San Diego is an amazing place for anyone’s vacation, but we especially love the unbelievable amount of kids-friendly activities in San Diego. Wherever your children’s interests may be in, you’re sure to find the perfect place in San Diego that will provide them with deeper insight, engagement and loads of fun!
- Whale Watching Cruise
San Diego is one of the best places in the world to see whales, so bring your kids onboard a yacht at Next Level Sailing for a whale watching cruise San Diego adventure to witness this firsthand! The Next Level Sailing experience is located at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, which means that entry to the museum is now included FREE for all public guests sailing with them.
- San Diego River
Elementary school kids learning about San Diego’s climate and landforms will also enjoy a field trip to a local canyon, a walk along the San Diego River in Mission Valley, or a hike through Mission Trails Regional Park.
- Barona Cultural Center & Museum – Lakeside
As San Diego County’s first museum on an Indian reservation dedicated to the perpetuation and presentation of the local Kumeyaay-Diegueño Native culture, the Barona Museum offers a unique educational journey for visitors of all ages.
- Butterfly Farms – Vista
Butterfly Farms share their knowledge about butterflies with in-depth educational tours of their vivarium and grounds.
- Free Flight Bird Sanctuary – Del Mar
Free Flight is a one of a kind exotic bird sanctuary where birds and people interact together. A field trip includes a personal tour of the facility and the opportunity to feed the birds and fish in their koi pond.
- Bates Nut Farm – Valley Center
Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center provides families the opportunity to spend time on a working farm. At this beautiful farm, you will learn how the farm transformed itself from a groove of walnut trees to a full fledge retail business today.
- Little Creek Acres Farm – Valley Center
At Little Creek Acres Farm there are dairy goats and sheep who know their names, chickens you can visit, cats that talk to you, farm dogs who love hugs and pats, as well as a veggie garden and an orchard to explore and learn in!
- Sightseeing tours
A hop-on hop-off tour is a great way for school children to explore some of the most popular spots in San Diego. That’s for the city. For an even more thrilling sailing tour San Diego experience, field trippers onboard a Next Level Sailing yacht will have the chance of a lifetime watching whales and even spot feeding them! Students will obtain up-close breathtaking views of one of the largest animals on the planet, the Blue Whale, a severely endangered mammal.