Waterparks in SAN DIEGO with kids

Who’s ready for some water fun!? Being in The Golden State…we certainly are! If you’re in San Diego and looking for some fun things to do with kids, there are a host of water parks and water attractions which are perfect. You certainly won’t be short of places to visit to cool off with the family - no matter what the age. 

Each family friendly water park has its own unique features, attractions and activities that make it special to visit with children, and they range from the adventurous and WILD, to the charming and simple.

You can find waterslides that twist and turn, buckets that will soak you, lazy rivers to take it easy and even areas just for those little water babies in the family. 

Whether that gorgeous California sun has you searching for an outdoor adventure, or you prefer the indoor kind, there are PERFECT places to go for every family.

 So let’s get going and make a SPLASH in San Diego, California! You know you’re ready! 

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  • 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.

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  • Urban Jungle Fun Park

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    (14 miles) Santee

    A fun urban indoor playground with trampolines, rock walls and interactive fun! Great for those active and creative kids in San Diego!

  • Invasion Laser Tag

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    (29 miles) San Marcos

    Alien themed laser tag in a 5,000 sq foot multi-level arena! Music, thematic props, light and color... great fun for active kids in San Marcos over 7 years!

  • John Landes Skate Park

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    (34 miles) Oceanside

    Modern, recently built skateboarding (only) facility with a gently sloping bowl area with various “skateable” elements connected to a deeper swimming pool-like feature that will accommodate ...

  • Mulligan Family Fun Center

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    (58 miles) Murrieta

    Mulligan Family Fun Center Murrieta �a state of the art, recreational park you can race, splash, play, win, climb, spin, zap, putt, ride, celebrate and much more. There's something for everyone. ...

  • Rockin Jump Trampoline Park

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    (81 miles) Santa Ana

    Jump arenas, foam cube pits, dodgeball and trampoline fun at the Santa Ana trampoline park, perfect for those families with endless energy!

  • Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park

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    (82 miles) Orange

    Bike and boat rentals for those active families who want to enjoy Irvine Park!

  • Desert Ice Castle

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    (84 miles) Cathedral City

    A very family friendly ice rink for simple skating fun, that also offer classes in figure skating, ice hockey and youth league.

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Riverside

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    (84 miles) Riverside

    Bouncing fun at Sky Zone with trampolines, dodgeball, foam pits, and lots more for those active kids in Riverside!

  • Liberty Skate Park

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    (87 miles) Westminster

    Entry level skate park for the beginner to intermediate skaters, open every day with free admission. 6,300 square feet of basic set up suitable for young kids.

  • Laser Quest

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    (91 miles) Fullerton

    Laser Quest is a fast paced game for ages 5 to 85 � a high tech combination of tag and hide and seek. With the world�s most advanced laser tag equipment available, Laser Quest is played in a ...

  • 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.

  • Centennial Farm

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    (79 miles) Costa Mesa

    Children and their families can view pigs, chickens, cattle, goats and more while strolling though gardens of lush vegetation. Also offers private tours.

  • Santa Ana Zoo

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    (81 miles) Santa Ana

    A beautiful 20-acre site in Practice Park focusing on the animals and plants of Central and South America. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Santa Ana ...

  • Orange County Zoo

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    (83 miles) Orange

    The Orange County Zoo is nestled within beautiful Irvine Regional Park. Tucked among coastal live oak and sycamore groves, this eight acre zoo displays flora and fauna native to the southwestern ...

  • Aquarium Of The Pacific

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    (94 miles) Long Beach

    Journey through the wonderful Pacific Ocean at this Long Beach aquarium, filled with exhibits and over 11,000 ocean animals!

  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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    (95 miles) San Pedro

    Discover the underwater world of Southern California at this marine aquarium, just steps from Cabrillo Beach, and a great place for kids to learn!

  • The New Children's Museum

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    (1 miles) San Diego

    Unstructured play to encourage healthy bodies and active minds at this San Diego children's museum!

  • 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 ...

  • San Diego Automotive Museum

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    (1 miles) San Diego

    An amazing collection of world-class automobiles, located at Balboa Park in San Diego.

  • Maritime Museum of San Diego

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    (1 miles) San Diego

    Visit one of the finest collections of historic ships, with exhibits and artifacts depicting the fascinating maritime history of San Diego!

  • 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.

  • The Reuben H Fleet Science Center

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    (1 miles) San Diego

    Over 100 interactive exhibits all about science in eight fun galleries, as well as always changing experiences! Science can be fun in San Diego!

  • San Diego Natural History Museum

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    (1 miles) San Diego

    Discover lost civilizations, come face to face with ancient fossils, and explore geology and nature at this fascinating San Diego museum of the natural world!

  • Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

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    (12 miles) San Diego

    A one of a kind Marine Aviation museum, with the most complete and largest collection of vintage aircraft flown by Marine pilots - in the entire WORLD!

  • San Diego Toy and Doll Museum

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    (19 miles) Poway

    A fun museum in San Diego that encourages play, interaction and learning through very cool toys and dolls from various times!

  • 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.