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Flying kites will always be one of the happiest childhood memories of people who have had the opportunity to go kite-flying with their families. For San Diego locals, kite flying will always be an activity that they can do given the great climate, and perfect spots to go kiting in and around the county.

The San Diego Magazine recommends The Mission Bay Park for Kite Flying. “With summer in full swing, it’s prime time to get outside for some fresh air fun, and kite flying is a great option for a free summer activity that you never grow out of. San Diego has several prime kite-flying spots, including beaches like South Carlsbad State Beach, Dog Beach, and the cliffs above Black’s Beach. Mission Bay Park is also a great spot, as well as the meeting place of the San Diego Kite Club. Daniel Willan, the club president suggests Mariners Point, Tecolote Shores North and Fiesta Island as prime destinations for kite flying.” Read the whole article here.

USA Today also touted Mission Beach as one of the best places in the world to fly kites. “‘The very active San Diego Kite Club gathers here. It’s a great place to watch skilled four-line kite fliers practice individual and team maneuvers.’ The club also holds a major event each New Year’s Day, when some of the country’s finest kite makers turn out to test their newest creations.” Check out the rest of the article here.

The San Diego Tourism Authority meantime shared more information about the biggest kite flying festival in the whole county, and the oldest annual kiddie kite flying event in the whole United States. “Spend the day at the Ocean Beach Kite Festival enjoying Live Music, Street Fair, Carnival Rides and, of course, Kites. Our Kite Festival is held at Dusty Rhodes Park on the Second Saturday of May. It’s the oldest children’s kite festival in the United States. We have kite building and decorating, prizes, professional kite fliers and amazing kite demonstrations and games, crafters, community organizations, gourmet food, carnival activities and live music!” Read more here. 

The website Your North County meantime shared a guide on where to buy kites in their area. “First things, first… you need a kite. If you haven’t shopped for one in a while, the varying styles and level of sophistication might just literally blow you away. Start with a simple light-pulling kite for kids that they can easily hold on to in the wind. Several kite-specific stores in North County have recently closed, but local toy stores have them as does REI. Or, for more options than you can handle, try Kite Country on Sports Arena Blvd.” Read the websites Kite Flying 101 here.

Kite Flying is indeed one great family family bonding activity that can be enjoyed when in San Diego, California.