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I’ve visited Los Cabos quite a bit on my own… but never with my kids! So this year, I changed that and booked them a flight with me to enjoy a stay at Royal Solaris, a very kid-friendly resort, and to enjoy other activities in Los Cabos that I’ve done by myself, but never with the kids.
Visit Downtown San Jose del Cabo
Los Cabos consists of the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. On my trip, I decided to stay closer to San Jose del Cabo because I find it to be more kid friendly. On Thursdays, they have an art walk that takes over their downtown area. However, even if you aren’t there during the art walk, I suggest you visit downtown both in the mornings and in the evenings.
In the mornings, the radiating sun offers many beautiful photo opps. Literally just walking down the streets you might come up with a cute bench pressed against a colorful wall.
You also don’t want to miss visiting Parroquia San Jose. It’s located in the heart of the downtown area and it is a working church so you can catch mass on Sunday at 7am, 10am, and noon. The church also provides a short history on a plaque—and don’t miss the trees with the crossed trunks on the side of the stairs. They’re super unique!
Go crazy on the street food
San Jose del Cabo has the most delicious street food and because it’s so budget friendly, you can try a lot in one visit. The downtown area also has a good assortment of restaurant and eateries, some with cool accents inside like a chair swing or specialty menus. Sometimes, trying a new food or treat is made even easier because the food comes to you! On any given day, you can find carts rolling down the streets selling candy, peanuts, corn on the cob, and churros. I suggest you try them all.
Mexican street food is pretty much the best ever and always tastes like it was made with love. Don’t hesitate to stop and try something new.
Board a pirate ship
Los Cabos has many different things to to do with kids. You can take them snorkeling, horseback riding, and even kayaking. Pick one activity to do during your visit so you and your kids don’t get overwhelmed trying to do too much.
On my visit with the kids to Los Cabos, I decided to take them on a pirate ship for a sunset cruise dinner and a show. The Buccaneer Queen in Los Cabos offers family-friendly shows that are very exciting to see on the high seas, and doubles as a sightseeing tour and triples as a delicious place to eat. They offer vegetarian options and the show is in English. For adults, you can find a large selection of cocktails available, and for a souvenir you can arrange for a photo with the famous Los Cabos arch in the background.
Buy locally sourced souvenirs
There is no shortage of shops in Los Cabos. I would suggest you skip the ones that sell similar items and instead opt for ones that sell handmade gifts like baskets, home decor, and even art. On our trip, we opted for handmade tablecloths and glass hearts to hang on our trees at home. They’re beautiful souvenirs that can be used year after year, and will remind us of the fun times we had visiting Los Cabos.
Have dinner on the beach
If you stay at a beachside resort, chances are you’ll be offered the opportunity to have dinner on the beach. If you can, do it. I booked one of those romantic dinners on the beach and it was such a nice thing to do with the boys. It was really nice to be able to get away from the noise and just enjoy nature and watch the moon come up as the sun went down. The food was amazing, and we had conversations that would’ve been hard to have over dinner at a noisy restaurant. We also got to experience a proposal one table over, so that was fun to see too.
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