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Centrally located in the middle of Orange County, Anaheim is home to world-famous theme parks, nationally recognized sports teams and plentiful ...
 
When Southern Californians want a quick escape from the urban sprawl of the lowlands, they head to the San Bernardino Mountains, where Big Bear Lake ...
 
A short flight or ferry ride from Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif., Catalina Island is a popular getaway destination for West Coasters (the ...
 
Sausalito is to San Francisco as Coronado is to San Diego; both towns are just across the water from their big-sister cities, providing easy day ...
 
This marina town is known for its harbor, where more than 2,500 yachts are housed in two marinas and whale- and dolphin-watching charters depart for ...
 
Located just opposite of Disneyland (literally steps across a brick-lined walkway), California Adventure is a 12-acre theme park featuring rides and ...
 
Once upon a classic year (1955 to be exact), Marilyn dominated the silver screen, Elvis was in full swivel and Mr. Walt Disney had a novel idea. His ...
 
Disneyland’s dining, shopping and entertainment district is a bustling promenade that connects the theme parks and hotels. While Downtown Disney in ...
 
Huntington Beach, also known as Surf City USA, is a great stop for any family who has always wanted to ride a wave. Huntington Beach has seen more ...
 
When we picture California, we often envision cliffs that overlook the Pacific Ocean and expansive stretches of shoreline, where surfers and kayakers ...
 
Whether you’re visiting for the famed beach, art museums and year-round festivals or you’re just looking to hike the area’s plethora of parks, ...
 
Lake Tahoe. The beauty and mystery are legendary. Sapphire, turquoise and emerald waters are married for eternity to the lake's amazing crystal ...
 
How many bricks does it take to build a world-class attraction? If we're talking LEGOLAND California, many a young child's favorite place on the ...
 
With broad beaches, scenic coastal hills, movie studios and world class museums all basking under a mild Mediterranean climate, Los Angeles offers a ...
 
Outdoors enthusiasts will find little reason to get bored in and around Mammoth Lakes. Yet even quiet moments gazing out a window are likely to be ...
 
Whether it’s bicycling along the beach, cruising the harbor or playing games at Balboa Fun Zone, Newport Beach has something for every family. The ...
 
With almost-perfect weather year-round, it’s no wonder Orange County is known for its beaches, surfing and nature-loving, outdoor enthusiasts. ...
 
The legendary Palm Springs eludes quick definition. It is palm trees and date shakes; Frank Sinatra and Sonny Bono; strip malls and mid-century ...
 
Chances are if you’re in Pasadena with the family, you’ve come for the Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl college football game -- and for ...
 
When Dr. Seuss wrote, "Too wet to go out. And too cold to play ball. So we sat in the house. We did nothing at all." he certainly wasn't talking ...
 
The famed San Diego Zoo is regarded as one of the best zoos in the world, beginning nearly a century ago as a refuse for exotic animals abandoned ...
 
When you can't make it to Africa to bring your kids on safari, this is the next best thing, located close to home in Southern California. This ...
 
With a population of under a million people, and a worldwide reputation as one of the most scenic spots on earth, San Francisco is that rare small ...
 
The Golden State. There's so much to see and do. With an abundance of natural beauty and man-made entertainment, it's hard to pick just one vacation ...
 
Looking for a California family vacation where you'll be surrounded by the beaches and all around natural beauty this state is known for, but spared ...
 
Two of the most popular tourist destinations in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Venice Beach offer perfect weather, beautiful beaches and ...
 
It's rare to find a child who doesn't know who Shamu the Killer Whale is, so a visit to SeaWorld San Diego is certainly a must-do for families ...
 
The clocks have seemingly stopped in Sequoia National Park, the second oldest national park in the U.S. Established in 1890, the park’s roots span ...
 
Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the largest, still-active movie studios in the world, and thanks to its theme park smack dab on its lots, it's ...
 
West Hollywood, otherwise known as Tinsletown, started as a quiet, western neighborhood. Today, it’s a loud, vibrant town, home to America’s ...
 
Four hours east of San Francisco is a region where waterfalls pour from dramatic granite cliffs, clear streams run alongside giant sequoias, and ...

California Family Vacation Trip Reports

Read what our Family Vacation Critic members have to say about these and other California destinations in their California family vacation trip reports.
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