San Diego Guide To Kid-Friendly Events To Start Your 2023 Adventures

Between school, holidays, and the start of a new year, life can get a little hectic at home. When routines change or the winter cabin fever begins to set in, it could cause your kids to have extra energy they need to burn. What better way to do it than to check out some of these kid-friendly events in San Diego for the winter and beyond?

February Family Fun Fest in San Diego

When you want to do a little bit of everything, nothing beats spending the day at the San Diego Family Fun Fest. The event, which takes place at Salvation Army Kroc Center on February 26, provides a wide variety of activities to keep the entire family happy. Start at the bounce houses and the inflatable obstacle course before ziplining your way to the swings or the Angry Birds slingshot. Other activities include double shot basketball, imagination playground blocks, and much more. While you’re checking out all the festival has to offer, you can listen to music from a live DJ, enter to win raffle prizes, and check out some of the information resource booths. The best part? It’s all free!

Winter Whale & Dolphin Watching

Whether you’ve never experienced California whale watching season or it’s an annual tradition, you have to check out the waters this year. Available as public group tours or on a private boat San Diego, these tours last up to four hours and are available at an affordable price. During the winter months, you’re likely to see gray whales. By March, humpbacks begin to make their appearances and by May, fin whales and blue whales are making their way into California waters. Other species you may see include Pacific white-sided dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and Risso’s dolphins. You might even catch a glimpse of a rare species like killer whales.

The New Children’s Museum

When you’re looking for something to do indoors, check out the new childern’s museum. Situated in the Gaslamp Quarter in Balboa Park, the museum features a wide variety of activities, including the popular Sketch Aquarium and Reconnecting To Home. There are also plenty of other hands-on activities, workshops, and art activities to keep your little ones entertained while educating them. When you’re done with the children’s museum, you can also visit some of the other 17 museums that are in the park.

KidsFest 2023

Do your kids love the San Diego Padres? Then they’ll love the team’s annual KidFest events. The events span the entirety of the season and include everything from bounce houses and interactive games to balloon artists and face painters. The event takes place during every home Sunday game at Petco Park and starts two hours before the first pitch. Want even more fun after the game? After the 8th inning, kids can start to line up at the ramp on Toyota Beach. When the game is over, the kids (and you!) can run the bases on the field. There are even fun giveaways to round out the fun!

Whether you’re a sports fan or you want to see cool whale spouts out on the water, you can’t deny that San Diego has a variety of activities that are family-friendly and kid-centric. The hardest part will be deciding which one to check out first.

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