Grandparents’ Day is coming up on Sunday, September 10, and all generations have reasons to make it special.
Whether going all out or keeping it mellow, finding unique ways to celebrate Grandparents’ Day in San Diego takes little research. It’s a great chance to get out of the house with the whole family and do something fun and unique.
These 11 ideas to celebrate Grandparents’ Day in San Diego should get you started:
Bernardo Winery: The oldest operating Winery in southern California boasts beautiful views, flowers and rustic spots to take family photos. There are plenty of family friendly activities to keep everyone entertained, from craft fairs to live music every Sunday between 2 – 5pm. Wheelchair accessible.
Balboa Park: Recently voted a ‘Best California Attraction,’ Balboa Park’s beautifully manicured gardens, 17 museums, restaurants, street performers and fountains make it a hit with everyone. Wheelchair accessible.
Lake Poway: This scenic lake that is perfect for picnics. The kids can enjoy the large playground, hills for rolling down, kites and sports, while the adults relax in the shade with a view of the water. The active members of the family can hike, boat and fish. The small store rents poles and boats and sells bait. It also has snacks and drinks. Only some areas wheelchair accessible. Scout a possible site ahead of time before planning the day.
Pacific Southwest Railway in Campo: Take loved ones back to the wild west for Grandparents’ Day in San Diego. This 12-mile, narrated train ride takes passengers along the beautiful scenery of the San Diego – Arizona railway. The gentle journey gives family time to talk while the countryside rolls by. All trains wheelchair accessible but notify crew when buying tickets.
Hotel del Coronado: Enjoy a delicious lunch on the patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Sunday afternoons host mellow bands to accompany your meal. The bottom floor of the hotel has fascinating historic photos depicting the hotel’s start and some of its famous guests. The shops, too, dazzle with their unique treasures. Wheelchair accessible.
Mini Golfing: Small courses and tricky shots level the playing field. San Diego is home to many small courses. These often have arcades and other attractions to keep everyone busy long after the games have ended. Most not wheelchair accessible.
Carousel Ride at Seaport Village: Grandparents taking their grandchildren out for a carousel adventure is a classic outing. While grandchildren ride the moving horses, seniors can sit on one of the benches between them. Many of restaurants and shops nearby. If you check the online schedule, you may even catch a band, magician or clown entertaining the crowd. Wheelchair accessible.
San Diego Model Railroad Museum: Young children are always captivated by trains, and grandparents may have collected models when they were young. Be sure to check out the Toy Train Layout, which was named as a top 10 layout by Classic Toy Trains Magazine. Wheelchair accessible.
USS Midway Museum: Considered one of the most accessible historic tours in the U.S., the USS Midway was the United States largest serving aircraft carrier from 1945 – 1992. Make Grandparents’ Day in San Diego special on a tour of this fascinating vessel. Veterans and their families should have a wonderful time marveling at the ship’s size and unique features. Close by is the Embarcadero, a grassy knoll right by the water where people picnic, fly kites and roller blade. Great for people watching!
Grandparents’ Day in San Diego Should Be Special!
Love 2 Live caregivers understand when a senior could use a little adventure and when it’s best to stay home. We’re always careful to respect the wishes of our clients, and would never push them beyond their comfort level. If you’re interested in some respite or other senior care, call 619-291-4663 to schedule a free, no-obligation assessment. During the assessment, we get to know the senior and family members,routines,medical issues, and more, to find an ideal caregiver match. Don’t wait until a crisis to get outside help. Plan now so that care options can be rolled out whenever needed. We look forward to meeting you and your family!