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California, US Family Vacation Ideas

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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.)

3 Days of Arts and Culture in San Francisco for All Ages

by Jordan Estrada   Experienced Traveler
Anyone spending a three day family vacation in San Francisco can enjoy a memorable trip by visiting the many artistic and cultural sites in the city. There are lots of historical buildings and monuments as well as a number of museums and tours available for travelers. Kids will love the many children-oriented museums and attractions! (Jordan Estrada is a San Francisco destination expert.)

4 Days of Outdoor Fun in Los Angeles with Little and Big Kids

by Jordan Estrada   Experienced Traveler
When planning a family vacation in Los Angeles, parents can take advantage of the many outdoor attractions located within the city and its surrounding area. Kids will love visiting zoos, theme parks, beaches and outdoor parks with hiking trails. With lots of shopping and dining options in the area, families will have a great time exploring these sites. (Jordan Estrada is 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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