Family Adventure Ideas: Get Outside Together
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.
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.
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.
From wild coasts to the rugged Sierras National Forest, there are endless options for active family travel in Central California.
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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.
Mt Diablo State Park’s Rock City is the perfect spot for easy family adventure. Explore the wind caves, pose by Elephant Rock, or summit Sentinel Rock at this Bay Area gem.
At Villa Montalvo families can hike, discover art installations, wander through gardens, and run around on the 2-acre Great Lawn.