San Diego

Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Baby, California, City Break, Museums & Culture, North America, San Diego, USA

San Diego Fun Activities for Toddlers

Tiny travelers will love the boardwalk, Mission Bay and learning about whale conservation at SeaWorld. Top it off with time at the beach and your baby will be all smiles.

Sunny San Diego, three hours south of Los Angeles and an hour and a half from Disneyland, should definitely be part of your trip to southern California. The city boasts cultural and historic attractions, fascinating Mexican heritage and a world-renowned zoo, not to mention lush sand beaches, including some perfect for a family beach getaway.

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Author: Allison Hyman-Tibaldi

Tags : California, Couples, Kids, Multigen, San Diego, Teens, Travel Trends, USA, Watersports, Weekend & Short Break

Hilton Attracts Young Guests with Concert Series

Teens play an influential role when it comes to family purchases and vacations are no exception, as Hilton has discovered. Gone are the nostalgic days of my childhood, when my brother and I were content to stay at any motor lodge or campsite our parents chose. A motel swimming pool was a big deal and the sundaes at Howard Johnson’s our favorite treat.

Kiss those days goodbye.

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Author: Danielle

Tags: California, Los Angeles, North America, San Diego, Semi Finalist, USA, Vacations

Tumbleweeds and Little Seeds

When you think of any national park, you probably think about a place with bright green foliage and craggy waterfalls scattered over a few acres of land. In Joshua Tree National Park however, that expectation could not be further from the truth. The whole space seems to rumble with a slow rhythm that cracks the dry air and brings life out from every craggy rock, doing so in an utter and deafening silence. It wasn’t supposed to be anything special, just a token hike for the historical enthusiast.

Author: Isabel Acedo

Tags: California, North America, Quarter Finalist, San Diego, USA, Vacations

Mission Beach, San Diego, California

Home: the place where a person lives. Sorry Webster's Dictionary but I have to disagree with you on this one. If I was following this definiton then home would just be the state of Arizona. To me home is a feeling; a feeling of familiarity and security, comfort and warmth. Throughout my 17 years of life I've found many, people, places, etc. that I define as my home. My family, and my best friend's family, that is home.

Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Baby, California, City Break, Kids, Multigen, Museums & Culture, North America, San Diego, Teens, USA

San Diego, California Attractions

From Sea World to surfing to a world-class zoo, here are our favorite ideas on where to go when visiting sunny San Diego.

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Author: Mel and Ronnie Greenberg

Tags : Beach, California, Family Reunion, Family-Friendly Hotels, Luxury Options, Multigen, North America, San Diego, Spa & Wellness, USA

The Del Hotel Ultimate Family Reunion

Recently, five generations of our family gathered to share good times at one of the most famous San Diego beach hotels, the historic Hotel Del Coronado, better known simply as The Del. This is a journal of our multi-generational family reunion.
 

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Author: Mel and Ronnie Greenberg

Tags : Blogs, California, Kids, Multigen, Museums & Culture, North America, San Diego, USA

Julian, California: A Gem in Eastern San Diego

A natural landscape encased by iridescent skies and crisp mountain air dominates the view heading into the Gold Rush era town of Julian in the heart of San Diego's backcountry.

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Author: Jenny Shen

Tags : Blogs, California, Los Angeles, Museums & Culture, San Diego, Students

Winter 2014- Picked up a Decal from SoCal

After living in this state for two years, it was time.

It was time to head South.

Past fruit groves and expansive fields along the road, past the cliffs and turning roads of San Diego, past the Navy aircraft of the USS Midway Museum, past the small beaches crooning carpe diem, past smoke blown from houses in mouths, past smoggy clouds above jaded crowds

Southern California had rhythm, had psychedelic beats of bodies swaying along streets, and had cynicism tinged with idealism.

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Author: Laura Sutherland

Tags : Beach, California, Family-Friendly Hotels, Kids, Multigen, North America, San Diego, USA

The Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, California

The Bahia Resort in San Diego has all the advantages of its mid-century vintage -– a pick-of-the-litter location on Mission Bay, its own private beach, and lush, mature tropical landscaping that gives it a secluded, Hawaiian island atmosphere.  Since it’s been continually renovated and upgraded since it was built in the 1950s, its accommodations and amenities are fresh and modern.  Families will find it an excellent place to headquarter to visit this sunny, attraction-packed town.

 

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Author: Mel and Ronnie Greenberg

Tags : Blogs, California, Multigen, Museums & Culture, North America, San Diego, USA

Elephant Odyssey at the San Diego Zoo

Elephant Odyssey in the San Diego Zoo is Enormous Fun.  Begin a journey through time at the awesome 7.5-acre, multi species natural habitat at the San Diego Zoo.

Discover animals that roamed Southern California 12,000 years ago including mammoths and saber-toothed tigers, and get to meet their living relatives. The new exhibit also incorporates hands-on fun such as a fossil dig for kids through soft rubble, and life size replicas of prehistoric animals.

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