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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 […]

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 […]

Guide to Carlsbad, California for Families

Carlsbad is 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, this laid-back beach city has plenty of fun for families. Carlsbad is just 36 miles north of San Diego International Airport and less […]

Best Family Vacation Destinations for All Ages and Interests

Trying to decide where to travel with kids? The world is full of intriguing places to explore but it can be hard to narrow down options that will please both children as well as adults. This list of the best family vacation destinations features locations that are welcoming to families, interesting for all ages, and […]

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 nine best places […]

Best Hotels for Families in San Diego County, California

The right hotel will make a huge impact on your San Diego family vacation. Take a look at this curated list of San Diego hotels for kids and choose the one that best meets your family’s needs based on location, amenities, budget and focus of your trip. Paradise Point Resort & Spa Best Hotel for […]

Best San Diego Zoo with Kids Tips and Itinerary

As a multi-year San Diego Zoo member and mom of two animal-loving children, I have spent A LOT of time at this world-renowned zoo. I know which animals children love to see, the best places to eat, and the special extras that make San Diego Zoo with kids memorable. This zoo is huge so you […]

Best San Diego Restaurants for Families

As a travel writer, former San Diego resident, and self-proclaimed foodie, I am often asked for restaurant recommendations in America’s Finest City. For delicious eats and fun places to take the kids, read my picks for the best San Diego restaurants for families. 1. Corvette Diner If dancing servers doling out thick milkshakes and tempting […]

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 […]

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?

12 Tips for SeaWorld San Diego with Kids

As a California resident, former SeaWorld annual pass holder, and parent of two – I have been to SeaWorld San Diego more times than I can count. I’ve gathered up a list of 10 tips to make the most of visiting this watery amusement/education park when visiting with kids.

Fabulous Fun in Solana Beach & Del Mar, California

Solana Beach and its neighbor, Del Mar, gracefully balance the casual feel of seaside, sand-in-your-suit living with upscale offerings. If you like a blend of the finer, and the grittier, things in life – you’ll love a visit to these pretty beach towns just north of San Diego. Here’s what to do, see, eat and where to […]