5 Magical Places to Visit in California With Your Family

Ready to make more amazing family memories with your family? Start planning your family vacation to Southern California. These 5 magical places will fill your family with memories to last a lifetime. Plus great family vacations make perfect gifts for the holidays


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Disneyland is the first place most people think about when it comes to a magical Southern California vacation. The whole place is packed with memorable experiences from the new Season of the Force for Star Wars fans to meeting Cinderella and watching the amazing parades. Get 1 minute sneak peaks into several areas of the park to better plan your visit. Don't worry about the time of year though, there is always something fantastic going on at Disneyland. Some things to keep in mind though:

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San Diego

See marine life at SeaWorld, visit the San Diego Zoo, or enjoy 70 miles of beaches. There is a ton of things to do in San Diego, California with your family. I still have several childhood memories vacationing in San Diego- the salt water, amazement while at SeaWorld, and so many animals at the Zoo! Don't wait to take your kids- enjoy San Diego now. 


LEGOLAND is only 30 minutes from San Diego making it easy to combine two magical destinations in one trip. Don't miss LEGOLAND's new water park plus over 60 rides, shows, and attractions. Your children will beg to see LEGO Friends Heartlake City and the new Ninjago attraction plus you can even see the LEGO movie set. If you really want to it make it a LEGO trip to remember, stay in the LEGOLAND California Resort complete with themed rooms.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Get a feel for Hollywood as you visit Universal Studios and take a studio tour. Immerse your family in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter complete with frozen Butterbeer or enjoy some laughs with Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem. Be prepared to get wet in their Super Silly Funland and be amazed at Transformers: The Ride- 3D. This park is full of movie magic.

Knott's Berry Farm

Did you know that Knott's Berry Farm is America's first theme park? Meet Snoopy and enjoy some of Mrs. Knott's famous fried chicken. It's only 10 minutes from Disneyland and if you plan your trip right, you can go during the Boysenberry Festival for an extra delicious time. Don't miss the one of kind roller coasters and fun at this theme park.

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