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Check out San Diego's best adventure guide for families, Out & About with Kids!

Looking for things to do in San Diego with kids? Discover local attractions, hidden gems, kid-friendly restaurants and much more, organized by local neighborhoods. Out & About is a great resource for local families and out-of-town guests visiting San Diego County.

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9 Ocean Animal Adventures in San Diego (and Beyond)

9 Ocean Animal Adventures in San Diego (and Beyond)

Do your beach-loving kids obsess over dolphins, orcas and sea anemone? Before summer ends, indulge in some much-needed “vitamin SEA” and plunge into ocean learning at one of these SoCal spots th . . .

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Favorite Hiking Trails in San Diego

Favorite Hiking Trails in San Diego

With San Diego's awesome year-round weather and a plethora of hiking trails for all levels, it's no wonder hiking is a favorite pastime for San Diego families. Here are some favorite local trails, s . . .

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6 Fun Train Experiences in San Diego

6 Fun Train Experiences in San Diego

All Aboard! Looking for a fun family weekend excursion? Climb aboard one of these San Diego train rides. Kids (and parents) will enjoy the chugging of the engines and wind in their hair. Here are si . . .

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8 Fun Places that Expose Kids to STEM Learning

8 Fun Places that Expose Kids to STEM Learning

Have you heard of the exciting trend of road schooling, which takes parents and children on a series of learning adventures (sometimes traveling the world) to enhance their education with real-life . . .

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Neighborhood Spotlight: National City

Neighborhood Spotlight: National City

Nestled between downtown San Diego and the U.S.-Mexico border, National City’s rich history and bayside landscape offer families a wealth of fun explorations. An excursion to San Diego’s second . . .

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Little Italy

Neighborhood Spotlight: Little Italy

San Diego’s Little Italy is a lively area filled with rich culture, authentic Italian eateries, festive markets and piazzas, public art displays and galleries, and family-friendly events. Thi . . .

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Tips for Tidepooling in San Diego

Tips for Tidepooling in San Diego

The best time to visit tide pools is during winter months when low tide occurs during daylight hours. But there’s more to know about tide pooling than when to go. These do’s and don’ts from Sa . . .

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Tidepooling in San Diego

Tidepooling in San Diego

6 favorite tidepooling spots in San Diego The San Diego shores offer plenty of tide pool fun for families, but the key is to know when to go. The best time to go tidepooling is in late fall and win . . .

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10 Tips for Hiking with Kids

10 Tips for Hiking with Kids

Spring is the perfect time to hit San Diego hiking trails with kids—and hiking is free fun for families. Here are great tips for hiking with kids (ages 3 and older): Refer to hikes as “adve . . .

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Biking with Kids in San Diego

Biking with Kids in San Diego

Riding bikes is a perfect family activity, especially in San Diego where the weather is awesome and there’s a plethora of family-friendly bike trails and resources for beginners. Benefits Bike ri . . .

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Enjoy the Night Sky Stargazing at Palomar College Planetarium

Enjoy the Night Sky Stargazing at Palomar College Planetarium

Enjoy stargazing in San Diego with your family at the Palomar College Planetarium located approximately 30 minutes north of Downtown.With its state-of-the-art digital technology, 50-foot Astrotec do . . .

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5 Fun Indoor Play Areas in San Diego

5 Fun Indoor Play Areas in San Diego

Tired of chasing the kids around the house? Indoor playgrounds provide a convenient place for kids to exert energy when it’s too cold to play outside. Here are five awesome indoor play areas in Sa . . .

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Frozen Treats to Beat the Heat

Frozen Treats to Beat the Heat

Cool off this summer with a delicious frozen treat. These local favorites in San Diego offer homemade ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, Hawaiian shave ice, Italian Ice, snowballs—even Hula Pie!&nb . . .

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Kids Go Wild at Mission Trails Regional Park

Have you seen a Pepsis wasp drag a much larger tarantula to its burrow? Do you know where to spot a woodrat’s den or why male lizards do “push-ups”? Does your child know the difference between a . . .

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Let the Kids Get Dirty, Fun Places to Play Outdoors

Let the Kids Get Dirty, Fun Places to Play Outdoors

6 Fun Places to Play Outdoors in San DiegoAccording to Children & Nature Network, playing outdoors can improve or prevent attention difficulties, obesity and mood disorders. It also provides a r . . .

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