Kids Activities in San Diego

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for Admission to USS Midway Museum (Up to 25% Off)

USS Midway Museum

Marina

29 restored military aircraft and 60 exhibits sprawled above and below the decks of an aircraft carrier that served from 1945 to 1992

$20 $15

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Thrilling Attractions and Arcade Credit for One, Two, or Four at Adrenaline Zone @ Belmont Park (Up to 58% Off)

Belmont Park

Mission Beach

The zipline, rock-climbing wall, and free-fall attraction invite guests to defy gravity before a trip to the arcade

$26 $11

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

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

$129.95 $49

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Admission for Two Kids with Option for Admission for One Adult at Inflatable World (Up to 37% Off)

Inflatable World

Mission Valley East

Kids 2-12 can slide down inflatable water slides and play in inflatable castles and amusements with all-day access to the wet and dry parks

$34 $22

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Fundamental Youth Basketball Camp at San Diego Sol (Up to 32% Off). Three Options Available.

San Diego Sol

San Diego

Coaches teach fundamentals, from proper defensive stance to protecting the ball while dribbling to a consistent shooting form

$175 $119

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Two-Hour Standup Paddleboard Rental and Lesson for One, Two, or Four at Harmony Fitness (Up to 54% Off)

Harmony Fitness

Spanish Landing Park West

Learn the proper techniques for standing, dismounting, and remounting a standup paddleboard

$65 $32

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Rhythmic Gymnastic Classes at Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics (68% Off). Two Options Available.

Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics

Multiple Locations

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

$198 $64

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Paddleboard Tour for One, or Paddleboard Class and Rental for One or Two from Paddle Dive San Diego (Up to 69% Off)

Paddle Dive San Diego

Torrey Preserve

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

$99 $39

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$8 for $14 Worth of Ice Skating — ICE at Mission Valley

Ice At Mission Valley

San Diego

From the merchant: Come and enjoy a fun and affordable holiday experience!

$14 $8

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Public Ice-Skating Session for Two or Four with Skates at San Diego Ice Arena (54% Off)

San Diego Ice Arena

Mira Mesa

Indoor ice-skating arena in business more than 34 years with weekly public skating sessions that include family party nights and teen nights

$24 $12

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One-Month Membership or Weekday or Weekend Birthday Package for 10 at San Diego Lawn Bowling Club (Up to 53% Off)

San Diego Lawn Bowling Club

Balboa Park

Club around since 1932 keeps lawn bowling traditions alive on grassy fields outfitted for the fun, social game

$30 $14

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Standup-Paddleboard and Scuba Class for One, Two, or Four from Unified Team Diving (Up to 64% Off)

Unified Team Diving

Torrey Preserve

Classes have students learn the ropes of both standup-paddleboarding and scuba diving

$190 $69

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Four or Six Aerial Classes, or Four Classes for Two People at San Diego United Training Center (Up to 61% Off)

San Diego United Training Center

Miramar

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

$60 $26

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Standup Paddleboarding Lesson Package for One or Two at Resort Watersports (Up to 56% Off)

Resort Watersports

Bahia Hotel

During lessons, students learn proper foot placement, surf stance and posture, foot steering, and several types of strokes

$50 $22

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24-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or 2-Hour Group Lesson for One or Two at Surfari Surf School (Up to 57% Off)

Surfari Surf School

Mission Beach

Learn the proper techniques for standing, dismounting, and remounting a standup paddleboard on calm, flat waters

$100 $43

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Three-Hour Whale-Watching Tour for One, Two, or 10 from San Diego Whale Watch (Up to 61% Off)

San Diego Whale Watch

San Diego

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

$48 $22

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$4 for Two Hours of Gaming at GameSync Gaming Center ($14 Value)

GameSync Gaming Center

Miramar

Play games such as Minecraft, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. and classic arcade cabinets for up to two hours

$14 $4

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Gymnastics Classes or Open Gym at Bounce California (Up to 48% Off)

Bounce California

San Diego

This fully equipped facility makes it easy for kids to learn the ropes in gymnastic sports, with professional coaches at the helm

$132 $69

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Single- or Tandem-Kayak Rental or Paddleboard Rental or Lesson for Two from OEX Point Loma (Up to 47% Off)

OEX Point Loma

Roseville - Fleet Ridge

Explore San Diego Bay via kayak or standup paddleboard; classes cover paddleboard fundamentals, such as stance, safety, and paddling basics

$30 $16

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When drivers are whipping around the four hairpin turns at Miramar Speed Circuit and accelerating up to 40 miles per hour down the straightaways, it suddenly seems obvious that professional racers designed the layout. Both the quarter-mile, indoor, asphalt track and the soft tires of the go-karts wear a specialized sealant that helps eliminate the need for brakes when drivers are taking corners at high speeds. The mini vehicles also feature 6.5-horsepower, gas-powered Honda engines and electronic lap timers that allow drivers to survey their personal bests and determine how long it would take to drive to Australia. Safety is of the utmost concern, which is why a track manager and several marshals monitor each race, and why the course boasts bright blue and yellow protection barriers.

For guests seeking off-the-track thrills, a 5,000-square-foot laser-tag maze pits teams against one another on a foggy, obstacle-filled battleground. The facility also hosts parties and corporate events, hones driving skills with private lessons, and gives back to many charitable organizations within the community.

8123 Miralani Dr.
San Diego,
CA
US

The paddle wheels of The Sternwheelers' two signature boats churn through the blue-green waters of Mission Bay, transporting passengers back more than a century to when steamboats dominated America's rivers. Across the 100-foot-long William D. Evans, festive events with up to 600 passengers unfold under ornamental pressed-tin ceilings, handcrafted lamps, and the astronaut-crafted stars viewable on the open-air top deck. Handmade masts at the bow lead the ship's way, and its hundreds of decorative bulbs illuminate the bay at night. Bahia Belle, William D. Evans' smaller sibling, offers a more intimate space for gatherings. Its Victorian decor and architecture make way for a stained-glass skylight that beams vivid colors across its interior, resplendent with cast-iron staircases and red-velvet curtains. Weddings, banquets, and other events also take place on the boats between public cruises, each craft's rich detailing setting the tone for trips to remember.

998 West Mission Bay Drive
San Diego,
CA
US

You've probably heard this phrase before, or at least something to its effect: "Back in my day, that cost a nickel." Decades ago, just about everything ran five cents, from candy bars to bus rides. Of course, anywhere you go today, that simply isn't the case?anywhere, that is, except for Nickel City Fun Center.

Nickel City operates almost exclusively on nickels. Inside the 15,000-square-foot space, visitors can play more than 100 games by inserting the coin that features Thomas Jefferson's only selfie. They can top high scores in pinball, zip goals past air hockey opponents, or even conquer ticket-redemption games and trade their paper winnings in for prizes. In addition to all its games, Nickel City also features four Highway 66-themed miniature bowling lanes with automatic scoring and bumpers. The best part: players don't have to wear special shoes or hover above the lanes on a magic carpet?they can just step up and start bowling.

8990 Miramar Road #180
San Diego,
CA
US

You've probably heard this phrase before, or at least something to its effect: "Back in my day, that cost a nickel." Decades ago, just about everything ran five cents, from candy bars to bus rides. Of course, anywhere you go today, that simply isn't the case?anywhere, that is, except for Nickel City Fun Center.

Nickel City operates almost exclusively on nickels. Inside the 15,000-square-foot space, visitors can play more than 100 games by inserting the coin that features Thomas Jefferson's only selfie. They can top high scores in pinball, zip goals past air hockey opponents, or even conquer ticket-redemption games and trade their paper winnings in for prizes. In addition to all its games, Nickel City also features four Highway 66-themed miniature bowling lanes with automatic scoring and bumpers. The best part: players don't have to wear special shoes or hover above the lanes on a magic carpet?they can just step up and start bowling.

8990 Miramar Rd.
San Diego,
CA
US

Although Belmont Park has changed shape and modernized since opening in the 1920s, surviving vintage attractions such as the Giant Dipper roller coaster stand as fun reminders of the park's family-friendly roots. Additionally, patrons can practice their security-evasion skills by navigating the high-swinging Sky Ropes Adventure. While resting tired climbing muscles, guests can interface with a few electronic fun-creators with Belmont Park?arcade swipe cards. Players can earn a cache of tickets from a plethora of play-to-win games to purchase sugary treats or noise-making trinkets. Once adrenaline glands have been depleted, visitors can indulge in the park's numerous additional amenities, such as dining areas and beach-themed shops.

3116 Mission Boulevard
San Diego,
CA
US

For more than three decades, ABC Tree Farms have provided the Bay Area with seasonal fun October through December. Summer inspires the first round of recreation in the form of Summer Fun Zones packed with inflatable bounce houses masquerading as castles and slides and fresh harvests of local cherries, peaches, melons, and other fruits. During October, they run 20 pumpkin-themed locations, some of which also feature inflatable bounce houses and other attractions. Once Thanksgiving passes, groves of Christmas trees spring up, having made their way south from Oregon and Washington. There they will stand until Christmas Eve, hoping to decorate homes or become the model that inspires a revamped line of evergreen air fresheners.

10144 Scripps Gateway Court
San Diego,
CA
US