Sunday, July 15, 2018

Ideas for Your Summer Break

I thought I'd post a few ideas for your summer break.  

1.Visit The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum in Carlsbad- Free (donation) entry
2. Go ice skating- Ice-plex Escondido or Icetown in Carlsbad
3. Take time for tea at The Grand Tea Room, Escondido.
5.  Go Karting- K1 Speed
6.  Check out some sea life at an aquarium- Birch Aquarium or SEA LIFE (LEGOLAND)
7.  Mini golf, etc- Boomers
8.  Get up close and personal with exotic birds at Free Flight Bird Sanctuary in Del Mar
9.  Hike, learn and take photos at San Diego Botanic Garden (free first Tuesday of each month).
10.  Canoe or Stand Up Paddleboard- Carlsbad Lagoon or Lake San Marcos
11.  Go for a hike- we have LOTS of beautiful local trails
12. Visit a local park- so many to choose from!
13. Take in some views at Double Peak Park (San Marcos)
14. Ride a Rollercoaster at Knott's Berry Farm or Belmont Park
15. Try Riddle Routes scavenger hunt in Carlsbad (recommended for middle school and up)
16. Hit Balboa Park.  (some museums free on Tuesdays)
17. Visit the California Surf Museum in Oceanside
18. Explore local bike trails
19. Visit Couple Berry Farms for farm animal fun plus fresh produce Thursday through Saturday
20. Visit the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park
21. Visit Sea World
22. Explore the beautiful grounds at Leo Carrillo Ranch. Free entry.
23. Try your hand at Geocaching.
24. Check out our tide pools.
25. Spend time at one of our local libraries.
26. Paint some pottery at Clay N Latte!
27. Jump and bounce and learn some tricks at one of our local trampoline parks like Get Air Vista!
28. Have some glow in the dark fun at Glowzone.
29. Visit the Childrens' Garden, learn about nature, picnic and hike around Alta Vista Botanic Garden.
30. Visit the Museum of Making Music.
31. Soar like a bird at La Jolla Zip Zoom Line.
32. Visit The Flower Fields.
33. Try your hand at flying at iFly in Oceanside.
34. Go see the sea lions at Oceanside Harbor (at entrance to harbor go to the right)
35. Enjoy the Oceanside Pier and have a shake at Ruby's.
36. Go see some magnificent and colorful art sculptures at Queen Califia's Magical Circle (free entry)
37. Visit The Cave Store in La Jolla, explore the sea cave and sea lions.
38. Visit a mission: Mission San Luis Rey or Mission San Juan Capistrano.
39. Complete the 7 Bridges Walk in San Diego (Start Balboa Park).
40. Visit Park 101 (Carlsbad) for lunch and outdoor games.
41. Schedule a tour of Chuao Chocolate Factory (kids 10 and older).

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Kids Art, Cooking and Gardening Camp (Vista)- July 23-27

Kids’ Art, Cooking and Gardening Camp Encourages Play, Exploration and Learning at Palomar Universalist Unitarian Fellowship.

The Willow Tree Center is offering a week long, full day summer camp to give kids an adventurous, active and healthy opportunity to explore their creativity, meet new friends, discover interests and create memories that last a lifetime.

   Whip up a delicious menu of garden-inspired culinary creations! Our kid-chefs will assemble & enjoy fun recipes that incorporate fruits and veggies, including: garden sushi, taco salads, strawberry crepes and smoothies.
   Experience the art of farm to table catering.
   Cultivate a life-long connection to the food they prepare and eat.
   Form friendships during artful games.
   Create and collaborate with arts and crafts.
Campers will leave our week long camp with new cooking and gardening skills, new friends, an appreciation for farm to table cuisine and an understanding of where their food comes from.

Ages: 6-12

July 23-27
9:30am to 3:00pm

Palomar Universalist Unitarian Fellowship
1600 Buena Vista Drive  
Vista, CA 92081  

For more information contact: Nancy Marks at  760.458.0150

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Catch Me if You Can at Oceanside's The Star Theatre July 20-29th

Grab your tickets here or call 760-721-9983. If you have an Entertainment Book, be sure to use your BOGO offer found there.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Next Up at Moonlight Amphitheatre- Disney's Newsies (July 18-Aug 4) PLUS Around The Town Ticket Giveaway!

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines! Newsies is a high-energy explosion of song and dance based on the popular 1992 film which became a hit Broadway musical in 2012. It features an incredible score by Alan Menken and is based on the thrilling true story of the Newsboy strike in 1899, when a bunch of rag tag orphans took on the mighty Joe Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, nearly bringing down the city of New York. The musical features many of the beloved songs from the movie while introducing eight new songs.  

The show runs at Moonlight Amphitheatre July 18-August 4th.  Click here for more info and to get your tickets. Also, look for a ticket giveaway on Around The Town's Facebook page. I will have (2) winners and they will each win a set of reserved seating tickets to the Friday, July 18th show at 8pm! 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Cool Off at The Wave Waterpark This Summer and Save with Groupon

The Wave Waterpark is such a great place to cool off with the family during the summer! With this offer from Groupon, you can get 1 in for $13, 2 in for $25 and 4 in for $48. Why pay more?

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Farm Camp for Kids Ages 6-12 at Sugar Sweet Farm in Encinitas This Summer

Childhood Blossoms at
Farm Camp
Sugar Sweet Farm - Encinitas

Ride horses, drink milk straight from a goat, gather eggs, walk a llama, read stories with lambs, 
laugh with a donkey, climb trees, play in the garden, create, swim, run, and get dirty  
Sugar Sweet Farm is a child's paradise, right here in Encinitas. Sign up for our camps today.  
Each day is unique -- filled with fresh activity so you can build your own custom schedule.
Ages 6 to 12    
Takes about 1 minute to Sign Up:
Come play on the farm!

***Note from Barb:  The family that runs this camp is amazing, as is their property. I highly recommend that you check out the opportunity. 

Elizabeth Sugarman
Sugar Sweet Farm
Encinitas, CA 92024

Chuao Chocolatier Joy Factory Tours in Carlsbad

Did you know that Chuao Chocolatier offers tours of their Joy Factory in Carlsbad on select Fridays at 11AM and 12:30PM as well as select Wednesdays at 4PM?  The cost is $15 per person and is designed for those 10 years of age and up. Be sure to make your reservation early as these tours fill up quickly and are limited in size.  While there, take advantage and get some shopping done in their chocolate boutique which is open Monday through Thursday 11AM to 3PM and Friday from 10:30AM to 3PM.