Family-friendly California Travel
Vacation Inspiration: Farm Stay Less Than 2 Hours From Bay Area
Learn about Long Dream Farm, a working dairy farm in the Sierra foothills where families can stay overnight!
Northern California Overnight Camp Guide (2023)
Our Northern California Overnight Camp Guide covers the Bay Area and beyond for kids as young as 7 to help you find the best sleepaway camp this summer.
Tahoe: Northstar Ski School for Kids
Pro-tip: If you’re considering ski school for two kids, check the various resorts for their age groupings. Siblings may be together in some locations, but apart at others.
A Magical Holiday Staycation at Berkeley’s Claremont Club & Spa
Plan a family holiday staycation at the Claremont Club & Spa in Berkeley. From skating, pizza, cookies, views, and more, what’s not to love?
Lemos Farm in Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Patch and More
Lemos Farm will host their annual pumpkin patch, complete with hay rides, pony rides, and more, all modified for COVID-19 safety.
Christmas Tree Farm Magic at Rancho Siempre Verde in Pescadero
Ride an epic tree swing, make a wreath, roast marshmallows, cut your own Christmas tree, hike in the woods, and wrestle your brothers in the mud.
Ticket Alert: Sacramento’s Polar Express (2022)
Don’t miss your chance to purchase tickets to the Polar Express train in Old Town Sacramento. Be a member by 8/31/22 for presale access.
Apple Picking with Children Near the Bay Area
Apple-picking season is upon us. Here are a few U-pick options and Bay Area apple orchards worth a visit with your family. Always, call first!
Driving to L.A. – 9 Places to Stop on a Road Trip Down Highway 5 in California
Driving I-5 down the center of California is a fairly joyless journey. I offer some tips, restaurants & diversions for enduring a day in the car with kids.
Vacation Inspiration: Sunriver & Bend, Oregon
Plan a family vacation to Bend, Oregon. Hike through the forest, bike the city, explore a volcano, and stay at a top resort in Sunriver, Oregon.