There are many places in California that are ideal for families to visit. Such a vast state has a lot to offer, and any family can find some spot where the kids can have as much fun as mom and dad.


San Francisco

One family-friendly activity in California is exploring San Francisco. Sites such as Golden Gate Park often run free outdoor concerts. Oracle Park is a great place to catch a sports game as a family, and Union Square has tons of stores worth shopping in. The city also boasts family-friendly museums, including the Exploratorium, the California Academy of Sciences, and MoMA. Other noteworthy attractions throughout San Francisco include Crissy Field and Fishermen’s Wharf. Pier 39 is also a popular location for families to visit. Last but not least, the San Francisco experience isn’t complete without a ride on a cable car.


San Diego

San Diego is also a family-friendly location to visit. One of the highlights in the San Diego Zoo, which boasts 4,000 animals. The Safari Park at the San Diego Zoo is worth spending extra time on. It has 3,00 Asian and African animal species. For more glimpses of animals, Sea World is equally as possible among families.


Families that enjoy visiting museums often take time to visit the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, as well as the museums in Balboa Park. It should be noted that Balboa Park is even bigger than Central Park, in New York.

Lake Tahoe

For a quieter family-friendly vacation, another popular travel spot is Lake Tahoe. This is where it’s possible to see the mountain range that is the Sierra Nevada. This lake is a great place for families to go snowboarding and skiing. When visiting during the summer months, popular activities include swimming, boating, and hiking. One highlight of Lake Tahoe during the summer is visiting its Truckee River.


Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Park is also a family favorite in California. Points of interest include Mariposa Grove, Tuolumne Meadows, and Hetch Hetchy. Yosemite Valley is a sight to see, with its lush meadows and active waterfalls. The best beaches in California, for families, including both Santa Monica, and Huntington Beach. For the best surfing, the place for families to be is the Santa Monica beach.