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Luxury Family Holidays in California

See life in technicolour in California! This state is by far the most diverse of the USA with its monumental canyons and waterfalls, unspoilt deserts, vibrant cities and beaches, jaw-dropping national parks and one thousand year old Redwood trees.

There are many ways of visiting California, you could rent a car and stay in various family friendly hotels along your itinerary or you could experience a real American road trip, rent an RV and stay overnight in California’s awe-inspiring national parks.

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Why is California captivating for a family holiday?

There is so much to see and do in California that one trip is never enough. Depending on your family’s priorities, your California itinerary could take you along the famous Pacific Coast Highway, from San Francisco down to Los Angeles, or through the breath-taking national parks such as Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley or Yosemite. The Sonoma wine region is also a fantastic destination in California for families, combined with Lake Tahoe, this makes a wonderful North California itinerary. Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and Universal Studios Hollywood are must-dos on a family trip to California.

Here are some of our favourite family friendly activities in California:

  • See the bison and beautiful sandy beaches of Catalina Island, just off the coast of Los Angeles
  • Hike up to Griffith observatory for the best view of Los Angeles
  • Kayak in the summer or ski in the winter in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Tahoe
  • Visit San Diego Zoo and Safari, one of the best in the world
  • Marvel at the unique desert landscape of Death Valley
  • Go rafting in Yosemite National Park – see the granite cliffs, waterfalls and watch out for the bears!
  • Cycle across the Golden Gate in San Francisco
  • Take a ferry to Alcatraz and join a guided tour of the infamous island prison
  • Climb the boulders of Joshua Tree National Park
  • Visit the incredible Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Go whale watching in Bodega Bay, also known for being the filming location of The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock

We are just scratching the surface of all in incredible family activities California has to offer. Please get in touch with our specialist to discuss the best itinerary for your family.

Frangipani’s Top Tip

Visiting a winery doesn’t sound like a family friendly activity…well it truly is at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in the Sonoma region. The estate has a family-friendly pool, when you can rent a cabin for the day, wine tasting of course and delicious food. Something for everyone!

Travel Time

11 hours

Time Difference

+ 8 hours


US Dollar

Best Time To Travel

April to September

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