I know a lot of kids don’t even read “real” books anymore. Everyone is all about interactive books kids can read on tablets with all sorts of fun features. But there’s still something to be said for stopping in at a local bookstore — or a national park visitor center — and browsing their collection of children’s books.
There’s no better time to visit San Diego than October when kids are free all over town — from the zoo to harbor cruises, LEGOLAND California in nearby Carlsbad, nearly 40 museums, restaurants and activities from surf lessons to speedboat rides to golf and even fishing.
San Diego famously is known for its sunny weather and beaches and the kids I interviewed for my just released Kid’s Guide to San Diego said that plus the world famous Zoo and Safari Park and other attractions make “the birthplace of California” an ideal getaway choice for families.