San Diego / Carlsbad California at the end of March
January 31, 2011 8:16 AM Subscribe
San Diego / Carlsbad California at the end of March with an eight year old? Places to stay? Stuff to do? Weather? Worth the trip?
posted by bondcliff to Travel & Transportation around San Diego, CA (15 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
We’re considering heading to Southern California (from MA) at the end of March, mostly to make a pilgrimage to Legoland. We’ll probably be in the area for most of a week and we’re wondering what else there is to do that would be doable that time of year.
Where to stay: San Diego, Carlsbad, or somewhere else? We’d prefer to rent something like a condo or timeshare that has a kitchen.
What to do: We enjoy theme parks (though The Critter is still not into the scary rides), hiking and nature, science-type stuff, museums, interesting drives, good food, beaches, and just about anything else. The zoo is on the “must see” list, as is Legoland. Right now those are the only two definite things.
I’d like to see the desert, as I’ve never seen one. Is March a good time to see the Anza Borrego? Are there any hikes we can do that aren’t going to kill us? We’re all strong hikers but I’m assuming the desert is a whole different animal. Can I get anywhere without 4WD? Any general advice?
Places to go: Is it worth taking a day trip to Los Angeles or is there enough to do in San Diego / Carlsbad?
Weather? What should we expect? Is swimming possible that time of year? Shorts or jeans? Should we expect rain?
What else? General advice for the area is welcome. Great food, great drives, great beaches, etc.
I'm a New Englander currently trying to figure out where to put another 20 inches of predicted snow so please fill me with visions of sunny and warm So. Cal.