california

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    Hearst Castle: A Californian palace

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    While perhaps not a castle in the ancient fortress sense, this world-reknowned hillside estate is indeed a palace -- with 165 rooms...
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    Big Sur: The wild coast

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    Take an adventure to the Pacific Ocean with a visit to Big Sur and its nearby sites. Learn more about the wild beauty of the area in...
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    Pumpkin patches in Southern California

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    If you're looking to take your family out for a great pumpkin patch experience -- perhaps including other fun stuff like hay rides,...
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    Lake Anza at Tilden Park

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    Just over the hill from Oakland and Berkeley, Tilden Park's beautiful Lake Anza is a popular getaway for families from around the Bay!
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    California's Manhattan Beach

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    Imagine living in a small seaside community with few of the urban problems of big city life, and that's just a few commuting minutes...
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    Tilden Park's Little Farm & Environmental Education Center

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    At the Tilden Nature Area, a 740-acre preserve located just North of Tilden Park, you will find the renowned Environmental Education...
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    Tilden Park Steam Train

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    If you or your kids are up for a train ride, how about taking a trip on Tilden Park's captivating kid-sized railroad?
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    Hershell Spillman Merry-Go-Round

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    One of the jewels of the Tilden Park crown is their vintage carousel -- complete with hand-painted horses and other animals and the...
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    The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose

    A hands-on museum with a wide variety of exhibits for kids of all ages, the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose is a must-see!
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    How to save money on a Disney vacation

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    To a kid, a trip to Disney to play with Mickey Mouse and dine with Cinderella is the ultimate. It can, however, put a major dent in...
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    Annual events & festivals in Northern California

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    Looking for something fun to do with your family? California is full of annual events, local festivals and fairs that are a delight...
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    California's Disneyland - The original theme park

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    For over 50 years, Disneyland -- aka The Happiest Place On Earth -- has been thrilling and delighting kids of all ages.
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    California's Great America

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    A truly family friendly amusement park with something for everyone in the family, located in the heart of the Bay Area.
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    California tide pools and beach activities

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    Ready for some fun in the sun? Then head out to one of these favorite California tide pools or beaches. It's smart fun for the whole...
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    Best California museums for families

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    Looking for a great museum to explore with the family? Here are some of our favorite California museums.
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    A nostalgic stay on the Queen Mary

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    The Queen Mary was, in her heyday, called "The Queen of the Atlantic." Bedecked in art deco elegance, the ship was unlike anything...
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    Top 10 family attractions in the US

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    If you and your family are into tourist attractions or just want to know about fun places to go both near and far, print this list...
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    Free family activities in Northern California

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    Free family fun abounds in California. From the beach to the boardwalk to the best parks around, here's a guide to the best family...
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    Free family activities in Southern California

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    All kinds of fun are possible in Southern California, including the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas. Here are some ideas for...