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Affordable Kids Activities in Little Italy San Diego

If you are traveling with kids, you are probably looking for fun activities for them that won’t drain your entire vacation budget. Fortunately, the downtown district of Little Italy in San Diego is home to a variety of activities that aren’t expensive and are also family friendly.


There are various children’s parks scattered throughout Little Italy with one of the most popular being Amici Park. Located at the corner of State and Date street in Little Italy, the park features a Bocci ball court, as well as a large green playing field and a small amphitheater. During the spring months of February to June, locals and visitors can frequently be founding playing stickball as they prepare for the city’s large tournament. What’s better is anyone can join in the fun.


The Little Italy Mercato is a farmer’s market that takes place every Saturday. Children can walk around with parents to look at the arts and crafts as well as the large variety of fresh food. Many vendors and local restaurants also prepare fresh samples to hand out to market visitors. Before you and your family leave, be sure to get a sweet treat like gelato, a popular and affordable Italian dessert for children.

Ketter Nights

In Little Italy north on the second Friday of every month is the event Ketter Nites. The event takes place from 6pm to 9pm and highlights art and design. Visitors can browse various paintings, sculptures and more while enjoying samples of food from various vendors. While kids may not be old enough for cocktails, they often find it fun wandering the streets and checking out the unique pieces of art on display.

For further savings on your trip, stay at one of the nearby San Diego Little Italy hotels. The Marina Inn is a top choice among visitors looking for great value because of its discounted hotel accommodations and host of complimentary amenities including wireless internet, daily breakfast and parking. For more information about the Marina Inn and our current hotel deals, contact a Reservation Manger.

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