20 Fun Things to Do in San Diego with Teens

Families visiting San Diego, CA, with teenagers in tow will have no problem unplugging them for a bit to enjoy outdoor activities and even a little edutainment. We’re the perfect destination for this somewhat picky set.

I’ve listed the best beaches, tours, museums, and other things to do in San Diego with teens and tweens.

Makes an excellent teen beach because of the activities on offer. Plus, the sand is gorgeous for regular beachgoing.

LA JOLLA SHORES BEACH

If rides are on the agenda, buy a wristband or check Groupon for one as a la carte tickets add up quickly. The Go San Diego pass also includes an Attractions Pass to Belmont Park San Diego.

BELMONT PARK

It was one of the longest-serving aircraft carriers of the 20th century, serving from 1945 through the Cold War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, and other events up to 1992.

USS MIDWAY MUSEUM

As rock music blares, ride at speeds of up to 50 mph past military ships, along the downtown skyline, and under the iconic Coronado Bridge on the Patriot Jet Boat.

PATRIOT JET BOAT

It’s four courses ranging from 300 to 2700 feet in length. You’ll reach speeds of up to 55 mph, and since it’s a side-by-side zip line, you can experience it together.

LA JOLLA ZIP ZOOM

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