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Great Attractions for Kids in San Diego

San Diego is packed with fun attractions for just about anyone, and if you have children, youíll be happy to hear that this illustrious California city has plenty of enjoyable destinations for them, too.

The San Diego Zoo is one of the cityís most popular attractions. This incredible zoo is known for its skillfully simulated habitats from around the world. A special Childrenís Zoo will let your kids get close to the wildlife in the petting zoo area, and see a variety of baby animals in the nursery. The park offers bus rides and air trams for transportation, which makes navigating the zoo easier for those with shorter legs.

Kids of almost any age are sure to flock to Legoland California. Replica buildings made from blocks are just one of the wonders that will enthrall young visitors. While this park is suitable for children of all ages, there are a good number of rides and attractions within Legoland that are specifically designed with toddlers in mind, so parents of young children donít have to worry about keeping the littlest ones entertained while the older ones have some fun.

Your children wonít want to miss the famous Shamu Show at SeaWorld San Diego. Here they can view amazing aquatic environments and see several exciting live animal shows. SeaWorld also offers a variety of thrilling rides for kids, including a wet and wild water coaster.

Take a trip to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, where you can experience what California was like in the 19th century. Historical homes and adobes are part of the park, and give a real taste of what the West was like. Guided tours are available, and the park offers a nice selection of shops and restaurants.

Whale-watching is a popular attraction in San Diego. If your children have a special interest in marine life, they will be thrilled at the sight of a gigantic whale breaking the surface of the rolling waves. These whale-watching tours usually run about three hours, so they may be a little long for younger children.

The whole family can enjoy a day at Seaport Village on the waterfront near downtown San Diego. The perfect place to relax and enjoy a variety of activities. The casual restaurants here are popular with the kids, and the park is a great place to stretch your legs. Flying kites is a favorite pastime here at the park. Kids will also enjoy a ride on the 1890s carousel. Seaport Village also offers unique shops and pleasant waterfront views.

Elizabeth Walling