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Top Kid-Friendly Locations in San Diego

There are many things to see and do with the kids while you’re in San Diego. Here are some places your whole family will love, recommended by the friendly team at Sunrise Inn San Diego, one of the most popular San Diego hotels among families who value comfortable yet budget-friendly accommodations when they vacation in Southern California.

Coronado Island

Coronado is just across the bridge from downtown San Diego, but this island is a world of its own. It’s a laid-back town that invites you to enjoy its tasty food and see its tide pools. There are tasty ice cream treats for the kids at the Mootown Creamery.

Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Quarter is right in the center of downtown San Diego. It features beautiful Victorian architecture, unique shops, and an eclectic mix of amazing restaurants. Treat the kids to some delicious ice cream at Ghirardelli’s Ice Cream Parlor.

Torrey Pines National Reserve

This is a great place to take kids hiking. You can enjoy the many wonders the nature trails provide, including the Guy Fleming Trail, which is less than a mile long, so it’s ideal for kids. The beach below this trail has lifeguards, restrooms, and showers.

Seaport Village

Seaport Village offers a lot of shopping and has fun, tasty, and unique places to eat as well as an old carousel your kids will love. You can get men’s, women’s, and children’s imprinted t-shirts at Crazy Shirts, and Geppetto’s is a unique toy store. Seaport Village also has the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market open on Saturdays as well as trolley and SEAL Tours.

Various Farmers’ Markets

If you want to grab some fresh produce and show the kids a good time while you’re doing it, there are several farmers’ markets in the San Diego area. The produce is certified by the county’s agricultural commissioner, so it’s safe. The food is grown in California and thus meets all the quality standards set by the state. The locations of the markets vary depending on the day of the week.

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle

This is a sculpture garden with nine sculptures. It features an entry that’s also a maze, and it has a 400-foot circular wall that varies in height from four to nine feet. The wall undulates as well, and it has a wavy surface and many curves that go in several different directions.

Mission Trails Regional Park

The visitor center here offers a wonderful view of Mission Gorge, which you and your children are sure to love. It also offers exhibits that teach about the trails’ history.

If you want the perfect destination for a family vacation, reserve a room today at Sunrise Inn San Diego. When they’re looking for comfortable but inexpensive hotels near downtown San Diego, visitors will be amazed by our affordable rates as well as our spacious rooms, stunning harbor views, and ideal location near many of the most popular tourist attractions in America’s Finest City. To learn more about our amenities or reserve a room, call one of our friendly team members today at (619) 223-5544.