This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sky Zone. All opinions are 100% mine.
Trampoline parks in San Diego are all the rage at the moment with my daughter’s age group. It’s where birthday parties are hosted and Friday nights are spent. Kids love to bounce high, off walls, into foam and even shoot epic hoops aided safely by a little spring. It’s a good way for them to burn off excess energy and enjoy a bit of exercise while they’re at it. As we have more free time with summer here, we drove out to SkyZone San Diego for a 2-hour Early Bird trampoline session.
It wasn’t our first visit actually as my daughter has attended Sky Zone birthday parties. But, it was my first time sticking around to watch the fun. Because of their free WiFi, I was actually able to get a little work done, too, so my workday morning wound up being almost as productive as I would have been at home.
Here’s some of what you can do at Sky Zone.
This goes without saying that there is a huge main area with trampolines on the floor and walls for kids to bounce on and flip safely. We arrived right when it opened so my daughter and her friend had the run of the space for a bit but by the time we left, this very popular area was full of kids having a blast.
This one is fun (and great exercise) for grown-ups, too. Sky Zone is the original home of trampoline dodgeball which takes the vintage game to an entirely new level. Bounce into the air to avoid being tagged, throw the ball from high in the sky and more.
SkySlam and SkyHoops
The girls enjoyed dunking the basketball (of course, with the help of the trampoline) in the SkySlam basketball area. Players can simply shoot the ball or play a game of SkyHoops where another player tries to bounce in the air and block the shots.
This giant foam pit (pictured at the top) was by far the girls’ favorite Sky Zone San Diego attraction. They’d flip into it, land gently, climb back out and do it all over again!
Play Video Games
During the handful of rest breaks they took, they played games in the little arcade.
Parents, guardians and/or toddlers can jump without interference from big kids during the twice-weekly morning Toddler Time sessions.
Work on Complimentary WiFi
As mentioned previously, bring your laptop and log on to high-speed WiFi to catch up on work or life while the kids jump. Staff members keep an eye on them to make sure they are safe so you really can be productive at one of the nearby tables.
Glow at Night
Sky Zone turns into a jumping dance party after dark during Glow where the lights turn off and participants literally glow in the dark under black lights (white or glow-in-the-dark shirts required). Glow happens every Friday from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Host a Party or Event
Forget the hassle of hosting at home. Choose from one of Sky Zone’s party packages and let their staff handle the rest. Parents swear by the convenience of having birthday parties here and it’s even possible to have a Glow birthday party!
Good to Know
Sky Zone has special socks with traction that guests need to wear on the trampolines. At the time of our visit, a pair of socks was $3.
Sky Zone San Diego has drinks for purchase including an ICEE machine. I never knew that you could combine multiple flavors into one ICEE but it’s a thing, apparently!
It’s best to make a reservation online in order to avoid disappointment as trampoline parks are very popular and can reach occupancy.
In San Diego, there is also a Sky Zone in San Marcos. Other locations across the U.S., may have different attractions on offer. Find your local Sky Zone.
Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).
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