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.
Taking the kids and going off the popular family vacation grid can yield countless rewards for the whole family. With family vacations sometimes less is more because sharing time together is what a family vacation is all about.
Southern California is full of energizing experiences, pleasant surprises, and pure family fun. From gorgeous beach days and Gelato to ghost stories, sea lion encounters, and edgy art and awesome music – show up and fun just happens.
Looking for quick, easy, affordable fun to share with your kids or grandkids? I am passing along the best Orange County family vacation ideas for review.
Great news for anyone planning an urban family winter adventure CityPASS offers more for less.
Get away for the holidays and spend a day with Cleopatra at the California Science Center in Exhibition Park and view firsthand the story of love, power, glamor, and tragedy.
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 family traditions.
Southern California offers sunshine, world -class museums and a slew of memorable events area worth sharing with kids.
For any parent with 20-something family members and a desire to vacation with them, LA is a great destination and this fall the deals make it even better.
When autumn arrives and the summer beach crowds diminish, the time is right to enjoy fun-filled fall activities, annual festivals and fairs, haunting Halloween celebrations, and cultural entertainment.
Halloween Horror Nights is the premiere Halloween event in Southern California for teens and adults. Each year brings new “terrorific” innovations created with fright in mind. Attending is like being part of the best horror show on earth.
Create your own family day adventure and share time away with your kids. Hunt pumpkins or ride a pumpkin train, taste fresh apple cider or pan for gold. Run through a corn maze or jump in a hay stack - no prior training needed.
Is a sophisticated beach town with secret coves, swaying palm trees, trendy restaurants, and awesome art festivals the place for a family getaway? Why not?
Great places to get together with your family. Staying connected isn't as easy as it used to be. As the geographic distances grow between family members the need to schedule a reunion becomes more apparent.
Not only has the Force returned LEGOLAND® California, and there are claws lurking in water but a swashbuckling pirate adventure - Pirate Reef - awaits
Just imagine a whirl wind Southern California family adventure combining Los Angeles, Anaheim and San Diego and including entertainment, roller coasters, movie themed thrilling rides, dolphins, whales and one of a kind animal encounters.
Imagine sunshine and sea breezes, starry nights and seahorse secrets, lions roaring and whales splashing. Then add a luscious California morning mist waking the sun, a picnic by the sea, few Pacific sunsets and a perfect family vacation has been created.
Best described as a class act, the Getty is always rewarding to the senses because the location is awesome and the atmosphere of the complex energizing. It is a blue ribbon spot to be enjoyed.
Why not be selfish? Go to camp with your kids. At family camp the whole family gets in on the fun - ideal for creating memories. The lodgings are basic, meals and many activities are included and the experience is easy on the family vacation budget.
Southern California is awesome, energizing and pure fun. Time in Hollywood at the very heart of the TV and film mystique is simply the best for families wanting a movie star fix.
Zoo Package. Animal encounters, beautiful gardens, and Pacific Ocean views.
Share a great zoo adventure rain or shine with our family friendly zoo package which includes discounted tickets for adult and children plus accommodations in one of our quaint, charming guestrooms. All rooms are furnished with complimentary wireless Internet access and many other exceptional amenities. In addition, enjoy a $5.00 credit towards breakfast each morning at Peabody's located on the Coast
Village Inn property. Coast Village Inn Hotel 1188 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, California 93108. (805) 969-3266 or www.coastvillageinn.com/
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Our Newport Beach hotel and resort boasts spacious accommodations with contemporary amenities, state-of-the art meeting rooms, incredible dining and unparalleled service. Make memories that will last a lifetime at our luxurious hotel in the heart of Newport Beach.
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree Road,
Newport Beach, California, USA 92660
Tel: +1 949 729 1234
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Escape with your family to our Mediterranean resort-like atmosphere in Thousand Oaks. We offer outstanding facilities with lush gardens and relaxing décor creating a luxurious hotel oasis. Close to
Malibu Beach, Santa Barbara, Ojai and Ventura.
Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Thousand Oaks
880 S. Westlake Blvd.,
Westlake Village, California, USA 91361
Tel: +1 805 557 1234
Family friendly. Award winning. Walk to Disneyland ® Park. [Read More]
We are the only place that is as close to the Parks as it is friendly. Noted for 'Trip Advisers Travelers’ Choice “Best for Families” in Anaheim!
Walk to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure,
Seven private acres of gardens and landscaped walkways,
Toddler Pool, Hot Tub, and secluded Garden Pool,
Play together at pirate-themed Castaway Cove – A Watery Pirate Playground! 30-foot pirate ship with drench bucket, slides, water canons and even more!
Free Parking, Wi-Fi, and laptop safe. Anaheim Howard Johnson Hotel and Water Playground, 1380 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA. Direct: 714.776.6120
Resv. Toll Free: 800.422.4228 or online.
The perfect Six Flags Magic Mountain lodging for family fun.
Stay with us save on family vacation packages. We are just minutes away from Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Other Theme Parks like Disneyland, California Adventure Park and Universal Studios are 20-35 miles away from our location. Each guest room comes equipped with modern amenities, and satellite TV. Start your morning in Los Angeles with a complimentary Continental breakfast and later enjoy our large pool. Country Side Inn Sylmar14955 Roxford St., Sylmar, CA, 91342. Toll-free 1-866-427-3219 or online.
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Combine the ideal beach vacation with interactive family play., hands-on delights, and entertainment for young fun seekers. Go ahead park your car. You won't need it. We have the ideal family beach vacation resort near San Diego.
Experience a playful family beach vacation with us. Our boutique hotel condos and newly renovated hotel rooms and suites in a quaint ocean side setting. Life's comforts are conveniently included as is the warmth and genuine hospitality of a truly attentive staff. Enjoy swimming, surfing and body boarding in blue Pacific waters. Take a refreshing dip in beachside swimming pool, relax in the hot tub, get energized in our fitness center and unwind in the sauna. Check out the activity center with ping pong tables, pool towels, beach equipment, board games, bicycles and jogging strollers all complimentary for our guests to enjoy. Join us in a myriad of resort activities, a variety of interesting classes, tours and special events for all ages. (Carlsbad Inn 3075 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008.
Combine the ideal beach vacation with interactive family play, hands-on delights, and entertainment for young fun seekers.
Stay with us and plan your family vacation at LEGOLAND California. We are located five miles from the gate to fun. We provide families beautiful timeshares, condos, and rooms right on the beach. For guests we provide private beach cabanas, recreational activities, beach toys, swimming pools, children’s play area, restaurants, retail shops, activity and tour desk and a wide spectrum of modern amenities. LEGOLAND features more than 50 thrilling rides, shows and attractions for the whole family. Kids can climb, play and explore displays and attractions made out of Lego blocks. For the LEGOLAND California Package book your room and once you are here visit our concierge in the front lobby for discount LEGOLAND/SEALIFE Aquarium. Carlsbad Inn 3075 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008.
With our Explore Package take the kids to the zoo.
The world is waiting for you. Experience local life and all of its ingredients during your stay at Hyatt Santa Barbara With our Explore Package enjoy:
Full breakfast for up to two adults each day in Bistro 1111
Two adult tickets to the Santa Barbara Zoo
2 p.m. late check-out
Hyatt Santa Barbara
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard,
Santa Barbara, California, USA 93103
Tel: +1 805 882 1234 or online. [Read Less]
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Our ideal location puts shops, restaurants, the Anaheim Convention Center, and top tourist attractions, like Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, within easy reach. Make the most of your travels for the least expense by making a reservation for one of our wallet-friendly packages and online specials. Econo Lodge Maingate Hotel - Anaheim, California,
871 South Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, California 92805
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Stay with us and walk out onto Sunset Beach from our doorstep. Our spacious guestrooms feature a refrigerator, free in-room movies, and space to enjoy your family vacation on Huntington Beach. Our guests enjoy a complimentary Sunset Beach Breakfast each day. Our latest hotel packages deliver exceptional value and wonderful Sunset Beach. Attend a game at Los Angeles Angels Stadium, experience the fun at Disneyland® Resort, or feel the magic of Hollywood at Universal Studio. Ramada Limited Ocean Front Hotel 17205 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach, CA 90742. Toll-free 1-866-523-5987 or online.
Come to us for Disneyland® Resort Hotel Packages, free nights, family suites, and vacation fun. [Read More]
Check out all the great deals in Anaheim currently being offered at our Disneyland® hotel including First Visit to Disneyland, Disneyland Birthday Celebration, free nights, and additional specials. We offer the ultimate selection of suites from two-bedroom and deluxe family suites to kids’ suites with bunk beds each equipped with refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer, full-size iron and ironing board and on-demand pay-per-view movies. Plus guests enjoy complimentary Continental breakfast daily, free parking, outdoor heated pool and spa, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, and shuttle service. Western Raffles Inn & Suites 2040 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802. Toll-free 1-800-308-5278, (714) 750-6100 or online.
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Our Disneyland(R) Resort vacation package has everything you need for the Disneyland vacation of a lifetime! You and your family will enjoy:
1-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper(R) tickets for 2 adults and 2 children*
Complimentary 1-day passes for 2 adults and 2 children* for our exclusive Disneyland(R) Resort shuttle.
A Family Park Pack from Citrus Grove Deli with lunch for 4 in a reusable souvenir cooler.
Complimentary daily breakfast buffet for 2 adults and 2 children*.
Complimentary daily self-parking for one car .
Located just 1.4 miles from the park. Hyatt Regency Orange County, CA
11999 Harbor Blvd.,
Garden Grove, California, USA 92840
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Stay in our upscale European-inspired hotel that provides comfortable accommodations for family retreats in the beautiful Inland Empire. Centrally located near the Ontario Convention Center and LA/Ontario International Airport, and just steps from the Ontario Mills Mall. Check one of our vacation package specials and save 30%. Ayres Inn & Suites Ontario Mills Mall 4395 East Ontario Mills Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764. Phone (909) 987-5940 or online. [Read Less]
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Escape away to the majestic sites of the Santa Ynez Mountains, lagoons, Koi ponds and award-winning gardens. Here at the Ramada Santa Barbara we have all the accommodations and amenities you are seeking for your ideal family vacation. Relax at our outside heated pool and enjoy the convenience of complimentary shuttles to and from the airport
Ramada Limited Santa Barbara
4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, California 93110
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or online: www.sbramada.com/
Stay with us on the beach. The place for art lovers, nature adventurists, and beach goers. [Read More]
Our beach resort is located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, our oceanfront location is situated directly on the sand of the Pacific Ocean offering picturesque sunsets and views of a world-renown coastline. Whether it's an activity-packed family vacation or a quick trip filled with shopping, food and fun with friends, the Capri Laguna on the Beach is the perfect Southern California getaway. Capri Laguna 1441 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. (949) 494-6533 or toll-free 1-800-225-4551 or http://caprilaguna.com.
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Start your vacation off right with a warm welcome at the Indio Super 8 & Suites. Here at the Indio we offer complimentary breakfast, free wireless internet, are pet-friendly and smoke-free. Explore the Joshua Tree National Park or the Salton Sea, or come visit for the Coachella & Stagecoach Music Festivals.
Super 8 Indio
81753 Hwy. 111 Indio California 92201
Email: email@example.com or online.