Archive for San Diego
I’m exited to share that we have a new contributor covering the San Diego/Baja area. Our new contributor, Maribel Reyes, had the opportunity to experience the San Diego Fair this past week and shares her experience.
My two kids and I had the opportunity to visit the San Diego County Fair. This year’s theme is “Race to the Fair”. It celebrates cars from the past, present and future.We were there Tuesday when admission was at a discounted rate of $3.00 per adult and kids 12 and under were FREE. Snacks were also reduced at $2.00 each for a smaller portion at participating vendors.
The night before I had reviewed the map and exhibits in order to prepare for our trip, as I wanted it to be special since it was the first time I took both my kids. Our goal was to visit the Fine Arts exhibit, The Horse Show, AgriFair and of course kiddieland.
At the Fine Arts exhibit they had paintings and photographs. At the entrance they had a round table with a basket full of blank artist trade cards and another one with markers of all sorts of colors. You could use one of the trade cards to draw or write and then post your creating on the “Miniatures Masterpieces” wall. My 5 year old immediately sat and started drawing.
The AgriFair was breathtaking! The AgriFair had flowers, vegetables and fruits on exhibits that were all local! The best part for the kiddos was being able to interact with goats, sheep, cows, chickens, ducks, turkeys and pigs. There was also a very nice petting zoo. My 18 month old son loved touching a goats horn and my 5 year old loved feeding the sheep. We were also able to watch sheep getting their wool shaved for competitive reasons. We also learned some very interesting facts. Did you know that 1 pound of wool could be up to 10 miles of spun yarn? Neither did we!
Kiddieland was very busy, since Tuesday’s kids 12 and under are FREE. You can purchase 28 tickets for $20.00 or 72 tickets for $50.00. Here’s a tip, you can purchase a bracelet online on Wednesdays and Thursdays for $30.00, which entitles you to unlimited riding in kiddieland and the fun zone. Since my 5 year old only wanted to ride on a couple of the rides we decided to do the 28 ticket deal. Each ride costs between 3-6 tickets
What is a fair without some totally fried foods? At the San Diego County Fair you have so many options to choose from! Some of the deep fried food items include Klondike bars, Krispy Kremes, Kool-Aid (Yes! Kool-Aid!), Avocados, Brownies, Girl Scout cookies, Twinkies, frog legs and don’t forget the funnel cakes and snow cones.
The fair has fun and entertainment for the whole family, my only advice is to plan ahead to have FUN and enjoy your day there!
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There are so many fun activities and fun events this month and one that I have blogged about before and have to mention again is Free Admission at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park.
The San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoofari Park will offer free admission to both parks for children during the entire month of October. If you have been wanting to head out to either park this is the month to do it! You can bring as many kiddos as you would like and they will all be FREE!
It is a great deal and a perfect Halloween Treat for the family!
During Panda Birthday Week, Zoo guests will be encouraged to wear black and white and be part of the fun. The “Panda-monium” will be held throughout the week as Su Lin celebrates her fifth birth Today, Zhen Zhen on Tuesday and Yun Zi celebrates his first .. The pandas will enjoy ice cakes on their special days and ice “gifts” on the other days of the birthday week.
MCAS Miramar Air Show
October 2,3&4, 2009
Marine Corps Station
Miramar, (San Diego)California
This past weekend my family and I headed down South to San Diego. We had a fantastic time and I can’t wait to share my experiences with you during the next couple of days. We also had the opportunity to visit SeaWorld. We have usually just bought the SeaWorld Fun Card which basically boils down to buy one day and get the rest of the year for free with some black out days and no parking.
This year we decided to mix it up a bit as we are looking to stretch our dollar a bit. We like to head to San Diego often and decided to upgrade and purchase a Silver Passport instead. We figured we could head down a couple of more times this summer and on the weekends once tourist season is over. The Silver passport is around $30 more than the fun card but it includes parking and is more like an annual pass- since the pass expires 12 months from the date of purchase. The best part is that you can buy your pass in payments- with no financing! It’s called EZ pay and our Silver Passport will cost us around $8.25 a month per person. We only paid the first payment on Saturday. I believe we paid $24.75 and will have 11 more payments throughout the year. It’s a great deal for us because we know we will get much use of our pass and because sometimes coming up with a couple of hundred dollars for admission can be a bit overwhelming. I know that breaking it down for us makes it much more affordable.
I can’t wait to share with you our adventures down south and to also pick a winner for the Angel’s 4 pack. Will share tonight. Have a fantastic week!
Country Inns & Suites by Carlson is actually providing me with two free nights and a fun roadtrip itinerary in San Diego. We will be heading down south for a quick, fun and hopefully inexpensive getaway. The roadtrip itinerary that was provided by Country Inns & Suites has us heading off to explore Balboa Park and other excursions that are inexpensive and some that are off the beaten path.
I want to pose a question to you – What’s your idea of the best last-minute vacation? I want to hear from you! Just leave your answer under comments and you will also be entered to win a family 4 pack of Angel tickets to a Big Bang Friday game.
Thank you in advance! Looking forward to reading about your favorite last minute vacation tips!!
I forgot to add you have until Sunday to enter. Thanks!
My family had the opportunity to visit the Birch Aquarium at The Scripps Institution of Oceanography this past weekend. We have been on a marine/sea life quest recently and from what I had read on the net the Birch Aquarium is THE place to visit. Let me tell you folks- It most certainly is. The aquarium is absolutely breathtaking. The Birch Aquarium is nestled on an ocean bluff and overlooks beautiful La Jolla Shores. I was in love from first sight and so was my family.