Our Day Out: Family Friendly Destinations in Southern California

Now that the weather is clearing up and spring is quickly approaching,” it’s time to start thinking about some day trips with the family! Here are a few ventures that are kid friendly, close to home and don’t require much planning.

  • The San Diego Zoo: Always a classic! You are your children will love seeing all the animals up close and personal and learning about their habitat and eating habits. Be sure not to miss the all-new cheetah show, where you can see for yourself just how fast these cats can go!

  • Whale Watching in Newport Landing, CA

    Whale Watching: Whale-watching tours are offered up and down the West coast, but for your money and the activity level, you can’t go wrong with the boats departing from Newport Landing. They offer trips year-round, but if you go during the late winter or early spring, you’re almost bound to see some of the beautiful, enormous creatures during their annual migration.

  • La Brea Tar Pits, CaliforniaLa Brea Tar Pits: Get down and dirty with dinosaur fossils and life-sized replicas of other extinct animals! If the kids get bored looking at critters that aren’t around any longer, they also have dolphin exhibits to reel them back in.

  • Pretend City: This one’s a little outside-the-box, but for a truly unique experience, take your family to the Pretend City Children’s Museum in Orange County, where a kid can learn what it’s like to be an adult. They get to play dress up, buy groceries, pick fruit on a farm, and “relax after a hard day of work.” It’ll be memorable for everyone.

  • LEGOLand: You’ve seen the movie, now visit the theme park! This destination is a win-win for everyone. Your kids get to jump and play with over 60 LEGO-themed rides and attractions and you get to see them having the time of their lives.

About Pacific Preschool & Kindergarten

Pacific PreSchool & Kindergarten is one-of-a-kind preschool and child care center in San Marcos, California. Their goal is to provide an early childhood education program to little children so that it satisfies their physical, socio-emotional and child development needs in a progressive way. Lynda Way, the owner of Pacific PreSchool & Kindergarten, makes use of her 40 years of professional knowledge in childhood development and truly loves what she does.

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