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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Visiting San Diego with Toddlers

San Diego Attractions for Toddlers

Are you visiting San Diego with little kids this summer? Here are 5 kid friendly mini San Diego vacations. These are things that are easy to do with small children in a morning or afternoon so your kids won't get too tired and are sure to have fun.

1. Coronado Island - the beaches on Coronado are flat which makes it easier for kids to be in the water. When the waves are not huge this means the kids will have an easy time in the water. Bring a shovel to dig a small pool for kids to swim in while building a sand castle. Put sea weed in front of the pool to block the waves.

2. Tide Pools - The tide pools just north of La Jolla shores and past Scripps Pier are a great place to explore. Check the internet for the tide pool schedules and bring your camera to take your kid's photos as they explore.

3. Birch Aquarium - Just up above La Jolla shores is Birch Aquarium. This only takes a few hours to tour through and see the amazing fish. They often have hands on pools for kids to play in and touch stuff so bring a dry shirt for your kids to change into. Afterward eat your lunch on the picnic tables out front and take a break.

4. Marina and Submarine - down on the San Diego Embarcadero there is an old Soviete B-39 Submarine along with other boats like the The H.M.S. Surprise from the movie "Master and Commander" shown above. Kids love running and climbing around on these "floating playgrounds." If you want to make a full day of it, visit the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier next door.

5. Balboa Park - The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center will take all afternoon to explore. There are always new kid friendly attractions and we have always had a great time with the hands on exhibits.

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