Family-friendly California Travel
A Royal Staycation at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco
My family spent a magical weekend at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco with high tea, cookie decorating, dive-in movies, and the softest beds ever!
Vacation Inspiration: Monterey County
Monterey, Carmel-By-The-Sea, Pebble Beach, and Moss Landing with miles of beaches & safe overnight lodging.
Best Bay Area Beaches You Can Visit Today
Bay Area beaches are perfect for a mini getaway or day trip. Here are 15 of our favorites within two hours of Oakland with tips for visiting with kids!
Kid-Friendly Farms to Visit Near The East Bay
We have loved bringing our children to meet animals and run around at a working farm. Ride a pony, chase a chicken, pick an apple. Take your pick!
Bay Area Road Trip: Monterey Bay
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of California’s best indoor tourist attractions, a perfect mission for the long days of holiday school closures.
Day Trip: Sheep at Mission Ranch, in the Fairytale-esque Carmel-by-the-Sea
If you happen to be headed south down the coast on a Sunday, you must try the Sunday Brunch at Mission Ranch. It’s a quick, yet scenic 15 minute drive from Monterey.
Vacation Inspiration: Road Trip to Palm Springs
A family road trip to Palm Springs offers an extreme change of scenery and climate. My kids loved the heat and we loved the vibe.
Free Park Passes for Fourth Graders
Hey fourth graders! See natural wonders and historic sites in California and beyond for free. Two very cool initiatives—one federal and one state—to get all …
Cornerstone Sonoma: Kid-friendly Botanical Garden and Wine Tasting
Want a good family-friendly wine country activity? We love Cornerstone Sonoma, a botanical garden/art exhibit/wine tasting experience in one.