"My boys know San Diego as Legoland. First of all, I think Legoland is the greatest amusement park for kids 12 and under. It's not huge, just the right size. And, of course, everything is built out of Legos. There's just something gentle about it. It's not a place that hawks gifts at every single turn. They've added a couple of roller coasters, and there's a new 20-minute 4-D movie. Plus they have a really good restaurant with fresh, healthy food."

"If you don't eat at Legoland, Seaport Village, with its ships and shops and restaurants, is a nice place to have lunch. We don't do fast food. We try to do family friendly. I hate to say it, but it's mostly Subway sandwiches. It's good food, and fairly healthy. And they're on every corner. Otherwise, whatever park we're at, we eat there. If you want something more elegant, go to George's Ocean Terrace in La Jolla. You can eat outside and the terrace has a view of the entire cove."

"La Jolla has a lot of art galleries and high-end jewelry and clothing stores. Old Town San Diego has Bazaar del Mundo, which has great restaurants and mariachis playing and Mexican and South American crafts. What's also nice about San Diego is there's a lot of outlet malls. There's one in Carlsbad called Carlsbad Company Stores. It has housewares, shoe stores, and a Barney's outlet."

"San Diego has a lot of museums. There's a Maritime Museum with ships and models for ships. My kids are really into airplanes, so they love the Aerospace Museum. They have simulators the kids can ride in, and a bunch of the stuff is hands-on that you can climb in. The planes are huge. To see them close-up is exciting."