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Fact: San Diego is one of the world's best family destinations. Between the gorgeous beaches, year-round temperature average of 70° F, waterfront restaurants, family-friendly resorts and attractions, there truly is something for all ages to enjoy, frequently at the same time.
Though difficult to pick a top choice, the world-famous San Diego Zoo is a must-visit. A pioneer of cageless exhibits designed around a particular habitat, the zoo houses different species (some coexisting side-by-side) among native plants just as they might be found in the wild. You may want to plan your visit around special experiences such as the back stage pass experience (featuring animal encounters) or even a zoo sleepover.
Grab the sand toys and sunscreen. Prepare to spend part of your San Diego holiday on one of the world's finest beaches. Coronado Municipal Beach promises plenty of picturesque white sand and a usually calm ocean. Not staying in Coronado? Don't worry, there are plenty of other gorgeous beaches up and down the coast of San Diego county.
One way to drag the kids off the sand involves taking them to SeaWorld or LEGOLAND. Win parent of the year by including both in your holiday plans. Either park can fill up an entire day, though if short on time a half-day is doable. And, don't forget Balboa Park's museums which are perfect for a rare rainy day.
Check the San Diego Convention and Visitor's Bureau website for current discounts, such as the Go San Diego card, that can make multiple activities around town a little easier on the wallet.