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Fun things to do in san diego

San Diego is a place jammed packed with places to go with kids! 

Despite being a vibrant and exciting city, it still somehow maintains that “small town” vibe. It’s great for families, but there’s something we’re forgetting…oh yes…it’s filled with kids FUN!

San Diego has some iconic must dos.  The San Diego Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the world (yes…the WORLD!) with over 4,000 animals. SeaWorld is an always popular attraction with kids who like to watch the animals playing right in front on of them.

But San Diego is also a city of “did you knows…?” 

Did you know that you could go on Whale Watching Excursions to look for the majestic Gray Whale, or that that at the Reuben H Fleet Science Center there are super fun hands-on exhibits where kids can experiment, explore and create?

Did you know that there is an entire amusement park…that’s totally inflatable!? (The very aptly named Inflatable World Amusement Park!)  And most importantly, did you know that each year during the entire month of October, kids can stay, eat and play for FREE!? 

Families…get your engines ready!

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  • The New Children's Museum

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    (1 miles) San Diego

    The New Children's Museum provides an environment that encourages active minds, healthy bodies and unstructured play. "Our goal is to inspire children to think, play and create by providing ...

  • San Diego Air And Space Museum

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    (1 miles) San Diego

    Celebrate... Educate... Inspire! Celebrate aviation and space flight history through preservation of significant artifacts, presentation of dynamic exhibits, and commemoration of the men and women ...

  • Whale Watching Excursions

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    (1 miles) San Diego

    Join San Diego Harbor Excursion and world famous Birch Aquarium at Scripps as we embark on a California Gray Whale watching adventure. Fully narrated, this three and one-half hour adventure allows ...

  • USS Midway Museum

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    (1 miles) San Diego

    Come aboard and visit 40 different stops around Midway and learn how this immense ship operates.

  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum

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    (1 miles) San Diego

    At 27,000 sq. ft., the museum is the largest indoor model railroad display in the world. The individual HO and N scale layouts are among largest of their type. Construction of the model railroads is ...

  • The Reuben H Fleet Science Center

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    (1 miles) San Diego

    Our seven exhibit galleries are centers of natural phenomena where "hands-on," "do touch" interactive exhibits provide a unique self-guided learning experience for all ages.

  • San Diego Zoo

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    (2 miles) San Diego

    One of the largest zoos in the world with over 4,000 animals. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in San Diego for kids. Unveiling epic new Tiger exhibit ...

  • Inflatable World Amusement Park

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    (4 miles) San Diego

    Get the kids a great cardiobvascular workout on obstacles courses, giant slides, classic bounce houses and more with plenty of open space for kids to play and run in between.

  • Seaworld

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    (5 miles) San Diego

    SeaWorld is a chain of marine mammal parks in the United States, with operations in Orlando, Florida; San Diego, California; San Antonio, Texas. The parks feature Orca, sea lion, and dolphin shows ...

  • Belmont Park

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    (7 miles) San Diego

    San Diego's premiere beachfront amusement center welcomes you. Offering everything from rides and games to shops and oceanfront restaurants--Something for the entire family! The park's most ...

  • Campland

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    (7 miles) San Diego

    Located on the shores of Mission Bay, and part of Mission Bay Park, Campland has been a vacation spot for families since 1969.

  • Kid Ventures

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    (8 miles) San Diego

    From the themed Indoor Play Village to the relaxing café on Parent’s Island, Kid Ventures is a truly special place for families. Kids are provided with endless opportunities to expand their ...

  • Boomers San Diego

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    (8 miles) San Diego

    Mini golf, batting cages, bumper boats, train ride, cool arcade, multi level go kart track, laser tag and kiddie rides!

  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps

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    (12 miles) La Jolla

    This exciting Californian aquarium has been inspiring kids and families for over 100 years - that's pretty impressive! There are over 60 habitats with amazing marine life. Best go and check it out ...

  • Jump and Rock

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    (12 miles) Chula Vista

    Indoor play with a twist - kids and adults can jump, bounce and DANCE in a night-club style environment with the latest cool lighting and sound system. Rock the day away!

  • Play Town

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    (12 miles) El Cajon

    Our play area is specifically designed for children ages 6 and under. We have a large bouncer, ride-on roller coasters, ride-on cars, push toys, balance beam, slides, soft play area, Thomas the Tank ...

  • FUNBelievable Play

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    (16 miles) Lakeside

    A taste of the UK with a British Style facility offering enormous play structure, zips and glides, toddler zone and SO much more.

  • My Kids Clubhouse

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    (17 miles) Poway

    Watch your kids laugh as they race down our triple wave slide and climb through a maze of tunnels in one of San Diego's largest indoor play structures. We are also #1 for children's birthday parties!

  • Clay N Latte

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    (18 miles) San Diego

    Bring out the artist in you as you paint your own pottery and get creative!

  • San Diego Botanic Gardens

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    (24 miles) Encinitas

    Enormous series of globally themed gardens, plus 2 specific children's gardens which include interactive displays, several varying play options and a miniature railway.

  • Escondido Childrens Museum

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    (29 miles) Escondido

    Pack a lot of fun into 4,500 square feet in Downtown Escondido! We're all about lifelong learning, and not just for the kids! Great idea if you're looking for fun places for kids in California

  • San Diego Childrens Discovery Musum

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    (29 miles) Escondido

    Kids can explore, experiment, imagine, learn and play in this fun children's discovery museum in San Diego! Family fun filled with hands-on exhibits for all ages.

  • Invasion Laser Tag

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    (29 miles) San Marcos

    Alien themed laser tag in their 5,000 square foot multi-level arena. Music, thematic props, and intermittent flashes of light and color, break through the foggy darkness to bombard the player’s ...

  • Legoland

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    (30 miles) Carlsbad

    Ready to bring out the hero in you? That's what LEGOLAND is for! With over 50 rides to choose from, there is something for the entire family in this super fun Californian theme park!

  • LEGOLAND Waterpark

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    (30 miles) San Diego

    It's LEGOLAND time - but this time it's SPLASHINGLY fun! Rides and adventures for the whole family at this fun California Waterpark - a great family day out!

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