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Plan your trip to California
California is an adventureland for all ages! Meet Mickey Mouse at Disneyland, explore Yosemite National Park, visit the famous San Diego Zoo, or observe the playful marine life at SeaWorld San Diego. Build on the family fun at LEGOLAND, admire underwater critters at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, get behind the scenes at Universal Studios Hollywood, or drive amongst giraffes and nearly 200 other animals at Safari West in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country. For some aquatic activities, go snorkeling in the vibrant Pacific Ocean or head to Lake Tahoe for a wealth of water-fueled fun. The family fun never ends!
Featured Family Resorts and Lodges in California
Carmel and the Monterey Peninsula is a magical place for families. VIsiting Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium or Big Sur will bring the family closer together while enjoying some of the most beautiful places in the nation. Everybody in the family will find something to love at Carmel Lodge!
This spectacular Lake Tahoe resort was made with families in mind. With a plethora of kid-centric activities nearby and onsite – from horseback riding and skiing to a summer kid's camp and fishing – you can't go wrong with a California family vacation at Aston Lakeland Village! There's something for everyone in Lake Tahoe, no matter the season!...
Family fun is all around when you stay at Bay Club Hotel & Marina! Splash in the pool or visit nearby LEGOLAND and California or Sea World. Stay around the hotel and spend a day in the outdoor swimming pool! Or, head down to the beach for a day full of sandy fun. If you need help planning your daily events, the hotel concierge is always...
Bring the whole family together and reconnect on the shores of Shasta Lake! Tsasdi Resort strives to create a safe environment for your children with 20 private acres where they can play volleyball, basketball or swim in the pool. From snowboarding to fishing and even some water skiing, there's sure to be an activity to please everyone!
Endless opportunities await the whole family at this unique Sonoma County getaway! Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa Resort puts you just minutes away from Bodega Bay, plenty of beautiful wineries, and much more! Take the kids to the beach for a day in the sun; swim in the waters, fly a kite on the shore, or go on a hot air balloon ride! The onsite...
This secluded California getaway boasts incredible activities that will make each vacation more memorable than the last. Meadowood has a children's program on weekdays during the summer. Enjoy tennis and croquet onsite and hiking and biking offsite. Spacious suites and lodges are a perfect way to relax after an active day.
As the former home of Marineland - the world's largest oceanarium - Terranea Resort offers an inviting aura of luxury and family-friendly recreation. Family snorkeling, biking and sightseeing excursions are easily arranged. The resort's nine-hole, par 3 golf course is perfect for all ages!
At Best Western Plus Dry Creek Inn, the entire family, even the four legged furry members, can have a great vacation experience. Pets are allowed in the Vintage rooms. For the rest of the family, enjoy the two outdoor pools, and three indoor hot tubs, as well as a fitness room, sauna and steam room.
Located on 75,000 acres of national park service lands, Cavallo Point offers fun in every direction for the whole family. Onsite are hiking, biking and the popular Discovery Museum. Nearby options include Alcatraz, Academy of Sciences, Disney Museum, Muir Woods, the Exploratorium and more. Kids are welcome – friendly dogs, too!
For a vacation that your family will be talking about for years to come, your only option is Tradewinds Carmel! Start your day with a trip or two through the hotel's signature continental breakfast day, and then head out for a fun-filled day in the sun. The famous Monterey Bay Aquarium is just a short drive from Tradewinds, or you can spend the...
Spend quality time with your family on a refreshing lake vacation! Pleasure Cove Marina rests on the shores of beautiful Lake Berryessa and offers you a great setting for outdoor fun and relaxation. Whether you spend your time lounging on your houseboat or reconnecting with each other through fishing and boating trips, you're sure to have an...
Offering the quintessential family lakes retreat, Trinity Lake Resorts & Marinas sports a range of accommodations ranging from houseboats to spacious cabins. The cabins feature fully-equipped kitchens, dining areas, and private decks with grills, and are all within walking distance to everything you would need from the resort. Various boat and...
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Roaming Pacific Ocean waves, sun-kissed beaches, and a vibrant nightlife welcome you to San Diego. This year-round oceanfront oasis features an average of 210 days over 70 degrees Fahrenheit per year,... more