There is always so much to do in San Diego on the weekend. There’s always some event going on, a new place to visit, new food to eat, and a variety of amusement parks to choose from. I’m the type that enjoys doing something new or different, and most especially finding things that are kid friendly! A couple weekends ago, the girls and I visited two places that we haven’t been to before and both are San Diego staples.
On a hot summer Saturday we finally made it to the Waterfront Park which has quickly became a popular spot since it opened up only a couple years ago. The best thing about this place is that it’s completely free! It has beautiful views of the downtown skyline and the pretty harbor lined with cruise ships and vintage boats. What more can you ask for?There’s a really cool modern playground, two huge splash zones, and lots of open space and grass for picnics and gatherings. There’s a ton of free street parking all along the street and you can also park in the underground garage located right below. There’s a snack stand with lots of options so don’t worry if you forget to pack a lunch.
To get more info on events and details, check out their website: Waterfront Park
On Sunday, we made our way to the historic Balboa Park. We initially came to ride on the vintage carousel and train, but we couldn’t resist making our way into the Fleet Science Center which is one of our favorite museums with new themes and installations changing periodically. Right now they have the Game Masters Exhibit which showcases the world’s best video game designers, from the arcade era to today’s console and online games with 100+ playable games! There’s so much to do and see at Balboa Park, both free and paid, so definitely plan for an all day outing! The girls didn’t want to leave the museums, as per usual. 🙂
For the latest happenings and news on what’s coming up, check out their website: Fleet Science Center