Are you searching for a “San Diego babysitter near me”? There are very few hotels with their own childcare; that is where we can be of service. We are a trusted professional babysitting service for your travel needs! We offer hotel childcare, vacation babysitters and travel nannies. We babysit at your accommodations: hotels, Airbnb, vacation rentals or timeshares. Whether it is for one night, one day, or one week, we can help!
San Diego’s climate makes it a perfect year-round destination for families trying to get away from the winter snow or summer heat. It is known for sunshine, beaches, parks and vibrant city-life. From downtown, to Pacific Beach, to La Jolla, to Del Mar, the San Diego area has something for everyone: beautiful white sand beaches where you can easily wade, surf or kayak; biking trails; and dozens of parks, including the immense Balboa Park, with its Air & Space and other museums and Botanical Gardens! The San Diego Zoo, Sea World and Legoland are great for a day trip with the kids where you might need an extra set of hands. If you are going to a San Diego Padres game, a Gas Lamp District’s restaurant for dinner, the famous art galleries, or a stroll through Horton Plaza’s specialty shops, make it an adult adventure or evening out and call us to babysit; we’ll make sure your kids have as great time as you do.
Babysitting Rates for San Diego
- All sits will be charged at least a four-hour minimum.
- Your location may have additional fees, such as parking fees.
- Babysitters may be paid with cash or credit card.
- Please read our cancellation policy below.
Confirmed sits must be cancelled in advance or a cancellation fee will be charged.
Please read through the entire policy; cancellation fees vary depending on the length of time of the sit and the number of days booked. Please call us if you have any questions!
Destination Sitters babysitting requests for one-day and only 4 hours must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance of the reserved babysitting start time or a 4-hour minimum charge at the confirmed hourly rate will be charged.
For two, three or more multi-day sits of 4 hours each, a 4-hour minimum charge at the confirmed hourly rate will be charged for each day that sits have been booked, unless the sits are cancelled the same number of days in advance. So, for example, if you have booked a hotel babysitter for two days, that sit of two days must be cancelled at least 48 hours before the reserved sit start time or two 4-hour minimum charges (i.e., 8 hours – one 4-hour charge for each of the two booked days) at the confirmed hourly rate will be charged. Sits of three days must be cancelled at least 72 hours before the reserved sit start time or three 4-hour minimum charges (i.e., 12 hours – one 4-hour charge for each of the three booked days) at the confirmed hourly rate will be charged. Sits of four days must be cancelled at least four days in advance of the reserved sit start time or four, 4-hour minimum charges (16 hours) at the confirmed hourly rate will be charged.
For sits longer than 4 hours each day or for more than four days, at a minimum, the above policy shall apply; however, please contact the office to see if an additional cancellation policy could apply to your sit.
We look forward to providing you with hotel babysitting, event childcare or childcare at other destinations!
OUR SITTERS ARE
- First Aid and CPR Certified
- Background Checked and Drug Tested
- Interviewed and Reference-Checked
OUR SITTERS WILL
- Arrive in a Destination Sitters polo shirt
- Wear a Destination Sitters photo ID tag
- Bring a bag of toys, games, and books for the children's entertainment
OUR SITTERS CAN
- Accomodate families with children of all ages
- Care for your child with special needs
- Be available during late hours for long sits
See Our Other Locations
Local area things to do
- San Diego Padres baseball game at Petco Park
- San Diego Chargers football
- Comic Con
- Kayaking at La Jolla Cove
- Old Town San Diego
- Little Italy
- Belmont Park
- Biking and exploring Coronado Island
- Spruce Street suspension bridge
- Hike Potato Chip Rock in Poway
- Seaport Village
- Surf Lessons
- Hike Torrey Pines
- Hot Springs at Agua Caliente
- Fashion Valley
- Scuba Cruise Boardwalk at Pacific Beach
Local attractions fun for kids
- Sea World
- San Diego Zoo
- Belmont Park (fun zone/rollercoaster) at Pacific Beach
- Safari Park
- USS Midway
- New Children Museum
- Carousel at Seaport Village
- Brick Aquarium at UCSD
- Carousel in Balboa Park
- Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park
Every sitter arrives with a bag of games, books, and age-appropriate activities for your children.
Fully Checked & Vetted
Every sitter is First Aid & CPR certified, background checked, drug tested, and reference checked, personal and professional.
Special Needs & Multilingual
Upon request, we have sitters who can care for families of children with special needs or speak other languages.
We provide stress-free group childcare that fits your budget and a wide variety of activities for your function.
We provide on-site childcare at your hotel or venue. We work directly with your wedding coordinator or venue.
Traveling with your pet? Hire a sitter to feed, play, walk, and snuggle with your pet, because pets are family too!
years in business
Yvonne Lane Wonder
Founder & Managing Director
As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, an entrepreneur for over 35 years, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. Especially when traveling away from home, there is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do.
Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel
Davis has worked for 30 years for major law firms and businesses in the US and around the world and has started, managed, grown and sold numerous companies. With a BA from Harvard, an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge (England), a JD from Stanford Law School and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Davis is uniquely poised to help the company to provide the highest quality in the industry. Davis is also a full-time father of two boys.
As the business operations manager, Alex helps develop social media marketing strategies, provides hands-on customer service, schedules, and conducts on-site inspections for corporate events and weddings, and organizes staff for events. He also recruits hotels and sitters for childcare, researches and prepares plans and materials for marketing to clients, and interviews prospective office staff. Alex graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in film after spending his first two collegiate years at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas.
Outgoing & very friendly; makes friends with everyone; into everything—if it moves, she hunts it; "Nose Connoisseur" –sniffs everything—it’s as if she is reading the morning paper! Loves afternoon naps; walks/runs 7 days a week and adores her brother, Apollo.
Shy but curious; must have 15 minutes of morning cuddles or pouts all day! Once he knows you, he is a 75lb. lap dog. Follows his sister, Artemis, like a puppy and ruins most of her hunts by barreling past her. Loves his mommy, afternoon naps in the sun, and walks/runs 7 days a week.
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