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Kids "dig" pacific terrace!

The Pacific Terrace Hotel, with its direct access to the sandy beach below, is the perfect choice for families with kids.  The hotel is located in the heart of a classic beach town in an area full of opportunities for recreation and pleasure for kids and adults alike.

Beach Boys (and girls!) will love the complimentary sand toys that they can borrow from the hotel, and they can make a splash with the free boogie board rentals.  Tired of sand between your toes? Play Marco Polo with a view in our oceanfront, heated pool.   Or stroll to the Baked Bear for a yummy, gooey ice cream and cookie sandwich.   Jump on one of our bikes and take a ride down the colorful beach boardwalk to explore quirky souvenir stands, or ride a bit further to Belmont Park, one of San Diego's best beach landmarks.

Sun-sational San Diego Activities for Kids


Awesome Attractions

  • Belmont Park

    Kids Tip: Buy a wristband and you'll be able to ride the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster & all of their other fun rides like the spinning Chaos and bumper cars. They also have a variety of midway games, laser tag, the "Sky Climb" climbing wall, Sky Ropes adventure course, mini golf course, and an arcade!
  • SeaWorld San Diego

    Kids Tip: Be sure to check out Explorer's Reef where you can touch over 400 brown-banded and white-spotted bamboo sharks and let over 4,000 cleaner fish nibble on your fingers! Check out Dine with Shamu, try the Dolphin Interaction Program, and ride Journey to Atlantis & Shipwreck Rapids.  Don't forget to make time to watch the Shamu, Sea Lion & Otter, Pets Rule & Dolphin show!
  • SeaWorld's Aquatica Waterpark

    Kids Tip: Bring your swimsuits and sunscreen! Don't forget to check out Big Surf Shores. It's one of the largest wave pools in Southern California. Swim in more than 500,000 gallons of water with swells up to 5-feet tall!
  • The World Famous San Diego Zoo

    Kids Tip: For a unique experience, start your day with the Zoo's Early Morning with Pandas or with eating Breakfast with the Koalas!  Visit the Children's Zoo during your visit, complete with a petting zoo and animal nursery. You may be able to feel a hedgehog's quills, listen to horned owls and watch zany science shows with Dr. Zoolittle.
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    Kids Tip: The Animal Ambassador Stage is a great place to meet new animal friends like a Pancake Tortoise and other rate and exotic animals.  Take a Caravan Safari and you'll be able to feed giraffes & rhinos, or choose a Cheetah Safari and meet and greet the stars of the Cheetah Run!  Kids also love to climb, balance, swing, and walk through the trees on the Safari Park's Jungle Ropes Safari.
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps

    Kids Tip: Make sure to plan your visit to include one of the scheduled daily feedings. When it's feeding time, habitats come to life, providing opportunities to ask questions and learn more about the wonders of the ocean world. Watch as sharks cruise by eyeing their food, or as lobsters emerge from their rocky hiding places. Don't miss the adorable Sea Horse babies in Birch Aquarium's Sea Horse exhibit & nursery.
  • Legoland

    Kids Tip: Although Legoland has a separate waterpark, if you just plan to visit Legoland alone, bring your swimsuits! Pirate Shores in Legoland is an awesome place to get wet!

Marvelous Museums

  • The New Children's Museum

    Kids Tip: Finger painting, clay modeling, bubble blowing, an inflatable to jump in, an area called Wobbleland for play, and the famous Rainhouse will keep you busy for hours!
  • Rueben H. Fleet Science Center

    Kids Tip: After getting hands on with science in all of their interactive exhibits, watch one of their great films in their giant dome IMAX Theater.
  • San Diego Air + Space Museum

    Kids Tip: Check out the Kids Aviation Action Hangar, a special play area for kids of all ages!
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum

    Kids Tip: Motive Mac's Kids Corner is a great place to have fun, play games, listen to railroad stories and do railroad crafts.
  • San Diego Natural History Museum

    Kids Tip: Make sure to visit the Fossil Mysteries!  Get ready to travel through a 75-million year timeline from the age of dinosaurs to the Ice Ages!
  • San Diego Maritime Museum

    Kids Tip: Don't forget to board the Star of India, the world's oldest active sailing ship!
  • U.S.S. Midway (Aircraft Carrier) Museum

    Kids Tip: Try their flight simulators! The Strike Fighter 360 allows you to make rolls, loops and spin like a real fighter pilot!
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