Family Adventure Ideas: Get Outside Together

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Spending time outdoors, exploring, and getting in touch with nature is a wonderful way to bond as a family. There are so many options for outdoor activities that you can together: hiking, swimming, biking, fishing – the possibilities really are endless! Browse below and start planning your next amazing family vacation.

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The boys looking for tadpoles in Mermaid Pond, Villa Montalvo

Trip Ideas & Inspiration

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”  – Susan Sontag

Looking for ideas for your next family adventure? Start here for some active family travel inspiration. 

National Parks

Make your National Park visits unforgettable experiences for the whole family. We believe some of the best moments and memories happen when you get out of the car and try something adventurous together. 

Kids splashing in the Merced, oblivious to El Cap behind them. Yosemite with kids
Bay Area Gardens - Filoli

San Francisco Bay area

Our nature preserves, regional parks, and botanical gardens have become our sanctuaries and playgrounds all rolled into one. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or looking for something new to do, we share our favorite Bay Area places here.  

Central california

From wild coasts to the rugged Sierras National Forest, there are endless options for active family travel in Central California.

Cypress Grove Trail - Point Lobos Hike
Colonel Armstrong Tree Sign with a the base of the tree

The four-day weekend

Looking to get away for a couple of days? A four day weekend is jus tenough time to explore a bit, eat some delicious food, and relax. The following are some of our favorite places to get away and share some downtime with the family. 

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