There are plenty of relaxing things to do while vacationing in San Diego, but what about activities for the thrill-seekers? We have a few ideas! Visit these San Diego amusement parks for a full dose of adrenaline and family-friendly fun. 
There’s even more to explore! San Diego is packed with some of the finest dining and activities around, and we want you to experience all of it. Request our complimentary Travel Guide to discover the best places to eat, drink, and play in America’s Finest City.  

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The Most Thrilling San Diego Amusement Parks for Families 

LEGOLAND California 

This theme park is always a crowd-pleaserIn addition to a full waterpark and aquarium exhibit, LEGOLAND California features a series of miniature models of popular attractions from all over the world. From the Eifel Tower to Mount Rushmore, you can spend all day admiring the intricate details of these miniatures. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience for the whole family! 

San Diego Zoo Safari Park 

Get acquainted with some four-legged friends at the San Diego Zoo Safari ParkGroups can choose from a variety of thrilling safari tours where you’ll have the chance to see these creatures in their natural habitats. From giraffes and elephants to tigers and kangaroos, these tours will blow you away! Get up close and personal with some of these animals alongside a professional as you tour through the vast grounds of the park. 

Belmont Park 

Head to Belmont Park with the whole family for an afternoon of fun! Here you’ll find the Giant Dipper, also known as the Mission Beach Roller Coaster. This historical wooden roller coaster is a must for any adrenaline junkie visiting the San Diego area. With a handful of other coasters in the park, you’ll be in for hours of excitement.  

Seaworld San Diego 

Seaworld San Diego is always a favorite for visitors. In addition to spectacular marine life shows that we’ve all heard of, you’ll also want to bring a swimsuit to soak up the sun at Aquatica, the Seaworld water park. Whether you hop aboard Journey to Atlantis or Shipwreck Rapids, you can expect plenty of family fun. 

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 After a long day splashing in the wave pool at Seaworld or venturing through the terrain at the Safari Park, return home to one of our pristine, luxurious homes in the hills of San Diego. Not only are our homes perfectly decorated and crafted to fit your every need, but they also come with your very own concierge service team. We’ll take care of everything from dinner reservations to curated personalized experiences for your group. Few others have managed to hone the art of customer service in the way that we have. Check our availability and book your stay with us today.  

Our area is full of great entertainment opportunities, but you’ll find some of the best children’s activities in North County, San Diego. We’ve made a list of our favorites to guide you in the right direction. From marine life encounters to exclusive park tours, this trip will be one that your kids will never forget. 
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The Most Exciting Children’s Activities in North County, San Diego

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

You’ll have no problem finding ways to spend a day exploring the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. You can experience San Diego’s most impressive wildlife sanctuary by caravan, zipline, or safari cart. Whatever you choose, the tours will immerse you and your little ones into the world of the African Plains! The park offers a wide variety of tours that can accommodate any ages or interests. While each of the safari tours offers something different, the Ultimate Safari is your one-stop-shop for the adventure of a lifetime. You’ll get a unique, personalized tour through the park that can last up to 8 hours. It allows you to go behind the scenes, witness exclusive exhibits, and interact with some of the animals. This tour will be the highlight of the trip for any young animal lover! 

Legoland California

Get ready for an action-packed day! Head to Legoland for wholesome family fun, and endless activities. From kid-friendly rollercoasters and games to famous model cities, you’ll never run out of things to do at this park. As if that isn’t enough, you’ll also find a waterpark and aquarium that add even more exciting opportunities! We recommend bringing a change of clothes to have on-hand.
Local Tip: Download the Legoland app to gain access to live wait times and an interactive map of the park. 

Swami’s Beach Tide Pools

You can go to an aquarium anytime, but nothing is quite as exciting as witnessing sea creatures in their natural habitat. Head to the rocky area of Swami’s on Pacific Coast Highway during low tide. You’ll find not only fossils and shells but also an array of marine life! Search the sediment for sea urchins, brittle stars, sea cucumbers, octopus, sea slugs, and more! Check San Diego’s tide tracker before planning your trip.  
Local Tip: Your experience will be even better if you can go during the winter months to avoid the crowds. 

Get Sporty at Carlsbad Lagoon

You’ll have no problem finding a variety of ways to have fun in the sun at Carlsbad Lagoon. It’s the best area in North County, San Diego, for all things watersports. You’ll find jet ski, kayak, paddleboard, and boat rentals along with so much more. 

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Do any of these adventures sound like the right fit for your family? Let us craft the ultimate itinerary for you! These activities offer just a taste of what you can experience during your San Diego vacation. We’ll craft unique, exclusive experiences just for you and provide any additional services you may need. Whether you require grocery delivery or childcare services, we handle the small details so you can get the most out of your vacation. 
In addition to uniquely curated experiences, you will also stay in San Diego’s most luxurious homes. The Encinitas Oceanfront Retreat is a Tuscan oasis on the shore. You’ll enjoy a private patio, panoramic ocean views from your bedroom, and nearby beach access. There is no better place to spend your San Diego getaway.