Looking at the marketing campaigns that promote San Diego real estate downtown, there seems to be an effort by real estate agents to attract single professionals, but the reality of this housing market is that it appeals to various types of home buyers. Families with young children may find downtown San Diego an ideal place to live for various reasons: quality of life, educational opportunities, cultural diversity, and many fun things to do. Here are six of the best family-friendly attractions you can enjoy in and around the downtown districts of San Diego.
1. Balboa Park
If you could spend every weekend of an entire year exploring Balboa Park, chances are you wouldn’t discover everything this magical place has to offer. A few of the activities listed in this article are inside Balboa Park, but the park itself is worth exploring for a day. A good place to start is the House of Hospitality, which you can find next to Casa de Balboa and diagonal to Casa del Prado.
2. The San Diego Zoo
One of the most famous zoos in the world is located on the north end of Balboa Park. With more than 4,000 species thriving in simulated ecosystems, the San Diego Zoo is an amazing learning experience for anyone interested in the biological sciences.
3. Discover Bike Rides
Many condo buyers in San Diego look for buildings that offer additional bicycle storage. Nonetheless, you don’t have to worry about this thanks to the Discover Bike and DecoBike stations. If you want to take the family on a bike ride, you can visit the various DecoBike stations on G Street and check out up to three bicycles per credit or debit card. Your ride can start at the Embarcadero Marina Park South, then you can travel north to Seaport Village and the USS Midway Museum.
4. The Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater
The elaborate puppet theaters of Europe can be enjoyed by San Diego families who visit Balboa Park. Marie Hitchcock and her family arranged puppet theater performances from the end of World War II until 1994. These days, the theater also offers workshops for children and apprenticeship programs for San Diego residents.
5. San Diego Padres Home Games
Petco Park, home of the MLB San Diego Padres, is conveniently located within walking distance of most downtown districts, and it’s considered one of the most family-friendly baseball stadiums in North America. The best series to catch at Petco Park is when the Los Angeles Dodgers come down for afternoon games.
6. Model Railroad Museum
Located at Casa de Balboa in Balboa Park, this is the largest model railroad museum in the world, and it offers a unique experience for children as well as adults who collect model railroad pieces. The miniature displays of this museum tell the fascinating history of how California developed thanks to its railroad system.
Many downtown San Diego condos are family-friendly as well. If your family is interested in the urban lifestyle, contact one of the trusted agents at 92101 Urban Living to begin your search for your downtown dream home. Call 619-649-0368 today.