A Memorable Family Trip to the Golden
Where to go to California on family trips?
Taking a family trip to California? The Golden State has a lot to offer for a
fun-filled vacation. California is a nature lover's paradise, filled with parks and forests to explore. Sun
worshippers won't have to travel far to find the perfect beach. Attractions abound throughout many areas of the
state. California has it all.
|Luxury Hotel del Coronado is a beachfront hotel in the
city of Coronado, located across
the San Diego Bay, offering something for everyone on your family trip to
Explore some of its offerings in the following three cities in California, where
you will find some of the best family holiday attractions and entertainment.
Close to the city of San Diego, Carlsbad is an affluent city resort, ideal for one
of your California family trips.
Wondering what to do in Carlsbad? LEGOLAND is the main attraction in this small,
affluent community. The resort includes a theme park, water park, and the Sea Life Aquarium. The various parks have
more than 60 rides and a variety of shows, including 4D movies and interactive, cutting-edge rides. The Sea Life
Aquarium features over 5,000 sea creatures and an interactive experience with active, hands-on learning and
opportunities to get close to octopi, rays, and sharks.
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
A very beautiful site in Carlsbad is a fifty-acre ranch that features themed
gardens of various flowers. The lush gardens are located on a hillside with great views of the coastline. Many of
the best resorts in Carlsbad CA are close by, making the Flower Fields an ideal stopping point on the way to the beach.
There are greenhouses for growing poinsettias and orchids. Children will enjoy running through a maze, exploring
Santa's playground, and riding on a tractor driven wagon. The ranch also hosts special events for all
|Carlsbad hosts seven miles of spectacular beachfront
facing Pacific Ocean,
that's very popular with families, surfers, divers, runners
South Carlsbad State Beach
Locals and tourists visit this beautiful stretch of coastline for swimming,
surfing, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. This beautiful, white sand beach is perfect for basking in the
sunshine or a bit of beachcombing. Coastal bluffs are located above the beach and are available for camping. A
large campground contains picnic areas and bathrooms with showers. Water, electricity, and wi-fi are also provided.
A camp store is located on-site for supplies.
As part of the Los Angeles greater area, Anaheim is home to many popular family
attractions, including Disneyland Resort and Knott's Berry Farm.
A must see in California is the Disneyland Park in Anaheim. This park has grown
into more than just a theme park since its opening in 1955. Located approximately 30 miles southeast
of Hollywood, Disneyland has eight different areas
known as U.S.A., New Orleans, Square Mickey's Toontown, Adventureland, Main Street, Critter Country,
Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and Frontierland.
|Cars Land is one of theme rides at Disney California,
that's been inspired by
Pixar's franchise, Cars, opened in 2012, as one of great
family fun rides
at Disney's Adventure Park.
It's every child's fantasy to experience the real-life fairytale that is
Disneyland. There's something for everyone, young and old.
Knott’s Berry Farm
Situated on the border between Anaheim and Buena Park, Knott’s Berry Farm is only
seven miles away from Disneyland and provides a more traditional amusement park experience. With 35 rides spread
across 160-acres, there is more than enough fun to go around for the whole family. A day ticket at Knott’s
is less expensive than a
day pass for Disneyland, which is something for families on a budget to consider.
One of the major cities in California, San Diego is another great destination for
family trips in California, with two of the best family attractions - SeaWorld San Diego and San Diego
|Pink flamingos are only one of over 600 species found
at San Diego Zoo,
spread over 100 acres.
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld at San Diego is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium, and
marine mammal park. The park was founded in 1964 and features aquatic attractions, rides, and exhibits. A visit is
also an educational experience where you can learn about marine animals. Shows include Killer Whales, Dolphin Days,
Cirque de la Mer, Pets Rule, One Ocean, and Sea Lions Live. Seasonal shows include Shamu´s Celebration: Light up
the Night and Dolphin Island Christmas.
San Diego Zoo
This world-famous zoo showcases a wide variety of nature’s largest, smallest,
exotic, and most endangered creatures in over 100 acres of land. This includes more than 3,700 animals representing
over 800 species. San Diego Zoo is one of the best zoos in the world and features beautiful landscaping and lush
replicas of the animals' natural habitat. The zoo offers educational activities for children like the kinder
program and wildlife sleepovers. It's a must-see attraction in Southern California, especially for families with