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San Diego Botanic Garden – Kids Free in October (2017)

Every year, San Diego hosts a kids go free month and this year, it’s during the month of October.  Many theme parks, museums and nature sites offer free entrance for kids.  We decided to make use of it by going to the San Diego Botanic Garden (in Encinitas), rather than Sea World or Legoland, which we’ve been to before.  The garden was very nice, considering it’s autumn and not as many flowers were in bloom, we still had a good time strolling through it.  The highlights of the garden were the overlook tower, the waterfall, and the super cool kid’s treehouse in the Hamilton Children’s garden.

This is the treehouse, big enough to climb around in and it had two areas where you can stand and look down at the children’s park.


There was a good size waterfall that was about 3 stories high, my picture doesn’t do it justice.  It flowed down into a pond of water lilies.  There was another area with a pond and humongous lily pads for turtles to sun on.

Lots of whimsical statues and sculptures, some of which are for sale.  They also had a lot of succulent topiary statues.

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