Everyone loves holidays but travelling with children and the entire family in tow can become a nightmare. Children-friendly vacation spots will definitely cater to the kids’ enjoyment and well-being but may end up to be draining on the adults. Why compromise? Simply check out these top holiday spots that are friendly to both the children and adults in the family!
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure
These two famous theme parks in Anaheim, Los Angeles have the capabilities to make your dreams come true as well as allow you to celebrate the best of California in style. Head to Disneyland first and start creating your family holiday memories in the most magical place on earth. Next, embark on a Disney California Adventure by going through the 8 exciting lands that bring Disney and Pixar stories to life. Staying on-site is highly recommended as there’s so much for everyone – the young kids and kids-at-heart. Consider staying at motels around the parks to beat the crowds and avoid breaking that piggy bank at home.
San Jose is a good starting point for a road trip to Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel-by-the-sea, Big Sur, the Salinas Valley and maybe all the way down to Santa Barbara. San Jose is an interesting little city and the San Jose’s Children’s Discovery Museum offers a fun and educational experience for the whole family. Bask in the sun, dig your toes in the sand and sip wine while the kids have a fun run on the beaches of Santa Cruz or Carmel Beach.
The entire family will get to enjoy thrills and fun with gorgeous gardens at Gilroy Gardens – the family-friendly theme park. Kids can discover a world of wonders and be mesmerized by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Explore Hearst Castle built over 28 years with 165 rooms by architect Julia Morgan for newspaper king William Randolph Hearst. The breathtaking Big Sur coastline with dramatic ridges 3,000 feet above the Pacific, waterfalls dropping into the sea and the towering coast redwoods will definitely wow everyone in the family, especially the kids.
A visit to world-renowned San Diego zoo for the kids to say “Hi” to the animals is a must. SeaWorld San Diego with their famous animal-star-performers is another must-see for the kids. The third must-visit spot in San Diego for the kids is LEGOLAND California with the world’s first and only LEGOLAND Water Park. Take a break from all the thrills and excitement with an educational walk for the family around Balboa Park. It is home to 15 museums offering exhibits on everything from photography to dinosaurs. A trip to San Diego will not be perfect without heading to one of the beach towns and staying at a cool beach motel along the 70 miles coastline the city is blessed with.
There’s more than meets the eye for the Deserts region of California and surely something to satisfy both the young and old in the family. Outdoor desert adventures for the family can start from a visit to the amazing Death Valley National Park to explore the sinuous slot canyons, palm-shaded oases, magical sand dunes and extinct volcanic craters.
Next, unravel desert mysteries in Joshua Tree National Park with bighorn sheep, weird trees and dramatic granite spires. If the wildlife in Joshua Tree National Park is not enough to satisfy the nature-loving and inquisitive kids at home, then head over to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens where the kids can see desert iguanas, Arabian wildcats, desert foxes, golden eagles and geckos inside the expansive park.
The High Sierra country of California is home to famous mountainous national parks such as Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon National Parks, Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Lakes with fun activities for the whole family. Staying at one of the campsite at the World Heritage Site of Yosemite National Park will be an unforgettable experience for the entire family. During the day, get the kids closer to nature and hike to Yosemite National Park’s signature falls for waterfall watching.
At night, get ready to be dazzled by the starry sky filled with numerous twinkling constellations. Impress the kids and go catch a trout in the high-country streams of Mammoth Mountain or the Mammoth Lakes. Wow the kids with the giant General Sherman trees at the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Go on a road trip to Lake Tahoe to see mansions of San Francisco’s wealthiest families, snow-capped mountains and the beautiful Emerald Bay.
The Inland Empire with Ontario, Riverside and San Bernardino are up-and-coming cities of attractions in California for the family to explore with farms, wine counties, lakes, mountains and forests. Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake are the perfect escape spots in summer from the metropolitan crush and the valley heat.
Cruise on your bikes through the cooling pines of the San Bernardino National Forest, meadows and woods beside the lakes. After embracing Mother Nature’s creations, head to Victorville and bring the kids on a historical and educational adventure on Route 66 – California’s most storied road and visit the California Route 66 Museum.
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