Explore Kid-Friendly Destinations in California
The warm sunshine of spring ignites our passion for travel. If you are travelling with kids make sure to research for kid-friendly destinations. Here are some ideas for you California family trip.
Monterey is a fantastic destination for families with kids. There are a lot of activities to choose from that you and your kids will enjoy. Monterey is famous for its beaches and should not miss out. Lovers Point Beach is kid-friendly beach with sandy shores, small waves and easy access to clean restrooms. Above the beach there is a grassy park which has a cafe and a restaurant and is great for flying kites, family pictures or grabbing some food. Just 4 miles from downtown Monterey is Carmel. Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio, is a favorite among California travelers, so don’t miss it. You can also bring your kids to the quaint Cottage of Sweets. Don’t forget to include El Estero Park, in yout Monterey itinerary. It features 45 acres of lakes, trails, playgrounds, and picnic grounds. Kids will love Dennis the Menace Playground with its suspension bridge, climbing wall, hedge maze, slides, tunnels, and steam engine.
San Francisco is perfect for your California family trip. Fisherman’s Wharf is no doubt one of the most popular spots for tourists. If you are lucky you can see the sea lions sunbathing on the wharf. The Golden Gate Park offers a lot of for families like the California Academy of Sciences, the de Young Museum, the Conservatory of Flowers and the Koret Children’s Quarter and Golden Gate Park Carrousel. A fascinating venue for kids is the Exploratorium it offers a lot of hands on educational activities on topics like biology, science and ecology. The Tinkering Studio focuses on DIY projects. The museum is large and it is full of experiments your kids will enjoy.
Kid-friendly activities abound in San Diego. Sea World is one of the most popular attractions. Your kids will be excited to watch a dolphin show, watch cute penguins or be kissed by a beluga whale. Don’t miss out on some beach family fun at La Jolla’s beaches. The area is rich in wildlife and you can spot harmless leopard sharks and sea lions. Make the San Diego Zoo the highlight of your visit. Get on a 35-minute guided bus tour and explore different animals and habitats.