San Diego is a popular vacation destination that is continuing to gain popularity among traveling families. Overflowing with beautiful beaches and exciting theme parks, how can you go wrong with a family vacation to this amazing city? However, vacationing with young children is not always easy, so we’ve provided a few tips for how to best travel San Diego with young children.
First, if you’re going to be flying into San Diego, we definitely recommend renting a car. While public transportation is plentiful in San Diego and taxis are always on hand, it is always easiest to travel with little ones on your own schedule. Having a rental car will help make sure that you can come and go to specific sites whenever you please.
Secondly, reserve a room at one of the affordable downtown San Diego hotels. This will put you in close proximity to the airport and to a variety of downtown attractions. For children, some great attractions downtown include the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and the Children’s museum. There are also a variety of attractions near the MCRD in San Diego such as the Cabrillo National monument and sunset cliffs, a popular hiking spot in Ocean Beach.
Next, don’t be afraid to venture to areas that are outside of the downtown district. Nearby is Old Town which is a great place for kids to run around and learn about the history of the area. You can walk around and visit the museums, go on guided tours of Old Town, or dine at one of the many Mexican restaurants in the area. With plenty of craft and toy vendors, Old Town is always a favorite among families.
Finally, be prepared to do a lot of walking. Make sure your little ones are always wearing comfortable shoes and if they are likely to get tired during the day, pack a stroller. A lot of the San Diego attractions require a lot of walking and you don’t want to have to carry your little ones around as you travel. Also, be sure to pack snacks as some of the food vendors are a bit expensive, especially when you’re inside a theme park.
What are you waiting for? Reserve accommodations at the cheap Pacific Inn San Diego and enjoy our convenient downtown location near the best family friendly activities and attractions.