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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 […]

SeaWorld San Diego 50th Anniversary and New Explorer’s Reef

The first SeaWorld opened in San Diego on March 21, 1964. To commemorate SeaWorld San Diego‘s 50th anniversary, the park just opened the Explorer’s Reef to the public. Along with this new interactive animal exhibit, SeaWorld will celebrate for 18 months with a sea of surprises. A New Entry While SeaWorld San Antonio is introducing a new ski […]

Why to Visit Aquatica – SeaWorld San Diego’s Water Park

Did you know that San Diego has a new water park? Neither did I…until SeaWorld San Diego‘s Aquatica asked me to come take a peek at their splashy offerings. Previously named Knott’s Soak City, the water park was purchased from Knott’s last fall and it reopened as Aquatica San Diego in June of  2013. Located in […]

La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club – A Place for the Simplest & Best Pleasures

The sun begins to tilt toward the sea, stretching shadows and hinting at cooler temperatures and evening’s approach. It’s time. Carts and coolers are loaded with ketchup and mustard, bratwurst and shish-ka-bobs, a tray of brownies, triangles of watermelon. There’s an unspoken buzz of excitement of what’s to come at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. […]

Del Mar Romantic Getaway

Del Mar, located along San Diego County’s northern coast, offers an upscale, yet laid-back vibe perfect for a romantic getaway. When the San Diego Marriott Del Mar invited me and one guest to stay at their hotel last weekend, I thought, “Oh, I could never leave my kids for a whole weekend of romance.” Nah. […]

Top 4 Reasons Why Coronado Island Is Fabulous for Families

I gauge my love of a destination with one simple question: Could I move my family there? Though I enjoy vacationing in California, my response to that question has always been, “It’s too hot, crowded and superficial.” But then I met Coronado Island. Situated between San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Coronado is Spanish for “the […]

How to Save Money on Your San Diego Family Vacation

We all know a family vacation can be pricey, especially when visiting a popular destination like San Diego. Airfare and hotels often eat up much of your budget before you even add in entertainment and eating out. I am happy to report that you can find dozens of free and discounted things to do with your kids […]

Which was the first of California’s 21 Spanish missions?

a) Mission San Diego de Alcalá
b) Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo
c) Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
d) Mission San Juan Capistrano
e) Mission San Francisco Solano

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!

Roar and Snore at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

I’ll be honest with you. I wanted to attend the Roar & Snore at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park because I was looking for an easy way to go camping with my daughter, not because either of us had a hankering to sleep near lions or attend hands-on encounters with animals.

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

Many San Diego visitors forego visiting the Birch Aquarium at Scripps in favor of the more glitzy SeaWorld. The aquarium offers a wonderful, low-key alternative to its more famous competitor.