Transport Attractions in SAN DIEGO with kids

Trains, planes and automobiles in The Golden State for those transport loving kids! Whatever locomotive or automobile the kids love, you will have plenty of options for their family day out in San Diego, California!

San Diego has a host of transport related activities and adventures. Whether it’s taking a train ride, experiencing a locomotive museum, or enjoying a boat out on the water, there will be something for all ages!

Kids can hear those engines revving, or see those wheels turning as they engage in activities that spark their creativity, and give them experiences they will never forget.

They can learn all about how things work, and why things work - education can be fun too in San Diego

So get those conductor hats on, and climb aboard because the adventure is waiting for you! Choo choo….off we go!

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  • 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 ...

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (56 miles) Murrieta

    High standard indoor karting for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (83 miles) Corona

    High standard indoor karting for those over 48". Arrive and Drive available.

  • Palm Springs Aerial Tram

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    (86 miles) Palm Springs

    Cars depart at least every half hour from 10 a.m., Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. weekends and holiday periods. Last car up is 8 p.m. with the last car down at 9:45 p.m.

  • Go Kart World

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    (100 miles) Carson

    Highly esteemed karting facility with slick rack and super track for older guests and refreshingly a great range of options for the smaller people: Kiddie Track, Bumper Cars and Mini Indy.

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  • San Diego Speed Boat Adventures

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    (3 miles) San Diego

    Enjoy a guided and narrated your of San Diego Harbour with a twist on these speed boat adventures!

  • Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching

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    (60 miles) Dana Point

    Memorable fishing and breathtaking whale watching experiences for the whole family in Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County coastline!

  • Daveys Locker Sportfishing and Whale Watching

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    (75 miles) Orange County

    We offer 2.5 hour whale watching excursions as well as a full 5 to 6 hr fishing excursions out of Newport Beach, CA. Davey.

  • Newport Landing Whale Watching

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    (75 miles) Newport Beach

    Incredible family experience of witnessing whales and dolphins in their natural habitat.

  • The Queen Mary Tours

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    (93 miles) Long Beach

    Ghost tours...submarine tours...history tours...all on that infamous ship The Queen Mary!

  • Harbour Beach Whale Watching Tours

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    (94 miles) Long Beach

    Harbor Breeze Cruises has been providing public Whale Watching, Worldport, and charter cruises for over 18 years in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Our experienced Captains provide a ...

  • Whale Watching Excursions

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    (1 miles) San Diego

    Flagship Cruise & Events offer two types of whale watching experiences in San Diego that will give you an experience of a lifetime!

  • Japanese Friendship Garden

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    (1 miles) San Diego

    A beautiful Japanese garden in San Diego designed to inspire and educate on Japanese culture and community legacy.

  • 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.

  • The Living Desert

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    (82 miles) Indian Wells

    An enlightening tour, botanical gardens, wilderness park, nature preserve with more features and angle than one would expect.

  • Irvine Regional Park

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    (83 miles) Orange

    There's so much to do for all ages. Has an old-town feel. Nicely shaded. Stroller/wheel chair friendly. The park is huge and everything is nicely spread out. Friendly staff. This is a great ...

  • California Citrus State Historic Park

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    (83 miles) Riverside

    A great outdoor day out in California that preserves some of the vanishing cultural landscape of that iconic citrus industry.

  • Shipley Nature Center

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    (84 miles) Huntington Beach

    Shipley Nature Center is an 18-acre natural area located in Huntington Beach, California. Situated within Huntington Central Park, the nature center is not only a sanctuary for the local wildlife, ...

  • Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park

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    (85 miles) Riverside

    An amazing family day out in nature at the 1,500 acres Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, with trails, wildlife, and a nature center.

  • Riverside Botanic Gardens

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    (87 miles) Riverside

    40 acres in the foothills of the Box Springs Mountains await, with scenic trails and beautiful gardens

  • Fairmont Park

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    (89 miles) Riverside

    A popular Riverside park with tennis courts, fishing, bowling, BBQS and pedal boats!

  • El Dorado Regional Park

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    (93 miles) Long Beach

    Outdoor fun in nature in Long Beach! With fishing lakes, archery, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a nature center!

  • 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!

  • Castle Park

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    (84 miles) Riverside

    25 acres of California amusement park waiting to be enjoyed in Riverside! Great family fun with thrills, spills, mini golf, shows and arcades!

  • Adventure City

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    (90 miles) Anaheim

    Adventure City is the little theme park that's big on family fun with 17 rides, shows and attractions! Orange County's premier destination for affordable family fun in California

  • Knotts Berry Farm

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    (92 miles) Buena Park

    With over 165 rides, shows and attractions in five themed areas, Knott's Berry Farm has it all when it comes to family fun!

  • Aquatica San Diego

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    (12 miles) San Diego

    Cool off in San Diego with SeaWorld's water park! Thrills and spills await families of all ages at this attraction.

  • 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!

  • The Wave Waterpark

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    (34 miles) VIsta

    Amazing water park with great character and some really fabulous features that span all the age groups, from nice calm lazy river rides, an aqua play structure and simple slides to full on terrifying ...

  • Knotts Soak City Palm Springs

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    (85 miles) Palm Springs

    Palm Springs's only water park, Knott's Soak City is over 20 acres with features 22 water rides and attractions.

  • Knotts Soak City

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    (92 miles) Buena Park

    Loads of incredible water attractions, including speed, tube and body slides, Tidal Wave Bay and lazy river, plus huge and separate water adventure playgrounds for big kids and smaller ones.

  • San Diego Zoo

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    (1 miles) San Diego

    One of the largest zoos in the world with over 4,000 animals - San Diego Zoo has all your favorite animals, animal encounters and special experiences!

  • Seaworld

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    (5 miles) San Diego

    Explore the creatures of our oceans at SeaWorld San Diego - with sea lions, dolphins, orcas and sharks all ready to play!

  • 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 ...

  • Zoomars Petting Zoo

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    (62 miles) San Juan Capistrano

    Plenty of cuddly critters to get up close to, plus pony and miniature train rides, treasure panning at Miner's Gulch and adventure playground.