It’s time to make those ‘welcome’ signs because Grandma and Grandpa are coming to town! No need to ponder the perfect itinerary because we’ve curated 13 places to make super family memories together. All of these
activities bridge the gap between generations, so everyone will be excited about going on outings from the beach to Balboa Park. Read on to see where to squeeze out every drop of fun during their visit.

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Choo choo! Train enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy chugging along to see the locomotives at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum, which you can make a stop at on your visit to Balboa Park (another one of our top picks for visiting grandparents: see below). Don't miss the Toy Train Layout in the Toy Train Gallery which was named one of the top 10 layouts by Classic Toy Trains Magazine.


Photo: Elizabeth Silva


Where do you take grandparents when they’re in town for a visit? Share in the comments.

––Beth Shea