Is anyone familiar with San Diego? Can you give me some vacation planning ideas?

My nephew graduates from the marines on July 2nd and traveling with my brothers family ( 3 kids ages 15,8,5) What are good things to do????? We know sea world and lego land.

It will be hot in July so pick your amusement parks carefully since they will be crowded and the little ones might get tired out easily. The wild animal park and legoland are both about 45 minutes from MCRD. Legoland is more along the coast so it shouldn’t be too bad but Wild Animal Park is inland and it gets sooo hot there. Not to mention there is a lot of walking involved. The zoo and sea world are both more centrally located. There is Knott’s Soak City down in Chula Vista (about 30 minutes from downtown) and it has something for everyone. Water Slides, wave pool, kid pool, and the lazy river for adults. It’s also not as expensive as the bigger parks.
If you are planning on going to the beach there are also a lot to choose from.
Mission Beach has a roller coaster and a small shopping center along the boardwalk.
La Jolla has tide pools and beautiful beaches for kayaking, snorkeling, and boogie boarding.
Coronado Island is a great tourist destination. It has a quaint little town with shops and restaurants and great beaches as well.
Balboa Park has a lot of museums and historic architecture. The Reuben H. Fleet center is a hands on science museum that is great for kids. There is also an IMAX (3D) theater that always shows some interesting movies.
Wherever you decide to go, check online for coupons and promotions to save some money and get there early because parking fills up fast during the summer.
Have Fun!

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  • LUKES MAMA

    It will be hot in July so pick your amusement parks carefully since they will be crowded and the little ones might get tired out easily. The wild animal park and legoland are both about 45 minutes from MCRD. Legoland is more along the coast so it shouldn’t be too bad but Wild Animal Park is inland and it gets sooo hot there. Not to mention there is a lot of walking involved. The zoo and sea world are both more centrally located. There is Knott’s Soak City down in Chula Vista (about 30 minutes from downtown) and it has something for everyone. Water Slides, wave pool, kid pool, and the lazy river for adults. It’s also not as expensive as the bigger parks.
    If you are planning on going to the beach there are also a lot to choose from.
    Mission Beach has a roller coaster and a small shopping center along the boardwalk.
    La Jolla has tide pools and beautiful beaches for kayaking, snorkeling, and boogie boarding.
    Coronado Island is a great tourist destination. It has a quaint little town with shops and restaurants and great beaches as well.
    Balboa Park has a lot of museums and historic architecture. The Reuben H. Fleet center is a hands on science museum that is great for kids. There is also an IMAX (3D) theater that always shows some interesting movies.
    Wherever you decide to go, check online for coupons and promotions to save some money and get there early because parking fills up fast during the summer.
    Have Fun!
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  • seabreeze951

    Here are some free things we’ve done in SD. The route from La Jolla Shores to South Mission Beach always has something going on. Good luck, have fun and stay safe…and congrats to your nephew :).

    PB Block Party – Pacific Beach

    OB Surf Contest – Ocean Beach

    The Children’s Pool – La Jolla

    Concerts by the Sea – La Jolla

    The 7 Minute Wedding – Crown Point


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