February 1, 2023
With vacation around the corner, so many families are booking vacations and coming to sunny California! From the stunning beaches to attractions like Legoland, the San Diego Zoo, and Belmont Park, San Diego has no shortage of things to do on family vacation. There are a ton of great, free options when it comes to getting the most out of your family vacation in San Diego, too. Below are just a few of my favorite ideas to consider when planning a San Diego summer vacation:
Bring the sunscreen, play in the sand, and dip your toes in the Pacific ocean! Some of my favorite beached include Cardiff, Moonlight Beach and Torrey Pines just to name a few! Moonlight is especially fun with the playground, large restroom facility & snack bar.
Take a peek at the local seals that love to sun themselves on the warm sand at the La Jolla Children’s Pool or head over to La Jolla Shores for some easy surf that’s perfect for beginners.
Consider exploring the 59-Mile Scenic Drive which winds you through charming neighborhoods and along a scenic ocean drive to reveal some of San Diego’s unique landscape.
Enjoy a walk through Balboa Park and marvel at its stunning Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. There is a ton to do there, in addition to the unique architecture. Balboa Park is home to over 18 world-class museums!
For more suggestions of free attractions to help with planning your San Diego summer vacation, check out the city’s post with 25 great suggestions.
Lastly, consider booking family portraits at sunset, on the beach with me! What better time for family portraits than during vacation? We can watch that famous La Jolla Cove sunset together!
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Hi there, I’m Tristan, owner of Tristan Quigley Photography, a San Diego family, maternity, and newborn photographer. I’m a mom of six (yup, you read that right!) with kids ranging from teens down to the baby! I know all too well just how fast they grow and the importance of documenting the journey along the way. Whether you are expecting your first and seeking maternity & newborn photos, or looking to update your family portraits, I would love to send details your way! Click here to get in touch with me or follow me on Instagram, where you will see more of my work! I can’t wait to help you plan your family photography session! Here are some newborn and family posts to check out as well! Carlsbad Newborn Photography & Carlsbad Family Photographer.
For some extra ideas on places to visit in San Diego, check out this article I was featured in for Redfin: Beautiful Places In San Diego
Tristan Quigley Photography is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer in San Diego, CA. Areas served include Carlsbad, Oceanside, Solana Beach, Encinitas, La Jolla, San Marcos, Rancho, and Santa Fe CA.
Tristan Quigley Photography specializes in luxury maternity, newborn & family photography in San Diego, California and the surrounding areas including Carlsbad, Encinitas and La Jolla.
Our portrait studio is located at:
7040 Avenida Encinias #205
Carlsbad, CA 92011