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Plan A Day Out

Promoting family time in Orange County by sharing fun family outing ideas.

Maruska is a winner of Top 25 SoCal Moms - 2013

What's the best part of raising a family in SoCal?

The weather. In SoCal you can go out and play with your kids all year long. It rarely rains, it never snows, and it is almost never too hot. Raising a child in SoCal is so much easier! No umbrellas, no stroller covers, no boots. At any time of the year, you can just dress the kids in flip flops, shorts and a T-shirt, and go out and play. Love SoCal!

What's a great destination for a family vacation in SoCal?

Probably San Diego. It has tons of fun things for the whole family: SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, Balboa Park, USS Midway, Birch aquarium, model railroad museum, and so much more. San Diego also has beautiful beaches and great restaurants.

What do your kids love most about living in SoCal?

All the great activities that are available for kids…and free (mom is happy about the latter). They can learn about science at the California Science Center, learn about art at the Paul Getty Museum, learn about astronomy at the Griffith Observatory, and learn about the environment at the Environmental Nature Center. And all for free. And there are tons of other fun free activities: pet animals at the Centennial farm, visit seals at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, listen to story times at local libraries, ride miniature trains at the Fairview Park, just to name a few. So my kids are never bored!