Kids Activities in La Mesa

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

Up to 51% Off Kids’ Open Play or Camp

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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Kids up to age 8 scamper through tunnels & play with enriching toys; campers age 2-8 make crafts and play games based around a weekly theme

Belmont Park – Up to 48% Off Unlimited Ride Pass

Mission Beach

$26.95 $14

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At this beachside amusement park, a one-day ride pass grants all-access to roller coaster, Tilt-A-Whirl, Krazy Kars, Beach Blaster, and more

Up to 48% Off Bowling at Mira Mesa Lanes

Mira Mesa

$58 $30

Bowling alley with full-service bar and Rock 'n' Bowl nights on Fridays and Saturdays

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Up to Half Off Ice-Skating

San Diego

$20 $12

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Skate around centrally located, year-round indoor ice arena that is part of a 12-acre community center with gyms, pools, and computer labs

Up to 60% Off at Skyblue Music

Normal Heights

$99 $49

Music instructor with more than 15 years of experience teaches students of all ages and abilities to play the piano

Up to 56% Off Whale-Watching and Nature Cruises

Mission Bay Park

$280 $129

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A 70-foot boat ferries passengers on eight-hour tours for whale and dolphin sightings; tours include breakfast, lunch, and drinks

50% Off Group Keyboard Lessons

San Diego

$90 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

60% Off Classes at Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics

Multiple Locations

$198 $79

Children develop athletic skills and engage with hoops, balls, and ribbons in age-appropriate rhythmic gymnastic classes

Up to 69% Off Paddle-Boarding Tour or Rental

Torrey Preserve

$99 $39

Paddlers learn the fundamentals of paddleboarding during classes, or follow knowledgable guides through local waterways during tours

Up to 57% Off Whale-Watching Tour

San Diego

$88 $39

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3-hour tours include narration by a certified marine biologist, snack bar, and indoor and outdoor seating for 149

Up to 70% Off Paddleboard or Surf-Board Rentals

Pacific Beach

$60 $19

Explore Mission Bay atop standup paddleboards or catch a wave on surfboards

Up to 55% Off Private Music Lessons

Rancho Bernardo

$140 $65

Experienced music instructors help students begin or continue their exploration of drums, piano, guitar, bass, and voice

Up to 53% Off at San Diego Automotive Museum

Balboa Park

$17 $8

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Classic motorcycles join a 1928 Studebaker and a custom 1947 Cadillac to pay homage to collectable autos

Up to 64% Off Paddleboard Fitness Classes

Torrey Preserve

$190 $69

Two-hour classes put a boot-camp spin on standup paddleboarding, helping students improve their fitness

Up to 56% Off at San Diego Ice Arena

Mira Mesa

$48 $20.99

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Indoor ice-skating arena with weekly public skating sessions that include adult nights, family party nights, and teen nights

Up to 57% Off Aerial Classes

Miramar

$60 $29

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In high-flying aerial classes, adults and kids take to the silks, trapeze and other aerial apparatus under the guidance of pro performers

Up to 52% Off Trampoline Activities

San Diego

$23 $10.99

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Visitors bound on wall-to-wall trampolines, go head-to-head on the bouncy dodge-ball court, or burn calories with jump-based workouts

Up to 46% Off Laser Tag

Miramar

$48 $26

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Wielding laser guns, players do battle in a foggy 5,000-square-foot laser-tag maze

Up to 61% Off Urban Scavenger Hunt

Whiskey Girl

$100 $40

Five-hour scavenger hunt takes participants through 12 challenges that encourage them to explore the city while testing their mettle

Up to 50% Off at Living Coast Discovery Center

Bayfront

$28 $14

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Observe and interact with native California creatures, such as sea turtles, sharks, and hawks, or explore 1.5 miles of nature trails

Up to 51% Off Bounce-House Play Days

Chula Vista

$35 $17

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Lauded by Parents magazine, indoor playground sprawls spacious party rooms & air-filled playthings for shoeless escapades

Up to 60% Off at Poway Fun Bowl

Poway

$28 $14

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32-lane bowling alley with a sports lounge that boasts a full-service bar, dartboards, pool tables, and 10 big-screen TVs

42% Off Animal Outing for Two

Alpine

$260 $150

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Visit over 50 animals at a no-breed, no-kill, no-sell sanctuary for rescued exotic animals and learn responsible animal care along the way

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1155 Graves Avenue
El Cajon,
CA
US

• For $13, you get one section C ticket for the August 6 performance (an $18–$26 value). • For $13, you get one section C ticket for the August 7 performance (an $18–$26 value). • For $13, you get one section C ticket for the August 10 performance (an $18–$26 value). • For $13, you get one section C ticket for the August 11 performance (an $18–$26 value). • For $13, you get one section C ticket for the August 12 performance (an $18–$26 value). • For $13, you get one section C ticket for the August 13 performance (an $18–$26 value). • For $13, you get one section C ticket for the August 14 performance (an $18–$26 value). • For $16, you get one section B ticket for the August 6 performance (an $18–$33 value). • For $16, you get one section B ticket for the August 7 performance (an $18–$33 value). • For $16, you get one section B ticket for the August 10 performance (an $18–$33 value). • For $16, you get one section B ticket for the August 11 performance (an $18–$33 value). • For $16, you get one section B ticket for the August 12 performance (an $18–$33 value). • For $16, you get one section B ticket for the August 13 performance (an $18–$33 value). • For $16, you get one section B ticket for the August 14 performance (an $18–$33 value).

1545 Pioneer Way
El Cajon,
CA
US

Certified by the American Association for Horsemanship Safety, Double M Horsemanship’s instructors lead programs designed to help beginner and intermediate riders feel safe and self-assured in the saddle. Using the Secure Seat training technique, instructors help students get situated atop their horses in the proper form in order to develop beneficial muscle memory. Located on 128 verdant acres, dotted with ancient trees, olive groves, and fossilized philosophers, the ranch enjoys access to more than 44,000 acres of the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge.

3200 Ivanhoe Ranch Road
El Cajon,
California
US

At FunBelievable Play, British owners Lynne and Adriana introduce the San Diego area to “British-style” indoor play with playground equipment imported from the United Kingdom. Meeting all playground safety regulations, the 6,000-square-foot facility helps children use their imaginations while developing their physical and mental capabilities, and climbing structures and interactive games encourage social skills that come in handy when imaginary friends go off to college. A colorful three-level play structure hosts fun amenities such as tube slides, climbing walls, tiki-figure punching bags, and a ball shower, whereas the sports arena gives future athletes the chance to kick goals and shoot baskets. Wobbly walkers and toddlers enjoy more age-appropriate play in their own space, which scales down big-kid fun into an area littered with soft toys, a mini ball pit, and mini slides.

Parents can sip coffee in a lounge area and rest easy knowing their children are playing on equipment that's sanitized and inspected daily. The staffers are fully trained and have passed background checks, and many of them also are certified in first aid and CPR and boast an encyclopedic knowledge of cartoons.

11655 Riverside Dr
Lakeside,
CA
US

Among its two facilities in La Jolla and downtown San Diego, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego houses an array of works made since 1950. Head here and you can explore everything from Pop Art and minimalism of the 1960s and 1970s to conceptual pieces from the last half-century, headlined by contemporary-art luminaries such as Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei.

Major figures aside, the MCASD strives to spotlight mid-career artists still looking for their big break, as well as pieces by Latin American artists and emergent talent. Between the museum's collection and rotating exhibitions, there are galleries that accommodate paintings, photographs, films, and multimedia installations. Outside both locations, there are more site-specific installations and sculptures by artists such as Richard Serra and Marcos Ramírez ERRE, whose father created the Caps Lock on the day his son was born.

There’s more to the place than its exhibitions: the museum engages visitors with events and programs such as art-making sessions and artist lectures. Held three evenings a year, the Thursday Night Thing series includes talks, hands-on activities, live music, and cocktails, all based on the latest museum exhibitions.

1001 Kettner Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US

The historic fountain at the east end of Balboa Park’s El Prado pedestrian walk is a lure for visitors, thanks to its majestic and cooling spray. But a quick turn to the right is the entrance to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, another local draw. For the young, it’s a two story, interactive science playground. For the young at heart, there are sophisticated displays, rotating exhibits and the new, NanoSeam IMAX Dome Theater. Films splayed across the 76-foot wraparound screen plunge viewers into the depths of the sea and out into space, through jungles and between skyscrapers around the planet. Resident astronomers also create new shows monthly, using the latest SkyScan System software. The café near the entrance takes care of hungry visitors with a modest menu, a few tables indoors and patio seating in front of the fountain.

1875 El Prado
San Diego,
CA
US