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NEW! Best of Family Fun Winners and Top Picks of 2014

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The wait is over! We asked you to pick the best hangouts and hotspots for families and you delivered. Here are the winners and top picks in San Diego's Best of Family Fun 2014. Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted, and CONGRATULATIONS to our winners!


Be sure to go to our July issue for the full article, which includes photos and descriptions for each of the winners!


Best Bike Path: Silver Strand

Top Picks:
Mission Bay Bike Path
Mission Trails Regional Park  


Best Pier Fishing: Coronado Ferry Landing Pier   

Top Picks:
Ocean Beach Pier
Crystal Pier, Pacific Beach  


Best Dog Park: Ocean Beach Dog Beach  

Top Picks:
Del Mar Dog Beach
Coronado Dog Beach 


Best Kids Menu: Corvette Diner

Top Picks:
Cheesecake Factory
BJs Restaurant


Best Local Morning Radio Show: Jagger & Kristi on Magic 92.5

Top Picks:
The AJ Show on Energy 103.7
Jeff & Jer Showgram on KyXy 96.5


Best Hiking Trail: Torrey Pines State Reserve

Top Picks:
Cowles Mountain
Mission Trails Regional Park


Best Farmers Market: Hillcrest Farmers Market

Top Picks:
Little Italy Farmers Market
La Jolla Farmers Market


Best Tater Tots: Sonic

Top Picks:
Dirty Birds, Pacific Beach
Station Tavern, South Park


Best Kids Clothing Store: Old Navy

Top Picks:
Gymboree
Mon Petit Château, Chula Vista


Best Place to Connect with Nature: Torrey Pines State Reserve

Top Picks:
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument and Tide Pools         


Best Public or Botanical Garden: Balboa Park

Top Picks:
San Diego Botanic Garden
Japanese Friendship Garden


Best Mac 'n' Cheese: Panera

Top Picks:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Urban Solace, North Park


Best Brunch: Broken Yolk

Top Picks:
Hotel del Coronado
94th Aero Squadron, Kearny Mesa


Best "Kids Eat Free" Deal: Denny's

Top Picks:
IHOP
Luna Grill

> Find more deals on our Kids Eat Free Page!


Best Coffee House to Take Kids: Kid Ventures

Top Picks:
Starbucks
Mon Petit Château, Chula Vista


Best Food Truck: Sweet Treats

Top Picks:
Dang Brother Pizza
MIHO Gastrotruck


Best Family Campground: Santee Lakes

Top Picks:
South Carlsbad State Beach
Campland on the Bay, Mission Bay


Best Food Festival: San Diego County Fair

Top Picks:
Bates Nut Farm Food Truck Festival
Taste of Little Italy


Best Local Art Festival: Artwalk San Diego

Top Picks:
La Jolla Festival of the Arts
Coronado Art Walk 


Best Live Theater for Families: The Old Globe

Top Picks:
San Diego Junior Theatre
Broadway San Diego


Best Museum for Families: Reuben H. Fleet

Top Picks:
Birch Aquarium
The New Children's Museum


Best Family Hotel or Resort: Legoland Hotel

Top Picks:
Hotel del Coronado
Paradise Point Hotel


Best Bowling Alley: Tavern + Bowl

Top Picks:
Parkway Bowl
Kearny Mesa Bowl


Best DIY Art or Ceramic Studio: CeramiCafe Art Lounge

Top Picks:
Daydreams Ceramic Café, Eastlake
Little Artists


Best Amusement Center or Theme Park: SeaWorld

Top Picks:
Belmont Park
Dave & Buster's, Mission Valley


Best Family Sleepover Event: Safari Park Roar & Snore

Top Picks:
San Diego Zoo
Star of India


Best Indoor Play Place: Kid Ventures

Top Picks:
Mon Petit Château, Chula Vista
FUNBelievable Play, Lakeside


Best Place for a Birthday Party: Kid Ventures

Top Picks:
FUNBelievable Play, Lakeside
Gymboree Play & Music


Best Toy Store: Toys R Us

Top Pick:
Gepetto's
Lakeshore Learning Store


Best Bookstore: Barnes & Noble

Top Picks:
Friends of the Library
Upstart Crow, Liberty Station


Best Mall for Families: Westfield UTC, La Jolla

Top Picks:
Westfield Plaza Bonita
Westfield North County


» Find more local businesses in our Business Spotlight section.
Each month we highlight 4 or 5 local businesses with services or events coming up that may interest you!



Updated: June 2014


      


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