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Southern California Vacation Ideas

Southern California is one of the most popular areas for family getaways, thanks to the major theme parks clustered in Anaheim, and to beautiful beaches that are warm year-round.

Fabulous, Free Fun for Families in San Diego
Bringing the kids to San Diego? These fabulous and free activities will help you stretch your vacation budget.

Southern California Family Vacations Overview
Suggestions for families include Universal Studios Hollywood, the Knotts Berry Farm theme park, free things to do LA, Huntingdon Beach (aka Surf City USA), the Queen Mary Hotel, and more.

Los Angeles with Kids: Top Family Attractions

From Beverly Hills to Disneyland and from Hollywood to Santa Monica, the sprawling metropolis that is Los Angeles offers myriad ways for families to have fun.

Whale Watching with Kids in San Diego
Are your kids fascinated by whales? Plan a winter or spring break whale watching adventure for the whole family in San Diego.

Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem Opening at Universal Studios Hollywood
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem motion simulator ride is opening spring 2014 at Universal Studios Hollywood

Disneyland Resort
The original Disneyland now has two theme parks, Disneyland Park, and Disney California Adventure. An exciting new night attraction, World of Color, is part of a major renovation of the California Adventure theme park.

Universal Studios Hollywood
This popular theme park in Los Angeles has many movie-based attractions: Shrek-4D, Revenge of the Mummy, Jurassic Park The Ride, and more. Universal Studios Hollywood is also a working movie studio.

LEGOLAND California
This theme park is designed for kids aged two to twelve, and features rides and coasters, a water park, live shows, and Miniland USA miniature landmarks built with millions of LEGO bricks. Halloween is a great time to visit LEGOLAND California.

Kid-Friendly Places in California
About.com's Guide for California Travel highlights some of the best parks, beaches, and other fun places to visit with kids.

Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center
Families stay on the ocean-side campus of the University of California for an all inclusive week with meals plus many activities for kids and for the whole family.

San Diego With Kids
Check out great sightseeing, parks, day trips and other fun, in this southernmost California city.

Terranea Resort
This family-friendly luxury on the California Coast 20 miles south of the L.A. airport, has a scenic cliffside setting, a family pool with waterslide, kids programs, and a 9-hole golf course.

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