The city — nestled along the Pacific Coast and the border of Mexico, 120 miles south of Los Angeles — boasts some 70 miles of beaches and coastline, a number of world-class attractions, and plenty of shopping, sports, outdoor entertainment and nightlife. While children will no doubt be drawn to its three biggest attractions, SeaWorld® San Diego, the San Diego Zoo® and LEGOLAND® California, parents will enjoy soaking up the food, history and culture of Balboa Park and Gaslamp Quarter.
While visiting the main attractions doesn't require the same detail of planning as, say, a trip to the Disneyland® Resort or even Los Angeles, just a little bit of planning for your San Diego trip will yield maximum returns.
Use this guide as the starting point for your San Diego family vacation planning!
Thanks to nearly year-round pleasant temps, there isn’t a bad time. July, August and September are the sunniest and warmest months.
Take the trolley! You can hit up many of San Diego’s most iconic spots on the hop-on, hop-off trolley and leave the driving to someone else.
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