Totally Awesome Activities For Kids In San Diego

Totally Awesome Activities For Kids In San Diego

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Send boredom packing with these fun, family-friendly places in San Diego. Kids are transported from the ho-hum of touring to the “Wow!

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    The jellies make for a nice camera phone grab shot while having to chase your kids around. Watch out for the glare from the lights behind you. Want to go back to take a longer look at the sea dragons. -- Byron O'Neal via Foursquare
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    The Zoo was founded in 1916 by a local doctor, Harry Wegeforth, who decided to build a zoo after hearing lions left over from the Panama-California Exposition roaring in their cages in the park. -- San Diego Zoo via Foursquare
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    Watch the elephants play in their 7-foot pool, stop by the Elephant Care Center to see the keepers give the elephants pedicures, don’t miss the busy dung beetles & admire the condors’ 9-foot wingspan. -- San Diego Zoo via Foursquare
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    Originally the idea of John D. Spreckels, the original coaster was built by a crew of 100 to 150 people in two weeks -- Mazda via Foursquare
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    We received our 1st koalas as a gift from Australia in 1925. These fuzzy marsupials are not bears, and not as cuddly as you think. They're actually independent, feisty, and often grumpy. -- San Diego Zoo via Foursquare
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    Line up against the left rail as you go in so you're in the front row when you get to the pandas. Otherwise you're behind a bunch of fat tourists wearing big hats. -- Drew Cantu via Foursquare
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    My son loves the manta roller costa ride and feeding the manta's -great combo. I think the manta is the best ride in the park -- Vickie Wedlock via Foursquare
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    SeaWorld was founded in 1964 on 22 acres by four graduates of UCLA. Their original idea was to build an underwater restaurant. The park grew into a marine park now spanning 189 acres. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    Beachfront amusement center with rides, indoor children's play center, and attractions such as The Giant Dipper Roller Coaster & The Wave House. A great spot out for the whole family -- Reynaldo Stephens via Foursquare
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    Wear comfortable shoes, get a map @ entry, & bring a camera. Lots of great walking paths, all which lead to different animals, so be prepared to do a lot of walking. Be sure to take the tram ride too. -- @socalwithkids via Foursquare
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    Every first Tuesday of the month features a Lego model free for children to build and take home. Be prepared for a line. It starts at 5 pm. -- Edward Lee via Foursquare
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    This overlooks the spot where European explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped ashore in 1542 naming the bay San Miguel; explorer Sebastian Vizcaino changed the name to San Diego in 1602. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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