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3 Days of Art, Science and Culture in San Francisco with Kids

by Karen Hayoun   Experienced Traveler
If you and your family love art, culture and science, San Francisco is the perfect place for a vacation. There are many beautiful places to see, interesting museums to visit, and kid-friendly attractions that are great for all ages. This is a great 3-day itinerary for a family vacation in San Francisco that is a bit more relaxed, with art and science related attractions.<br/><br/>(Karen Hayoun is an expert travel writer.)

1 Day in Los Angeles with Big Kids

by Sonia Esther Soltani   Experienced Traveler
What mental images come to mind when you think of the City of Angels? The glorious beaches, glamorous celebrity hang-outs and fabulous shopping? Incorporate all these great elements into your 1 day visit with kids and you'll have an awesome time with the perfect mix of outdoor and indoor activities. To avoid long commutes, check this itinerary that keeps every site within 20 minutes' drive from one another.<br/><br/>(Sonia Esther Soltani is a travel expert and writer.)

3 Days of Culture and History in Los Angeles for All Ages

by Rowena Carr Allinson   Experienced Traveler
Some might say Los Angeles is lacking in culture, but they’d be wrong… very wrong! The city is the perfect mix of culture, heritage, history and family-friendly attractions all rolled into one! Ok, so it might not be the most ancient city in the USA, but there is heaps of history to it; and the best news is that since a lot of it is silver screen related, it’s actually really fascinating for the whole family! <br/><br/>(Rowena Carr-Allison is a travel writer and a Los Angeles destination expert.)

3 Days in Los Angeles with Kids - Top Attractions

by Rowena Carr Allinson   Experienced Traveler
LA is a great spot for a family vacation, combining all the essential attractions, from the beach to the zoo, all the Hollywood related fun ideal for some hiking! There is also plenty of shopping available and some of the best restaurants you’ve ever eaten at. Don’t miss a bike ride along Venice Beach to really soak up the atmosphere and who knows, you might even bump into a famous face too?<br/><br/>(Rowena Carr-Allison is a travel writer and a Los Angeles destination expert.)

Featured Kid-Friendly Accommodations in California, US

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Argonaut Hotel San Francisco

495 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, California

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KID-FRIENDLY AMENITIES

  • Kids stay free
  • Smoke-free property
  • Pet friendly
  • Babysitting
  • On-site restaurant(s)
  • Kids' menu in restaurant
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Highchairs available
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Playpens available


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Park Vue Inn Anaheim

1570 South Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, California

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KID-FRIENDLY AMENITIES

  • Rollaway beds available
  • Kids stay free
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave in room
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Outdoor pool


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Fairmont Heritage Place Hotel Ghirardelli Square San Francisco

900 N. Point Street , San Francisco, California

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KID-FRIENDLY AMENITIES

  • Sleeper sofa
  • Babysitting
  • Kids' club
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Kitchenette or kitchen in room
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Cribs (infant beds) available


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Ayres Hotel Anaheim

2550 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California

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KID-FRIENDLY AMENITIES

  • Kids stay free
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave in room
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Outdoor pool


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Beverly Wilshire Hotel Beverly Hills

9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California

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KID-FRIENDLY AMENITIES

  • Pet friendly
  • Babysitting
  • On-site restaurant(s)
  • Kids' menu in restaurant
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Outdoor pool


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