Bring Home the 2016 Olympics

Bringing the Olympics Home


Bring the Olympics Home!

Looking for fun ways to enjoy the spirit of these dazzling international games right here in San Diego? Read on for plenty of fun ideas, crafts and activities you can enjoy with your family.



Olympic Opening Ceremony aboard the U.S.S. Midway

The Chula Vista Olympic Training Center and the U.S.S. Midway Museum are working together to host an exciting, FREE event. Bring the family and watch the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Midway alongside Olympic and Paralympic athletes!

Kids can enjoy exciting demos and interactive opportunities to try out various Olympic sports on the flight deck. Reserve your free tickets and participate in this unique opportunity to watch athletes making their way to Rio through Chula Vista/San Diego.

U.S.S. Midway Museum
Friday, July 27—7 p.m.
910 North Harbor Dr., San Diego
www.midway.org/olympic-party; 619-544-9600

Learn about the qualifying athletes, including Briana Provancha (sailing), Jessie Smith (water polo), Desiree Lindon (track and field), and 16 other San Diego County locals at www.teamusa.org/2016OlympicTeam.

Tour the U.S. Olympic Training Center
2800 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista
www.teamusa.org/About-the-USOC/Training-Centers-and-Sites/Chula-Vista.aspx

619-656-1500
See where some of America’s most exciting and talented athletes train! The Visitor Center is open to the public Monday – Saturday. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Guided tours available Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Hold Your Own Olympic Games!
Check out our article on How to Host an Olympic Themed Party and take a look at our Olympic themed Pinterest board for ideas!

Olympic Crafts
www.artistshelpingchildren.org/olympicscraftsideasactivitieskids.html

Be sure to check out our Olympic themed Pinterest board for more craft and recipe ideas!

Acquire a Taste for the Host Country

A rich bowl of feijoada and some pao de queijo (a cheese bread). Countless other savory and spicy foods make up customary Brazilian cuisine.

Another fun and delicious way to explore the Olympics is to enjoy a meal from one of the participating countries. Visit http://www.epicurious.com/recipesmenus/global/recipes to create tasty dishes from across the globe right in your own kitchen.

Brazilian Eateries in San Diego


Want to DIY? Click the links for recipes, traditions and ideas for serving Brazilian cuisine at home.

http://www.panningtheglobe.com/2015/08/31/slow-cooker-brazilian-feijoada/

http://www.oliviascuisine.com/authentic-brazilian-cheese-bread

http://www.food.com/recipe/brazilian-churrasco-brazilian-barbecued-beef-210897

http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Classic-Brazilian-Shrimp-Stew

Is Your Child Ready for a Haunted House?

Is Your Child Ready for a Haunted House?

There’s no perfect age to start visiting haunted houses; it’s all about personality. Some kids simply aren’t ready for spooky stuff. Take my son, for instance. He says the garbage disposal is . . .

Read more

10 Haunted Spots in San Diego!

10 Haunted Spots in San Diego!

San Diego has its share of haunted places. Some were born of tragedy or misfortune or discovered by psychics, while others are simply final resting places. So grab a camera, a few good friends and c . . .

Read more

Spooktacular Halloween & Fall Activities in San Diego

Spooktacular Halloween & Fall Activities in San Diego

San Diego's best Halloween events for families: pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating, costume contests, Halloween parades, fall festivals, trunk-or-treats, candy buy backs and other fiendish fun g . . .

Read more

Pumpkin Patches in San Diego

Pumpkin Patches in San Diego

Looking for pumpkin patches in San Diego? We've got you covered! Check out the list below, then visit our calendar for fall fun and spooktacular events. Pumpkin Station Four locations offer an arr . . .

Read more

Corn Mazes in San Diego

Corn Mazes in San Diego

Don’t let the fall season pass you by without a visit to a straw or corn maze right here in San Diego. Be sure to go with a buddy so you don't get lost! Pumpkin Farms in Rancho Bernardo and Bonit . . .

Read more

Fun Fall Traditions in San Diego

Fun Fall Traditions in San Diego

Traditions create family closeness and make memories that last a lifetime. If your family doesn’t already have fall traditions, try some of these ideas—you’re sure to look forward to them each . . .

Read more

DIY Funko POP! Costume

DIY Funko POP! Costume

Looking for a creative Halloween costume to accommodate a stroller or wheelchair? Have fun designing and making a Funko POP! costume. Use everyday clothing to create a POP! character that fits your . . .

Read more

12 Ways to

12 Ways to "Give Back" Halloween Candy

Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy every year just for Halloween. Much of that will be devoured immediately, but most will linger around the house to tempt you for days and weeks . . .

Read more

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in San Diego

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in San Diego

Celebrate the lives of friends, relatives, parents and loved ones who have passed away on Día de los Muertos. Also called Day of the Dead, this traditional Mexican holiday happens every year on Nov . . .

Read more

Adult Halloween Party Ideas

Adult Halloween Party Ideas

This Halloween, don't let the kids have all the fun - scare up your own good time with a Halloween party for grown up guys and ghouls.Phantasmic Party ThemesSet the mood with a theme for your party, . . .

Read more

Things to do with Halloween Candy

Things to do with Halloween Candy

Things to do with Halloween Candy After Halloween!  How to Avoid the Post-Halloween Sugar Rush. Every year on Halloween my grandmother would make a dreaded meal: liver and onions. Before my mo . . .

Read more

November Holiday Events and Winter Camps

November Holiday Events and Winter Camps

Spend time with family and friends at these fun and festive holiday events. Attend a fall festival or theatrical performance, take photos with Santa or drop the kids off at a Thanksgiving camp. Ther . . .

Read more

Dinner's Done, Now What? -  Ideas for Post-Thanksgiving Family Fun

Dinner's Done, Now What? - Ideas for Post-Thanksgiving Family Fun

After all the hours of prep work that go into Thanksgiving dinner, it seems as if it's gobbled up in no time flat. Now what? Here are a bunch of ideas for the entire family to enjoy after the big fe . . .

Read more

Turkey Trots

Turkey Trots

Before you gobble up all your favorite Thanksgiving treats, wobble out and burn some calories while helping support our community. ‘Trot’ your stuff at these local turkey trots on Thanksgiving m . . .

Read more

DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

 Remember how easy it was to do Halloween when you were a kid? Throw an old white sheet over your head, call yourself a ghost and head out for trick-or-treating. Well those do-it-yourself days ar . . .

Read more

San Diego Family Magazine Logo

Be Family Informed – Sign up for our Newsletters below!