San Diego is a great place to visit any time of the year, but from March to April, a more temperate climate makes for a less crowded City.  This is an ideal time to check out all that San Diego has to offer from beaches to world-class theme parks, there is so much to do in this Southern California paradise. Read on for some ideas on what to do with your family during Spring Break 2023 in San Diego!

Sweet zebra at Legoland

Visit Legoland

LEGOLAND California, located in Carlsbad is specially designed for families with children ages 12 and under, this amusement park offers mellow roller coasters, interactive rides, colorful play areas, hands-on LEGO pits, and other interactive park experiences. Check out our Local’s Guide on how to make the most out of your day at Legoland!

Ripe strawberries at the Carlsbad Strawberry Company

Go Strawberry Picking

If you are looking for a fun and popular springtime activity in Carlsbad, give strawberry picking a try!  Located in coastal Carlsbad, the third generation Carlsbad Strawberry Company is a family-run “U-pick” farm.  Families can enjoy strawberry picking from January through July. In the fall, look for a pumpkin patch and corn maze at this same location.

The dolphin show at Sea World San Diego

Sea World San Diego

For some all-day family fun, check out Sea World! Spend the day riding thrilling coasters, come face to face with real-life sharks, dolphins, and check out the amazing animal shows at Sea World.

Be sure to check out the new Sesame Place featuring seven Sesame Street-themed dry rides, an interactive musical play area, and eleven water attractions including a 500,000 gallon wave pool – one of the largest in Southern California.

Launching this Spring is the fastest and longest straddle coaster on the West Coast called Arctic Rescue. On this coaster, you hop on your snowmobile and ride to the rescue as poachers are lurking, and the Arctic animals are in peril.

The giraffes at the San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

Located near downtown, the San Diego Zoo has been attracting visitors for over 100 years. An over 100-acre urban oasis, the zoo offers educational fun for the whole family. It’s a must-visit for parents with toddlers, school-age kids, and even teens.

Be advised, the zoo is quite large and there are a lot of hills to climb. Be sure to grab a map at the gate and try to come up with a plan so you don’t miss a thing!

Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields

Stroll Through the Flower Fields

Every spring, between March and May, you can witness one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. Also be sure to check out gem-mining, free concerts, tractor-pulled wagon rides, and a maze made of sweet peas.

The beach right out front of Del Mar Shores

Don’t Forget the Beach

Beach activities are so diverse, and beaches aren’t just for laying out or surfing. Discover the best beaches in San Diego whether you’re looking for families and off-leash dogs and the best spots for bonfires, bike rides, tide pooling and more.  

Seascape Sur in Solana Beach

Have You Booked a Place Yet?

Haustay Vacation Rentals offers plenty of vacation rental properties in San Diego that provide all the comforts and amenities of home, while providing access and insight to the ideal local lifestyle San Diegans enjoy every day. Check out what we have that will accommodate your family for Spring Break this year.

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