Whether you want to catch a wave, hike in the mountains, or explore a theme park.
California has a wide range of locations for you and your family to explore. Check out these parks if you are traveling with young children who want the theme park adventure, but are not quite ready for the big ride experience.
Disney California Adventure Park
Just step across the street from Disneyland is a 12-acre theme park that features attractions for family members of all ages. The park welcomes guests through Buena Vista Drive, which has been designed to look like Los Angeles did in the 1920s. This is significant in Disney’s history as it is when Walt Disney first arrived in California and set off on the adventure of his life.
There are many exhibits that are family oriented, including Cars Land, a section of the park that was designed to bring kids to Radiator Springs, a fictional city that resembles the desert landscape from the movie “Cars.” The streets in this area are lined with shops featured in the movie, allowing families to feel as though they have stepped into the story.
There are seven areas to explore in the park, each with a unique theme and vibe. Families who are up for a real adventure can purchase a park hopper pass so that they can move between the Adventure Park and Disneyland. Pricing and suggestions for lodging can be found on the park’s website Disneyland.disney.go.com.
If you or your child are interested in Lego’s, then this park is for you. More than 57 million LEGO bricks were used to create the over 22,000 LEGO models that exist in the park. The 128-acre park is the third park of its kind in the world and was the first opened in the United States. The location offers over 60 rides and attractions and includes a water park.
The park is meant for children ages 2-12, and most of the rides are designed for children 4 years and over. There are not a whole lot of rides in the park, however, the focus is more on the play areas like DUPLO Playtown, shows, water park ad aquarium shows.
The official website, legoland.com, lists current pricing and updated events or special adventures happening at the park. It is a good idea to check it out and explore the site prior to planning your family adventure.