Top 5 Family-Friendly Destinations in California

Top 5 Family-Friendly Destinations in California
Rachel Simpson

Written by Rachel Simpson

Are you ready for your family-friendly california vacation? California is a great place for fun-filled theme parks, beautiful beachfronts and great outdoor activities. From Hollywood to national parks, California is one of the best states to plan a trip for your family. Here are five family-friendly destinations in California for you to choose from:

National Parks

Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park are known for their beautiful terrain. The numerous mountains, hills, canyons, caverns, and the largest trees in the world make this a great destination for you and your entire family. Whether you hike trails or sleep under the stars, these national parks will not disappoint. Some of the best gems include a 2,500-year-old and 275-foot tall tree, and a 1,200-foot waterfall.

San Diego Zoo

At the over 100-year-old San Diego Zoo, there’s more than 3,000 animals, and over 300 species! The zoo is 1,800 acres, and is a protected habitat for 3,500 botanical species. The zoo is one of the only zoos in the world that provides housing for and breeds the giant panda. There’s also a section of the zoo designed with the little ones in mind.


Any visitor to Los Angeles must take a trip through Hollywood – a small community established in 1870. Take a trip along the walk of fame and visit the TCL Chinese Theatre. Visit the Hollywood sign and visit restaurants frequented by celebrities. As an added bonus, the city is not far from the beachfront, so it’s easy to fit in a day of fun in the sun. Hollywood is an exciting adventure and will no doubt be a fantastic experience for your family.


Located in Carlsbad, California, Legoland Resort is the best place to see the world of everything Lego. Characters roam a theme park that includes rides and cities built of Legos. This theme park is located on 100 acres and has more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, so there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. There’s even a water park!


Catch a boat ride with pirates, navigate jungles, meet with royalty, and dive into the ocean! Walt Disney created Disneyland Park to give families a childlike place to enjoy their vacations. Disneyland is the best place for a family vacation in California, as there is something for everyone. Here you’ll find activities that are fun and memorable for both children and adults. Afterall, it is “The Happiest Place on Earth.” 

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