Heading to Southern California? This San Diego Family Bucket List is a must read!
Thank you to the Wyndham Harbour Lights for hosting our family.
We’re one step closer to our move to San Diego! If you’ve been following along, then you know that we headed down to San Diego last week to take care of paperwork and moving details, but we also wanted to explore the city.
Instead of staying out in the suburbs, we decided to stay in the middle of downtown San Diego, at the Wyndham Harbour Lights. This location was perfect for checking a bunch of items off our family bucket list. We were a 10 minute drive from the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, and it made it super easy to do half days at these locations in between house business.
You guys know we are huge Wyndham fans (we stayed at their Wyndham Bonnet Creek location during our Walt Disney World trip). I loved seeing another location that is an option for Wyndham owners…..the beauty of owning with Wyndham? That you have total flexibility from Walt Disney World vacations to weekend getaways in San Diego. Harbour Lights is of 220 locations that Wyndham time share owners can enjoy every year, and it’s also available to rent for those who aren’t time share owners YET — the best of both worlds! We loved that our studio had a full fridge and stovetop, and PLENTY of room for all three of us (Lydia slept on the pull out sofa).
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San Diego Family Bucket List
Before we headed down to visit our new home, we made a family bucket list. We listed all the activities on our San Diego Family Bucket List. They’re perfect for picking vacation activities, or if you’re a San Diego local (like we will be soon)…..you can slowly check them all off.
San Diego Zoo (and Safari Park): We checked this one off our list, and loved the San Diego Zoo so much, that we’re planning to get a membership when we move down. The zoo is beautifully laid out, had GREAT food options (I found the BEST latte option inside), and didn’t feel at all crowded even on a busy day.
Balboa Park: Historical Balboa Park is a stunning, sprawling location filled with museums, gardens and cultural activities. It has endless family activity options, and I can’t wait to explore!
Carlsbad Flower Fields (seasonal): The Carlsbad Flower Fields are stunning, and open a few months a year (usually March to May). If you’re in the area during that time frame, they HAVE to go on your San Diego Bucket List!
Legoland: Guess what’s number one on Lydia’s bucket list? She can’t stop talking about Legoland and how badly she wants to visit. Guess that’s first up once we get moved in and settled!
Birch Aquarium at Scripps : The Birch Aquarium was one of the top recommended spots when we asked about fun San Diego locations on Instagram. From seahorses to a sunset concert series, I can’t wait to check it out!
The Beach: It goes without saying. San Diego means beach time. But the question is, which one? We’ll be checking out a ton of San Diego beaches this summer on a quest to find our favorite!
Petco Park for Baseball: Not gonna lie, I’m a San Francisco Giant’s fan for life……but Petco Park is awesome, and I can’t wait to visit while the Padres play my team (even if I’ll be cheering for the visitors).
Hotel Del Coronado and Del Coronado: The iconic Hotel Del Coronado is where they filmed Some Like it Hot, and the beach is absolutely stunning. They have amazing dining options (hello taco shack) and it’s perfect for a family beach day.
Belmont Park: Roller Coasters, an amusement park and the beach? 100% a family must do. This beachfront park is perfect for a family day!
Farmer’s Markets: The other suggestion we got a lot? San Diego is full of amazing Farmer’s Markets and I can’t WAIT to shop together then to prepare fun family meals.
So what do you think? Did we miss anything on our San Diego Family Bucket List?