Posts Categorized: Kids

San Diego is a destination that is perfect for families. Featuring year-round nice weather, breathtaking beaches, dozens of public parks, 70 miles of beaches a plethora of museums and the San Diego Zoo, there are plenty of activities to amuse children of all ages. This is your guide to San Diego's best activities, attractions, entertainment options, and museums for children and families.

Fiesta de Reyes in Old Town San Diego is Where History Lives and the Fiesta Lasts Forever

Barra Barra Saloon at Fiesta de Reyes

Festive Old Town comes alive at this new shopping and dining attraction in historic Old Town. Shop at the Beacon Artworks Gallery (619-823-6130) for colorful San Diego paintings. Sample San Diego’s best tasting wines at the Hacienda De Las Rosas’ tasting room (619-840-5579). Dine on the spacious patio at the Casa de Reyes Mexican Restaurant,… Read more »

CityPASS Offers Discounted Admission and Day Passes for Southern California Attractions

Get In on the Action at Universal Studios With CityPASS

CityPASS offers a great opportunity to experience the best attractions located throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. These attractions and tours offer everything from state-of-the-art rides to walks through historic neighborhoods. Experience world class thrills at Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld and Disneyland, still the “happiest place on Earth.” Time travel… Read more »

You Must See The Museum of Making Music

Museum of Making Music

The focus of this impressive museum is to present a nostalgic walk through the past 100 years of American music and music-making. Featured are more than 500 vintage instruments. Plus, there are lots of interactive exhibits and hundreds of audio and video clips. This is an educational adventure for everyone! General admission is ($10); seniors,… Read more »

Bully’s East Is Famous For Its Prime Rib

Bully's East Juicy San Diego Burger

For great San Diego Restaurants Bully’s East is a winner. They are the 2012 City Beat Magazine Readers Poll winner for Best Prime Rib and the prestigious winner of the 2011 California Beef Backer Award. Bully’s East is Famous for their Prime Rib, Fresh Seafood, Steaks and Awesome Weekly Specials. Monday: Burger, Steak, Fries and… Read more »

Yummy Sushi in Coronado Offers an Unbeatable Combination of Ocean Views & Delicious Sushi

Yummy Sushi

Yummy Sushi (6) offers an unbeatable combination of the freshest and most delicious sushi in Coronado and a breathtaking, romantic, ocean and beach view of the tip of majestic Point Loma. The presentation and selection of sushi delicacies will almost stagger your imagination. This is another one of our county’s Great San Diego Restaurants. Not… Read more »

Studio Diner was Featured by the Food Network

Studio Dinner

Dine here once and you’ll undoubtedly become a regular. The reasons are simple: the food tastes great; pretty, young, high-energy servers provide excellent service and the atmosphere is upbeat and friendly. Plus, the retro decor, which is fashioned after a 1940s railroad dining car, is sparkling new and stylish.

Villa Manila Restaurant Features Filipino Hospitality and Authentic & Delicious Cuisine

Villa Manilla

When you eat at the Villa Manila Restaurant (1) you will undoubtedly enjoy the warmth of Filipino hospitality in a comfortable, family atmosphere. Filipino cuisine is an exotic blend of Chinese, Malay, Spanish and American cuisines. So expect to enjoy all types of flavors ranging from sweet and salty to sour and spicy. Plus, they… Read more »

Kansas City Barbeque Has Great BBQ Food and Was Featured in Top Gun, Starring Tom Cruise

Kansas City BBQ

Before you even get to Kansas City Barbecue the aroma lures you inside from all the way down the street. Kansas City Barbeque is known for its great food served in a fun, casual setting filled with lot of military memorabilia. In fact, Kansas City Barbecue was the setting for two bar scenes in the… Read more »

Mission San Luis Rey : King of the Missions

Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside

Founded in 1798, Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, known as the “King of the Missions,” is a National Historic Landmark. It is the largest of all the 21 California missions that flourished here in the 1700’s and 1800’s, is home to a community of Franciscan Friars and is open daily to the public… Read more »

Visit the World’s Finest Collection of Historic Ships at the Maritime Museum of San Diego

Sailor's Days at Maritime Museum of San Diego

The fascinating floating museum at the Embarcadero consists of six historic ships and two submarines: the Star of India, which is the oldest active sailing ship in the world, the steam ferry Berkeley, the steam yacht Medea, the San Diego Harbor Pilot, also an actual Soviet-era diesel B-39 submarine and the deepest-diving submarine ever, a… Read more »

Old Town Mexican Cafe Has the Best Carnitas

Old town Mexican Cafe

Old Town Mexican Cafe and Cantina, 2489 San Diego Ave., Old Town (619-297-4330) [oldtownmexcafe.com]. Open Sun.–Thurs., 7 a.m.–11 p.m.; Fri.–Sat., 7 a.m.–midnight ($8–$15). Happy hour Mon.–Fri., 3 p.m.–7 p.m. and 10 p.m. till closing. Bar is open daily till 1 a.m. And their popular Taco Tuesdays run all day long. This year is their 36th… Read more »

Nati’s Mexican Restaurant Celebrates Over 55 Years

Nati's Mexican Restaurant

Nati’s Mexican Restaurant is the gold medal-winner for being the best restaurant in Point Loma and Ocean Beach six years in a row. This landmark restaurant, which is only a block away from the Ocean Beach Pier, is celebrating over 55 years in business. Mexican food lovers dine here on a regular basis. To this day, Nati’s is one of… Read more »

Phuong Trang Voted Best Vietnamese Restaurant

Phuong Trang Vietnamese Restau­rant, 4170 Convoy St., Kearny Mesa (858-565-6750) [phoungtrangrestaurant.com]. Open daily serving lunch and dinner. Sun.–Thurs. 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.–10 p.m. ($3.95–$14.95) with family dinner combination for two–10 people from ($18.95–$129.95). While it is great to dine at this restaurant on your own or as a couple, many guests… Read more »

Mandarin House Has Been Serving Delicious Chinese Specialties in San Diego for 34 Years

Mandarin House

Mandarin House (15) offers a perfect setting for delicious Chinese cuisine and exceptional service. The inviting dining room offers comfortable seating in big, inviting leather booths, which are perfect for families or a romantic dinner for two. The extensive menu offers an impressive selection of chicken, beef, pork, duck and seafood dishes. They also have… Read more »

Fiddler’s Green is Shelter Island’s Best Spot for Fine Food, Good Friends, a Good Time & Great Spirits

Fiddlers Green

Fiddler’s Green (12), which is located on Shelter Island, is one of our city’s great San Diego Restaurants. And this reviewer, who has dined here since the 1960’s has never hand a bad meal. It stands above all of the rest for it’s classy nautical decor, congenial service and a superb menu filled with delicious… Read more »

Alfonso’s of La Jolla Serves Mexican Food and Excellent Margaritas in a Festive, Friendly Atmosphere

Alfonso's of La Jolla

The best Mexican food in Solana Beach The mood at Alfonso’s (5) is always festive with happy diners. Alfonso is there too, chatting with his guests, catering to special requests. He is a perfect host, always cordial and accommodating. If there is a secret to his success, it has to be in the well -guarded… Read more »

Heritage of the Americas Museum in Rancho San Diego Takes You on a Journey Through Time

Heritage of Americas Museum

The Heritage of the Americas Museum is located on the campus of Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego. The Museum is a cultural and educational facility featuring the prehistoric and historic art, culture and natural history of the Americas. Early inhabitants of the Americas came from Asia, both across the land bridge in the north… Read more »

Mission Trails Regional Park is the Largest of San Diego’s Parks and is Great for Hiking

Mission Trails Regional Park is the largest of the City of San Diego’s parks and is the third gem of the city’s park system. Mission Trails is larger than Mission Bay and Balboa parks combined. At 5,800 acres, it is the largest open space urban park west of the Mississippi. It includes two lakes, a… Read more »

Bright Valley Farms Horseback Riding

Bright Valley Farms

Bright Valley Farms has been in business for over 50 years and is located just minutes from Downtown San Diego. At Bright Valley Farms you’ll find over 52,000 acres of prime horseback riding trails with access to thousands of miles more for your horseback riding enjoyment. If you enjoy trail horseback riding then this is… Read more »

San Diego Restaurants: Where Kids Eat Free

Dine at great San Diego Restaurants that are dedicated to serving free meals to kids. Most of these places offer free food to kids with some restrictions, particularly the age of the child, specific days and the ratio of purchasing adults to the number of kid’s meals required. Offers may change, be sure to verify… Read more »

Hob Nob Hill is Nationally Acclaimed For Serving The Best Home Cooked Style Meals in San Diego

Since 1944 this famous neighborhood restaurant (5) has been serving the best-tasting food at down-to-earth-prices with excellent service. It’s no wonder that they have received the highest acclaim locally, regionally and nationally from Gourmet Magazine and most recently The Food Network’s popular show Diners, Dive-ins and Dives hosted by famous chef Guy Fieri. With a… Read more »

Free Admission to Historic Mormon Battalion

The Mormon Battalion Historic Site is located in Old Town, at the corner of Harney and Juan Streets. Walk in the steps of The 500 men Mormon Battalion, Army of the West, as they left Winter Quarters, Iowa, and began their infantry march from Fort Leavenworth to the California Pueblo of San Diego. They are open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., there are also guided tours and admission is free.

Buca di Beppo Offers Family-Style Italian Dining

This is not just another Italian restaurant. It’s a dining destination! You can even get a table in the kitchen with early reservations. Or if you are coming with a group of people, reserve the Godfather room. As for the decor, the walls are filled with photos of famous Italians and candid photos of daily… Read more »

The Original Pancake House with Five Locations Serves the Best Tasting Pancakes

You’ll definitely be happy with this discovery. A memorable gourmet meal is the apple pancakes, which are baked instead of cooked in a skillet. Other winners include blueberry pancakes, pecan pancakes, fresh potato pancakes, sourdough flapjacks, banana pancakes and Hawaiian pancakes. They also feature crepes, waffles and omelettes made with farm-fresh grade AA eggs.

La Pinata is the Oldest Mexican Restaurant in Old Town Serving Great Margaritas and Celebrating it’s 85th Year In Business

It’s the oldest restaurant in Old Town. They have two dining rooms filled with colorful piñatas and a romantic little patio. There are lots of standards such as enchiladas, fajitas, and chilles rellenos.

Sportsmen’s Seafood Is a Mission Bay Favorite

For the past 49 years, this Busalacchi family-owned restaurant has been a casual San Diego favorite. Dine inside or on the bayfront patio and enjoy the romantic marina view. Customers order food at the cashier’s window and pick it up at the take-out window. But customers don’t mind because the fresh seafood is so good…. Read more »

Flying Leatherneck Museum Showcases The Impressive Aviation History of the Marine Corps

  This is the only Command Museum dedicated to the history of Marine Corps aviation. The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum (13) has more than two dozen vintage and historically important aircraft on display. They range from World War II “Warbirds” to present-day jet fighters and helicopters. Inside the Flying Leatherneck Museum are artifacts, photos and… Read more »

Jolly Roger Restaurant on Oceanside Harbor

This attractive New England-style restaurant is nestled on the edge of Oceanside Harbor. A good recommendation is the macadamia nut mahi mahi. It’s two generous, golden brown cuts that are perfectly prepared. Another winner is the seafood linguine, which is a combination of lobster, scallops and fresh fish of the day in a creamy sauce…. Read more »

SeaWorld is Mission Bay’s Most Popular Attraction With New Events & Attractions

SeaWorld San Diego is set on 189 beautifully landscaped acresalong the sparkling shores of Mission Bay Park. As you might expect, SeaWorld has something to offer everyone. This fun-filled marine life park features thousands of fascinating ocean creatures including killer whales who star in the visually stunning “Believe” Shamu show, as well as penguins, sharks… Read more »

LEGOLAND in Carlsbad Has Over 60 Exciting Rides, Fun Shows & Lots of Kids Attractions

LEGOLAND California is home to more than 60 exciting rides, shows and attractions. But the really big news is the world’s first and only LEGOLAND Water Park. The imagination really flows on Build-A-Raft river, where everyone floats on their own custom-built LEGO raft. The Water Park also features six-person raft slides, single-person tube slides, body… Read more »