Ultimate Guide to a SeaWorld Christmas with Kids

Ultimate Guide to a SeaWorld Christmas with Kids

It is Christmas time in San Diego and what better to way to celebrate the holidays by the sea than by hanging out with some of the ocean’s most awesome wildlife friends at SeaWorld? It is a coastal Christmas complete with whales, dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and Santa, of course. We may not have blizzards here in Southern California, but we sure know how to do the holidays! Here is your ultimate guide to a SeaWorld Christmas with kids! First, here are some festive shots from around the park!! Keep…

Everything You Need to Know about Halloween at Disneyland

Everything You Need to Know about Halloween at Disneyland

By now, many of you know that we are quite the Disney family and if you don’t already know, Halloween is my favorite holiday. Put those two together and Boo-Ya, you got Halloween at Disneyland! Throughout fall I love to partake in everything from the super creepy to the happy and harvesty, which I’ve written about in my post Best Halloween Events for Families, HERE. Usually, families with small kids probably like to keep things on the lighter side of Halloween. We dabbles in it all and a visit to…

Why a SeaWorld Halloween is Spooktacular!

Why a SeaWorld Halloween is Spooktacular!

Halloween is great time of year to let loose and let your freak flag fly. I love dressing up, being silly and laughing our fears in the face. Although I do enjoy the creepy side to Halloween, it doesn’t have to be a scary holiday. In fact, there are many ways to celebrate this wonderful holiday in the fall. One way is to visit during the weekends for a SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular in San Diego. Keep Cost in Check: Go for the annual pass if you’re local. It really is…

Knott’s Berry Farm with Kids

Knott’s Berry Farm with Kids

Before Knott’ Berry Farm became the theme park it is today, it was once a literal berry farm owned by Walter and Cordelia Knott way back in 1920. Once a roadside stop selling berries, preserves, pies and fried chicken, they eventually added attractions such as the Ghost Town to entertain their visitors. Even though there have been some major changes in the last 84 years, Knott’s Berry Farm has still maintained many of the original fixtures, keeping the quaint country feel that people love. Knott’s holds a special place in…

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

When visiting California, San Diego is a must! It is gorgeous, clean, beachy, and chalk-full of things to do. Recently, I wrote a post entitled, San Diego with Kids, for Toddlers on Tour; highlighting all there is to do and see in this awesome city. One of my family’s favorite activities is visiting the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park. Keep the Cost in Check: Get an annual pass. If you are local, it is the best value for your money.  Even if you only visit a couple of…

Raging Waters

Raging Waters

Let me start by saying that I am not a water-park person, but when we were given the opportunity to take the kids to Raging Waters in San Dimas, we decided to give it a try. I’m not going to lie; I was a bit snobby at first, but heat and hunger does that to me. I was trying to navigate my way through the largest water-park in California with a large group, including six kids (as usual) and I felt overwhelmed, hot, hungry and thirsty. Eventually, I got my…

Sea World San Diego

Sea World San Diego

Sea World San Diego has been the center of some recent controversy since the release of Blackfish, but I have done my own research and found that many of the claims of the film are fraudulent, manipulative and the “science” severely flawed. It is not the purpose of this post to convince you that Sea World is perfect, but rather to share my experiences and give tips to make the most of your visit. Everyone’s opinion is their own and everyone’s intentions are good. We all care about the well…