We're 55 days away from our trip to Southern California and we need to start thinking about a vacation budget (sometimes being an adult stinks).
As I was doing some research today, I realized just how important a budget will be. With all there is to do in the San Diego and Los Angeles area, it would be easy to spend a fortune. Since we don't have a fortune to spend, we're going to have to make some tough decisions.
I'm going to list some possible excursions along with their prices and you let me know what you think the best values are (if you can really call them values at these prices).
Sea World ($59 adults/$49 kids)
Wild Animal Park ($34 adults/$24 kids)
Lego Land ($60 adults/$20 kids)
Knott's Berry Farm ($50 adults/$20 kids)
Disney Land ($66 adults/$56 kids)
I did not list the San Diego Zoo because we've decided that's one we are definitely going to do. While you're thinking about the prices, remember that we'll have to pay for two adults and two kids.
One more think I didn't list is a San Diego Padres game. I was worried about the prices of this, but I found out today that the Padres have an afternoon game against the Mets while we're there. Also, it's a 2-for-1 day, and if we sit in the right field bleachers ($10 a seat) there's a "beach" for the kids to play in. So, that's on the must-do list.
Here's a picture of Petco Park - I'm very excited. I hope Johan Santana is pitching for the Mets that day!