San Diego Out & About with Kids 2023

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The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park 222 Marina Park Way www.theshell.org 619-235-0804 Experience breathtaking performances and kid-friendly concerts throughout the year at this stunning outdoor concert venue on the San Diego Bay.

San Diego Uptown / Downtown Banker’s Hill/Hillcrest • North Park/South Park San Diego Downtown/Little Italy • Balboa Park

Photo credit: Gary Payne Photography

Banker’s Hill/Hillcrest Marston House and Gardens 3525 Seventh Ave. 619-297-9327 www.sohosandiego.org/main/ marston2.htm Learn about one of San Diego’s most prominent families (the Marston family). A beautiful example of the Arts and Crafts Movement, this 8,500 square foot home-turned-museum boasts stunning gardens and child-friendly tours. Reservations required. Quince Street Bridge 400 Quince St., between Third & Fourth Aves. www.hillquest.com/quince-streetbridge It’s fun to discover (and take photos on) this 236-foot historic landmark that spans across Maple Canyon. Originally built in 1905, it’s one of the only wooden trestle pedestrian

bridges left in San Diego. It’s only a few blocks from Spruce Street Suspension Bridge, so check that one out, too!

North Park/South Park Axe Ventures 3001 El Cajon Blvd. #2 619-255-9883 www.axeventures-axethrowing.com It’s like a game of darts, but not. Super fun for families, but best for older kids with the strength to throw an axe. Also in Oceanside. Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream 3077 University Ave. 619-567-7528 www.hammondsgourmet.com Treat the family to a flight of mini ice cream cones in Hawaiian flavors like passionfruit, mango and Kona coffee. Perfect for the indecisive ice cream lover and “little” eaters. Also in Point Loma.

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Trolley Barn Park 1943 Adams Ave. A fabulous park with playgrounds, lots of grass and gorgeous views of Mission Valley. Free concerts and movies during the summer.

San Diego Downtown/ Little Italy Chicano Park Logan Ave. and Cesar Chavez Pkwy. www.chicano-park.org Giant, brightly colored murals celebrate indigenous heritage and immigrant communities. An interactive guide to the art and artists is available online. City Cruises by Hornblower 858-298-3069 www.cityexperiences.com/san-diego Explore San Diego Bay from the water on a harbor tour, holiday cruises or weekend brunch cruises. Seasonal whale and dolphin watching available with expert narration.