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San Diego Spring Break Family Activities
Aside from drawing an influx of party people, spring break lets families ride the rollercoaster of the season's high spirits and festive atmosphere, too. Here's how.
1. Annual San Diego Crew Classic
Rowing boats fill San Diego's scenic Mission Bay during the year's first major regatta. Over a hundred crews take part in this two-day rowing race every March, a classic San Diego happening that fills the city with buzz and boaters. Watch the country's titans race from the shore, where live-streamed coverage keeps you on the edge of your lawn chair.
2. San Diego Zoo
One of the best zoos in the world, California's premier zoo is home to some 3,000 animals and more than 650 species set in wildernesses that mimic the animals' natural habitat. That isn't all though – go on safari at the San Diego Safari Park, just beyond the city limits. Fly over herds of grazing zebra in a Skyfari cable car, watch a Komodo dragon flicker its tongue, and check out the largest koala colony outside Oz.
3. Wildlife watching in La Jolla
The ritziest of the city's many districts is also home to the famous Children's Pool, where you can enjoy sapphire ocean views along with watching a sea lion colony bask in the sun and seals shoot through the waves as they play and dive for fish. The area has been entrancing families since the 1930s – kayak through the ecological reserve to take a closer look.
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San Diego Spring Break Outdoor Activities
If you're planning on partying in the sun, San Diego is the place to be – it shines with myriad events and entertainment beneath those warming beams. With San Diego spring break vacation rentals, you're guaranteed the vacation of a lifetime. Here are some outdoor entertainment options.
The vast lagoon that flows through the city sparkles with the promise of perfect days spent enjoying watersports. Paddleboard beneath the city's skyline, take a sailing boat out, or jet ski on the water's shimmering surface. For visitors who prefer their feet on the ground, cycling tracks thread throughout this coastal city, encircling the lagoon. For ultimate luxury, embark on a sailing trip in San Diego Harbor to enjoy the sights and sea breezes.
2. East Village Opening Day Block Party
Downtown San Diego is jumping with food and drink vendors, live music, and interactive games at the end of March. A classic tailgate party awaits for fans of the San Diego Padres and non-baseball fans alike. Get involved in free foozeball championships and win prizes on Eighth Avene, spot celebrities and sports heroes, and root for the home team. The final day is Pet Saturday, with a four-legged fashion show you won't want to miss, plus boxing classes from The Boxing Club and other sponsored events.
3. Mission Valley Craft Beer and Food Festival
Grab your all-inclusive ticket and sink your teeth into San Diego's scrumptious festival for craft beer and lip-smacking eats. Spawning a legion of spin-offs, this is the original event – if you're over drinking age, it's for you. Discover new favorites from across the country and further afield and soak up those liquids, with foodie favorites purveyed by a sizzling fleet of food trucks.
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San Diego Spring Break Rainy Day Activities
Temperatures in San Diego pretty much always float around the 70-degree mark. If you're done whale watching or the weather turns sour, there's still plenty to see in the city. Here are some highlights.
1. California Surf Museum
Bone up on your surfboard knowledge at this mecca for surf fans. Follow a timeline of surf history and check out the collection of boards, especially the one with a shark bite! Discover unusual aspects of surf culture at special temporary exhibitions such as Surfers of the Vietnam War.
2. Maritime Museum
If you can't be out there on the waves yourself, now is the time for the salty sea yarns and maritime lore that are so prominent in the city's character. Masts a hundred feet high welcome you on board this boat-based museum.
3. Mingei International Museum
Explore a spectacular collection of folk art and toys, costumes, and handicrafts from indigenous cultures around the globe. Changing exhibitions are well curated and perfect for post-party perusal.
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