San Diego from Aquarium to Zoo: Wildlife With Your Grandchild

Go underwater and behind the scenes as you and your grandkid learn all about animals at the San Diego Zoo and Birch Aquarium. Plus, ride a boogie board and roller coaster at the beach.
Rating (4.83)
Program No. 16145RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,599 / ADULT
999 / CHILD

At a Glance

If you and your grandkid love animals, you’ll love San Diego! First, play zookeeper’s assistant as you follow around a staffer at the San Diego Zoo. Compare a tiger’s dinner to your own as you find out what the animals eat and how they stay healthy. Then head to Birch Aquarium to dive into the ocean world. Wander through the hall of fishes, and discover giant tube worms and more oddities at an animated exhibit. Plus, ride an amphibious vehicle that travels by land and water, and have fun at an oceanfront amusement park and on the beach as you discover San Diego together.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking up to one mile per day.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • See African elephants, jaguars, grizzly bears and more than 800 other species at the San Diego Zoo.
  • Let’s boogie! Spend a day boogie boarding and kayaking at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center.
  • Throw your hands up and squeal as you ride the rollercoaster at Belmont Park, a historic amusement park on the beach!

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-11.
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Edie Cole
Edie Cole was born in Santa Paula and raised in sunny Southern California. Living in Corona del Mar for a couple of years was a dream come true for her. With so much to do in California, the coastline and days at the beach are her favorite. She enjoys sailing, photography, traveling, music, cooking, painting, dancing, sewing, her friends, fine food and playing with her grandkids. Edie’s daughter, husband and two grandchildren live close by, so running has also become another sport she enjoys.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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