Best Islands in Southern California for Families with Kids

Hotel Acacia

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When enjoying your time in Santa Cruz, you should definitely choose Hotel Acacia –  Santa Cruz Island as your accommodation. The hotel is located in the middle of the island and offers stunning views of the cliffs and ocean.

There are plenty of outdoor activities to take part in, such as hiking, biking, and fishing. You can also go kayaking, whale watching, or sailing. After a day of exploring, you can relax in the hotel’s sauna or Jacuzzi.

The food served at Hotel Acacia is incredible, with fresh seafood being a specialty. You can also enjoy a drink at the hotel’s bar while enjoying the beautiful views.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable and rugged getaway, Santa Cruz Island is the perfect place for you. And, Hotel Acacia is the perfect place to stay while you’re there. With stunning views, plenty of outdoor activities, and incredible food, you’ll have a vacation that you’ll never forget.

Portofino Island Resort

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Santa Rosa Island can become an even more romantic and family-oriented place if you decide to stay at Portofino Island Resort. This resort features Adventure Cove Water Park,  which the kids will be sure to enjoy. You can also find plenty of beach activities, including sunbathing, swimming, and fishing.

Santa Rosa Sound and the Gulf of Mexico are the two main bodies of water that surround the island. You can take a ferry to get to Santa Rosa Island from Pensacola Beach.

The white-sand beaches are definitely the highlight of Santa Rosa Island. You can find secluded areas to have a romantic picnic or you can enjoy the company of your family and friends.

If you’re looking for an incredible beach getaway, Santa Rosa Island should be at the top of your list. And, if you want to make it even more special, consider staying at Portofino Island Resort. With its water park, beach activities, and secluded picnicking areas, you’ll have a vacation that you’ll always remember.

Pavilion Hotel

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If you are planning to spend your vacation at Catalina Island, Pavilion Hotel is a great accommodation option. At the site, the lush natural gardens and a lounge with fire pits and cabana chairs create a special atmosphere. 

You can also enjoy the ocean views from the hotel’s sun deck. After a day of exploring, you can  relax in the outdoor pool or Jacuzzi. There are plenty of activities to take part in while you’re at Catalina Island. You can go scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, or sailing. You can also find plenty of restaurants and bars to enjoy.

The food served at Pavilion Hotel is top-notch, with fresh seafood being a specialty. You can also enjoy a drink at the hotel’s bar while enjoying the beautiful views.

Balboa Island Home

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The romantic, special atmosphere of Balboa Island is greatly enhanced by the beauty of Balboa Island Home – a cozy vacation home that offers lodging with features like free WiFi and a TV and is located very conveniently – in Newport Beach, which is 1.1 kilometers from Newport Beach and 1.3 km from Balboa Beach. 

Moreover, all the fun is right behind the corner! South Coast Plaza is 13.2 km and Fashion Island is 3.9 km away from the holiday rental. A playground and a balcony are available to visitors which makes the place especially convenient for families with kids.

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Naples

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If an Italian-inspired vacation is what you are dreaming of, the Hawthorn Suites can become a place to remember forever. is close to regional beaches and Interstate 75. Every non-smoking guest suite at the hotel comes with a fully functional kitchen and complimentary WiFi.

The Naples Hawthorn Suites’ 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor pool are available to guests. Visitors can play basketball on the court after using the putting green. The hotel also has a business center and a convenience shop opens round-the-clock.

Each morning, a complimentary hot breakfast buffet is offered at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Naples. Guests are welcome to join an evening social hour with complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres from Monday through Thursday.

Hotel Marisol Coronado

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To make the most out of resort activities at Coronado Island, you can try out Hotel Marisol: 8 kilometers separate from the San Diego Convention Center. The distance to San Diego International Airport is 12 kilometers. 

The Hotel Marisol Coronado offers cable TV and iPod docking stations in each of its air-conditioned rooms. A small refrigerator, a laptop safe, and a coffee maker are included in the guest rooms. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are provided in each private bathroom.

Rooms at this historic boutique hotel in Coronado come with complimentary WiFi and Italian linens. It takes less than five minutes to walk to Coronado Beach.

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