JULY: What To Do With Kids In San Diego (July 2022)

What to do with kids in July Adventures in San Diego

July Adventures are here! 🙌 Which ones will you go on this month?! 🎳 🐧 🇺🇸 💦 📚 ☀️ 🦕 🦁 🐬

July’s List of What To Do With Kids in San Diego

Here are all the fun kid-friendly events and seasonal happenings for these lucky San Diego kids in July.


🎳 Kids Free Bowling

🐧 New Penguins at Birch Aquarium

🇺🇸 4th of July Celebrations

💦 Get Wet!

📚 Library Summer Reading Program

☀️ Summer Movies & Concerts

🦕 Nat at Night

🦁 Zoo at Night

🐬 SeaWorld Electric Ocean



June-Aug, 2022. You read that right, FREE bowling for kids! This awesome program is back. Registered kids ages 2-12 get 2 FREE games EVERYDAY during the summer. Shoe rental is extra (or buy your own on Amazon for $16). Participating bowling alleys are limited this year to SDSU & Temecula.

Parents can buy a 2-4 person family pass so older family members can bowl too if you wish, $35-$40.

Each participating bowling alley has their own Kids Free Bowling days and hours, so choose the one that works best for you.

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July 12, 2022. Opening day for the Little Blue Penguin habitat at the Birch Aquarium! These are the world's smallest penguins found off the coast of New Zealand and Australia. You can now see them swim, waddle and squeak around their new 2,900-square-foot, 18,000 gallon penguin lagoon.

Good to know: Timed reservations are required to enter Birch Aquarium.

Tip: Go hungry because the Splash Cafe just outside of Birch Aquarium has an excellent food menu, curated by the owner of the French Gourmet in Pacific Beach.

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I know, I know…it’s already over but it still deserves a spot on the July fun list. Hope my Instagram highlights bubble was helpful for you to find all the fun.

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💦 GET WET! 💦

Splish and Splash all month at these fun watering holes! We’ve got tons of water fun, but here are a few favorites:

Water Parks: Legoland, Sesame Place, The Wave in Vista (how to get discounted tickets to Legoland, look on Groupon for discounts to The Wave)

Splash Pads: Santee Lakes, Hilton Head in El Cajon, Mulberry Park in San Marcos, San Diego Zoo Basecamp, San Diego Safari Park

Community Pools: Las Posas in San Marcos, Tierrasanta Community Pool, City Heights Swim Center

Resort Passes: Hyatt Mission Bay,