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From zoos and urban parks, to amusement arcades and play areas, your kids won’t want to miss a single second of all the fun that San Diego has to offer. You can find a wide selection of family-friendly restaurants scattered across the city. These usually serve smaller portions for little appetites and offer a range of cuisine, so even the fussiest of eaters won’t find anything to complain about. The warm climate of San Diego encourages outdoor living, and the city has an open, relaxed feel.

Things to see in San Diego

Balboa Park in the heart of San Diego will seem like Neverland to kids. This expansive green space is home to a wide variety of museums and landmarks, along with attractions such as a vintage carousel, miniature railroad, a botanical garden, and so much more. This is also where you’ll find San Diego Zoo. Kids will enjoy seeing all the animals in their natural habitats and parents will love the fact there are so many great cafés to take a break in. The whole family will enjoy exploring the zoo, you could spend an entire day getting to know the animal kingdom. Aquatica San Diego (SeaWorld’s waterpark) is another fantastic day out, with plenty of water slides that the kids can whoosh down. There’s also the chance to see the park’s family of freshwater turtles. Builders ofall ages will love LEGOLAND. Home to everyone’s favorite bricks, the rides and attractions inspire young minds to create and innovate.

Family-friendly hotels in San Diego

Self-catered family apartments in San Diego have great locations near to the key attractions, making it easy for the whole family to get around on foot. There are amenities suitable for children in all family-friendly hotels in San Diego, whether you choose to stay in catered or self-catered accommodation. Most of San Diego’s kid-friendly hotels provide plenty of entertainment, including swimming pools for the kids to splash around in. San Diego’s family-friendly hotels usually have their own restaurants with kids’ menus, and the breakfast buffets offer a wide selection of food to kick-start your family’s day.

Where to stay in San Diego

Most family-friendly San Diego hotels are in Carlsbad—home to LEGOLAND. If you stay here, you’ll also be close to Carlsbad village and its throng of charming restaurants and cute cafés. The hotels along the North County Coast are great if you are looking for family-friendly hotels close to the waves. As well as plenty of beaches, there are many parks and restaurants, most of which have stunning views out over the ocean. Nearby Oceanside boasts a beautiful location and offers vacationing families opportunities for surfing and enjoying the Pacific.

How to get to San Diego

Amtrak trains run regularly from Los Angeles down the West Coast to San Diego; alternatively there are numerous Greyhound buses running across the country to the city. It’s also possible to travel to San Diego by air. Many budget and affordable domestic airlines land at San Diego International airport (known as Lindbergh Field), all of which offer tickets at family-friendly prices. There are always plenty of cabs outside the airport waiting to whisk you into town. If you are driving on your family vacation to San Diego, simply take the I-5 from northern California, the I-8 from Phoenix, or the I-15 from Las Vegas.

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