Family Vacations Directory - California

Best California Family Vacation IdeasView this page for the best California family vacation ideas, things to do with kids, and family-freindly hotels with vacation packages. For more ideas click any  of the following links. San Francisco Family Vacations Oakland Family Vacations                 San Francisco South Bay Area Family Vacations           Central Coast Family Vacation Ideas Lake Tahoe    Orange County    Los Angeles San Diego Family Vacations   Palm Springs Desert Area Vacations             Northern California or Southern California Vacations.

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Best Family Reunion Ideas Combine Something Old with Something New.

The ideal family reunion location offers a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere, interesting activities for three( or more) generations, great gathering spaces, and planning assistance to make it happen. [Read More]

Best Beach Boardwalks for Summer Vacation Family Fun.

A family vacation at the beach is always better when it includes time at the boardwalk where sun, sand, and surf align with entertainment and classic, often funky eateries. [Read More]

Eight Nautical Experiences for Ideal for Sea Loving Families.

Hornblower Cruises offers terrific summer vacation cruise excursions for those looking to spend a calming time on the water and sharing unique, Instagram moments. [Read More]

Planning Tips for the Best Ever Family Reunion.

Staying connected isn't as easy as it used to be. As the geographic distances grow between family members the need to schedule time to get together to have becomes a bigger deal than three decades ago. [Read More]

“Every Kid in a Park” Makes American Adventures Free and Easy.

This is a super cool way for 4th graders to celebrate the 100th birthday of our nations national parks. The nationwide program allows participants to obtain a pass that provides free access to all federally managed lands and waters – including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries. [Read More]

NanoDays Celebrating Small, Smaller, Nano!

Amazing discoveries come in all sizes and the annual series of NanoDays events proves the point. NanoDays events scattered nationwide celebrate the science of very, very tiny bits enabling participants of all ages to imagine, discover, and explore a world that's too small to see. [Read More]

Five Tips for a Safer Family Trip.

Five safe practices will help families stay safe during the bridge time between home and vacation base, the time when plenty of things will be out of your control. [Read More]

Family Reunions and Togethering in California.

Our list of suggestions for a family reunion or gathering in California include an urban hotel, two guest ranches, and three awesome beach resorts with activities, amenities and benefits for all ages. [Read More]

Holiday Snow Days at LEGOLAND in California.

Each holiday season the popular family theme park is gears up for biggest, brightest and perhaps coolest holiday celebration ever including real snow. [Read More]

Best Santa Trains, Holiday Lights, and Celebrations in California – Create Your Own Family Traditions.

One of the best ways to slow the advance of the sometimes hectic, often crazy holiday season is narrow your focus, turn off electronic connections and live in the moment. We have assembled a few suggestions ideal for creating your own mini adventures with your kids. [Read More]

Knott’s Berry Farm- Holiday Lights and Pure Family Fun.

Enjoy the magic of the season in Southern California with Knott’s Merry Farm Christmas activities and programs, live entertainment, crafts and gifts, and a 65 foot tall Christmas tree. [Read More]

Best Places to Vacation with Dinosaurs in California.

Making a dinosaur adventure happen is fairly easy because nearly everyone in North America is within a short drive of dinosaurs, ancient mammals, and fossils. California is no exception. Though the places may not be Dinotopia, there is still the possibility for fun and shared learning. [Read More]

August Is Family Reunion Month - Make Plans for Next Time.

As the summer season winds down and most family vacations and corresponding reunions have been concluded, it is time for parents, grandparents, siblings, and cousins to begin thinking about next year and where to meet for family reunion. Same time next year, maybe? [Read More]

Family Reunion Ideas – Seven WOW! Tall Ship Sailing Experiences.

For more family fun just add water. The best family reunions have at least one shared experience that packs an extra WOW! Sailing aboard a tall ship fits into that category. [Read More]

Best Snow Tubing Places for Families in California.

Anyone who loves to go snow tubing or sledding will be thrilled by the possibilities offered by the snow play areas in California all of which offer pure family fun. [Read More]

Seven Free or Almost Free Things to Do in San Diego.

Southern California's beaches make any vacation awesome but there is also an abundance of fun and free family-friendly things to do that may not be on your radar screen including guided nature walks, puppet making, culture quests, stargazing, owl prowls and art encounters. [Read More]

San Diego Is Free for Kids in October.

For the entire month of October families with young children may take advantage of special deals and savings at San Diego area museums, attractions, restaurants, arts and culture venues, tour companies, and on AmTrack. [Read More]

Vacation in a California Bookstore to Find Extra Fun.

Children’s booksellers in California offer engaging ways for families to spend time together. Books matter. As any book loving parent or grandparent knows sharing time in a bookshop can make common vacation day terrific. [Read More]

Add Extra Zip To Your Next Family Vacation in California.

Place your cell phone in airplane mode and proceed to enjoy freedom of a zipline experience. Zip, soar or glide, with your kids creating your very own family adventure with plenty of bragging rights for all age. [Read More]

Best Beach Spots for a Southern California Family Vacation.

Just as no two families are alike, no two California beaches match the perfect beach formula. Except for sand, sun and water with an occasional fish or seabird which are fairly standard, the options for fun remain varied. [Read More]


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FAMILY VACATION IDEAS
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel- Dana Point, California

Best California Family Vacation at the Beach. Enjoy sun, surf and family time along three miles of sandy beach. [Read More]

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel - Dana Point, California

California Family Reunions. Create your own beach gathering. [Read More]

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Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites - San Diego, CA

Located conveniently from the beach and downtown San Diego, offering exclusive travel deals. [Read More]

Calistoga Spa Hot Springs - Calistoga, CA

Luxurious beachfront cottages great for a dinosaur dig. [Read More]

Holiday Inn - San Diego, California

Located close to SeaWorld. [Read More]

Days Inn Palm Springs - Palm Springs, CA

Offering a superb array of top amenities and deluxe accommodations at affordable prices. [Read More]


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