No first-time visit to San Diego is complete without a trip to their famous zoo. In springtime, the exhibits are home to new babies galore—rhinos, pandas, condors, and clouded leopards. Afterward, ride the old-fashioned city trolley to Old Town and Mission Valley, where you can grab a bite to eat at one of the area's many Mexican restaurants or visit San Diego's first mission in Presidio Park. I've also heard kids lobbying hard for a visit to Lego Land, but you’re on your own with that.
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