Once August comes, you can almost hear the school bells ringing. But it's not too late for a fun summer vacation. Head to San Diego with your kids and see how much fun your family can have before heading back to school. Here are just some of the great ways to spend time in San Diego with your family:
San Diego's got tons of ways to see wildlife. For land-based creatures, head to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. You can add on special experiences and behind the scenes tours. For sea life, take your pick of SeaWorld San Diego or the Birch Aquarium. At SeaWorld, you can even get hands-on with dolphin and beluga interaction programs. Or head out to sea on a whale watching cruise.
Amusement Parks and Thrill Rides
SeaWorld has great thrill rides in addition to its animal shows and exhibits; you can also go to their Aquatica waterpark for a full day of wet fun. Little kids will enjoy the rides and hands-on activities at Legoland. You can also head to Balboa Park for a ride on a carousel or miniature train. Combine a day at the beach with thrill rides when you head to Mission Beach and Belmont Park.
Shopping and Nightlife
Looking for more grownup fun? Head to the Gaslamp Quarter. The historic neighborhood's Victorian buildings are home to boutiques and restaurants, and when night comes, it's the center of San Diego's club nightlife.
Family Time Together
Sometimes, all you need is to be together. Spend time hanging out by the pool and Jacuzzi at Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld, and enjoy a family meal together at Bunz: A Burger Joint. The kids can chow down on burgers and shakes, while the grownups enjoy specialty drinks. It's right on-site here at Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld, so you can spend less time getting to dinner and more time enjoying the food and your family. Click here to book your stay at kids-friendly Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld.