Kids Activities in National City

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With weekly hockey leagues and tournaments open to any willing participants, Skate San Diego welcomes and encourages visitors to hone their inline-skating skills inside a well-appointed facility. For those looking to recapture the feel of a classic roller rink, open skate is available each weekend, where skaters can groove to the music from a state-of-the-art sound system. And for kids who want to celebrate their birthday on wheels, private party rooms can accommodate up to a dozen guests; a party host serves kids pizza and soda before they take to the rink.

165 Denny Way
El Cajon,
CA
US

Kayaks glide serenely through the South Bay as the sightseers dip paddles into the water or stop to take pictures of migrating birds. Led by a docent for the Living Coast Discovery Center with five years of experience, Chula Vista Kayak’s tours navigate these oft-overlooked waters in search of rare sights, such as the local Pacific green sea turtles coming up for air or the abundant wildlife including raptors, great blue herons, and egrets. Tours welcome beginners and seasoned kayakers alike; no matter their experience level, guests brush up on water safety with a 15-minute introduction before they’re clear to push off and explore.

550 Marina Pkwy
Chula Vista,
CA
US

Fun 4 All entertains clans with a merry mishmash of family-oriented indoor and outdoor activities, including miniature golf, go-karts, and a fully stocked arcade. Club-brandishing cliques can play their way across the polychromatic fairways of an 18-hole miniature-golf course, which offers all the excitement of a regular golf excursion without the added expense of golf-cart toll roads. The facility's circular go-kart course loops around rings of worn-out tires, generating a secure driving track ideal for young operators. Hone small-craft boating skills on vibrant yellow, green, and red bumper boats, which impart lifelong skills like steering and celestial navigation via streetlights. A broad-ranged arcade dazzles eyes with neon-hued entertainment that includes skee-ball, air hockey, and Shoot N Hoops.

950 Industrial Blvd
Chula Vista,
CA
US