I love Spring Break because it seems like a little teaser that summer isn’t too far away! What are your plans this Spring Break? If you are spending it in San Diego, here are my five picks for what to do.
Carlsbad Flower Fields – the flower fields are in bloom and officially opened March 1. The flower fields cover 50 acres of amazing beauty and splendor overlooking the Pacific Ocean, fun for kids and adults alike. Other activities include tractor rides, a pea maze, mining, metal art sculptures, a playground and more.
Balboa Park museums – Anytime of year is a great time to visit Balboa Park, so visit a couple during Spring Break. Two of our favorites are the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and theNAT (San Diego Natural History Museum). Current exhibits at the Fleet Science Center include On the Fly – all about aerodynamics and flight technology and Guitars plus the great IMAX movies. TheNAT currently has a swashbuckling exhibit including more than 200 artifacts all about pirates. Other exhibits include fossil mysteries, skulls, the story of water in California and ecosystems of San Diego County.
Legoland – Always a hit with the kids, Legoland has even more to offer this Spring Break with its recent opening of “The Lego Movie” experience. “The Lego Movie” was definitely one of our favorite movies in a long time. You can get a behind-the-scenes look at a real movie set and explore some of the models that inspired the movie. Visiting from out of town? Try staying at the Legoland Hotel.
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Whale Watching – every year the gray whales migrate from the north to the warmer waters of Baja California, passing right by San Diego. Enjoy a day out at sea with one of the whale watching excursions taking you out for a couple hours to watch for these beautiful creatures. We had a great experience with the Birch Aquarium’s partnership cruise with Flagship Cruises.
Hiking – Another great activity all year round in San Diego. Spring Break just feels like a great time to be outdoors and enjoy San Diego. Whether you are looking for something strenuous or kid-friendly, San Diego has trails and trails to choose from. These are a few of our favorite hiking trails: Elfin Forest, Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, San Elijo Lagoon and Torrey Pines.
With so many family-friendly activities and beautiful weather, San Diego is a great place to be for Spring Break!