Family holidays in California are a sure-fire way to please every member of your travelling party as they will experience a destination in the Golden State that will make their trip a success in their eyes. From adventure destinations to laid back beaches, your trip will be both relaxing and exciting and will be a getaway your family will remember forever.
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Best Family-Friendly Destinations to Visit in California
California is diverse and a mecca for both adults and kids. You must be wondering how you'll please everyone without overspending. To help out, we've listed some of the most sought-out places in the state for visitors so each member of the clan can experience their dream holiday in just one trip.
1. Yosemite National Park
Perfect for family holidays in California, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to hiking trails, you can choose one that will lead you to areas featuring rivers and waterfalls, wildlife and lakes. Ancient sequoia trees are dotted along many of the trails and the children will have great fun exploring at the base of some of these enormous trees. Close to sunset, set-up your home-base camp for the night or entire stay at one of the camping spots near a lake or river and have a refreshing swim or spend an hour or so fishing from the banks. There are opportunities abound to take stunning photos while your older kids can climb up to the summit of Half Dome.
2. Chrissy Field
Based in San Francisco, is a beach-camping location that used to be an airfield. Pick a spot to pitch your tent that gives you the best view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Have a family cook-out or drive into nearby San Francisco for a restaurant meal. During the day, set off on a group bike ride along the boardwalk or from Marina Green to Fort Point. When going on family holidays in California, the younger kids can swim at Baker Beach and build sandcastles while you relax in the sun.
3. Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
You and the children will love getting a close-up look at the North American and African animals at this zoo in Palm Desert. At this conservation site, whilst being on family holidays in California, the kids will be learning a lot about nature without even realising it. Take pictures of the unique animals in their specially created natural habitats. See an enlightening film at the Tennity Amphitheater or set out on a hike along the San Andreas nature trail. The kids are sure to want to ride a camel and feed a giraffe. If you hop on one of the shuttle rides, you will be sure not to miss anything by being taken to every corner of the park.