When it comes to family vacation, the first place that pops into most people’s head is California. Why? Because California has so many major theme parks to enjoy.Here in San Diego it’s not just the amusement park that the family will be excited about. There are beautiful beaches, state parks, historic buildings, performing arts and museums to see.In Balboa Park alone there are numerous places to go and things to see.The San Diego Model Railroad Museum has the largest indoor model railroad display in the world. They have miniature replicas of the California railroads.
Another museum in Balboa is the San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum. We saw a display of local athletes memorabilia from when they were the high school local town heroes to when they made it big in the pros. Some of the famous athletes included Ted Williams, Maureen Connelly, Marcus Allen and Bill Walton to name a few.A sight to see in San Diego is the historic 16-1/2 blocks of Victorian buildings at Gaslamp quarter in Downtown. I’ve always been fascinated by historical architecture.After a long day, we needed to wind down. We took a walk on the beach and watched the beautiful sunset. Hearing the sound of the water hitting the shores relaxes me.
Two of the beaches where you can take the family for a day of fun include the Coronado and La Jolla Beaches. It is great for family picnics and playing volleyball.Take a drive to Chula Vista and visit the US Olympic Training Center. Here, you’ll have a free tour of the 150-acre facility including their training tracks and fields and the athlete dorms. Maybe, if your children love sports, this place will motivate them to be more active.San Diego has so much to offer. This places we went to were really fun and educational. We had a fantastic time.