. Different areas of the park have their own significance, all for getting hitched. For example, Inspiration Point is a popular wedding venue, as is Palm Canyon. People also get married close to The Padre Cross, which was erected in 1913 by the ...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Cuvier Park


    This small park can crop up suddenly on you if you're on the street, as it is on a slightly lower elevation. Once you're there though, you'll see why it is one of the most desired places to get married in the city. Like the rest of La Jolla, it is located on a bluff over the ocean, making for great views. You can't have a large party here though. There is enough space for just around 40 people,...Read more