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San Diego Botanic Garden with Kids – An Enchanting Place for Families

San Diego Botanic Garden is an enchanting place for all ages. This botanical garden is one of San Diego County’s best hidden gems. For families, it offers not one but TWO children’s gardens full of hands-on activities. There are also plenty of walking paths surrounded by plants and flowers from around the world. In total, […]

Best Hotels for Families in San Diego County, California

A stay at one of the best kid-friendly hotels in San Diego will make a huge impact on your Southern California vacation. These San Diego hotels cater to kids, but parents will love them, too! As a former San Diego resident who lived in this beautiful beach city for 15 years and returns often with […]

Disneyland with Kids – Tips to Maximize Fun and Minimize Stress

Disneyland with kids is the most magical experience…if you do it right. There’s really nothing more amazing than seeing Disney’s original park through the eyes of a child. Disneyland is the Happiest Place on Earth but it’s also easy to overdo it. You don’t want your family to wind up exhausted, overwhelmed, and cranky while […]

15 Best San Diego Attractions for Kids

San Diego County overflows with fun for families. As a mom who lived in this Southern California beach city for 15 years and who returns regularly with her brood, I’m excited to share my picks for the best San Diego attractions for kids. These activities are sure to keep all ages content during your San […]

Fun Things to Do in Orange County with Kids

You just might be surprised by all the fun things to do in Orange County with kids. This area of California is probably best known as the home of Disneyland and some famous housewives. There’s a lot more to the OC, though. Whether you’re looking for a Southern California vacation spot or you want to […]

Romance at Disneyland: Things for Couples to Do at the Happiest Place on Earth

A romantic getaway at Disneyland? YES! Ditch the kids and celebrate your love at the Happiest Place on Earth. This list of the most romantic things to do at Disneyland is for couples celebrating an anniversary, honeymoon, Valentine’s Day or any reason at all.  Find Disneyland Resort deals including ticket discounts and discounted hotel packages! […]

Palm Springs with Kids – Fun Activities for Families

When you think of Palm Springs, you probably picture pretty palm trees, vast golf courses, and sparkling swimming pools. You will find these treasures and oh so much more in this California desert city! Families seeking cool hotel prices flock to Palms Springs in summer months. The rest of the year, when California beaches may […]

West Inn & Suites Review for Families or Couples

Like most parents, my husband and I don’t get as much time as we’d like for romantic pursuits. So, when I was invited by West Inn & Suites to check out their digs, I begged my mom and dad to watch the kids one night so we could duck out for a 24-hour getaway at […]

San Diego’s Paradise Point Resort with Kids – Paradise Indeed!

Paradise Point Resort isn’t merely a place to rest your head during a stay in America’s Finest City. This hotel is a destination unto itself. Indeed, you may not need to ever leave the resort during your vacation. (But with all that San Diego has to offer families, you should drag yourself away from this […]

Highway 5 Road Trip Pit Stops for Families to Cure Any Case of “Are We There Yet?!”

Embarking on a West Coast road trip with kids and looking for pitstops to please the family? Interstate 5 stretches between the Washington/Canada border and the California/Mexico border. I-5 has no shortage of exciting cities, beautiful scenery, and roadside attractions to keep your crew entertained. The question is, which are worth a stop and which […]

San Diego’s Birch Aquarium: A Worthwhile Alternative to SeaWorld

Many vacationers forego Birch Aquarium in favor of glitzier SeaWorld San Diego. But there are many reasons to visit this smaller, educational sea life attraction. Read this review to learn why to visit Birch Aquarium in La Jolla during your family holiday. 1. “The Legacy” Whale Sculpture Fountains & Memorial The impressive “Legacy” Whale Sculpture […]

How many years did it take to build San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge?

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is one of the world’s most famous bridges. This iconic bridge spans 1.7 miles and connects San Francisco to Marin County. When it was completed in 1937, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world and considered an engineering marvel. It was a massive and expensive project, […]

Why Visit Borrego Springs with Kids

Get off the beaten path with a family vacation in Borrego Springs, California. It’s a quirky area inhabited by about 3,500 residents in the middle of the desert. Although it’s located within San Diego County, you’ll feel worlds away from the beachy vibe of SoCal in this desert village. Here’s what to do in Borrego […]