Take a Carousel Ride

Kids of all ages LOVE carousels and luckily San Diego is home to a few full-sized carousels which your kids are sure to enjoy. At Seaport Village you’ll find a carousel with 54 wood carved animals and 2 chariots. Completely renovated in 1992, these works of art now go round and round pleasing children and adults alike.

The 1910 Balboa Park Carousel, adjacent to the San Diego Zoo, is a menagerie of animals and all but two pairs are original with hand-carved European craftsmanship. Also original are the hand-painted murals surrounding the upper portion of the carousel and the military band music. This carousel is one of the few in the world still offering the brass ring game for everyone taking the 5-minute ride.

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