In this Destination Guide on visiting San Diego with kids, I’ll be sharing my experiences visiting my hometown with my son when he was 1, 2, 3 and 4 years old. Some highlights from our trips include learning about local marine life at the Birch Aquarium, getting involved with creative art installations and workshops at the New Children’s Museum, exploring the USS Midway Museum, seeing the seals and sea lions at La Jolla and of course plenty of beach time at Pacific Beach, Coronado Island and Mission Beach.

With each trip, I always make an effort to look for new kid-friendly experiences and attractions, along with visiting my favourite places – I hope you find some inspiration in this guide for planning your own family holiday in this beautiful city!

Snapshots from San Diego, CA #1

La Jolla Cove, San Diego

Snapshots from San Diego, CA #2

Scripps Pier at Sunrise, La Jolla, CA

Our Visit to the New Children’s Museum

New Children's Museum, San Diego, CA

Our Visit to the USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum, San Diego, CA

Our Visit to the Birch Aquarium, La Jolla

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Kelp Tank, La Jolla CA

6 Family-Friendly Restaurants in San Diego

The Mission Restaurant Mission Beach San Diego Pancakes

Stay tuned for more posts on our trip – here’s what’s coming up soon on the blog…

Family-Friendly Beaches

Hotel del Coronado, San Diego

Kid-Friendly Activities

The New Children's Museum, San Diego, CA

A Photo Tour of La Jolla

Seals at Children's Pool Beach, La Jolla, CA

A Photo Tour of Balboa Park

Balboa Park Botanical Building