Do you and your littles need a break from the heat? Take a drive out East. East County that is.
Oh yes, it’s sure to be hotter here if you’re coming from the coast, but there’s no doubt your children will delight in one of East County’s best ways to chill…the sprayground at Santee Lakes. It’s great for young children who don’t swim yet, but delight in splashing around in water. Water sprays up from the ground, it spews out of small and tall poles and it dumps down from giant pails after they are just filled to the top with cool water.
It might take a few minutes to warm up to the idea of running through spraying water like a car through a car wash, but after their first dip in the sprayground, it will be hard to convince your children to leave. Bring a picnic lunch, some snacks for the ducks and sit under a shady tree enjoying the beautiful lake view.
Padre Dam’s Santee Lakes is open year round. The cost is $3 per car during the week, $5 per car on a weekend and an additional $2 per child for access to the sprayground. It’s a great way to spend a hot San Diego day!