Enjoy over 60 rides, shows & activities at this incredible theme park. For the Lego lovers in your family, they will be in awe and inspired by the Lego creations on display. USA MiniLand was an impressive sight! Reproductions of American cities like Las Vegas, New England, New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco, Southern California and Washington DC are all represented. They even had Star Wars display that my 6-year-old son loved!
SpecialGlobe Tip: Stop at the guest service building when you first arrive to pick up a front of the line pass and to ask any questions that might be important for your family. The park was very accessible and the attendants were very accommodating and helpful. Wheelchair and Electric Convenience Vehicle Rentals are available. For more information on accessibility, you can download the Disabled Access Guide that includes ride specific information.
Built in the 1700’s by Father Junipero Serra, “Kings Highway” as it was originally named, was constructed in order to connect a string of missions. For the next two centuries this road, renamed Highway 101, was the primary passage when traveling from Northern to Southern California. Highway 101 travels through quaint beach communities with local shops and eateries and past gorgeous stretches of beach. A day trip with your family is a must!
SpecialGlobe Tip: If you have a wheelchair user in your family, Moonlight Beach in Encinitas owns its own beach wheelchairs and loans them out for free. Call ahead at 760-633-2750 to reserve a wheelchair and have it waiting when you arrive. The wheelchairs are manual but do have large, wide wheels that can maneuver the sand.
Situated on almost 200-acres, SeaWorld San Diego is an incredible family destination. Dolphin, turtle, penguin, beluga and killer whale exhibits that expand you and your child's understanding of these magnificent animals and mammals. Thrilling rides and spectacular shows will keep you and your family entertained all day! My kids and I spent eight hours at the park and my daughter still cried when it was time to leave. Absolutely her favorite experience!
SpecialGlobe Tips: When you first enter the park, go to Guest Services that is located just inside the park to the right of the Main Entrance. Here you can obtain front of the line access for kids that have trouble tolerating long lines due to a special need or disability. The staff can also answer any questions you might have about your child’s needs. View the Accessibility Guide prior to your visit to help prepare for a successful day at the park.
If you're going to visit San Diego in the summer, you can see a spectacular fourth of July fireworks show aptly called Big Bay Book that's launched from four separate barges in San Diego Bay.
SpecialGlobe Tip: Big crowds are hard for me to manage with my daughter so we booked a bay view room at The Manchester Grand Hyatt and had an amazing view of the show. The hotel also has a fireworks party at the pool on the 4th and the hotel has fun poolside activities for the kids in honor of Independence Day.
Seaport Village 849 West Harbor Drive San Diego, California 92101 619-235-4014
Set along the San Diego Waterfront, Seaport Village is a great place to get unique souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones back home. Lots of great restaurants, shops and entertainment, this is a great place to come with your family to explore and people watch. If you visit on the Fourth of July, you can watch the Big Bay Boom Fireworks show. Be sure to go early, it fills up quickly!
SpecialGlobe Tip: Seaport Village is handicap accessible.