Joined some Australian friends on a 5 km run fundraiser this weekend at Del Mar Beach- well, I walked and everyone else ran. It was a pristine day with the waves rolling in, beautiful blue skies and a gentle breeze. I couldn’t help notice that every parent who ran with their baby or children in a stroller were all pushing BOBs- at least 5 or 6. It made me feel proud that we’d chosen such a high performing stroller for our traveling babies who will have such a great way to be transported on and around San Diego’s beautiful beaches. I wish I had some pics but since it was a run I didn’t have one with me. As for the recent recall, it was just a yellow cord on the canopy which I’d never previously noticed and all we’ve had to do is remove them.
Balboa Park has many interesting museums (alternating with free admission on Tuesdays), but our favorite is the Reuben H. Fleet Science Museum with its 100+ hands-on exhibits and brand new IMAX theatre. Kid City provides fun for infants through age 5, and until January 4th, the Animal Grossology exhibit will teach your little one gross facts about vomit munchers, slime makers, blood suckers and other such disgusting information.
The Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre is featuring The Merry Christmas Show, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rumpelstiltskin in the upcoming weeks. The San Diego Air and Space Museum has a Star Trek exhibit for trekkies and little boys also love the San Diego Model Railroad Museum . For a true San Diego tradition, get tickets through December 28, to How The Grinch Stole Christmas at the Old Globe Theatre (for ages 3-19); it’s excellent!
Another easy venture for a rainy day is The New Children’s Museum at 200 West Island Avenue; there are lots of craft activities and a fun pillow fight room.
For infants and toddlers we rent top of the line strollers and baby carriers to make exploring Balboa Park an easy experience to enjoy (no need to lug it through the airport). Check out our Go Baby page for Graco Quattro Tour strollers (singles or doubles), Graco travel systems, BOB joggers (singles and doubles with weather shields), compact toddler strollers, baby carriers and framed baby backpacks.
Coronado’s gracious homes on tree-lined streets, beautiful beaches and numerous kid-friendly eateries ensure a relaxing fun-filled day. We regularly visit friends who live there, and always notice the small-town laid back friendly atmosphere; neighbors drop by with their kids and people stop to chat on the street.
FUN FERRY RIDE
If you want to create an adventure for your little ones, hop on the San Diego Bay Ferry from 1050 North Harbor Drive at the Broadway Pier. You can have lunch at one of the many restaurants at The Ferry Landing Place or picnic on the beach.
Bikes and Beyond rent bikes with with Burley trailers. Their surrey-on top is a 2-4 pedaler which has extra jump seats children in the front. They have kites for rent too! The bike path offers magnificent city views and takes you to a great children’s playground by the Coronado bridge.
Nothing like ice cream to keep the kids happy. With locations at 1025 Orange Ave and the Del, Moo Time Creamery manufactures its specialty ice cream on-site; its long lines attest to just how good it is. Ferry Landing has the also popular Cold Stone Creamery.
HOTEL DEL CORONADO
Last, but not least, no visit to Coronado is complete without a visit to the historic Hotel Del Coronado . Built in 1888, its iconic red turrets make it look like a fairy tale castle- little girls might enjoy the high tea served there on a Sunday afternoon.
TRAVEL TIP: For a picnic at the beach, rent one of our coolers, some beach chairs and a beach umbrella or canopy, along with the bag of toys which include toys for the beach. For a run or walk along The Strand, our all-terrain BOB joggers can have the front wheel either fully rotating or fixed; singles and doubles are available. Our all-terrain Radio Flyer Wagon is perfect for carting the kids and beach gear down to the water.