Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado; 619.239.0512
The park itself is pretty easy on the eyes, and they’ll have their pick of at least 17 museums, plenty of gardens to walk through, and the iconic botanical building. Make a day of it and get lunch at the Prado.
Winery Train Tour, 858.551.5115
If you have grandparents who are more about raging than rest homes, hop aboard a winery train tour. Train tickets are half price for senior citizens, so they can get blitzed on a budget, and you get to hear more family secrets than you ever wanted to know.
THE GUEST: YOUR FRAT BUDDY WHO CAN'T DRINK ANYMORE FOR VARIOUS REASONS
If your buddy who was once the life of the party had to put his beer-guzzling days behind him, take him to these spots to keep him out of trouble while still bringing the good times. But not the Good Times, even though that was a really good show.
The Paintball Park, 1700 Vandegrift Blvd; Oceanside; 866.985.4932
If you've been friends a while, there's almost certainly some lingering issues best resolved by painfully shooting each other with colored pellets in the name of capturing a flag.