San Diego Family Vacation Ideas & Recommendations
With its mild year-round climate, 70 miles of coastline and sandy beaches, major family attractions, San Diego is known worldwide as one of the best tourist destinations in the United States. Tourists flock to "America's Finest City" year round for its family activities, great food, top-notch hotel accommodations, tourist attractions and sunny weather. San Diego consists of beautiful landmarks like Old Town and the Cabrillo Monument, as well as, local attractions like the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld and the world famous San Diego Zoo. This sunny mild-weather city also offers many beach activities like kayaking, hiking and seaside biking. No matter what you are seeking to do, San Diego has a lot to offer for families and maybe even a night out on the town for parents.
Things to Do San Diego
While it's not the biggest aquarium around, The Birch Aquarium in La Jolla still has plenty of fun and educational things to see and do during your family visit.
See ship details, tour tips and photos from our family visit to this historic Aircraft Carrier which is located at Navy Pier in Downtown San Diego.
This large outdoor inflatable park with a variety of slides, jumpers and obstacle courses that your kids will love. See our review, photos and tips.
Places To Stay San Diego
Located in beautiful Del Mar, California is Hotel Indigo Del Mar, an upscale boutique hotel just blocks from the beach and has many family friendly features.
The West Inn and Suites is a very family friendly boutique hotel that has an great list of amenities and features. See photos and details of our stay at this hotel.
Paradise Point Resort is a family friendly island resort in the heart of San Diego. See our family review for details and photos of this tropical resort.
Places To Eat San Diego
This family friendly restaurant uses fresh ingredients straight from their own West Farm. See our review, photos and recommendations for this unique restaurant.
O's American Kitchen offers great family combo meals, tasty entrees and the best breadsticks. See our review and photos of this family friendly restaurant.
Picture Galleries San Diego
See 40+ photos from our family day at SeaWorld including images of Manta, Journey to Atlantis, Cirque De La Mer, Dolphin Point, Shark Encounter and more.
See 35 photos of this historic aircraft carrier, the various aircraft on display and the "floating city at sea" that is below her flight deck.
See 20+ photos of the delicious dishes that this San Diego family restaurant has on their menu from breadsticks, salads and wings to ribs, pizza and their kids meals.
Interactive Tourist Map San Diego
See our interactive San Diego tourist map with individual points of interest markers that have reviews, pictures, links, directions and descriptions of each location.