Is there any child who doesn't want to visit the San Diego Zoo-or any parent who wouldn't enjoy the trip? San Diego with children starts with the zoo and goes out from there: the puppet shows and model railway museum in Balboa Park, the sand castle-ready beaches of Coronado, and the kid-friendly wonders of Legoland and SeaWorld. A family vacation in San Diego means sun, fun, and lots to do any time of year. San Diego International Airport (SAN) is nearly right downtown.
Family hotels in San Diego can be as simple or upscale as you like. Stay at a San Diego beach resort, with plenty of fun for kids, or rent your own vacation house or condo with a kitchen, bedrooms, and surf and sand right outside your door. The famous Hotel Del Coronado is a treat for adults and children, with a gorgeous beach and trails for hiking and walking. Del Mar, a quintessential Southern California beach town, and Torrey Pines, a golfing families' dream-are wonderful family vacation spots on their own.