Spring is in the air, it's time to start planning that break you and the family needs. You don’t have to go too far if you happen to live in California. Just don't forget to take along the NIKO Easy Wash universal toddler car seat covers!
Considering we are still dealing with the last remnants of the coronavirus, it's a good idea to check travel restrictions and closures. The good news is that many of these destinations have lots to do outdoors, so you are spoiled for choice on what to do in the Golden State.
Take a look at the best destinations in California to visit below:
Monterey & Santa Cruz
Just a short drive from the San Francisco Bay Area are two destinations that offer so much beauty and fun for families.
Santa Cruz has a fantastic laid-back beach vibe, and its world-famous beach boardwalk has plenty of diversions for the entire family. If surf and sand isn’t your thing, the nearby Roaring Camp Railroads takes you on a ride aboard a very narrow gauge railway through the redwoods. Don’t forget to check out the Mystery Spot! Some say it’s haunted…
Just 45 minutes south of Santa Cruz is gorgeous Monterey Bay, with its stunning coast lines, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach, Carmel and charming Pacific Grove.
Big Sur is the ideal place to take your kids if you want them to experience one of the most naturally pristine places left in the world. It is a stretch of California's central coast that highlights the dramatic seaside overlooks, has fantastic hiking, waterfalls, and beaches. Additionally, the area is famous for its amiable California hippie vibe. No matter where you go, you’ll see jaw-dropping beauty. Also, if you have older kids, taking a drive further south to San Simeon to visit Hearst Castle is a beautiful excursion as well.
If relaxing by a pool is more your family’s thing, then Palm Springs is calling you! During the spring, you can enjoy fairly perfect weather compared to the blazing heat that the summer brings to the desert. There is so much for the family to do here, from the Living Desert Museum and the Palm Springs Aerial Tram to even a day trip excursion to Joshua Tree National Park. Also, if you are a golf fanatic, you have plenty of golf courses to choose from.
San Diego is great all year long, but spring break is the perfect time to visit. There’s of course San Diego Zoo, the Wildlife Safari and Sea World. San Diego practically caters to travelers with children. If you travel further north close to Carlsbad, you can visit Legoland California, as well as the famous poppy blossoms.
Disneyland is Disneyland, and we all know that the park itself provides endless hours of entertainment. However, many people don't know that there is so much to do in the Disneyland area itself. Harbor Boulevard, Downtown Disney and Buena Vista Street are great for window shopping, dining and strolling.
If your family loves nature, skiing and boating, Lake Tahoe is where it is at. It's only three hours away from San Francisco and just a stone's throw away from Reno.
If there isn't a drought year, expect to see ski resorts open right into April. Most of the time, you can enjoy some memorable spring skiing days with stunning snow conditions.
Pinnacles National Park
If this national park sounds new, that’s because until 2013, Pinnacles was a national monument. But it's now one of America's most unique national parks.
The park is inland within the Salinas Valley, not far from the Bay Area, and an easy trip to do when traveling around Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur. It's highly recommended to visit Pinnacles in the spring or even the fall. It provides many kid-friendly hikes and some fantastic geological features that have cropped up due to the San Andreas fault.
While traveling around the Golden State, don't forget to bring your NIKO Easy Wash toddler car seat covers. You don’t have to keep it on the car seat all the time – just take it in case of accidents, spills, or messes. The universal car seat covers will fit just about any child’s car seat at the toddler forward-facing stage.