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JUNE: What To Do With Kids In San Diego (June 2022)

What to do with kids in June Adventures in San Diego

June Adventures are here! 🙌 Which ones will you go on this month?! 💙 🐻 🎡 📚 🎥 🍓 🦕 🦁 ⚡️

June’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 June.


🎥 Free Summer Movies & Concerts


June 14 - 18, 2022. Celebrate the First Annual California State Parks Week. Parks across the state will offer special community events with in-person and virtual programming.

The closest State Parks to San Diego are:

State Parks: Anza-Borrego, Borderfield, Cuyamaca, Old Town, Palomar Mountain, San Pasquale Battlefield.

State Beaches: Cardiff, Carlsbad, Leucadia, Moonlight, Silver Strand.


June 8 - July 4, 2022. “Heroes RE-Unite” this year at the county fair! I wrote a story for Tiny Beans (formerly Red Tricycle) that details everything you need to know from admission tickets, rides, food, parking and how to get in for free!


Celebrate with DAD this year. Need some Dad + kid-friendly ideas??

  1. Mini golf + eat at The Loma Club and walk around Liberty Station

  2. Catch a car show at Belmont Park or the SD Auto Museum

  3. Museum hop at Balboa Park + eat at Panama 66 (psst…Dads get in free at the SD Auto Museum on Sun 6/19 with another paid adult admission!)

  4. Walk around Old Town + eat at Barra Barra (kids eat free everyday!)

  5. Grab a Resort Pass and relax the day away poolside

  6. Ride the scenic out & back Pacific Southwest Railway Train in Campo + wine tasting at nearby Campo Creek Vineyards

You'll find all these details & more ideas here:


June 1 - Aug 31, 2022. “Beyond The Beaten Path”. Explore your world and beyond during the Summer Reading Program! San Diego residents of all ages are encouraged to sign up for this event and venture beyond the beaten path and read!

Complete a combination of 10 books, 10 hours of reading or noted community activities to claim your prizes. Sign up begins June 1st and the program will last through August 31st. This Summer Reading Program is open to adults and kids of all ages and everyone will receive a prize bag (while supplies last). Prizes usually include a museum ticket and a food voucher!

Adventure is just one book away!



BYO dinner, blankets & chairs for a fun and FREE night out with the family. Here are some local Parks & Rec departments that offer summer movies. I’ll add to this list if I come across anymore so keep checking back.


Regal Cinemas is back with their Summer Movie Express. It's only $2 and movies are only on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings from June-August. Details here.

Participating San Diego Regal Theaters include:

  • Regal Edwards, Mira Mesa: June 7 - Aug. 10

  • Regal Parkway Plaza, El Cajon: June 21 - Aug. 17

  • Regal Edwards, Rancho San Diego: June 21 - Aug. 17

  • Regal Rancho Del Rey: June 7 - Aug. 3

  • Regal Escondido: June 21 - Aug. 17

  • Regal Edwards San Marcos: June 14 - Aug. 10

  • Regal Carlsbad: June 14 - Aug. 24


This theater used to have a kids summer movie program, but they do still have some good weekly deals. San Diego locations include: Del Mar, Carlsbad at La Costa & Vista. Details here.

  • Mondays: discounted kids tickets, 1/2 off wine, happy hour before 6pm

  • Tuesdays: half price Tuesdays! 1/2 off all tickets, $10 "magnificent margaritas", happy hour before 6pm

  • Wednesdays: discounted senior tickets, 1/2 off popcorn & candy, happy hour before 6pm

  • Thursdays: $2 draft beer, happy hour before 6pm

  • Fridays: happy hour before 6pm

  • Saturdays & Sundays: $5 blood mary drinks & mimosas until 3pm


BYO dinner, blankets & chairs for a fun and FREE night out with the family. Here are some local Parks & Rec departments that offer summer concerts.

This is a story I wrote for Tiny Beans (formerly Red Tricycle)



U-Pick Berry picking is happening this month. Here’s what you can pick and where:






Fridays May 27 - Sept. 2, 2022. Open until 10pm! with HALF-PRICE admission after 4. Enjoy all exhibits and the rooftop patio (open Fridays 4-10pm only), and offers one of the best views in Balboa Park. It’s open to all visitors and serves beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and delicious small plates from Wolf in the Woods.



June 3 - Sept. 5, 2022. Come "rock and roar" every day this summer with live music and other amazing entertainment experiences. There's so much to do, see and hear at Nighttime Zoo - it's a good thing summer hours are longer!



June 4 - Aug. 14, 2022. Come early and stay late to see the ALL-NEW surprises this season. Adrenaline stunt show, bioluminescent musical experience of Electroblast, live concerts at Bayside Amphitheater, Club Sea Glow DJ dance party, illuminating décor & a fireworks spectacular!





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