So we went to Imperial Beach in early June as we usually try to every year. Stayed in a great condo on the beach, visited Lego land and enjoyed a very quiet tim on the beach.
Beach Trip 2013
We love hitting the beach each summer. We drove to Imperial Beach CA (South of San Diego) for some fun in the sun and playing around the cooler weather at some of our favorite spots.
San Diego Botanic Gardens
When we went to Imperial Beach this summer I decided to look at our memberships to see what we could do for free or low cost while on vacation. If you have a Desert Botanical Gardens membership you can vist the San Diego Botanic Gardens for free. If you have small children or just love enjoying nature I highly recommend these botanic gardens. They had two different kids gardens. One was more appropriate for toddlers and the other was fun for kids of all ages (even Matt.) There was a miniature railroad to view, dirt to dig, a treehouse to climb, a music garden, and lots of green (yea I live in the desert so I get excited about green.)
Imperial Beach 2012
We spent a whole week at Imperial Beach this August and it was wonderful. Not to say we didn’t have our bad moments, a whole week of some serious time together isn’t easy, but it was fun and relaxing! We took tons of photos so I think I’ll do several posts. We mostly chilled at the beach and played on the playground downstairs from our apartment. We did use our botanical garden membership to get free reciprocal admission into two other gardens in the San Diego area (if you have memberships to places check out reciprocal admissions before you go on vacation, great way to have cheap fun!) I made freezer meals before we left and took my crockpot on vacation with us, sorry no vacation for her! We could play all day and come home to a nice home cooked meal. 🙂
There is nothing like enjoying the sunset on the beach, while watching your boys dance, wrestle, and run around like crazy. No toys necessary!