San Diego Zoo
One of the best zoos in the world is the San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California and San Diego is a great family vacation spot. San Diego is packed with kid-friendly experiences and fun places to go with your kids. At the San Diego Zoo, kids and adults can let the zoologist within come to life as they look for everything from penguins to polar bears and pandas to parrots.
There are numerous specialized programs for children that include KinderZoo which allows children and adult to trek through the Zoo to visit some of our favorite animals before the Zoo opens for the day. Kids can explore the wonderful world of animals through Summer Camp adventures at the Zoo. Kid’s Wild Night Out is just for kids, no adults allowed. Kids will meet exciting animal guests, and explore the Zoo after all the regular guests go home. Zoo Corps gives kids a chance to meet Zoo Corp teens who talk to Zoo guests about animal care, local San Diego habitats, wildlife conservation, saving species, and more! You can also celebrate your child’s birthday at the Zoo with the Aussie Outback Birthday Bash were the Zoo takes care of everything from the entertainment to the cake, all you need to do is get ready to have a wild celebration!
Have a teen interested in a specialized career in wildlife conservation then check out Zoo InternQuest. Zoo InternQuest is a program providing San Diego high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing careers in the life sciences (biology, zoology, human or veterinary medicine, wildlife management, botany, etc.) the opportunity to learn from our experts. Students learn about conservation, pathology, genetics, veterinary medicine, animal behavior, reproductive physiology, ecology, horticulture, and more by visiting the areas where experts in these fields spend their days. Individual students or whole classrooms anywhere in the world can read about the Zoo InternQuest participants’ adventures via the Zoo InternQuest Blog.
SeaWorld San Diego
While you are in San Diego, don’t miss SeaWorld San Diego, an aquarium, theme park and oceanarium.
LEGOLAND® California Resort
LEGOLAND® California Resort offers more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including the new LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens Miniland Model Display which opened in March with a 16-foot long Finalizer model made completely out of LEGO bricks plus six more scenes! Kids can conquer dragons, battle pirates and discover ancient treasures at the Resort which is also home to LEGOLAND Water Park, SEA LIFE® Aquarium; and in the summer you can enjoy Surfers’ Cove – a water park expansion featuring racer-water slides. Becasue there is so much to do you might consider spending the night at LEGOLAND Hotel which features LEGO NINJAGO themed rooms.
There are lots of beaches in San Diego and just up the coast is beautiful LaJolla where the water is warm and the gentle breaks offer a great beach experience for kids and adults.
There is plenty more adventures awaiting you in beautiful San Diego, California, so plan a visit soon!!!