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Fun In the Sun For All: Affordable Family Activities in San Diego

One of the essential Southern California cities to plan an all-ages vacation, San Diego has a well-deserved reputation for world-class parks, free attractions, and unbeatable hospitality. The best family activities in San Diego are all within accessible distance of our hotel, so that you and your loved ones can get an early start on classic itineraries that don’t break the bank.



The best-known and most popular place for families, SeaWorld is instantly recognizable for its thrilling shows, educational exhibits, and stunning location. You can find a number of reasonably-priced packages for single park and multi-park visits, depending on the dates of your stay and what you’re interested in seeing.

SeaWorld San Diego, (619) 222-4SEA, 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, CA 92109


Seaport Village

A perfect place just to walk around and take in the sights, Seaport Village is a charming retreat filled with seaside entertainment like shops, galleries, candy stores, ice cream parlors, a caricature artist, and a 19th-century carousel. If you visit in March, you’ll get a chance to see the delightful performances of the Seaport Village Spring Busker Festival (March 3-4, 2018).

Seaport Village, 619-235-4014, 849 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101


Winter Tide Pooling

Indulge your family’s fascination with creatures of the sea, and pay a visit to some of the best natural features in the area. You can take your pick of Cabrillo National Monument, Shell Beach in La Jolla, Tourmaline Surfing Park in Pacific Beach, and many more, all of which feature dozens of beautiful species making their homes throughout winter.


Old Town Trolley Tours

See it all in one swoop, and hop on one of the famous Old Town Trolleys. Passing by some of San Diego’s most recognizable icons, like Old Town Market, Immaculate Conception Church, and Presidio Park, you’ll experience all the beauty and character of San Diego up close and personal.

San Diego Trolley Tours, (866) 754-0966

Days Inn offers a convenient location for planning an affordable, memorable family trip to San Diego. Contact us today to make your getaway happen in no time at all.