Family Friendly Activities in San Deigo

 The AHEPPP conference is family friendly this year, providing plenty of activities for you and your children to indulge in while visiting San Diego.

Sea World
SeaWorld San Diego journeys below the surface and above expectations, all while immersing guests in the mysteries of the sea, from up-close animal experiences and awe-inspiring performances to the next generation of thrills.

Mission Bay Aquatic Park – 0.1 miles
 Mission Bay Park is the largest man-made aquatic park in the country, consisting of 4,235 acres, approximately 46% land and 54% water. The park offers a wide range of recreational activities including paths for walking and jogging, and playgrounds for children. It is one of San Diego's most popular locations to fly a kite, picnic or sail a model yacht. Fire rings make it possible to cook out and stay warm. Mission Bay Park also offers a variety of free opportunities to the public such as professional volleyball and Over-the-Line sporting events.

Old Town Trolley Tours – 0.1 miles
Known as “America’s Finest City”, you’ll find a wide array of San Diego activities and things to see and do for visitors of all ages. For over 20 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has been providing sightseeing tours highlighting the best of San Diego. Hop aboard one of the trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. The Trolley picks up and drops off at The Dana on Mission Bay, and you can avoid costly parking and city driving while exploring at your own pace as you hop on and off at 2 or 3 of your favorite stops. Old Town Trolley is the best way to see San Diego!

Mission Beach – 1 mile
San Diego, California features some of the best beaches in the world. Sunny days and mild year-round weather make San Diego's beaches ideal for your vacation destination. Spend a lazy day in the sun or jump on a surfboard and head out into the blue Pacific Ocean.
Belmont Park – 1 mile
This beachfront amusement center offers fun for the entire family. Rides and attractions include:
The historical Giant Dipper Roller Coaster

  • Beach Blaster
  • Flowrider Endless Wave
  • Bumper Cars
  • Family Arcade

SeaWorld's Aquatica Waterpark - 23 miles
From the waters of SeaWorld® sprouts a one-of-a-kind waterpark — Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark™— where the South Seas meets Southern California in this whimsical, tropical oasis featuring waters from serene to extreme. Enjoy up-close animal experiences, private cabanas, high-speed thrills and attractions for the whole family.

Knott's Soak City USA – 20 miles
22 water slides, 16 tubes, Wave pools, Children's pool, Shops, and much more.

Golf – 2.5 miles
Golf Digest named San Diego "One of the Top 50 Golf Destinations in the World." There are over 90 courses located throughout the San Diego region, from seaside settings to desert mountains to inland valleys — many of which are designed by leading golf course architects. There is a course for every type of golfer and a range of greens fees to fit every budget. Add in San Diego's temperate climate (year-round average is 70° F) and year-round play is yet another benefit of this golfer's paradise.

Children's Museum – 5.9 miles
A multicultural museum dedicated to interactive, fun exhibits that challenge a child's creative mind, while they learn through the arts.
Seaport Village – 6 miles
This 14 acre waterfront, harbor side setting of a century ago is filled with unique shops, waterfront San Diego dining, and horse-drawn carriage rides. Seaport Village also features a turn-of-the-century authentically restored Broadway Flying Horses Carousel by Looff (circa 1890). There are also cobblestone pathways and a quarter mile slate boardwalk along the San Diego Bay

The Midway Museum – 6 miles
The USS Midway was the longest-serving carrier in the history of the U.S. Navy. Today she has embarked as a museum, tribute and education center. She already is the most-visited of more than 100 historic ship museums in the continental United States.

La Jolla – 7.5 miles
A beautiful waterfront town surrounded with specialty shops, award-winning restaurants, Children's Cove, wonderful beaches, and cultural activities, La Jolla is an exquisite combination of southern European resort surroundings and Southern California fun. While La Jolla is known to be one of the most affluent communities in the United States, it has a down-to-earth feel that radiates from the beautiful natural scenery, friendly people, and unhurried atmosphere.

Cabrillo National Monument – 7.5 miles
Point Loma's own historical sight commemorating Cabrillo's 1542 exploration of the California coast. The Point Loma Lighthouse provides a spectacular view of the San Diego Harbor, the Pacific Ocean, and the winter Gray Whale migration.

Gaslamp Quarter – 7.5 miles
As one of San Diego's premier entertainment and shopping districts, you'll find a truly eclectic blend of food, fun, and culture located within one of the city's most historic areas: the Gaslamp Quarter. Here you'll find something for everyone, whether you're seeking theater, upscale shops, fine dining, or some of the most popular clubs.

Another Side of San Diego Tours – 7.5 miles
Voted the #1 Tour Company in all of San Diego. The #1 TripAdvisor rating says it all! Another Side of San Diego Tours go above and beyond the typical tourist experience every single day. The tours are perfect for leisure travelers and corporate groups and consistently exceed expectations.  The famous Segway® Tours are why guests fall in love with Another Side of San Diego Tours. They also offer a variety of other experiences: Helicopter Tours, Horseback Riding Tours, Hot Air Balloon Flights, Sightseeing Tours, Sailing Tours, Kayaking Tours, Hiking Tours and many more. 24-Hour Online Tour Reservations or contact 1-619-239-2111 or 877-311-8687.

Balboa Park – 8 miles

  • Spend the day at San Diego's Historic Park with 1,400 acres of beautiful gardens, grassy picnic areas, and groves of exotic palm and eucalyptus trees. A central characteristic of the park is El Prado, a pedestrian walkway with historic buildings and 10 majestic Museums. Balboa Park is the home of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, which includes San Diego's only IMAX Dome theater, hands-on exhibits, Sci-Tours motion simulator ride, and fun for the entire family.The park also includes:
  • Impressive theaters
  • Pavilions, Art galleries,  Botanical gardens,  and much more.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps – 10 miles
Located on a coastal bluff overlooking La Jolla Shores beach and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birch Aquarium at Scripps is renowned for its ocean views, both inside and out. Marvel at the dazzling marine life exhibits, from sharks to seahorses to corals. Make a visit to the country's largest Oceanographic Museum and enjoy San Diego's "best ocean views."

Coronado – 11.9 miles
Take a drive over the beautiful Coronado Bridge and stroll through unique shops, fine dining restaurants, and miles of long sandy beaches. “Home of the legendary 100+ year-old Hotel Del Coronado.”

Del Mar Racetrack/Fairgrounds – 15 miles
The home of the annual Del Mar Fair, off-track wagering, seasonal live horse racing, and many unique shows and exhibits.