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Double Peak Park
#1 of 7 things to do in San Marcos
Recommended for families, romantic sunsets, quick picnic, or just for the sheer pleasure of a great hike.
Double Peak Park has beautiful views, a gently rolling path, and varied opportunities for the whole family.
Discovery Lake
#2 of 7 things to do in San Marcos
Cute little lake with nice track around it for walking ,jogging ,rollerblades, kids on bikes and a lovely little SHADED playground for the kids!
Kid Friendly for riding bikes, hiking, playing, walking or relaxing.
Moonlight State Beach Encinitas 7.8 mi away
#2 of 30 things to do in Encinitas
The waves were pretty big, so we didnt venture out too far in the water, but the kids had an awesome time boogie boarding... Very clean beach, tons of parking, and its a very big beach, so even when its busy, you...
This is a great place for people watching, collecting beautiful rocks, watching surfers/ boogie boarders or just to relax with family and friends while enjoying a picnic or BBQ.
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The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum Carlsbad 1.8 mi away
#1 of 49 things to do in Carlsbad
A rare opportunity and great joy to be able to share with our kids this level of awe-inspiring craftsmanship and what stunning intricacy can be achieved with gifted hands, passion for excellence, and thousands of...
A visit here would be perfect for any families whose children may be interested in engineering, for academics or to gain insight into "hands on" achievements.
South Carlsbad State Beach Carlsbad 6.9 mi away
#2 of 49 things to do in Carlsbad
Relaxing, definitely great for families or folks who want less hustle, the beaches are pristine, the surrounding area is tranquil, yet there are shops and restaurants in the heart of Carlsbad and for me, Carlsbad...
The kids enjoyed climbing on some of the boulders and rocks holding back the coastline from erosion, but there was plenty of sand for walking along the seashore.
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San Diego Botanic Garden Encinitas 7.0 mi away
#4 of 30 things to do in Encinitas
One of my favorite areas is the playful children’s garden with a little house to explore, fun sculptures, and sturdy music making devices.
-nice place for kids to play: come over mommy and daddy -romantic for wedding: princess paradise -inspiring: scientifically and spiritually -beauty and compassion is so addictive
Batiquitos Lagoon Carlsbad 6.0 mi away
#5 of 49 things to do in Carlsbad
Great walking path even for kids to take an easy stroll.
Nature Center just opened in June 2016 and offered educational displays for adults and children.
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Swami's Beach Encinitas 8.2 mi away
#3 of 30 things to do in Encinitas
... way it is just breathtaking the views are amazing and swimming in the area is also amazing there is parking along the street and the kids would just truly enjoy the breathtaking views and swimming in the ocean.
People meditating on the beach, families playing in the surf, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather.
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Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park Carlsbad 1.9 mi away
#6 of 49 things to do in Carlsbad
Leo Carrillo, best known for his role as Pancho in the 50's TV show The Cisco Kid brought his dream of his perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood with this sprawling ranch which spanned 1750 acres...
For young families there are brilliant peafowl roaming the grounds, hiking and biking trails, plenty of picnic spots in a tranquil setting.
Carlsbad Village Carlsbad 7.0 mi away
#3 of 49 things to do in Carlsbad
My daughter her husband and two children live in the village they go walk around a lot when they don’t have things to do just for a short walk there’s ice cream parlors there’s yogurt shops jewelry shops lots of d...
Great little family friendly town with good restaurants.
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Museum of Making Music Carlsbad 6.4 mi away
#4 of 49 things to do in Carlsbad
Great insights into music with knowledgeable staff and the hands on portion makes it so much fun for kids and adults alike!
Great for kids, too, with a game to lead them through the galleries and gentle volunteers to help them.
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The Flower Fields at Carlsbad RanchR Carlsbad 6.6 mi away
#7 of 49 things to do in Carlsbad
Our family (two kids 13 & 11) spent a morning here and took hundreds of pictures of the beautiful flowers, enjoyed the tractor ride, the sweet pea maze, the orchids, poinsettias and really enjoyed the entire exper...
The flower fields are spectacular, a great photo opportunity with kids or families.
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LEGOLAND California Carlsbad 6.0 mi away
#8 of 49 things to do in Carlsbad
Excelent breakfast, wonderful rooms, plenty of surprises for kids, variety of activities for kids, excelent for kids.
Make sure to do the scavenger hunt, it’s a great way to make sure you cover the highlights of the park! Restaurant were reasonable and plenty of LEGOs to enjoy while dining especially for the younger children!
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Moonlight Ampitheatre Vista 5.4 mi away
#1 of 24 things to do in Vista
A wonderful place to meet family and friends for some dinner, fellowship and great entertainment.
Great place to take a picnic and enjoy a lovely evening with family and friends.
Queen Califia's Magical Circle Escondido 7.0 mi away
#5 of 53 things to do in Escondido
Children and adults alike will wonder at the magic of this "garden"!
Great for families.
Sea Life Aquarium Carlsbad 6.0 mi away
#11 of 49 things to do in Carlsbad
The kids loved seeing the cool fish which included many species from the CA region with sharks and sting rays, etc. Very cool!
Thanks for letting me share my experience with u first got off the plane was everything we imagine exotic fish wonderful staff great location wonderful time a must go family vacation trust me u will enjoy
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Alga Norte Community Park Carlsbad 3.4 mi away
#12 of 49 things to do in Carlsbad
The playground is huge with areas for small and large kids, there is a skate park, a pool, baseball fields, a huge swimming center and so much more.
They live only a few streets away and it is a wonderful clean and safe place to help "exercise" the children.
California Center for the Arts, Escondido Escondido 7.1 mi away
#7 of 53 things to do in Escondido
It makes for a nice afternoon out as a couple, with family or friends if you want to enjoy some local culture.
Great shows for kids!
Poinsettia Park Carlsbad 5.9 mi away
#16 of 49 things to do in Carlsbad
Wonderful community feel with families on blankets, chairs munching on food.
Grand children had a blast playing in bouncy houses and treats provided.The park is large and very nice and clean.
Carlsbad Premium Outlets Carlsbad 6.6 mi away
#10 of 49 things to do in Carlsbad
Kids liked the Vans and Converse stores and mom enjoyed Crate and Barrel Outlet which is a rare find!
Lots of nice stores (Nike, Ralph Lauren, Barneys, Gymboree, etc) to visit and easily walkable with our young kids.
The Wave Waterpark Vista 5.2 mi away
#4 of 24 things to do in Vista
This is a great place to beat the heat, and have a safe time in a Family Friendly Environment.
It's a popular spot and there were a lot of kids and parents.
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Escondido 4.8 mi away
#12 of 53 things to do in Escondido
Lake Hodges Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Escondido 6.3 mi away
#13 of 53 things to do in Escondido
I bike this often and see anywhere from the family walk to the hard core bicycler out there.
Very nice walk for families.