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Exploring Point Reyes is one of the great things to do in Northern California

25 Awesome Things to do in Northern California with Kids on a Family Vacation

Northern California is an epic vacation destination. Why? Because there are so many fun and diverse things to do in Northern California! It’s a place where you can enjoy world-class skiing, soak up urban culture, sip on a glass wine surrounded by vineyards, hike to thundering waterfalls, and gaze up at the tallest trees on...
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Top 10 Fun Things to Do in Sacramento [with Kids}!

I was a kid when I moved to Sacramento, and now I’m raising a child here. I’d say that gives me a well-rounded perspective of the city! Luckily there are many fun things to do in Sacramento with kids. From the rivers to the charm of Old Town, here are my top picks for families...
Angel hiking near San Francisco

Hiking Near San Francisco | The 15 Best Hikes Near San Francisco

The natural beauty of the San Francisco Bay has attracted hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts for as long as anyone can remember. Whether looking for a physical challenge or a vantage point for sweeping views, hiking in the San Francisco Bay Area is filled with rewards. Lace up those hiking boots and grab your Hydroflask,...

River Rafting with Kids on the American River

The key to any successful rafting trip is a great guide and O.A.R.S. has been leading top notch river experiences since their very first dory-navigated trip down the Grand Canyon's Colorado River in 1969. Since then, their operation has expanded to 19 unique sections of river, thousands of successful trips, and resulted in countless memories...

10 Super Fun Things to do in Santa Cruz with Kids!

On the surface, Santa Cruz, CA looks like a Beach Boys tune come to life. There’s a thriving surf culture, ample space for beach volleyball and sandcastle building, and an amusement park just feet from the ocean waves. But Santa Cruz is more than a year-round surfing safari. Creative, environmentally conscious, and filled with family-friendly...
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Top 10 Fun Things to do in San Jose [with Kids]!

Whether your family has artistic leanings, athletic energies, or simply loves to explore, there is something for everyone in your crew to enjoy in San Jose

California National Parks Road Trip | Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite, & Lassen

Enjoy a great road trip? Love our nation’s National Parks? Well then we have a California National Parks road trip itinerary for you! Much of California’s eastern spine is dominated by some of the most incredible mountain scenery that our country has to offer. Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite National Parks, and Lassen Volcanic National Park...
yosemite with kids

Yosemite with Toddlers | 7 Easy Hikes

I’ve visited Yosemite National Park every summer since I was a kid, so friends often ask me what one thing you absolutely must do while you’re there. The answer is easy: Take a hike! I don’t think there’s a better way to explore the park than on foot. Hikes offer free entertainment for kids and...
Yosemite Biking in the Fall

The Best Time to Visit Yosemite | Tips to Avoid the Crowds

Yosemite National Park is 1,169 square miles in size and while most visitors are cramming the Valley during the summer months, there are still many opportunities to enjoy Yosemite without the crowds; you just have to know both when to go and where to go.
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