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Family-Friendly Theme Parks in San Diego, California

Family vacations are the best kind of vacations. Not only do you get to spend uninterrupted time with your family (whether it be with your children, siblings, or your parents), but you also get to do a lot of fun things you wouldn’t normally do. San Diego, California is one of the biggest hot spots for family vacations, especially because of the family-oriented attractions.

California is home to several family-fun theme parks, water parks, beaches and more. Disneyland is also conveniently located in Anaheim, California, just a two hour drive north of San Diego.

If you’re headed to the San Diego beach area with your family, check out these nearby attractions that are perfect for any size family.


SeaWorld is an attraction to take your kids to at least once in their lifetime. There are plenty of attractions for children of all ages. Kids can learn about aquatic sea creatures and animals in a variety of interactive exhibits.

There are also several shows to see at SeaWorld. The options are endless at this attraction, especially for families. Guests can even swim with the dolphins, and other sea creatures for an up close and personal experience that is sure to be unforgettable.

San Diego Zoo

One of the most popular and well-known attractions in San Diego is the San Diego Zoo. Trip Advisor has voted it the No. 1 Zoo in the World in 2015. With tons of exhibits, including shows and interactive experiences, kids are sure to have a fun time at this zoo.

Guests can take panda tours, called “Early Morning with Pandas” where they can officially see pandas waking in the morning. It is a small-group, two-hour tour adventure that starts before the zoo opens. Guests can also view animals up close on this tour.

Legoland California

On the otherside of the spectrum oppostie of animal-themed parks, Legoland California is perfect families with small children and imaginations. This park has lego-themed rides, shows, and many other attractions that are great for kids.

Legoland has both a theme park and a water park with several vacation packages to choose from.

About the Author: Randy is a guest contributor from 710 Beach Rentals, offering vacation homes and rentals on the beach in San Diego, California.

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