California’s rich agricultural heartland rolls for hundreds of miles between the Sierra Nevada Range and the Coastal Range. Freshened with many lakes and reservoirs, almost a dozen rivers, and 1,000 miles of inland Delta waterways, a string of verdant valleys—the Sacramento, the Santa Clara, and the San Joaquin—is paradise for families who love to fish, water-ski, houseboat, play outdoors, and camp. The state capital and three good-size towns along the north–south valley route, Highway 99, are gateways to the central and southern Sierras, three national parks, and several national forests. And a tiny inland village, founded by the Spanish and the original Native American residents, is a side trip not to be missed. The above description is an excerpt from "Fun With the Family in Northern California." Whether you're a first-time visitor or a long-time local resident, this chapter from the Fun With the Family Series will help you find fun and engaging activities that the entire family can enjoy at great destinations throughout the state, suitable for “kids” of all ages. This chapter includes Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Merced, and San Juan Bautista.
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Fun With the Family Northern California Guide Book