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Family Fun in the Gaslamp Quarter

Everyone knows about the nightlife in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, but there are also many activities for children and families to enjoy. From baseball games to museums, parks to cartoons, there is fun for the entire family.

Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, offers day and night games, as well as tours for the family. If there are no games scheduled during your visit, try heading over to the “Park at the Park” where kids can enjoy a playground, mini baseball diamond and grassy areas to run.

The New Children’s Museum is another option that offers an entire day’s activities for families. The museum has exhibits like the “Barn Dance” for toddlers, and other fun exhibits like the Bubble Station for the entire family to enjoy. There are three floors of exhibits, elevators for strollers and wheelchairs, a cafe for refreshments and storage lockers to hold your gear while you explore.

After you visit the museum with your family, present your receipt that shows you paid admission at participating restaurants such as Gaslamp Pizza by the Slice or Broken Yolk cafe and you will get a special discount. The museum’s website has an entire list of family friendly restaurants within walking distance that you can enjoy while exploring the downtown San Diego district.

Finally, one of our favorite and often overlooked places for families to visit is the Chuck Jones Gallery on Fifth Avenue. Jones directed many Warner Brothers cartoons starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the Road Runner. At the museum, your family can check out old cartoons and exhibits that feature the popular characters. The museum also has exhibits featuring Dr. Seuss characters, Peanuts comics, and many others.

Start Planning Your Family Trip to the Gaslamp Quarter

Exploring the family friendly possibilities of the Gaslamp Quarter will bring many interesting surprises and adventures for your family! Start planning your trip to this historic district today and tour a neighborhood the entire family can enjoy. If you’re looking for accommodations, look no further than the Marina Inn near San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. We are conveniently located near the many downtown attractions and the San Diego airport and offer some of the lowest prices for hotels downtown. With spacious and comfortable rooms and affordable prices, you can’t go wrong! For more information about upcoming rates, availability and hotel deals, contact a Reservation Manager today.

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