Out and About

The new issue of San Diego Out & About with Kids is now available!

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 with Kids is a great resource for local families and out-of-town guests visiting San Diego County.

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Neighbor San Diego 2021

What to Do in San Diego by Neighborhood – With world-class museums, gorgeous beaches and Instagram-worthy attractions, it’s no wonder San Diego is a hotspot for unforgettable family adventures.

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Photo ops 2021

“Wish You Were Here” Family Photo Ops In San Diego – Fun, hidden places for Photo Ops in San Diego

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Julian 2021

Julian – San Diego's Favorite Local Day Trip– Everyone loves Julian’s smalltown charm, apple pie, gold mining adventures and stargazing. Here's a list of our favorite adventures!

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Hidden places 2021

Hidden Gem Experiences In San Diego –  from local parents!

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Ocean adventures 2021

San Diego Ocean Adventures – Fun ocean adventurers in San Diego!

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Spray grounds

Spraygrounds – Cool off around San Diego

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San Diego Balboa Park – Family Places to See! Enjoy Balboa Park’s beautiful gardens and fountains, hidden trails, cultural fairs, fabulous museums, world famous zoo and more.

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Train adventures 2021

Fun Train Experiences In San Diego – Kids (and parents) enjoy the chugging of engines and wind in their hair on these fun San Diego train rides.

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Family brew 2021

San Diego Family-Friendly Breweries – What makes a brewery family friendly? The outdoor space, welcoming staff and environment, and good beer and food, of course. Here are some favorites in San Diego.

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OldTown 2021

Old Town — A taste of San Diego history. Take the family and explore Old Town San Diego with the kids

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animal encounters 2021

Best Spots in San Diego for Animal Encounters – We love our animals!

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San Diego Splash Pads and Spraygrounds

San Diego Splash Pads and Spraygrounds

  There’s no better way to beat the heat than playing at San Diego’s awesome splash pads and spraygrounds. From Chula Vista to San Marcos, it’s easy to plan fun water play days! Visit thes . . .

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San Diego Parks with Natural Playgrounds

San Diego Parks with Natural Playgrounds

Parks with natural playgrounds are gaining popularity with local families. So, what are natural playgrounds exactly? They are play areas with “structures” and textures from the earth, natural elem . . .

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Local Parks with Hidden Trails for Kids

Local Parks with Hidden Trails for Kids

Finding a trail in San Diego isn’t difficult, but finding a lesser known kid-friendly trail can be a challenge. You just have to know where to look! Here are some of the best parks in San Diego Coun . . .

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Best Playgrounds in North County

Best Playgrounds in North County

San Diego’s North County is home to beautiful and unique playgrounds tucked away in parks, quiet neighborhoods and even right on gorgeous North County beaches. Take advantage of San Diego’s awesom . . .

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Epic San Diego Parks and Playgrounds

Epic San Diego Parks and Playgrounds

Big parks with super cool climbing structures and unique features are popping up all over San Diego County. Here are epic playgrounds to check out with your family! Civita Park7960 Civita Blvd., . . .

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Fun Scavenger Hunts for Kids

Fun Scavenger Hunts for Kids

Ready for something new and exciting to shake up your routine? Scavenger hunts are great family entertainment! Plus, they get kids off the couch to explore familiar surroundings with fresh eyes. Whe . . .

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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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Things to Do with Kids in San Diego County

Things to Do with Kids in San Diego County

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 in San Diego County. "Out & About . . .

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San Diego Hidden Gems for Families

San Diego Hidden Gems for Families

Hidden Gems for FamiliesDiscover little-known spots and experiences that may be in your own neighborhood. Plan a day to take the kids and explore hidden gems in San Diego. We'd love to see you out and . . .

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24 Ways to Connect with Nature in San Diego

24 Ways to Connect with Nature in San Diego

There is tons of research on the importance of connecting with nature. With San Diego’s amazing weather and beautiful, natural landscapes it’s easy to increase time outdoors. Find nature anywhe . . .

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Fun Train Experiences in San Diego

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 se . . .

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Tips for Visiting Tide Pools in San Diego

Tips for Visiting Tide Pools 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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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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8 Fun Places that Expose Kids to STEM Learning

8 Fun Places that Expose Kids to STEM Learning

Meaningful, experiential learning opportunities for kids and families are everywhere. No need to wait for a class field trip — take the family to one of these local spots or take a memorable day t . . .

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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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