San Diego Kids Summer Bucket List
Summer is here and the living is easy...especially if you're a kid in San Diego! There are lots of summer buckets lists out there online, but none quite as unique as what San Diego has to offer for the little ones. You'll find over 100 things to do in San Diego on my San Diego Kids Summer Bucket List below. (I even left some out!) And since summer weather pretty much lasts all year long in San Diego, you can use this list throughout the year.
These are grouped generally by activity, so pick one from each section or try to do all of them in one category. It's up to you how you spend your summer, but you don't want to miss out on these epic activities that for some only San Diego can offer.
I know there are a TON more that I could have included, so add in comments what your favorite places in San Diego are to spend the summertime!
Here you go.....
SeaWorld at night!
Ride the SkyTram over Mission Bay
Sesame Street summer weekend parade
Awe at the Electric Ocean Show
Watch the fireworks shows: 4th of July & Labor Day weekends
Zoo at Night!
Ride the Skyfari Tram over the zoo
Night time parade & special events
Safari Park at Night!
Caravan through the Safari Park
Zipline over the rhinos and try not to scream (ages 8+)
Play in The Backyard: Natural History Museum, it’s their brand new feature!
Walk inside the Packing Tape Tunnels at the Fleet (2018)
Find the moon rock: Air & Space Museum
See a puppet show: Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater
Climb on the green dragon: in front of the Mingei Museum (currently out for restoration)
Dance to the Sunday concerts: Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Friday Night Food Trucks & Museums: Balboa Park
Climb the California Tower: Museum of Man (ages 6+) (currently cancelled for retrofitting)
Ride the carousel
Get locked up: jail cell at The Headquarters
Eat a Dole Whip
Lots of rides for tots too
Climb to the top of the