Things To Do in San Diego with a Baby
With a little bit of everything to offer, San Diego is a family-friendly vacation spot with a baby that’s beautiful year-round. From sandy beaches to scenic hikes and top theme parks, you’ll want to organize your to-do list to make the most of your visit. And when it comes to any kind of fun under the sun, babywearing can make traveling with a baby more manageable and enjoyable, especially when you have the right baby carrier.
The Tushbaby is a multifunctional hipseat carrier with an open-style design that evenly distributes baby's weight. It has built-in lumbar support to alleviate painful spine curvature in adults, while also offering a plush seat for baby that promotes healthy hip growth. The Tushbaby also features a feeding position so you can feed with support while out and about, or at home. It also folds up for easy storage and can be worn with The Snug Attachment for hands-free babywearing. Just attach the Snug to your Tushbaby carrier, place your baby on the seat, wrap the straps over your shoulders, and buckle up and go.
Before you pack your bag, here are some things to do in San Diego with a baby.
Your Guide for Things To Do in San Diego with a Baby
The best part about San Diego is its diversity: you have a busy city, quiet suburbs, and laid-back beach towns all within driving distance. The animal-loving community of San Diego, and more specifically Encinitas, is home to Cindy Lu’s Petting Zoo. Get the kids excited to meet and greet their favorite furry friends! If you're bringing a baby along, you may want to pair The Snug with your Tushbaby for hands-free babywearing.
The San Diego Zoo attracts visitors year-round. From exotic animals to craft beer and an Aerial Tram, there’s lots to see and learn at the San Diego Zoo. Located near Balboa Park, you can explore the zoo and Balboa Park all in one day with your baby. Just be sure to pack everything you’ll need for a long day of exploring, and bring a blanket or stroller along for a nice afternoon by the lush gardens with your baby.
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve offers mesmerizing ocean views, sandy beaches to lounge on, and some of the best spots to eat in town. If you plan to hike with a baby at the reserve, you’ll likely want to pay for parking to enter and drive as far up the hill as you can before embarking on your hike. If you plan to explore the trails, you’ll want to babywear with your Tushbaby, as most are not stroller-friendly. After your hike, grab a sandwich at a local favorite spot Board and Brew, or sit down and enjoy the ambiance at Monarch Ocean Pub.
A historical monument surrounded by green hills and ocean views, the Cabrillo National Monument is a must-see for tourists. In honor of the 1542 landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay, this landmark represents the first time a European expedition set foot on what later became the West Coast of the United States. Bring your camera and some snacks as you learn about history in a beautiful setting. You’llwant to babywear for this outing too—Tushbaby’s open-style design offers four carry positions for baby to see the sights while you hold them comfortably.
Legoland is so much more than a Lego theme park. While it’s on the smaller side for California theme parks, it still has everything, from rides to water parks and splash pads. Watch your baby learn through interactive experiences while their imagination runs wild, all under the beautiful California rays of sunshine.
Balboa Park has a long list of things to do with a baby. From scenic restaurants to green parks, flower fields, and museums, you can enjoy a picnic, take a stroll, discover some art, and more. It’s a popular spot for local events and live music, so check the calendar to see what’s offered during your visit. Located in Carlsbad, California, you might even consider arranging to stay for an evening to explore the nearby flower fields. Being hands-free can make exploring the park easier, so opt for the Tushbaby and Snug combo to give your hands and arms a break while baby takes in the surrounding sites.
Baby-friendly beaches around San Diego
Some beaches are more baby-friendly than others in San Diego. From the accessibility to cleanliness and the crowd they attract, not all beaches are the same.
Two beaches you may want to put on your radar are La Jolla Shores and Torey Pines. La Jolla Shores is a family-friendly beach town nestled in an upscale part of San Diego with an attraction of seals, green grass picnic spots, and sandy beaches. Torey Pines is family-friendly too, but La Jolla Shores has more to do nearby and has a bigger beach. To keep a pacifier clean on sandy beaches, strap our Pod onto your beach bag, carrier, or Totebaby diaper bag.
The Mission Beach Boardwalk is iconic in San Diego. Walk the paved boardwalk, explore the beachside arcade and mini amusement park, taste all the tastes of San Diego, and shop around Mission Beach. Connected to other popular beach towns, Mission Beach is one of the most family-friendly spots for day or night, with fire pits and grass BBQ spots for large gatherings with friends. Plus, with two spacious parking lots, you can find a free spot and stay as long as you want. Having your car nearby is a plus, especially when spending the day at the beach with a baby.
Tushbaby can make it easier to tour San Diego with a baby
San Diego has a lot of land to explore. While it’s less crowded than other popular cities, navigating it with a baby can be even more enjoyable with our famous Tushbaby hip seat baby carrier.
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Shop our super-slim fold-up changing pad made of vegan leather and easily stored in a Tushbaby pocket or Totebaby. You may also need The Pod to keep a pacifier clean and nearby at all times, and it can also keep your credit card, ear buds, and more on-hand and secure. And don’t forget about our mini crossbody bag The Pack if you plan on packing light. From long traveling days to hotel nights and vacation days with a baby, our products are ideal for active parents that are ready to explore San Diego with their little one.