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#1 of 4 Old 04-15-2010, 04:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We're thinking of visiting San Diego, and was wondering about AP-friendly places. I am bfing my baby and have a very attached seven year old. What are some good places to go? Also, any good traditional foods restaurants?

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Maybe I should introduce myself. I am interested in just visiting San Diego. I've never been there, but my aunt and uncle lived there for awhile long ago (like the 50s) while he was in the Navy. They loved it there but it was only a temporary stop for them -- they now live in central Washington. Anyway, we were thinking of going next month (I am such a last-minute person, once I flew to Costa Rica for an ecotourism trip (as a volunteer) with just a few days' notice). I know from living in San Francisco that places that are popular with tourists aren't always the best places to see real local flavor, much less relax. I have a seven year old ds and a five month old dd, so I need to find places that would be fun for both of them and my husband and myself. My ds is thinking he'd like to visit Legoland, and I would like to see at least one museum. Any suggestions? My dd may be eating a few solids by then, but right now she's exclusively breast fed. My ds is a rather er, selective eater. He loves fruit, fortunately, and I was hoping to find a good farmer's market in the area.

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Do you know whereabouts in SD you will be staying?

I would highly recommend Balboa Park - there are several museums there, and it is a beautiful place to spend a day. The San Diego Zoo is actually part of Balboa Park as well.
http://www.balboapark.org

There is a schedule for farmers' markets in the area here:
http://www.sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal...rs-Markets.php

I think most of the area is pretty AP-friendly, or at least I've never encountered any negativity about it from strangers.

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You might want to check out Java Mama, a cafe designed for families with young children. They are re-opening on May 5th after a recent move. The new address is:

9880 Hibert Street
Suite E3
San Diego, 92131

Website: http://www.javamama.com/

I haven't been to Legoland, so I can't help there. But last time I went to Sea World, I did find a nursing room near the Bay of Play. I have also nursed my dd as she stood in the stands during the dolphin show. I used a nursing cover, and I didn't notice anyone saying anything, but who knows? I have also nursed her in some of the darkly-lit aquarium buildings, which is a bit more private.

As for museums, I know there is a children's museum downtown at 200 West Island Avenue. http://www.thinkplaycreate.org/

As the pp said, Balboa Park has all sorts of museums: art, science & technology, sports, even a model train museum. Reuben H. Fleet has a science-educational play area for kids, and an IMAX theatre. There is also a puppet theatre, if your kids are into that. So you can probably find something at Balboa Park, depending on what your family's interests are.

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