Top family activities in San Diego
San Diego, USA
San Diego is a destination of sunshine, adventure and freedom.
From bays to boulevards, and everything in between, there's unique attractions for everyone in the family. Consistently rated as one of the top family destinations in North America, it's the perfect vacation for the young, and the young at heart.
Attempt to contain your child's excitement, as LEGOLAND California has unveiled an entirely
new world to jump into: LEGO NINJAGO World. It's a ninja-themed land within the park which
features interactive rides, technology to play with and immersive activities to train your
young ones to become a ninja. Other things to explore at LEGOLAND include Miniland USA,
Block of Fame and rides such as the LEGO TECHNIC Coaster and BIONICLE Blaster.
San Diego Zoo and Safari Park
San Diego Zoo is celebrating 100 years as one of the world’s best animal presentation complexes. Housing 4000 animals of 800 rare and exotic species, explore and engage with the wonderful animals that roam our planet in the world-famous 40-hectare tropical garden. To satisfy your wild side, head down to the Zoo’s Safari Park, located 48 kilometres north of downtown. Here you’ll see wild animals roam free over vast expanses as they would in their native habitats of Africa and Asia. Take one of the exciting Safari Tours as you get the chance to meander among the animals and engage in animal encounters to get up close and personal with some of your favourite creatures.
The New Children's Museum
This vibrant discovery centre is an interactive arts destination for adventurous families. The museum encourages children to think, play and create with hands-on activities and showcases. Innovative exhibitions ‒ such as the delicious celebration of food and fun, ‘Feast’ ‒ are designed by emerging and established contemporary artists. It is downtown San Diego's first public 'green' project, thanks to its environmentally friendly infrastructure and architecture. Recycled building materials have been used, as well as water-saving devices and natural convection cooling.
Explore the recently reopened Turtle Lagoon at the Living Coast Discovery Centre. Four endangered Pacific green sea turtles have found their home at this inspiring educational facility and are waiting for you to come and find them. The turtles have more room to swim freely, and new interactive elements have been installed to educate visitors about endangered sea turtles in the wild.
Liberty Public Market
Liberty Public Market, which opened in March, is an indoor/outdoor market featuring cheeses, meats, baked goods, pasta and seafood. Bringing together a wide range of cuisines from across San Diego, you won't go hungry wandering about the stalls.
ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station
San Diego's largest arts and cultural district is home to 120 museums and galleries, artist studios, dance companies, fine dining, retail and educational groups. It showcases the city's creative community and provides innovative and interactive experiences for families, guaranteed to keep everyone entertained.
Sky Diving Simulation
Newly opened iFLY San Diego features a skydiving wind tunnel to let you live your dream of flying as you feel the wind sweep through your hair. It’s safe and comfortable, as you replicate skydiving in an indoor facility with the help of experienced instructors.
SpringHill Suites San Diego Mission Valley
Get ready to call room service as San Diego’s newest hotel calls you. No more making the bed, as your family is whisked to a luxurious complex where the pools are heated, the buffets are free and the Wi-Fi is complimentary.
George's at the Cove
Call a babysitter, as this quintessential Californian dining experience has just renovated its bar. Resident mixologist, Stephen Kurpinsky, focuses on crafting the cocktails, so you can focus on the sweeping ocean views.