San Diego Family Vacations
San Diego Beach Resort - Carlsbad Inn -Located 30 miles from Sea World San Diego and San Diego Zoo, the Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort & Hotel is a wonderful family beach retreat on the North San Diego Coast in the village of Carlsbad, California. Step from the gorgeous sand and surf, our relaxing San Diego beach resort features beautiful hotel rooms/suites for family fun in the sun. After a day at the San Diego Zoo, your family will enjoy pristine California beaches, beach toys, bikes, restaurants, swimming pools, hot tub, fitness center, and endless recreational activities - from surfing to ping pong.
San Diego SeaWorld -Explore magical ocean worlds at SeaWorld San Diego - one of the largest marine-life amusement parks on the planet. Situated on 189 tropical acres on San Diego Bay, SeaWorld offers exciting shows, fascinating exhibits, family rides and walk-through marine environments. Get close to hundreds of sea creatures and rare ocean animals.
Meet the polar bears of the Wild Arctic, venture below the waves for an up-close look at Shamu, see tropical fish at the World of the Sea Aquarium, and face giant sharks at the Shark Encounter exhibit. Experience amazing shows like the visually-stunning Shamu show "Believe", Dolphin Discovery, Riptide, Cirque de la Mer and the 4-D movie, Sesame Street's Light, Camera, Imagination! Brave the waves of Shipwreck Rapids and the daring drop on the Journey To Atlantis water coaster and experience the fireworks spectacle of Shamu's SkySplash. Visit www.seaworld.com.
San Diego Zoo -Located on 100 acres in Balboa Park, the world-famous San Diego Zoo is home to more than 4,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 800 species, including birds, mammals, and reptiles, in naturalistic habitats. See animal attractions such as the giant pandas - Bai Yun, Mei Sheng - and Su Lin - the Clouded Leopard Sisters, South African cheetahs, and Orson the black jaguar.
Cool off at Polar Bear Plunge, journey through the Monkey Trails, explore the Tiger River, get lost in the Sun Bear Forest, swing through the Ituri Forest, and the feed animals of the Children's Zoo. The Zoo's botanical collection features over 700,000 varieties of exotic plants. For San Diego Zoo exhibits, shows and tours, visit www.sandiegozoo.org.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park -Explore the San Diego Zoo's 2,200 acre Safari Park in the San Pasqual Valley, a wildlife sanctuary that protects more than 3,500 animals and endangered species from around the world. Carved out of the dry canyons and mesas, animal exhibit areas represent the natural habitats of North Africa, South Africa, East Africa, Heart of Africa, Australian Rain Forest, Asian Swamps, and Asian Plains.
See exotic animals wander freely in surroundings much like their native homelands. Meet a gentle giraffe in the Heart of Africa, or hop on board the Wgasa Bushline Railway for a 50-minute train ride through the preserves of Asia, Africa and Australia. Encounter herds of elephants, rhinos, giraffes, and zebras roam through naturalistic enclosures. Explore the Conifer Forest and Dino Mountain, a land of robotic Jurassic giants, including the T. rex. The park also features a renowned botanical collection of 3,500 species and 1.5 million specimens. Visit www.sandiegozoo.org.