Things To Do In San Diego With Kids

Visit small beach towns on the California coast and revel in fun family activities including water sports and roller coasters.


Outdoor Family Activities

Explore white sandy coves and tidal pools at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park or enjoy a leisure afternoon at the park.

Amusement Parks  & Attractions

Visit museums in Balboa Park. Plus kids love the waterparks in LegoLand and the thrills of the roller coasters at Belmont Park. 

Tours & Cruises

Enjoy a Harbor Cruise while you go on a whale watching expedition or join in on the behind the scenes tour at the San Diego Zoo.

Day Trips

Spend the day kite surfing at Mission Beach or visit historical sites like Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego Bay.

Downtown San Diego

Go downtown to see the majestic San Diego skyline. Admire local art galleries and shop the boutiques or catch a concert at Petco Park Stadium.

Beach Activities

Pacific Beach is a popular surf destination, or go to Del Mar in Southern California for swimming plus an unforgettable sunset.

Where To Eat

Have a craft beer at Mission Beach, grab lunch at the Corvette Diner or walk the farmers market for fresh local produce and cuisine.

Where To Stay

There are countless family-friendly resorts. Our favorites are Bahia Resort Hotel, which features a private beach, or the Hotel del Coronado which offers a spa and live music.