Spend a week in San Diego

San Diegos Delicious BabiesDebbie Dubrow is a mom with a 15 month old and a 2 1/2 year old in Seattle.

She travels frequently with her kids and founded the website DeliciousBaby dedicated to giving parents the inspiration, advice, and information to travel with their babies and young children.

She shares excellent ideas for a week in San Diego (for both locals and visitors).

Other than how lazy she makes me feel, I am 100% a fan of her site and her efforts!

Monday: Zoo time
The San Diego Zoo is a must-see destination. As soon as your baby is old enough to engage with the world, he or she will enjoy watching the animals. Unlike many Zoos, this one is spread across 100 acres and animals live in lush “natural” habitats instead of tiny cages. If you arrive early in the day, a good way to beat the crowds is to take the gondola one way to the far end of the park (great fun for kids beginning at around 9 months) and work your way back on foot. Discount tickets can often be found on Ebay and Craigslist. Membership is almost always a good idea for local families.

For lunch, eat a sandwich at Bread & Cie the best bakery in the city. Try the roasted eggplant and feta cheese sandwich for you and some yogurt or fresh fruit for your little one. Consider picking up your food before heading to the zoo and having a picnic while you’re there!

Bread & Cie: 350 University Ave, San Diego (619) 683-9322

Tuesday: Cafe and Mission Bay
Have an omelet at the Broken Yolk. The rooftop dining room is pleasant in warm weather (but not suited for strollers). If omelets aren’t your style, there is also a large selection of other breakfast standards like pancakes, waffles, and French Toast

Take a walk and let baby play in the sand at Mission Bay. This enormous public park has 27 miles of shoreline and 15 miles of bay front beach (if that isn’t enough to get baby to fall asleep in the sling, I don’t know what is). With basketball courts, volleyball, playgrounds, and lots of birds, there’s plenty for baby to do when he’s awake too. You might even want to bring along some food to cook up on one of the many barbecues!

Broken Yolk: 1851 Garnet Ave, San Diego (858) 270-9655
Open 6am-3pm
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