California Vacations with Kids
San Luis Obispo
Near the California coast halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo has much to offer as a family getaway, including some affordable -- and free-- fun things to do. Nearby beaches offer tide pools, sand dunes, and chances to see seals, sea lions, sea otters, and hundreds of elephant seals.
Family Houseboating on the California Delta
Here's a novel way to get an extended family or group of friends together: rent a large houseboat with all the comforts of home (and maybe a waterslide on the back.) This guest article describes a family houseboating getaway on the California Delta, which has thousands of miles of waterways in the San Joaquin Valley.
California Travel Ideas for Families
An overview of family travel ideas in the Golden State, including the popular Yosemite National Park.
California Spring Break Ideas for Families
California offers a huge range of choices for spring break getaways: beach vacations and theme parks in southern California, sightseeing in San Francisco and the Bay Area, and ski resorts in the eastern part of the state.
California Beach Vacations
Southern California offers the chance to combine beach time with theme park time at Dsneyland or Universal Studios Hollywood. Meanwhile, northern California has some stunningly scenic beaches, but note that the sea is too cold for more than a quick dip, even in summer-time.
More California Travel Ideas
About.com's Guide for California Travel has many more ideas for trips, including "Best Things to Do by Location", "California for Nature Lovers", and more.
California Resorts for Families
Check out a number of resorts in southern California and elsewhere that have kids clubs and special features for families.
La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad CA
This family-friendly resort near the California Coast has multiple pools with waterslides and other features for kids, kids program, and more.
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.
Family Vacation Deals in the West – Pacific, Mountain, and Southwest
Looking for a family vacation deal in the West? Here are deals offered by top kid-friendly resorts in California, Hawaii and the rest of the West.