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Family Resorts in California
" Popular family vacation resorts in California "


Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
Shimmering views of the Pacific and luxurious amenities await you at this family friendly oceanfront resort. Activities & amenities include a heated pool, direct beach access, surf pros, tennis, biking, Camp Hyatt and more.


Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
1054 Alisal Road
Solvang, California 93463
Phone: 800-4-ALISAL
The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is a 10000 acre working cattle ranch nestled in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, 35 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, California. The Alisal's 73 ranch-style accommodations provide the cozy ambiance of home. All rooms are telephone and television-free and offer wood-burning fireplaces, high-beamed ceilings, charming covered porches and a genuine sense of comfort. This resort blends the best of nature with exceptional golf, horseback riding, tennis, fishing, team-building facilities, conference rooms, first-class accommodations and fine dining. They offer a full children's program with supervised activities including arts and crafts program, horseback riding, lake activities and outdoor games. For children interested in animals, they provide the opportunity for the kids to get up close and friendly with a variety of animals at their petting zoo.

Asilomar Conference Grounds
800 Asilomar Boulevard, PO Box 537,
Pacific Grove, California 93950
Phone: (831) 372-8016
Availability & rates
Nestled along the shoreline of California's famed Monterey Peninsula, Asilomar is a tranquil ocean front retreat cradled by forests and white sand beaches. The rustic environment of Asilomar is unique and unmatched in most hotel settings. Lodgings consists of 312 guest rooms located in 30 buildings nestled in the shoreline forest and dunes in a campus layout. Each building contains between 8 and 12 individual guest rooms, some of which are a National Historic Landmark. As a member of the California Park system, Asilomar Conference Grounds provides suitable meeting locations for spiritual retreats, college conferences centers, women's training courses, retreat centers, and more. Activities in and around the area include bicycle rentals, bird watching, strolling along the boardwalk, swimming in a heated pool, volleyball, ping pong, billiards, self guided tours of Asilomar's historical architecture and natural surroundings, golf, kayaking, surfing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, shopping and more.

Coffee Creek Ranch
HC2 Box 4940
Trinity Center, California 96091
Phone: 530-266-3343 / 800-624-4480
Coffee Creek Ranch is located 72 miles NW of Redding, 8 miles above Trinity Lake on 367 acres, surrounded by national Forest and the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area in Northern California and lies along Coffee Creek. Accommodations include 16 secluded cabins that look rustic from the outside, but the atmosphere inside is cozy. Each cabin has a theme based on its brand, with all sixteen cabins having tall pines and ceiling fans to help keep them cool. When guests aren’t out exploring the mountain trails of the Trinity Alps, there’s plenty to keep them busy back at the ranch. They can swim in the heated pool, soak in the waterfall health spa under the stars, or work out in the exercise room. They can also try their hands at badminton, volleyball, horseshoes, table tennis, shuffleboard, pedal boating, basketball, hiking trips, mountain biking and more. Supervised summer youth programs are specially designed by age groups.

The Dana Hotel on Mission Bay
1710 West Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, California 92109
Phone: 800-445-3339
Availability & rates
Imagine breathtaking waterfront views. Seeing is believing at The Dana on Mission Bay in San Diego, California. Unwind in a guest room or suite situated on 10 acres just one mile from the beach. Choose from two types of accommodations on different parts of the property called Water’s Edge or Marina Cove. Families will enjoy the hotel’s close proximity to nearby attractions. The Dana on Mission Bay is the closest hotel to SeaWorld San Diego and is within walking distance of the park. Sunset Park is adjacent to the hotel, and the San Diego Zoo is only 5.5 miles away.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
1600 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, California 92803
Phone: 714-635-2300
Nestled inside Disney's California Adventure™ park, this one-of-a-kind 745-room luxury retreat captures the majestic beauty of California and celebrates the early 20th Century Arts & Crafts architectural style with extensive attention to detail. The location puts you within walking distance of both theme parks and the Downtown Disney® District.

Disneyland Hotel
1150 Magic Way
Anaheim, California 92802
Phone: 714-778-6600
Availability & rates
The Disneyland® Hotel has a sprinkling of pixie dust in everything... including each of its 990 charming rooms. Discover the superb service, imaginative design and attention to detail for which Disney is famous. Conveniently located adjacent to the Downtown Disney® District

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel
1717 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, California 92802
Phone: 714-999-0990
Overlooking Paradise Pier in Disney's California Adventure™ park, Disney's Paradise Pier® Hotel celebrates the carefree California lifestyle with warm, personal service. The 502 rooms, rooftop pool, dining and amenities are all in one convenient tower with exceptional views of the Disneyland® Resort! Easy access to Disney's California Adventure park with its own exclusive entrance.

Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, California 91608-1001
Phone: 818-506-2500
Availability & rates
The Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City is located on a hill at the main entrance to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk. Guest rooms and suites span 24 stories and feature amazing views of Universal Studios or Hollywood Hills. Hop on the tram or walk to the theme park, and enjoy a day filled with exciting sites and dizzying rides. Finally, enjoy dinner and a movie at Universal CityWalk. Shopping, cinemas, and rock n’ roll bowling lanes are all at your fingertips. The Los Angeles Zoo and Griffith Park Observatory are both just three miles from the hotel.

Hyatt Grand Champions Resort & Spa
44-600 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, California 92210
Phone: 760-341-1000
Availability & rates
The Hyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa is located among towering palm trees beneath the dramatic Eisenhower Peak of the Santa Rosa Mountains. The resort offers over 480 rooms, with 26 elegant Penthouse Suites and 19 majestic Garden Villas, all with private terraces and panoramic mountain views. Activities at the resort include relaxing spa services, golfing, tennis, swimming, biking, while off site activities include horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, museums, shopping and more. Kids will enjoy Camp Hyatt with supervised activities such as fun and games, crafts, nature hikes, swimming, sports and more.

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
21500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, California 92648
Phone: 714-698-1234
Availability & rates
The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa is located in Southern California perched above the historic Pacific Coast Highway. The resort offers luxury accommodations and extensive conference facilities, while providing stunning views from 517 guestrooms and 57 suites. Activities include surfing, swimming, beach access, tennis, spa services, golfing, fishing, and more. The Camp Hyatt children's program offers supervised age appropriate activities for the kids. The Hyatt Regency offers a family friendly Disneyland package that includes breakfast & two-day Disney Park Hopper Tickets for two adults and two children, valet parking and two bike rentals.

Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel
7675 Crescent Avenue
Buena Park, California 90620
Phone: 714-995-1111
Availability & rates
Situated on Knott's Berry Farm theme park and adjacent to Knott's Soak City water park in Buena Park, California, the Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel offers 320 guestrooms spanning nine stories. Children will delight in the optional Snoopy Room, complete with a nightly “tuck-in” from Snoopy himself. Complimentary shuttle service to Disneyland, located five miles from the resort, is included. Nearby family activities include a visit to Medieval Times and Pirates Dinner Adventure, both adjacent to the hotel. Tennis and basketball courts are also onsite. After a fun-filled day, kids can splash in the outdoor heated pool featuring a miniature replica of Knott’s Soak City.

La Costa Resort & Spa
Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, California 92009
Phone: 800-854-5000
Availability & rates
The La Costa Resort is located in the coastal foothills 30 minutes north of San Diego. Accommodations include over 470 luxurious and unique deluxe rooms and breathtaking one, two and three-bedroom suites. Activities include a world-class spa, championship golf courses, tennis club, cuisine, fitness programs, swimming, and more. Camp La Costa children's program offers youngsters fun-packed days of supervised activities 365 days a year with activities that include seasonal crafts, tennis and croquet, bike riding, ping-pong, swimming and water activities, and nature walks. The program is designed to keep kids from ages five to twelve active and happy during their spare hours. Babysitting services for children under age 5 can be arranged through the concierge.

Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, California 92629
Phone: 949-661-5000
Availability & rates
The Laguna Cliffs Marriott is located on the cliffs of Dana Point, California, about 60 miles southwest of Los Angeles. Accommodations encompass 376 guest rooms, including 15 deluxe suites, all of which feature pay-per-view movies and premium cable television. Child care services are offered and cribs are available upon request. The resort also features a number of activities for families or parents including bicycle rentals, volleyball, basketball, two heated pools, as well as a full service spa and fitness center. Fishing, whale watching, jet skiing, sailing, and several golf courses are also available nearby. A family vacation package is also offered.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa, San Diego, CA
4000 Loews Coronado Bay Road
San Diego, CA 92118
(619) 442-4000
Availability & rates
Rather than just keep children out of sight, the Loews hotels chain “wants kids to be seen and heard.” That’s probably why they were voted the best hotel chain by Child magazine in 2003. And the Coronado doesn’t disappoint! Kids from 4 to 12 years old can take part in kick-boxing, yoga, and crafts along with the usual swimming events. The Coronado is located on a 15-acre private peninsula that is bordered by San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Loews revamped the 408 guest rooms and 32 suites a few years ago. Along with keeping the kids happy, Loews includes family interactive activities that even include infants and toddlers. The Coronado is family friendly with a Did-You-Forget closet where you can borrow items like a baby swing or toys at no extra charge.

Marble Mountain Ranch
92520 HWY 96
Somes Bar, California 95568
Phone: 1-800-KLAMATH (800-552-6284)
Marble Mountain Ranch is located on the Klamath River between Eureka CA and Yreka CA. They are two hours from Medford Oregon, two hours from Eureka, and are surrounded by a half million acres of Klamath National Forest and the Marble Mountain Wilderness. Their accommodations include 10 private cottages and two deluxe homes, dining lodge, casting pond, swimming pool, game pavilion, and sporting clays trap course. Meals and all activities are included in their vacation packages that also include rafting, trail riding, fishing, and sporting clays. Their family orientation, varied activities, and high staff/guest ratio enables them to facilitate whole family participation in each of their activities. They aim to let parents and their children raft, kayak, ride, hike, fish, and play together as a whole family. Baby sitting is available for infants and toddlers, but they try to encourage children to recreate with their parents.

Montecito Sequoia Lodge
8000 Generals Highway
Kings Canyon National Park
California, 93633
Phone: 800-227-9900
Montecito's Family Vacation Camp is an award winning family resort in the southern Sierra Nevada, 60 miles East of Fresno, California; located on a spacious 42 acres at 7,500 feet elevation on Lake Homovalo.  The lodge offers private, stand alone cabins and lodge rooms with a country inn atmosphere. Adults choose daily from a sail on the private lake, a fencing lesson, or a guided hike in the Kings Canyon or Sequoia National Parks. You can participate in any activity with your child, or on your own. Children are divided into age groups and choose from arts and crafts, gymnastics, archery, and the list goes on and on. Families reunite for meals and family activities each evening, such as family dances and talent shows.

P.O. Box 129
Truckee, California 96160
Phone: 800-GO-NORTH
Availability & rates
Northstar at Tahoe resort is only a few miles from Lake Tahoe and the beautiful mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Northstar offers a variety of lodging from studio condominiums to six-bedroom homes with each unit being uniquely decorated in a comfortable mountain theme. Winter activities include skiing, snowboarding, tubing, dancing, live entertainment, shopping and more. Summer activities include hiking, biking, tennis, fishing, horseback riding, scenic chairlift rides and much more. Children's programs are available with age appropriate activities that vary depending on the season.

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
905 Country Club Road
Ojai, CA 93023
Phone: 805-646-1111 or 800-422-6524
Availability & rates
Located in the charming historic Spanish style town of Ojai fourteen miles from the Pacific Ocean, 35 miles south of Santa Barbara and 73 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Accommodations include 308 spacious rooms and suites, most with fireplaces and terraces with spectacular mountain and golf course views. All rooms have king or double beds with exclusive “Ojai Nest” bedding, LCD flat-screen televisions and high-speed internet access. Year-round activities include golfing on the 18-hole championship course, horseback riding and lessons at the Inn’s own 800-acre ranch, full service tennis center with 4 hard courts, 2 heated swimming pools and whirlpools.  Camp Ojai for children 5-12 offers supervised educational activities with a focus on learning about the Chumash Indians, and a daily visit to our Ranch’s small animal farm and a pony ride. Off-property excursions include guided hiking, bird watching tours, artist studio tours, ocean and lake fishing, surfing and kayak lessons in the Pacific Ocean or nearby Lake Casitas.

Paradise Point Resort & Spa
1404 Vacation Road
San Diego, California 92109
Phone: 858-274-4630
Availability & rates
Paradise Point Resort & Spa is an island oasis of blue skies, pristine beaches and lush, tropical gardens, amid the sparkling waters of Mission Bay. The resort features its 462 signature single-level bungalows, each with private patios looking out across the gardens, lagoon or gentle waters of the bay. With lagoons and water features, and many quiet, hidden retreats, guests have endless opportunities to relax with nature. There is a Balinese spa & salon that offers exotic treatments from around the world, a Fitness Center, two heated swimming pools and several more pools for family fun, 1.3 miles of white sand beach, lighted tennis courts, an 18-hole putting golf course, and full-service marina, kids camp and family activities.

Rancho Bernardo Inn
17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive
San Diego, California 92128
Phone: 877-517-9342
Availability & rates
The Rancho Bernardo Inn is located only 30 minutes from the San Diego International Airport. Accommodations include single king or two queen bed guestrooms as well as suites with wood-burning fireplaces and adjoining courtyards. Every room includes a patio or private balcony offering a view of the valley, golf course, or one of the Inn's manicured gardens. Activities include golfing, tennis, spa and fitness center, and within an hour's drive you'll find the Wild Animal Park, LegoLand, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park.  A children's program is available that is full of active, organized events for kids, including a spacious clubroom filled with fun activities, games, music, books, toys, crafts and more. There's also an adjoining teen lounge, where we have Sony PlayStation or Nintendo video games, music players, movies, and more.

Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center
Ocean Road / UCSB Alumni Association
Santa Barbara, California 93106-1120
Phone: 805-893-3123
The Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center is located in Santa Barbara, CA. - The American Riviera (TM). Families stay in suite style accommodations with 2-4 bedrooms, bathroom, living room (equipped with minifridge). Meals and lodging are included as well as most activities, such as tennis instruction, childcare, campfires, hiking, wine tasting and much more. The Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center provides childcare from 1 month olds up to 18 years old. You can choose from a full slate of enjoyable activities without ever leaving the premises, or you can venture off campus to enjoy the beauty and history of charming downtown Santa Barbara with its five star dining and world-class golf courses.

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
5480 Grand Pacific Drive
Carlsbad, California 92008
Phone: 800-444-3515
Availability & rates
The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa is located in the coastal community of Carlsbad in San Diego North. The hotel is adjacent to the Carlsbad Golf Course and LEGOLAND California Resort. A private entrance to the theme park makes taking the kids a breeze. Relax in one of 250 spacious guest rooms and suites featuring golf course or coastline views. Each room comes complete with a 32-inch high definition television. Children will have a blast in the adventure pool and play area. Picnic settings and barbeque grills onsite also make this resort a great family destination. Additional activities include tennis, basketball, and visit to the Museum of Making Music, located just one half mile from the resort.

Squaw Valley
P.O. Box 2007
1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, California 96146
Phone: 530-583-6985
Squaw Valley USA is just 42 miles from Reno, NV, 96 miles from Sacramento, and 196 miles from San Francisco. Accommodations include 4-star resort hotels, lodges, condos, B&B's, and private homes. Winter activities include skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, tubing, sleigh rides and more. Summer activities include cable car rides, swimming, skating, hiking, biking, horseback riding, golfing, festivals and more. Seasonal children's programs are available with activities for kids and families.

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
1122 Highway 41
Fish Camp, California 93623
Phone: 888-514-2167
Availability & rates
Tucked in the stunning setting of Yosemite National Park, the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is located in Fish Camp, California. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains in spacious rooms and suites. Only two miles from the southern entrance to Yosemite Park, the Tenaya Lodge is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. The Guest Experience Center helps in planning educational tours, fun hikes, and horseback riding activities. Kids will delight in nearby gold panning, ice skating, and fishing. Children can even enjoy a vacation of their own with the hotel’s half day program led by trained counselors featuring rock wall climbing, archery, and movies.

Wonder Valley Ranch Resort and Conference Center
6450 Elwood Road
Sanger, CA 93657
Phone: (800) 821-2801 or (559) 787-2551
Situated in the foothills of the beautiful Sierra valley, Wonder Valley Ranch Resort and Conference Center is the perfect place for a small family looking for some R&R or a large action-packed family reunion. There are 52 guest rooms that include traditional hotel rooms with beautiful scenic views of the property or country cottages nearby. Hotel is able to accommodate larger parties by creating "dormitory" style rooms that can hold up to 8 guests in most of its guest rooms. Activities include horseback riding at the Equestrian Center, splashing up some fun at two pools complete with waterslides, water sports, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, and more. Families can take advantage of the onsite museum to learn the history of the region. Outdoor education programs are available such as learning about rocketry or animal science. Children can take part in River Way Ranch Camp - an overnight summer camping experience for children ages 7 years and older. Complete with a conference center to accommodate many types of special occasions, this resort has something for everyone!

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort
14117 Bottle Rock Rd.
Cobb, California 95426
Phone: 707-928-4322 or 866-928-4322 (reservations)
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is a camping and lodging resort catering to families with children. We are located near the Konocti Harbor and Lake County Fishing, otherwise known as the Bass capital of the west. We offer RV, tent, and primitive sites and have 1-2 bedroom cabins available. We have a year round trout creek and boat pond and also offer fun packed theme weekends and activities. You can also enjoy fossil and gem mining, swimming, playgrounds, horseshoes, and hayrides. There are also laundry facilities and a convenience store for last minute needs.




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