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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 […]

Best California with Kids Destinations

California is so jam-packed with fun for kids, you may not know where to begin planning your family vacation. As a mom and former Californian who has explored much of the Golden State’s shores, theme parks, and cities — let me help you narrow down your choices with this list of the eight best places […]

LEGOLAND California Tips for All Ages from Babies to Adults

From themed rides and LEGO brick building stations to musical fountains and roller coasters, LEGOLAND has something to please everyone. Read on to learn about the best this park has to offer for babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and grown-ups.

LEGOLAND Water Park Tips for a Joy-Filled Day

To be an “authentic” traveler, I guess I’m supposed to only like nature-y, educational, culturally enriching, good-for-you stuff. But here’s the thing about water parks…they’re FUN! They induce pure joy for my children, and let’s face it, for me! Joy is good, right?

Strawberry Picking with Kids Near LEGOLAND California

Strawberry picking with kids may not be on the top of your list of things to do during a visit to San Diego or Carlsbad, but after a couple of fun-packed days riding roller coasters and kiddie rides at LEGOLAND California, your family will probably be ready for a nature-inspired down day. Lucky for you, there is Carlsbad […]

LEGOLAND Hotel Disco Elevator & Nightly Live Entertainment Videos

One of the most unique and memorable aspects of the world’s first LEGOLAND Hotel is its disco elevator. When the doors close, disco music and colorful lights come to life. Purchase discounted LEGOLAND California tickets now. Scroll down to learn more about saving money on your LEGOLAND California vacation with a special Travel Mamas discount! Legoland […]

LEGOLAND Hotel Review – It’s All About the Kids

Looking for a hotel where everything (and I mean everything!) is all about the kids? Then head to Carlsbad, California for a stay at the world’s first LEGOLAND Hotel. Even before you enter, as you walk beneath a giant dragon built from Lego bricks, you can tell this hotel is going to be different. Purchase discounted LEGOLAND […]

West Inn & Suites – For Romance, For Families, For Glorious Gluttony

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 asked my visiting mom and dad to watch the kids one night so we could duck out for a 24-hour getaway at this boutique hotel in Carlsbad, California — just a short drive from our home in San Diego (33 miles from the San Diego International Airport).

Guide to Carlsbad, California for Families

Ever heard of Carlsbad? It’s probably not the first place that pops to mind when you think of a California vacation…but maybe it should be. Often overlooked in favor of its popular neighbor, San Diego, Carlsbad has plenty of fun for families. This laid back town is just 36 miles north of the San Diego International Airport and less than an hour’s […]

Carlsbad Flower Fields with Kids

Every spring locals and visitors flock to the Carlsbad Flower Fields in San Diego County. Stop here to smell the ranunculus and pose for amazing photo opportunities among thousands of blooms. Take the kids to experience nature’s beauty, tiptoe through a maze made of sweet peas, or ride aboard a tractor-pulled wagon through over 50 acres […]

LEGOLAND California Halloween Activities Your Family Will Love

Families can celebrate Halloween all month long at LEGOLAND California. Kids can go “Brick-Or-Treating” in their costumes day or night, enjoy not-too-spooky live shows, munch on tasty treats, and more!