If your family plans to visit San Diego in January, there is no shortage of fun, affordable things to do that are sure to keep the kids happy and the parents relaxed. Here are a few staff favorites from the amiable employees at the San Diego Marina Inn.
The Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure
The Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure takes place daily in January and February, and offers a unique way to see the sights while the family competes as a team. The hunt starts in Old Town, runs through Little Italy, and leads your family to the War Memorials at the waterfront. Using promotional code SDMAG at UrbanAdventureQuest.com, $39.20 will cover the cost for a team of two to five people. The event spans 2.4 miles and runs 3-3.5 hours. Additional costs associated with the scavenger hunt include trolley fare.
The New Children’s Museum
From kiddie cooking classes to sculptures designed for climbing, The New Children’s Museum on Island Avenue in downtown San Diego offers a plethora of options for family fun. On Sunday, January 18, families with kids of all ages can enjoy the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra, which features talented teen musicians. Tickets for the show are $10 each.
Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Festival
Also on Sunday, January 18, is the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Festival. Head to the downtown waterfront for the festivities, which will include a parade with fabulous floats, music from area high school bands, and drill team performances. This event is free of charge.
Big Bay Whale Days Festival
Big Bay Whale Days Festival is held for just one day only on Saturday, January 25. Check out the walk-through whale display, participate in whale-centered art projects, and get an up-close view of live sea creatures! The festival is free and also features a number of giveaways, and a variety of food and entertainment.
San Diego Sunroad Boat Show
Don’t miss the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show at the San Diego Convention Center and the San Diego Marriot Marquis Marina. This event, slated for January 23-26, invites families to enjoy a sail on the bay, activities for the kids, and live music. The cost is $12 for adults, and kids under age 12 get in free.
Now that you’ve got a list of fun, budget-friendly family activities to do while in San Diego this January, it’s time to reserve a room. Whether you’re looking for something right in the middle of the action, or a hotel near SAN airport, the Marina Inn has you covered. We offer quick and easy booking, flexible dates, a best rate guarantee, and a great Kids Suite with bunk beds. Call a friendly Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933 to inquire about our great rates and reserve your room today.