LEGOLAND, Carlsbad and LegoLand

Address 1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008 Map, Hours Reduced schedule during winter, check website for latest hours, Cost Adult $59, Ages 3-12 $47 Website

The lego theme park has more than 50 rides, shows and attractions to choose from, but the real draw is all the super-detailed lego models in "mini land." The kids were fascinated by moving cars, breakdancers, and subway trains. Rides are geared towards younger children, and there are many choices for kids 34 inches or taller. Our son's favorite was a car ride (ages 3+) where he got to steer a small car around a track by himself. He was thrilled by the fact that there were no "rails" and he was really driving. The large water splash area is also a popular choice when the weather is warm, and you should bring a spare set of clothing.

We recommend buying tickets online to avoid the lines.