San Diego deals for the family

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

Hotels with theme park deals:

The Anabella Hotel
1030 W Katella Ave, Anaheim
Family-friendly features: Across the street from Disneyland; transit, tour and Disneyland tickets available through the concierge desk; Kid Suites with separate room with bunk beds.
Summer specials (through Dec 31): Kids receive a free breakfast with the purchase of an adult meal when a Kids Suite is booked. 50% off Sundays and Third Night Free packages available with a 2-night stay. $179 & up/night.

Knott's Berry Farm Hotel
7675 Crescent Ave, Buena Park
New features: Renovated rooms and 3 new family rides at Knott's Berry Farm.
Family-friendly features: Soak City water park (open June-Sept); visits from Snoopy in Amber Waves restaurant.
Summer specials (through Aug 31): Classic Package includes 1-night stay, 4 tickets to Knott's Berry Farm and 1-day breakfast buffet for 4. $234 & up/night.

5885 The Crossings Drive, Carlsbad
877-LEGOLAND (534-6526)
Family-friendly features: Themed guest rooms (pirate, kingdom or adventure), early entry to LEGOLAND park, themed play area, family pool and kid's entertainment.
Summer specials: Accommodations in a themed guest room, four 2-Day Resort Hopper tickets (2-day admission to LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Water Park)
early admission to LEGOLAND on both days and breakfast for up to 4 people (one morning only). $309 & up/night.

Fun in San Diego:

Crowne Plaza Hanalei Mission Valley
2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego
Family-friendly features: Close to SeaWorld, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo and other attractions.
Summer specials: SeaWorld Package includes deluxe accommodations and 2 adult tickets to SeaWorld. $355 & up/night.

Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa
3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego
Family-friendly features: White sand beach is one block from the resort.
Summer specials: Packages include: SeaWorld, Luau, LEGOLAND, Safari Park, San Diego Zoo and more. $350 & up/night.

Paradise Point San Diego's Island Resort
1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego
New features: Watersports camp, Segway tours, electric car-sharing program, free Sunday Fun Day summer concerts, stand-up paddleboarding and yoga classes.
Family-friendly features: Island Adventure Club for ages 4-15 (arts & crafts, treasure hunts, guided nature walks); Paradise Surf Academy, SeaWorld water taxi, teen and child spa treatments, Girls' Night In at the spa for teens, dive-in movies, poolside activities.
Summer specials (through Labor Day): $250 & up/night.

Old-fashioned charm on Coronado Island:

Glorietta Bay Inn
1630 Glorietta Blvd, Coronado
Family-friendly features: Kids Programs in July and August (Radical Reptile shows and Frannie the Clown); walking distance to the beach; complimentary towels, boogie boards and beach toys.
Summer specials (all summer):Standard rooms are $209 & up/night and suites are $425 & up/night; all rooms include breakfast.

Raising Arizona Kids magazine
5229 N 7th Ave, #202B
Phoenix AZ 85013
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