The batting cages are a fun past time for the physically active kids. The different cages have different speeds as well as baseball and softball pitches. We love to go bat a little, then eat tacos for dinner at East Beach Tacos (11am-6pm). You can also get dinner at the Habit next door (11am-9pm) or take a picnic to the nearby Cabrillo Ball Park that has the SB Chromatic Gate. If you are going, be sure to check out the Axxess deal: Buy one, get one the first time and buy 3, get 1 anytime!
Why it is a favorite: They loved being taught to hit by daddy.
Location: On Milpas St near the railroad crossing
Directions: Heading south on the 101, exit first Milpas exit and take a right onto Milpas. The batting cages are about half a block down, just past Habit.
Time Spent: 30 to 45 minutes plus taco time.
Cost: $3 and up
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm, Friday 11am-9pm, Saturday 10-9, Sunday 10-8
Parking: Parking in the lot next door is very limited at busy times.
Nearby: East Beach, SB Zoo, Dwight Murphy Park,
More info: Batting Cages Website or Facebook
Kid Quotes: "Mom can we go back to the batting cages?" 8 year old