- Jan 19, 2017
Agree with everyone on picking either the zoo or Safari Park, and definitely not trying to do both in one day. The Safari Park is my kids' favorite. Also on the Tuesday plan, you will need to leave super early (5am at latest) or late (after 9) or the traffic will be horrible. Even leaving at 6:30 you'll end up in horrible traffic in Orange County. That makes for a long day if you're going to do Knotts and then check in at DLH. That said I love Knott's and recommend it; I preferred it to DL as a kid and we still go every year because it's affordable and so much less crowded on good days like a Tuesday in October. It might be easier to leave a little later and enjoy the 2 hour drive up the coast, as Knott's doesn't usually open until later and if you leave early you'll have hours to kill. Your La Jolla plan sounds great. I've never been to that hotel but it's walking distance to a lot of great restaurants. Brockton Villa is one of my favorites, especially for brunch.