A huge perk of living in Chula Vista is the number of family-friendly activities. Whether you’re looking for shaded outdoor adventure, water parks, or indoor playgrounds, Chula Vista truly has something for everyone. During warmer months, it’s especially important for parents to find fun, educational activities outside the home. Check out these five great locations to keep your kids entertained during the upcoming warm days!

1. Olympic Training Center

Located at: 2800 Olympic Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91915

Located at: 2800 Olympic Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91915

Chula Vista is the home to the United States’ first ever master-planned Olympic Training Center. The 155-acre complex supports archery, beach volleyball, BMX, canoeing/kayaking, cycling, field hockey, track & field, and so much more! Inspire and education your kids by stopping in for a self-guided tour or attending a guided tour (only available on Saturdays). With the 2016 Rio Olympics just around the corner, there is no better time to schedule a visit!

Find Tour Information here.

2. Mountain Hawk Park

Located at: 1475 Lake Crest Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91915

Located at: 1475 Lake Crest Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91915

After you visit the Olympic Training Center, take a quick walk over to Mountain Hawk Park. Perfect for a picnic, game of soccer, or shaded stroll, this 12-acre park comes with plenty of amenities for family fun. The most popular amenity of Mountain Hawk Park is its Splash Pad, a water feature perfect for kids’ playtime in the sun. Don’t forget to bring a towel, sunscreen, and snacks for the perfect afternoon!

3. Living Coast Discovery Center

Located at: Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Located at: Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Calling all future Marine Biologists! The Living Coast Discovery Center is a hands-on educational experience for families interested in learning more about ocean habitats, coastal animals, and plants. Come spend a day learning about our local environment and visit the new Passport to the Pacific exhibit. You can even sign your kids up for a day of Wildlife Camp or attend their free Sunday Composting Workshop!

4. Jump Around Now

Located at: 1675 Brandywine Avenue, Suite A, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Located at: 1675 Brandywine Avenue, Suite A, Chula Vista, CA 91911

If you want to find something adventurous for your kids, look no further than Jump Around Now, Chula Vista’s most unique Adventure & Trampoline Park. With over 12,000 square feet of trampolines, your kids will spend the day jumping into giant foam pits, playing bouncy basketball, and climbing the thrilling skywalk. A day at Jump Around Now is the perfect way for the whole family to stay cool.

(P.S. You can usually find great deals for Jump Around Now on Groupon!)

5. Aquatica Water Park

Located at: 2052 Entertainment Cir, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Located at: 2052 Entertainment Cir, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Pack a bottle of sunscreen and head over to Chula Vista’s favorite waterpark for a day of fun. While your kids spend the afternoon climbing Walkabout Waters; floating along Loggerhead Lane; or zipping down Woohoo Falls; you can relax under the shade of a beautiful cabana. There you’ll find wildlife, like flamingos and turtles, amongst the lush landscape and dazzling rides. This is a perfect activity for the whole family–toddlers included!

No matter what you end up doing this September, we here at East Chula Vista Homes hope you find a way to get out and stay cool! Comment below with your suggestions of fun activities for Chula Vista families!