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4 Must-dos for a Family Trip to San Diego

  • May 9, 2018
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4 Must-dos for a Family Trip to San Diego

San Diego is home to over one million people and there’s never a shortage of things to do or see. The perfect year-round weather also makes it a great place to take the family when everyone needs to get away.

Here are four ways to spend your family time in San Diego:

1. Pick a hotel with some great amenities

San Diego has a range of hotels available to please any type of family. Check out the Best Western PLUS Island Palms Hotel and Marina on Shelter Island. Nearly all rooms have a water view of the busier San Diego Bay or the quieter marina side. Plus, the hotel has two heated pools and hot tubs, a fitness center, walking paths to the Shelter Island Pier and a playground, and a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Think the freshest seafood and indulgent sides.

2. Take in a baseball game at Petco Park

Located in downtown San Diego, this baseball stadium is overflowing with excitement inside and out. Petco Park is home to the San Diego Padres where you’ll find home team pride and also the good sportsmanship you’d expect from a laidback California community. What else can you expect? Amazing weather, giveaways, and delicious food. You have your standard ballfield fare with unexpected fresh seafood options from the Blue Water Seafood Market & Grille. Try the blackened halibut sandwich but be prepared to stand in line for a while as they grill it fresh to order.

Just like any ball field, you can expect food and beverage options to be pricey. But Petco Park allows you to bring your own water bottles and small snacks. Parking is very limited and pre-paying is recommended, or public transportation is also an option.

3. Visit one of many beaches

With over 70 miles of coastline, beaches are plentiful. Check out the sand dunes of quiet Coronado Island and explore the iconic Hotel del Coronado. Motor away the day with water sports on Mission Bay or explore La Jolla Shores and watch the surfers.

After you’re done enjoying the powdery sand on La Jolla beach, take a stroll to downtown La Jolla and explore the many shops, charming homes, and small cafes with amazing food. Known for its Mexican charm, San Diego has some of the best, traditional food. Swing into Don Carlos Taco Shop where you’re welcomed with a warm smile and an astonishing menu that has everything you’d expect and a little more, like soyrizo for our vegetarian friends.

4. Get the San Diego Go Card and Go, Go, Go!

Designed to give you every option available to enjoy San Diego to its fullest, San Diego Go card gives you access to more than 40 attractions! Don’t miss the world-renowned San Diego Zoo with over 4,000 animals, guided bus tours, the sky tram and live shows and exhibits, you’ll need a full day to see it all! Younger kids will also love LEGOLAND® California that has more than 60 rides, games, exhibits, and Miniland USA with the New York City Skyline, Washington DC, Las Vegas and scenes from Star Wars®. Other inclusions of the San Diego Go card include USS Midway Museum, SeaWorld San Diego, Harbor Cruises, Whale Watches and many more.

Don’t wait to lock in the perfect family vacation. Check our flight deals to San Diego and get that trip in the books!

 

Employee Author Bio: Jen is a Market Development Manager on the Vacations team at Sun Country Airlines. What she loves most about Sun Country is all of the seasonal destinations available for vacations.  Where is she going next?  Sonoma Country for a long weekend in wine country.

By Employee Contributors, May 9, 2018 Our employees not only love to fly, they have a wealth of travel knowledge, too. Whether they're an expert packer, know the best restaurants in town, or have any other savvy advice, we wanted to give them a space to share suggestions and expertise directly with you!

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Our employees not only love to fly, they have a wealth of travel knowledge, too. Whether they're an expert packer, know the best restaurants in town, or have any other savvy advice, we wanted to give them a space to share suggestions and expertise directly with you!

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