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FAMILY AUTO TRAVEL THIS SUMMER

When the Governor gives the go ahead --

families will be longing to get on the road for a family adventure.

California offers a bevy of great places for family fun see some listed below.

I'm hoping we will be well and soon be taking family trips together.

taking kids to legoland in California
Legoland California entrance. Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Southern California Theme Parks

Southern California is a spectacular theme park destination - 

Disneyland and 

Disney California Adventure in Anaheim are stars,

but there’s also Universal Studios Hollywood in L.A., 

Knott’s Berry Farm

 in Buena Park, LEGOLAND in Carlsbad, and

SeaWorld San Diego. Don't

forget attractions at Six Flags Magic Magic Mountain in

Valencia, in northern

L.A. County.

LEGOLAND California

This is a great theme park, aquarium and water park,

LEGOLAND in Carlsbad (near San Diego) is more than

just a day trip.

Check out our tips for visiting

LEGOLAND. And plan to spend some time setting up those

irresistible Instagram shots of the kids posing with the

colorful and incredible LEGO creations through the park.

SeaWorld San Diego

Here you’ll find kiddie rides, family rides, thrill rides and

get-really-wet rides, along with animal encounters and

aquarium exhibits.

Knott’s Berry Farm

It’s possible to do the thrill rides and let the little ones spend

time in Camp Snoopy in just one day at this amusement

park that started as a road side berry stand in the 1920s.

And don’t miss a chance to eat at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken

Dinner Restaurant. The yummy chicken dinner is still made

with Mrs. Knott’s original fried chicken recipe.

Share the meal and save room for boysenberry pie!

Disneyland ticket in front of the tea cups
Photo Credit: Get Away Today

Disneyland Resort

This is the Disney original, the place where Walt first brought

to life his theme park dream. It’s much smaller that the gigantic

 Walt Disney World in Orlando and tends to attract a mostly

local crowd. However, if you’re on a Southern California family

 vacation, expect the kids to ask to spend a day at Disneyland,

especially if you have any Star Wars fans in the group!

You’ll need at least two days if you want to hit both Disneyland

and California Adventure.


Universal Studios Hollywood

This is the home of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

As every Muggle knows, it’s just about the coolest themed

land at any amusement park. One of our writers, a die-hard

Disneyland fan, says that’s just one reason she thinks

 Universal is better than Disneyland.


Six Flags Magic Mountain

Thrill seekers will find some of the world’s fastest and tallest

rides at this 262-acre theme park in Valencia, located 35

miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

But even if you’re not the coaster type, the park has many

family rides and entertainment. The adjacent Hurricane

Harbor Water Park is a tropical retreat in summer.

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