Family Vacations Directory - California - Northern

Northern California family Vacation IdeasBrowse this page for details about family vacations in Northern California, destination information, things to do with kids, and family-friendly hotles with vacation packages. Here's a deal: Checkout San Francisco CityPASS.  For more ideas click any of the following destination links. San Francisco Family Vacation Ideas   South Bay Area Family Vacations 
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Seven Ways to Improve Your Renaissance Festival Experience with Kids.

Renaissance faires make excellent escapes ideal for sharing with kids and given the fact that 2016 has the potential to be an annoying year because of the non-stop political messages escaping for a day seems appropriate. [Read More]

3-G Farm Stays Sharing Natural Downtime.

Winter farm stay vacations provide three generations with an array of energizing activities from dog sledding and snow shoeing to ice fishing and story time by a cozy hearth. [Read More]

Three Reasons to Take Your Kids to a Renaissance Festival or Ren Faire.

Festivals and faires offer screen-free fun away from the 21st century. The atmosphere, punctuated by entertainment and living history moments, creates a carefree experience difficult to duplicate for your kids on your own. [Read More]

Kids Ski Free or Almost Free All Season in California.

If escaping to the slopes is part of your family’s plan for the next year, view the best resort locations, benefits, and highlights of ‘kids ski free’ programs in California. [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]

Boomerang! Creates Audio Voyages for Kids.

Obtaining a subscription to Boomerang! is a sneaky way to have more fun with your kids. The audio magazine format presented for kids, by kids covers relevant topics in a pure kid-style and includes stories, quirky anecdotes, and kid humor. [Read More]

Five Aids to Healthy Travel for Families on the Go.

Scratchy throats, sour tummies and ear aches happen even on vacations but there are aids to lessen or avoid the full blown stress of being sick while away from home. [Read More]

Thanksgiving Celebrations – Creating New Traditions.

The best Thanksgiving family celebrations add extra fun and quirkiness to holiday, include ways to escape from daily schedules, and provide more time for making family memories. [Read More]

12 Spunky Winter Festivals Offer Mini Breaks with Extra Fun to Share.

The best snow festivals across the US offer interactive and engaging ways to enjoy cold weather and many of them include wacky ways to have fun from frozen turkey bowling to icy golf games and my favorite a frying pan toss. [Read More]

10 of the Best Agri-Adventure Locations in the US.

Corn mazes, living history farms, and fall festivals provide unique agri-adventures for families and boundless screen free ways to share earth-friendly activities and create memories. [Read More]

Smithsonian Free Museum Day - Share a Learning Adventure.

Mark your calendar, Smithsonian Magazine's annual Museum Day is Saturday September 26, 2015, a day when participating museums across America will offer free admission for 24 hours. [Read More]

Six of the Best Corn Mazes & Fall Festivals in Northern California.

From the largest corn maze in the world to ziplining, pumpkin blasting, pony rides, cow tipping, and corn texting, we have discovered plenty of things to do with kids at harvest time. [Read More]

Examine the Color of Life at California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

The newest exhibition Color of Life adds to a long list of compelling reasons to spend a day at California Academy of Sciences, crayons not required. [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]

Northern California: Best Renaissance Festivals and Ren Faires for Family Fun.

Step away from the 21st century for a day and relax in an uncomplicated atmosphere with lords and ladies, knights, bards, minstrels, and perhaps a few mythical fairies or a dragon. Share the fun with your kids. [Read More]

Best Ever Summer Camping Experiences in National Forests or Grasslands.

Camping is a terrific way for families to reconnect, strengthen family bonds, and counter the stressful effects of busy lifestyles. [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]

Santa Cruz Family Vacation Ideas Include Surf Camp, Fossil Digs, and an Awesome Beach Boardwalk.

Combine majestic redwood forests, miles of great family-friendly beaches, lighthearted people, and an array of fun activities – your next family vacation is ready made. [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]

Best Family Reunion Destinations Combine Something Old with Something New for Extra Spunk and Fun.

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]


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FAMILY VACATION IDEAS
Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort - Calistoga, CA

A family vacation getaway in Napa Valley Wine Country. [Read More]

Quality Inn Petaluma- Petaluma, CA

Enjoy a fun family vacation close to a Star Wars Museum. [Read More]

El Pueblo Inn - Sonoma, CA

Wine Country- A Vacation for the grown up kids of the family. [Read More]

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Best Western Plus Mountain View Inn- Mountain View, CA

Explore Northern California with the Family. [Read More]

Best Western Plus Northwoods Inn - Crescent City, CA

California Style Family Getaway. [Read More]

Andaz Napa - Napa, CA

Experience the finest Napa hotel amenities. [Read More]

Best Western Plus Sutter House - Sacramento, CA

Experience an urban retreat in downtown Sacramento, a perfect family spot. [Read More]

Best Western Plus Riviera - Menlo Park, CA

Enjoy comfortable, convenient lodging for your next family vacation. [Read More]

Best Western Plus Executive Suites - Redwood City, CA

Offering convenient lodging near top of Silicon Valley. [Read More]

Days Inn Palo Alto - Palo Alto, CA

One of the best hotels for those visiting Stanford University. [Read More]

Hyatt Place UC Davis - Davis, CA

Enjoy convenient lodging experience at Hyatt Place UC Davis. [Read More]

Senza Hotel - Napa, CA

Enjoy the natural light and the indoor/outdoor flow of each room to suites. [Read More]

Harvest Inn - St Helena, CA

Harvest Inn welcomes both families and friends with its charming warmth and friendly ambiance. [Read More]

Best Western Plus Stevenson Manor Inn - Calistoga, CA

Take a tour of wine country while staying with us. [Read More]

Corporate Inn Sunnyvale - Sunnyvale, CA

A family vacation base in the heart of Silicon Valley. [Read More]

Euro Spa & Inn - Napa Valley, CA

Come to our boutique Calistoga California hotel and receive a California wine country welcome. [Read More]

Crowne Plaza Palo Alto - Palo Alto, CA

Refreshed renovated, re-invented and perfect for a family visit. [Read More]

Holiday Inn Express Central - Redwood City, CA

Stay with us to visit Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 in San Francisco and Great America theme park all nearby. [Read More]

Hotel Parmani - Palo Alto, CA

Enjoy excellent lodging in Silicon Valley. [Read More]

Red Cottage Inn & Suites - Menlo Park, CA

Our family-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Menlo College and Stanford Shopping Center. [Read More]



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