Kids Activities in San Carlos

Up to 52% Off at Boomers!

Palace Entertainment

Multiple Locations

$24.99 $12

Family-entertainment center amuses visitors with access to miniature golf, go-karts, and more

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

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

40% Off All-Day Ride Access at Inflatable World

Inflatable World

Mission Valley East

$20 $12

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

Up to 44% Off Youth Basketball Summer Camp

San Diego Sol

Sportcenter at Alliant International University

$175 $99

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

Up to 50% Off Bowling at Kearny Mesa Bowl

Kearny Mesa Bowl

Kearny Mesa Bowl

$66 $33

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

Up to 59% Off Group or Private Piano Lessons

T.K. Musik Akademy

San Diego

$70 $29

Thai Khuong, who has had formal training from world-class jazz pianist Kamau Kenyatta, teaches aspiring pianists

Up to 53% Off at San Diego Automotive Museum

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

50% Off at United States Karate Academy

United States Karate Academy

Francis Parker School

$300 $150

Fourth-degree master instructor passes along techniques to students of all ages

Up to 46% Off Children's Summer Camps at Whole Child Learning

Whole Child Learning

Sequoia Elementary

$165 $89

During camps, kids hone their engineering skills with LEGO projects, expand their Spanish vocabularies, and jumpstart their yoga practices

Up to 46% Off Laser Tag

Miramar Speed Circuit

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 57% Off Aerial Classes

San Diego United Training Center

Miramar

$60 $29

(16)

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 57% Off LAN Gaming or Minecraft Party

GameSync Gaming Center

Miramar

$50 $25

Computer stations outfitted with the latest hardware host gamers for LAN competitions and Minecraft birthday parties

50% Off Music Lessons

Hollywood Music

National City

$70 $35

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Up to 56% Off at San Diego Ice Arena

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 55% Off Moonwalk Rental

Enchanté Party Rentals & Jumpers

On Location

$80 $39

Children play for up to four hours in safe, inflatable princess- or sports-themed bounce castle

Up to 51% Off Kids’ Open Play or Camp

My Kids Clubhouse

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

50% Off a Football Clinic with Autograph Football

Sports International Football Camps

University of San Diego

$199.97 $99

Kids receive intensive position-specific training at football specialty clinic run by hand selected coaches

Up to 52% Off Go-Karting at K1 Speed

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

Up to 70% Off Paddleboard or Surf-Board Rentals

SUP Diego Excellent Adventures

Pacific Beach

$60 $19

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

65% Off at Fox Mountain Adventures

Fox Mountain Adventures

Rancho Penasquitos

$850 $299

Professional performers from the National Comedy Theater lead high-school students in fun improv workshops during weeklong camps

Up to 50% Off at Living Coast Discovery Center

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 77% Off Private Music Lessons

School of Rock

Multiple Locations

$210 $49

One-on-one lessons focus on the kid's area of choice, whether that's guitar, drums, bass, the keyboard, or vocals

Up to 54% Off Standup Paddleboard Rental and Lessons

Harmony Fitness

Spanish Landing Park West

$65 $32

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

Up to 52% Off Stand-Up Paddleboarding

The SUP Connection

Liberty Station

$60 $29

Guests can embark on a stand-up paddleboarding adventure on their own, or learn the basics from an experienced paddleboarding instructor

Up to 68% Off Four-Week Water Polo Camp

Pacific Polo Water Polo Club

Multiple Locations

$100 $45

Meeting once a week, kids learn the fundamentals of water polo in four 90-minute classes

Up to 57% Off Whale-Watching Tour

San Diego Whale Watch

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 56% Off Whale-Watching and Nature Cruises

Pacific Nature Tours

Mission Bay Park

$140 $69

(20)

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

Up to 47% Off Kayak or Paddleboard Rental

OEX Point Loma

Roseville - Fleet Ridge

$30 $16

(17)

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

Up to 57% Off Standup Paddleboarding

Surfari Surf School

Mission Beach

$100 $43

(30)

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

Belmont Park – Up to 48% Off Unlimited Ride Pass

Belmont Park

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 64% Off Paddleboard Fitness Classes

Unified Team Diving

Torrey Preserve

$190 $69

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

Up to 60% Off Rentals at Everyday California

Everyday California

La Jolla Shores

$30 $15

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Guests work their core while paddling a standup board, or ride the waves on a soft-top surfboard

Up to 69% Off Adventure-Park Admission

Jump Around Now

Chula Vista

$72 $27

(12)

35,000-square-foot indoor park welcomes children and grownups alike to let loose on custom-built equipment

Free Flight – Up to 51% Off Visit or Membership

Free Flight

Del Mar

$10 $5

(15)

Among palm trees and koi lagoons, visitors interact with birds such as blue macaws and neon-green parrots and learn more about them

Up to 57% Off Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

The Ranch at Bandy Canyon

Oceanside-Escondido

$160 $69

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Excursions provide a view of picturesque vineyards and scenic vistas of the San Pasqual Valley while guests relax and enjoy light snacks

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Bowling Co.

San Marcos

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Museum of Making Music – Up to 50% Off for 2 or 4

Museum of Making Music

Carlsbad

$16 $8

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Interactive activities and exhibits showcase innovations in instrument construction and popular music through the 20th century

54% Off Music Lessons

Music Coach Mike

Oceanside

$35 $16

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Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Hennessy's Tavern

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

38% Off Overnight Camp at Rawhide Ranch

Rawhide Ranch

Bonsall

$799 $499

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On an Old West–style ranch, kids ride horses, practice archery, sing around campfires, and sleep in covered wagons, teepees, or forts

50% Off Music Lessons

Phifer Violin Lessons / Phifer Music Lesson

Oceanside

$360 $180

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Up to 55% Off Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Oceanside Paddleboard

Oceanside

$30 $15

Participants of all experience levels can skim the waters atop stand-up paddleboards that provide novel views of surrounding environment

$10 for Laser Tag at Camp Pendleton Playland

Laser Tag Tickets

Camp Pendleton Playland

$20 $10

After games of outdoor laser tag, players can compare scores and stats

Up to 56% Off California Wolf Center Membership or Tour

California Wolf Center

Palomar-Julian

$40 $20

Wolf Recovery Today program includes observation of wolf packs; membership includes program admission, newsletter, and wolf picture and bio

"Into The Woods" – Up to 45% Off

"Into The Woods"

Broadway Starz FPTA

$22.68 $13

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Tony-winning musical starring local youth critiques the concept of "happily ever after" with a dark take on several Grimm's fairytales

50% Off Trampolining Summer Pass

Get Air Temecula

Temecula

$297 $149

Trampolines, foam pits, a halfpipe, a basketball court, and a 50-foot dodge-ball court for both kids and adults

Up to 52% Off Go-Kart Racing

Pole Position Raceway

Multiple Locations

$59.85 $29

Emission-free electric go-karts zip around an indoor raceway equipped with computerized speed tracking

Up to 50% Off Kids' Horse Camp

Whispering Meadows Ranch

Murrieta

$150 $79

Children interact with horses and ponies, learn about horse care and anatomy, and enjoy arts and crafts time

Up to 50% Off Summer Art Camp or Classes

Kidstarz International Academy of Creative Arts

Lake Elsinore

$600 $299

Kids enjoy camps where each day has its own theme, from Safari Day to World Art, or learn specific arts, from cooking to painting

Up to 54% Off a Blue Whale–Watching Cruise

Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Dana Point

$25 $12

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Experienced crew guides sightseers on two-hour evening tours to catch views of scenic seascapes and blue whales

Up to 51% Off Painting Class at Painting & Vino

Painting & Vino

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

Professional artists give step-by-step instructions that teach guests how to recreate works of art while enjoying wine or cocktails

Mission San Juan Capistrano – 50% Off Visit

Mission San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano

$18 $9

Built by missionaries more than 200 years ago, the mission features 10 acres of living history, artifacts, and original architecture

Half Off Private Piano Lessons

Music Ed 4 U, Inc.

Ladera Ranch

$120 $60

Using a step-by-step program, a piano teacher with 40+ years of experience teaches the instrument to students of all ages

44% Off a Visit to DropZone Waterpark

DropZone Waterpark

The Dropzone Waterpark

$36 $20

A water park complete with various pool, slides, and food vendors welcomes visitors for refreshing fun in the sun

Up to 60% Off at Pat Hurley Music School

Pat Hurley Music School

Laguna Niguel

$130 $59

Music instructor with more than 35 years of experience teaches students to play the guitar at their own pace

Up to 67% Off Kids' Gym Classes or Camp

My Gym Rancho Santa Margarita

Dove Canyon

$150 $49

Kids hone motor skills and play sports in age-appropriate gym classes; summer camps are filled with games and activities

Up to Half Off Youth Activities at Cal Elite Kids

Cal Elite Kids

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

$20 $10

(13)

Kids experience playtime while parents get a night off; open-gym sessions facilitate fun activities; teen dances are a safe way to socialize

59% Off Laguna Beach Scavenger Hunt

ClueHoo

Laguna Beach

$49 $20

Groups take in the sights while solving clues that bring them from one city spot to another

Laguna Art Museum – Up to Half Off Visits

Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Beach

$14 $7

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Museum chronicles the history of Californian art with a 3,500-piece permanent exhibit that spans the 19th century to the present

Up to 54% Off Piano Lessons from Jenise Piano Studio

Jenise Piano Studio

Aliso Viejo

$60 $29

Students of all ages and experience levels learn to play the piano

Up to 71% Off Classical Piano Lessons

Joyce Piano

Lake Forest

$60 $19

Instructor with 15 years of experience leads private lessons in classical piano playing six days a week

Up to 66% Off One Month of Private Music Lessons

The Modern Music Studio

Beaumont

$100 $49

Experienced instructors help students expand their musical repertoire with techniques and practical skills

53% Off Music Lessons

Music And Voice Institute

Banning

$125 $59

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Wet 'n' Wild Palm Springs – 49% Off

Wet 'n' Wild Palm Springs

Palm Springs

$195.88 $99.99

Cool off with a seven-story water slide or a dip in an 800,000-gallon wave pool

Up to 52% Off Laser Tag

Triple O Lazer Tag

Moreno Valley

$144 $69

Combatants run around black-lit arena dodging laser light in games that last 10 minutes

Davey's Locker Whale Watching—Up to 63% Off Whale Watching

Davey's Locker Whale Watching

Newport Beach

$30 $12

Cruises sail into the waters of Orange County to spy blue and finback whales during their summer migration

Up to 61% Whale Watching Cruise

Newport Landing Sportfishing

Newport Beach

$36 $15

Spot giant blue whales, California gray whales, finback whales, dolphin pods, and other native creatures in their natural habitat

Up to 80% Off 40-Minute Piano Lessons

EZPiano

Irvine Business Complex

$40 $10

Experienced instructors blend aspects of teaching methods such as Suzuki and Kodály to meet the needs of each individual

Up to 54% Off Ice-Skating at IceTown

IceTown

Ice Town

$26 $13

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Ice-Skating

Up to 60% Off Open-Jump Sessions for Two

Sky Zone Riverside

La Sierra

$48 $19

(38)

Indoor trampoline park with bounceable floors and walls

31% Off a Trampolining Birthday Party

Sky High Sports

Orange County

$290 $199

At birthday parties, up to 10 guests bounce on trampolines and refuel with pizza; table reservation, setup, and cleanup included

Up to 53% Off Paddleboard Rentals at Newport Beach

Newport Fun Tours

Mariners Mile

$40 $20

Beach-goers travel along the surf or into deeper waters on paddleboards at Newport Beach

Up to 51% Off at Lyon Air Museum

Lyon Air Museum

Orange County Airport

$24 $12

Authentic planes and rare automobiles that trace back to World War II are on display at this museum, located within John Wayne Airport

38% Off Circus Aerial-Art Summer Camp at Ruby Karen Project

Ruby Karen Project

Costa Mesa

$450 $279

(6)

Taught by certified coaches and instructors, kids learn circus performance, from tightrope walking, juggling, and contortion to stage combat

$10 for an Auto-Museum Visit for Four

Marconi Automotive Museum & Special Events Venue

Tustin

$20 $10

(13)

Rare Ferraris and classic American muscle cars share space with Jaguars, high-performance motorcycles, and historic Formula cars

Up to 77% Off Bounce Visits or Inflatable Rental

Inflatable Fun Factory of Orange County

Costa Mesa

$60 $15

All-day access to outdoor inflatables, such as slides and spacious jumpers; rental of a 35-foot obstacle course with setup and tear down

46% Off Horseback Riding Lessons

Orange County Riding Academy

Orange

$110 $59

New riders learn valuable lessons in balance, control, and confidence before moving onto trail rides or barrel racing lessons

Up to 56% Off Piano, Vocal, or Guitar Lessons

The Music Abode

Redeem from Home

$75 $35

Experienced instructors cater private music lessons to each student's needs, such as sight-reading or rehearsing complex pieces

49% Off Music Lessons

Absolutely The Best Entertainment

Redeem from Home

$65 $33

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Whether they're teaching music-and-movement classes to infants or leading high-school gymnastics, Tumble Wee & Dance's instructors strive to foster a love of movement and activity. Their diverse class roster includes hip-hop, ballet and tap, and gymnastics classes, and they also lead students in a competitive dance program that performs across California and Arizona.

6233 Lake Badin Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

At Tema's Techniques, a licensed aesthetician beautifies clients with an array of salon services. Treatments include eyelash extensions—applied to each individual natural lash—and hair braiding.

6765 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego,
CA
US

To keep the spirit of its musical roots ever near, House of Blues Houston keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi beneath its stage and proudly displays the traditional crazy quilt. As the only venue in the revered chain to be built vertically rather than free floating, House of Blues Houston stands as a pillar of entertainment in the Houston Pavilions complex. The hot spot’s Bronze Peacock Room commemorates Houston's rich history and the blues clubs where Lightnin' Hopkins and Big Mama Thornton held sway, and features an enormous hand-painted mural depicting other local legends such as Albert Collins and Johnny "Guitar" Watson.

5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego,
CA
US

Waistlines shrink and muscles clench inside the Aztec Recreation Center and Aquaplex's combined 86,000-square-foot collection of swimming pools, strength machines, cardio equipment, and group classes. Visitors brush up beach bodies on the fitness room's stable of Cybex and Icarian circuit machines, and a clanging of metal to rival robot slap fights arises from the weight room's collection of Hammer Strength machines and free weights. When patrons aren't breaking a sweat on one of the cardio room's more than 90 TV-equipped stair climbers, elliptical machines, or treadmills, they can pick up yoga and Zumba moves in any of 60 weekly group classes. Other nooks of the sprawling complex let guests crash the boards on four multi-purpose ball courts, stoke scientific progress by dropping apples from a 30-foot climbing wall, and flutter-kick through the Aquaplex's solar-heated swimming areas.

55th St.
San Diego,
CA
US

Fifth-degree black belt Dave Goldberg studied aikido in Japan for three and a half years. Today, he and his team at Aikido of San Diego relay his teachings to teens and adults during three types of aikido classes: Foundations, which is a beginners' course; Form & Flow, which introduces essential techniques; and Form & Flow + Sticks, which incorporates weapons. Since the venue and date have already been reserved for the 2045 Aikido Championships, the dojo also teaches the next generation of aikido artists during youth classes for ages 5–12.

4570 Alvarado Canyon Rd
San Diego,
CA
US

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is a 12.4-acre family support, education, recreation, and cultural arts center, made possible by a generous gift by the late philanthropist Mrs. Joan Kroc. With a gymnasium, climbing wall, fitness center, indoor skate park, education center, theatre, preschool, family resource center, and NHL-regulation indoor ice arena, the Kroc Center resembles a miniature city more than a community center. The state-of-the-art campus provides opportunities that facilitate positive, life-changing experiences through art, athletics, personal development, spiritual discovery, and community service. The facility's ice surface hosts public ice-skating sessions, group and private skating lessons, hockey classes, and drop-in, youth, and adult hockey leagues.

Opened in 2002, the San Diego Kroc Center became the first of 27 nationwide community buildings erected by The Salvation Army as part of a project funded by philanthropist Joan Kroc, wife of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc. Mrs. Kroc donated $87 million to fund construction of the first center, and left $1.5 billion to The Salvation Army when she passed away in 2003 to build 26 more. At the time, this was the largest philanthropic gift ever given to any single charity at one time.

6845 University Avenue
San Diego,
CA
US