Kid-Friendly Restaurants in San Diego

Kid-Friendly Restaurants in San Diego

During our San Diego family vacation, we were eager to try out some delicious southern California cuisine, and the food did not disappoint. We left Boston with the names of a few restaurants to check out, and used the Yelp app to find others while we were on the go. Here are the restaurants we'd recommend. Kid-Friendly ... Read More...

Tips for Visiting the San Diego Zoo

Tips for visiting the San Diego Zoo

A few weeks ago, we escaped the Boston winter and headed out on a family vacation to San Diego. Our first stop? The famous San Diego Zoo, where my kids were eager to see turtles, cheetahs, koalas, and their other favorite animals. We visited during a busy time - the Sunday of the President's Day Weekend, so we definitely learned ... Read More...

San Diego Vacation With Kids

Mission Beach in San Diego

  I've traveled to the greater San Diego several times for work events and conferences, but hadn't been there with my family. I knew they'd love it - the laid-back atmosphere, the sandy and salty air, the near-perfect temperatures, and the fun kid-friendly activities. After experiencing record snowfall and cold ... Read More...

Instagram Images from San Diego

Hornblower Cruise in San Diego

Last week, we escaped the cold and snow of Boston and headed cross-country to San Diego, California. The direct flight, which is 6 1/2 hours, was on time, and made it out of Boston right before our latest blizzard. Here are some of the Instagram images from our trip - I'll have more details on our trip here soon. As a reminder, ... Read More...

Where to Go for Spring Break 2014

Where to go on spring break

Spring break is right around the corner, and if you haven't planned your spring break family vacation yet, now is the time! Since many schools' spring break vacations coincide with Easter this year, expect flights and hotels to be even more expensive than normal. Wondering where to go for spring break with children? Here are ... Read More...

Spring and Summer Deals at the San Diego Omni

Omni San Diego

Back in 2011, I traveled to the city of San Diego for the first time for BlogHer '11.  Although I'd heard about the fabulous, near-perfect San Diego weather, I really didn't know what the actual city would be like.  I was pleasantly surprised, and since then, have been wanting to find the right time to take my whole family ... Read More...

New Legoland Hotel Opening in Carlsbad, California

New Legoland Hotel

Like many kids, my son loves Legos. One of his favorite stops during our recent trip to Walt Disney World was the Lego store in Downtown Disney.  He can just sit with his blocks for hours, building things from pictures or his own mind.  So, I was definitely planning to take my two kids to one of the two Legolands in the US - ... Read More...

Brand-New Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa

family travel review - Carlsbad

  When I visited Carlsbad, CA in the spring of 2011 with the Hilton Garden Inn press trip, the hotel had a model version of a brand-new Hilton that would be opening right on the oceanfront.  That new hotel, the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa, opened earlier this month. Featuring 215 guest rooms and suites, ... Read More...

Legoland Holiday Snow Package at the Park Hyatt Aviara

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I stayed at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, CA last month, and I loved it.  It is such a beautiful hotel, with a fabulous attentive staff.  If you are planning on visiting LEGOLAND California, consider the LEGOLAND Holiday Snow Package! From their press release, "Your LEGOLAND® holiday adventure waits at Park Hyatt ... Read More...

Say No To Snow at the Omni San Diego

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If you want to avoid the snow, San Diego is the place to do it. I was "trapped" in San Diego last month during that weird October snowstorm in the Northeast, and I can assure you that it's the perfect place to go to escape bad weather.  The Omni San Diego, located in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, is offering a "Say No to ... Read More...