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14 Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas for Families

DESTINATION | Published on 07/11/2019
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While Cabo San Lucas has a reputation for epic parties and a wild nightlife, there are also a variety of fun family things to do that both parents and kids will love. Cabo attractions range from sun-filled ocean adventures to memorable cultural experiences, leaving a long list of things to do with family to check off while on your Cabo vacation. As you make plans for your next family trip, put these Cabo San Lucas activities on your calendar.

1. Splashing on the Beach

With pristine beaches, one of the classic fun things to do with your family is splashing and playing by the sea. Build giant sandcastles or throw a frisbee before jumping into the waves to cool off. The beaches are recognized internationally as Blue Flag Beaches for their cleanliness and environmental programs.

2. Horseback Riding on the Beach

The most fun family things to do let you explore nature. As you ride your horse through the desert and on the beach, you’ll learn more about Mexico’s wildlife and its unique ecosystem. 

3. Taco Tasting

Mexico is famous for its food: tacos, salsa, quesadillas, and margaritas. While the whole family can’t have a margarita, sampling various authentic dishes and fresh seafood is one of the tastiest Cabo activities.

4. Stroll Around the Marina

For one of the most inexpensive Cabo San Lucas activities, head to the heart of downtown Cabo and the marina. As you stroll around the boardwalk or through the downtown area, you can spot massive yachts, browse boutique shops, and stop at a delicious restaurant.

5. Take a Surf Class

One of the most fun family things to do in Los Cabos is surfing. Kids often have an easier time than adults during a surfing class due to their light weight and low center of balance. Bragging about their surfing skills will make this a memorable trip and one of their favorite Cabo activities.

6. Glass-Blowing Factory

Kids who prefer discovery, inventions, and art will be filled with wonder and fascination in the glass-blowing factory. One of the more unique things to do in Cabo San Lucas, during a trip to the glass blowing factory, you’ll see how glass is made and find a souvenir to take home.

7. Explore Lands’ End

Lands’ End is one of the most famous Cabo attractions, but the only way to get there is by boat. Kids will love peering out to spot the iconic arch where the land meets the sea at the most talked about of all the Cabo attractions. If you haven’t seen it up close, make this a must on your next family vacation. 

8. Playing in the Pool

Finding fun things to do with your family doesn’t need to break the bank. Sometimes just taking advantage of the spectacular pools, doing cannonballs, and diving under the water can be one of the best things to do in Cabo San Lucas. While not an extreme adventure, it will fill a day with fun and put a smile on everyone’s face.

9. Visit Organic Farms

Visiting organic farms outside of Cabo is one of the many fun things to do with your family. Explore the land before dining on a farm-to-table meal. 

10. On-Site Resort Activities

Some of the best things to do in Cabo San Lucas are right at your resort. Many all-inclusive resorts have fun on-site activities for kids and families, all included in your vacation package.

11. Visit the old San Jose del Cabo

To explore more of the local charm, head to the old city of San Jose del Cabo. On Thursday night, galleries open their doors for the local art walk, inviting guests and artists to mingle and enjoy the works.

12. Sail the Sea

One of the best things to do with family in Los Cabos is being on the water. Booking a boat trip offers you the opportunity to explore the surrounding beaches and experience the majesty of the sea.

13. Explore Mexican Markets

As you explore the local markets in the marina and in San Jose del Cabo, give your kids a budget and let them pick out their own souvenirs.

14. Watch the Sunset

After a day of trying new things to do with family in Cabo, enjoy one of life’s simplest pleasures from the beach or the comfort of your own suite.

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