Family Adventure Ideas: Get Outside Together

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Trip Ideas and Itineraries

“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

The Latest Family Travel Destinations

Uvas Canyon Waterfall Loop: Family Waterfall Fun

Uvas Canyon Waterfall Loop: Family Waterfall Fun

Uvas Canyon Waterfall Loop is a family-friendly hike that follows along the spring-fed Swanson Creek. You’ll pass five waterfalls, play in the creek, and stay cool on this fun and easy hike for the whole family.

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