As the first two months of 2017 quickly pass, spring is in sight. As the season begins to blossom in San Diego, the waters of the Pacific begin to warm, cafes get busier and out door seating begins to fill, full of the chatter of smiling, happy locals and travelers alike, donning sunglasses and t-shirts. Flowers blossom, as does the life of the city…not that it really ever dies in Southern California! For many, the thought of kinder weather, sunshine and more life warms the heart! Families eagerly await the opportunity to escape for a week or two and enjoy a spring break from the cold and the stresses of work and school. If your family plans to escape to San Diego, there are a number of fantastic ways to celebrate your Spring Break in America’s Finest City!
The one destination that we all race to when we head south for the winter is the beach! Fortunately for you, San Diego beaches are some of the most beautiful in the country. Check out our past post to get an idea of a few – I’d just suggest avoiding Black’s Beach with the kiddos, as it is a clothing optional spot. From Mission Beach by Belmont Park up to La Jolla Shores where you can swim, surf, kayak and explore, the beaches in San Diego offer a plethora of opportunities and activities to play in the sunshine, and some even offer fire pits for use on those lovely spring nights.
Balboa Park Museums
Known for its gorgeous gardens, architecture and history, Balboa Park in and of itself is a beautiful place to explore. But if you’re looking for a little bit more for your little ones, there are numerous museums on the grounds. The San Diego Natural History Museum, The San Diego Air and Space Museum, The San Diego Museum of Art and the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center to name only a few. The Science Center in particular has a number of hands on exhibits and activities for kids with which you can pass a rainy day or enjoying the cool A/C while you all learn and play, together this spring break.
Belmont Park has been a hit in San Diego with families young and old since it’s early beginnings in 1925. Originally called The Mission Beach Amusement Center. On the waterfront, this awesome relic boasts a number of rides, including the iconic Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster. There are numerous game and food stands, killer views and a whole lot of memories to be made. This is some true San Diego history to explore and you can enjoy both the park and beach, making it a day long family spring break event!
Take the ferry across to Coronado and let that gorgeous spring breeze kiss your face as you ride to the beautiful island for the day. Walk along Orange Street for shops and cafes, then head over to the Hotel Del Coronado and enjoy a drink on the sundeck while the kids play in the sand below. Enjoy a taste of luxury without spending Coronado prices for the night!
These barely scratch the surface of what San Diego has to offer during it’s gorgeous spring season. Hopefully you’ve been tempted just enough to get over here and discover the rest for yourselves! Happy Travels!