Best Southern California Family Vacations and Getaways

Top Southern California Family Vacations and Getaways
This list represents the most popular Southern California Family Vacations and Getaways. Use this list to plan your next Southern California vacation. Select a state and/or an activity from the pull-down lists below to find even more top getaway ideas.
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The Monterey Peninsula, 125 miles south of San Francisco, is a scenic stretch of coastline, pine forests, and unmistakable California ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Monterey, CA - Great Family Vacations: West

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 2. Anaheim Area, California Family Vacation
Anaheim/Orange County has been called Southern California’s playground—and for good reason. Anaheim’s future as a dream vacation destination ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Anaheim, CA - Great Family Vacations: West

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Yosemite National Park, on the eastern border of central California, comprises 1,169 square miles that include towering sequoias, ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Merced, CA - Great Family Vacations: West

4. Central Coast - San Mateo County & Monterey County Family Vacation
Tracing the coastline south from San Francisco to Big Sur, Highway 1 is one of the most spectacular and diverse scenic highways in ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Santa Cruz, CA - Fun With the Family Northern California

5. Orange County, California Family Vacation
The land on which the visionary Walt Disney built his Magic Kingdom in 1955 was discovered more than 150 years earlier by a Spanish ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Santa Ana, CA - Fun With the Family Southern California

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Glorious weather, a beautiful bay, plus green expanses, lively arts, and festivals combine to make San Diego alluring. Free beaches ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press San Diego, CA - Great Family Vacations: West

7. Central Coast: Santa Barbara County Family Vacation
What do space rocket launchers, lemons, avocados, strawberries, Danish pastries, and tritip barbecue have in common? They all are ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Santa Barbara, CA - Fun With the Family Southern California

8. Disneyland and Hollywood: Los Angeles, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Lake Elsinore Baseball Trip Family Vacation
When you make the pilgrimage to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, don’t neglect three great Single A California League parks in the outer ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Los Angeles, CA - Fodor's Baseball Vacations

9. Greater Los Angeles Family Vacation
Say it like a native—L.A.—and you’re already on the road (or freeway, as it were) unlocking the mystique of one of the most fascinating ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Los Angeles, CA - Fun With the Family Southern California

10. Palm Springs Family Vacation
Approximately 100 miles east of Los Angeles on Interstate 10 lies the Coachella Valley, home to the desert resort communities of Palm ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Palm Springs, CA - Fun With the Family Southern California

11. Central Coast: San Luis Obispo County Family Vacation
San Luis Obispo County’s 3,316 square miles contain the Central Coast’s most varied terrain— from windswept beaches to interior lakes, ...
Published by Insiders' Guide San Luis Obispo, CA - Fun With the Family Southern California

12. San Diego, California Weekend Getaway
San Diego is a big city with a small-town feel. With more than 1 million people, San Diego is second in population among California ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications San Diego, CA - Fodor's Great American Vacations

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 13. Los Angeles, California Weekend Getaway
Don’t believe everything you’ve heard about Los Angeles. Sure, there are earthquakes, riots, endless freeways, and, of course, the ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Los Angeles, CA - Fodor's Great American Vacations

14. San Diego County Family Vacation
What does summer vacation mean to your family? How about one with plenty of outdoor recreation—boating, hiking, biking, picnicking, ...
Published by Insiders' Guide San Diego, CA - Fun With the Family Southern California

15. Central Coast: Ventura County Family Vacation
The mighty U.S. Highway 101, known hereabouts as the Ventura Highway (and popularized in the ’70s hit song by America), winds south ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Ventura, CA - Fun With the Family Southern California

16. The Inland Empire and Beyond Family Vacation
Residents of Greater Los Angeles often think of everything else in California—with the exceptions of San Francisco, San Diego, and ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Big Bear Lake, CA - Fun With the Family Southern California

17. The Deserts of California Family Vacation
The California deserts conjure up different images for different people. To some they suggest glittering resort cities, brilliant ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Ridgecrest, CA - Fun With the Family Southern California

 
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