In the truest sense, San Diego is a place where things meet. It’s the place where the Southwest meets the Pacific Rim; the barren cactus meets the beautiful plumeria flower; the authentic local Mexican Cuisine meets the pan-Asian flavors; and where cosmopolitan excitement meets beachfront beauty.

North San Diego is a perfect place for family fun that appeals to all ages. There is something for everyone here, including kids. Options range from the Safari Park and ziplining to simply relaxing under the perfect blue sky in one of our many beautiful public parks. However your family is interested in spending their weekend, North San Diego has something for you.

Visit our guide of places to visit with family. Many of these places are undiscovered, hidden gems of the North San Diego region. Then pack your camera, head out for a new adventure, and make some wonderful memories!

 

Your Guide to Family Fun in North San Diego

9 Ways to Travel Like a Local in San Diego

If your travel goals consist of warm weather, beautiful coastal lines, and plenty of authentic Mexican food, then San Diego is the place to be. Known as “America’s Finest City”, San Diego experiences more than 34 million travelers every year from around the globe. Highlights of this beautiful city include basking in the warm sunny […]

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Race Laps Around the Lazy River

Nothing says SoCal like a day spent with the family poolside. Throw in a 400-foot Lazy River and your kids will be totally tuckered come sundown. Guests at Harrah’s Resort SoCal can bring their kiddos for a little sunning and funning. And thanks to the power of 30 jets, everyone can grab a tube and […]

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RV Paradise

It’s the name of the game at Pala Casino and comes in all shapes and sizes.  There are the aforementioned “funs” of gaming and winning, dining and enjoying a fine wine from Europe or Australia, entertainment fun at the outdoor Starlight Theater, the Events Center, CAVE, Luis Rey’s and the Center Bar and the Nature Trail. […]

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Bet on a Thoroughbred

The iconic racetrack known simply as Del Mar has been presenting high-class Thoroughbred racing since 1937 when it was founded by show biz star Bing Crosby and a crew of his Hollywood pals. Its primary season is a summer stand that goes from mid-July to early September, but for the past four years it also […]

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Wine tasting at Southern California’s oldest operating winery

Beautiful and Rustic – This place is a hidden gem with inexpensive wine tastings and magnificent ambiance. Whether you Zinfandel, Syrah, Albarino or Sangiovese, they have the best of everything. Walking around Bernardo Winery will give you that true essence and aura of California. All of the old buildings are truly vintage and authentic. From wine tasting […]

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Take a walk on the wild side

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park immerses you in an active, hands-on safari experience where herds of animals roam natural habitats in a 1,800-acre reserve. Choose from a variety of exciting safari expeditions by tram, caravan truck, electric cart, zip line, and more, all with expert guides and fascinating animal information. See lions lounging in […]

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