photo: Aimee Della Bitta

Trading in snowshoes for flip-flops, Aimee moved from the east coast to southern California in 2004 and instantly fell in love with the surf and sand lifestyle. Aimee worked in marketing and communications for more than a decade, sharpening her branding skills and leading marketing campaigns for companies in the health and wellness industry. In an effort to spend more time with her two young kids and overactive puppy, Aimee branched off on her own and began freelancing when her youngest was 4. She wrote her first article for Red Tricycle in 2014 and has been sharing her favorite things about America's Finest City ever since. She’s thrilled to join the team as the San Diego editor.

Favorite place to play outdoors: Moonlight Beach in Encinitas or The San Diego Botanical Garden

Do you have a go-to restaurant you like to take the kids: Buona Forchetta. We love Italian food and it’s one of the most authentic restaurants we’ve found in Southern California AND it’s family-friendly.  

Favorite thing to do on a rainy day: Rain? This is San Diego! I’m kidding, but we really don’t get a lot of rainy days here, so when we do we “soak” them in by staying home and drinking lots of hot chocolate. 

Favorite spot for an afternoon of fun:
Balboa Park is a go-to spot. It’s fun for all ages so the kids can explore and engage in different activities as they grow and enter new stages.  

Can’t-live-without mom product: Snacks. They’re good for the whole family; including mom and dad! 

Favorite thing about raising kids in San  Diego:
As much as I love being close to the beach and the stellar weather, I’m going to say my favorite thing about raising kids in San Diego is the community. People are friendly, easy-going and always open to new adventures.  

Most unique (or daring) thing you’ve ever done with your kids locally:
Being part of an Improv show in Old Town.

We are thrilled to have Aimee join our Red Tricycle/Tinybeans team! You can reach her at aimee.dellabitta at tinybeans.com.