The pandemic may have sidelined many spring break plans, however, it’s never too early to plan for your next California adventure. Here’s just a few great destinations to consider when travel gets back to normal.
Roseville,CA- We freaking ♥ California! Exploring the breadth and length of the magnificent Golden State is life’s never ending journey. With exciting travel opportunities in every direction, Placer County enjoys a premium and convenient location to fuel those adventures. (pictured above: Roseville, CA)
With kids off from school and weathering regularly hovering near perfection, Spring Break is one of the ideal times to visit many of California’s treasures. Below are few ideas to act as starting point to begin your search. Share your ideas and travel destinations with us. We’re always on the hunt for new adventures!
7 Family Friendly Spring Break Destinations
1- Coachella Valley
One visit years ago has turned into an family tradition that generates excitement all winter long. Coachella Valley and the Palm Springs region is snowbird nirvana. The warm rays of the sun pelt your skin, a desert in feverish bloom and amazing scenery is a wonderful way to kick off the season. From Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta to Palm Desert and several other awesome communities to choose, Coachella Valley earns a spot on our list again. An abundance of entertainment options and outdoor exploration for the whole family.
RAVE: Living Desert Zoo or experience a real desert oasis.
2- San Diego, CA
Classic Southern California destination. With its famed coastline, chill vibe and popping entertainment options and sports, San Diego is a great place for both energetic and kicked-back getaways. Killer craft beers and awesome Mexican food are always a crowd fave! RAVE: Stone Brewery
3- Monterey, CA
Fun in all seasons, Monterey may not fit the stereotypical version of spring break, but that’s ok with us. A playground for all ages, there’s countless activities from the epic Aquarium and Cannery Row to offbeat and casual eats and funky shops. A traditional to eclectic escape nestled perfectly against the magnificent Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay. Bring some beach chairs and a book. RAVES: Two Wheel Tours, Melville Tavern, Revival Ice Cream
4- Bay Area
Culture, recreation and entertainment. So much to do, so much to see. An abundance of every imaginable form of fun and entertainment. Weave your schedule around traffic peaks and explore this span of classic Northern California. RAVE: Drive Skyline Boulevard to catch views of the Pacific and San Francisco Bay Area at the same time. Great hiking abounds in these parts, including towering Redwoods.
5- Lake Tahoe
Be a contrarian! Hit the slopes, build a snowman or play games with the family around a crackling fire. The scenery is stunning and entertainment options run 24/7. Ideal for both day trips and extended stays, every season at Lake Tahoe offers something for the whole family to love. RAVE: A quiet early morning of solitude with a kayak ride on Lake Tahoe.
A winter visit reminded us just how action-packed the Sonoma region is! Explore a heavenly slice of the California coast and small inland communities at a slightly slower pace. Hit the Charles Schulz Museum on the way, explore The Barlow before making your way over to explore some of nature’s finest work. RAVE: Bodega Bay Lodge
Are you under budget or time constraints? No problem. Make the most of it with a family stay-cation. Stay home or book a night at a different nearby town and act like a tourist. Hit some local parks, a free museum and do some window shopping. Book a hotel with a pool or head over to a public pool, your kids will thank you! Idea: Family happy / healthy hour. Hit the grocery store and select something each family member will love. Bring it home, dine together over conversation, games or music. RAVE: Top 5 Reasons We Love Auburn
Bonus: Rediscover Concord, CA
Perhaps not on many lists for spring break destinations. Concord is close enough for day trips, but we suggest a few days to rediscover the fun of this Bay Area treasure. Hike or bike the incredible Mt Diablo, dine on authentic ethnic foods or take in the thriving craft brew scene. Or picnic at Todos Santos Plaza and watch the hustle and bustle.
RAVE: Explore the historical society and learn about the rich, musical heritage of Concord!