SUMMER HOUSE Kids can play with an Etch A Sketch at this Corona del Mar spot. You might have to explain it, but it’s a refreshing twist from the standard crayons and worksheet.
THE BEACHCOMBER Who doesn’t like a restaurant that’s just steps from the ocean? Kids can play in the sand off the patio and wander the nearby historic district.
GINA’S PIZZA Eating here might give your kids a chance to experience the joy of pizza-making; they’re given a ball of pizza dough to play with.
BEACH PIT BBQ A small playground onsite in Costa Mesa gives kids a chance to get their wiggles out while you savor the ’cue.