Family Friendly Things to do in Southern California

The perfect getaway is on the horizon but deciding where to go may sometimes be a challenge. The perfect place may not exist, but there is a place that’s golden. A place filled with stunning views, beaches, deserts, and enough diversity in food options to make you feel you have traveled around the world. You may also be wondering about the weather, this all must sound too good to be true. How about minimal chances of rain, no snow, and the bright sun to accompany the year round sites and festivities. Under the golden Sun, in the Golden State, there is no better destination than Southern California. In Southern California, the fun never stops, and the fun is for everyone; families included. Whether you’re cruising down PCH stopping at some of the United States’ best beaches, heading east towards the beautiful desert oasis, or just hopping from town to town, and city to city, there is no place more vibrant and adventure filled than Southern California. The South of the Golden State is a Golden opportunity for the ideal getaway. Here’s a list of some of the best attractions available.

Griffith Observatory/Park

Griffith Park is a must-visit destination when in Southern California. Located in Los Angeles, it offers some of the most breathtaking views of the city. You can take a family hike in Griffith Park and see the Hollywood Sign up close and personal. In addition, you can visit the observatory to see the constellations and learn more about the world beyond the stars.

La Jolla Cove

San Diego is the second biggest city in Southern California, right after Los Angeles. Despite this, it offers a much more easygoing and calmer demeanor compared to its northern counterpart. The La Jolla area of San Diego is home to La Jolla Cove, a beautiful cove and beach area also surrounded by cliffs. Whether you want a picturesque view of the Pacific Ocean, or just want to have the perfect family beach day. La Jolla Cove is the ideal destination for both.

Joshua Tree National Park

Southern California is not just beaches and palm trees. Head East towards Joshua Tree to a beautiful desert oasis. The National Park is home to an abundance of the famous Joshua Trees and offers some unique sights to see such as the iconic Skull Rock, the Barker Dam, and Keys View which offers a captivating view of the mountains and the famous Coachella Valley. Aside from just scenic views Joshua Tree also offers many unique hiking trails and camping sites; the perfect place for some family bonding.

Santa Monica Pier

Just like in the movies! The famous Santa Monica pier is a top destination to see when in Los Angeles. Located south of Downtown LA in the heart of the city of Santa Monica, it is a popular tourist destination with something to offer for the whole family. Whether you want to play Carnival games and get on the Ferris Wheel at Pacific Park or grab a bite at the different stands and restaurants on the pier, it is the perfect place to spend a fun filled family day.

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