California is a paradise for kids and adults alike. From snowcapped mountain ranges to untouched beaches to amusement parks, there is no shortage of places to see and enjoy.
You can easily spend an entire childhood in California without experience all that there is to do. In one of the most diverse places in the world, children will build memories as they learn about and explore these places you have to see before your children are all grown up.
Here’s 40 Barely Noticeable things to do in California with kids:
1. Yosemite National Park
Why you’ve got to go: Yosemite National Park has hundreds of miles of hiking trails that weave past waterfalls, wildlife, lakes, and rivers. Children will love exploring around the gargantuan sequoia trees and learning about nature. It’s a California icon that has inspired artists and outdoorsmen for centuries.
What to do: Camp, swim, fish, hike, and take pictures. Teenagers who love a physical challenge should climb to the top of Half Dome. You can do a multi-day hike along the John Muir Trail or camp at one of the central sites and do day trip explorations.
Get there when kids are: Up to 18 years old.
More info: https://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm
Why you’ve got to go: Yes, it’s a bit of a cliché, but Disneyland is a dream world for children. Kids will love seeing their favorite characters come to life and parents will love the sense of nostalgia it brings. Disneyland is truly a magical place that creates memories that families will never forget.
What to do: Ride on all the classic Disney rides, collect autographs, and eat the over-the-top carnival style food. Explore Toontown, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Critter country, the Sleeping Beauty Castle, and more. There is also a nightly fireworks show that every kid will love watching.
Get there when kids are: Up to 18. There are height requirements for rides, so give it another year if your children aren’t quite tall enough yet.
More info: https://disneyland.disney.go.com/