Kids can experience the magic of this hidden redwood forest whose 1,830 acres are ready to be explored - an amazing natural wonder in California for the family to enjoy.
San Leandro, CA
An astonishing diversity of wildlife can be seen at this shoreline park under development just south of Oakland International Airport. Marsh hawks, black-shouldered kites, red-tailed hawks, and shorebirds abound. Views of the Bay are spectacular.
Micke Grove Regional Park
A fun park with a carnival, museum, formal gardens, softball fields, water play features, horseshoe pits, several children’s playgrounds and an 18 hole disc golf course! Phew!
Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
Experience the unique environment in this San Francisco Bay salt marsh, with an interpretive center, family programs and nature!
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
A 16,600 acre haven for wildlife, including shorebirds, fish, turtles, toads, snakes, among a variety of landscapes. Stunning California nature waiting to be explored.
Muir Woods National monument
Mill Valley, CA
Contains 6 miles of trails in 30 to 90 minute loops as well as longer hikes on trails that extend into surrounding parks. Free Discovery Pack available for kids, plus public programming at the visitor…
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Self-guided trails through 100 acres of beautiful Californian nature, with wildlife and learning opportunities for the kids!
Step back in Time, over 3 million years, and follow the trail of majestic petrified redwood giants arrayed before you in a fascinating grove in beautiful California wine country
Old Faithful Geyser of California
Come visit the show of California's Old Faithful Geyser, a spectacular, nature-directed performance. The stage, walled by thick bamboo and plumed pampas grass, appears as an innocent pool of shallow water until time for the…
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Boulder Creek, CA
Stretches from sea level to over 2000ft above and terrain ranges from almost tropical canyons and raging waterfalls to sparse and almost arid slopes. There's certainly scope for some terrific exploration!
Cameron Park Lake
Cameron Park, CA
Get back to nature with a swim in this beautiful and lifeguarded lagoon in this California park lake, with tennis courts, playground, walking/jogging trails and more!
Henry Cowell Redwood State Park
Giant trees up to 285 feet tall and 16 feet wide, plus nature centre, hiking, biking, fishing and more.
One of the most popular beaches on the West Coast, this Californian beach is perfect for water sports, beach fun and family adventure!
Seabright State Beach
Santa Cruz, CA
A long and simple sandy beach which stretches from the Boardwalk to the Santa Cruz Harbor. Good for sandcastling, shallow paddling and traditional beach days.
Attractions on offer include pumpkin patches, hay and corn mazes, petting zoos, candy making, play areas, nature trails, pony rides, arts and craft activity stands, scavenger hunts and even a miniature train ride, pioneer museum…
The Oakland Zoo is a non-profit organization, managed by the East Bay Zoological Society. Founded in 1922 by Henry Snow, the Zoo has been located in its current Knowland Park location since 1936. Nestled in…
Micke Grove Zoo
Micke Grove Zoo is home to native animals and exotic species from all over the world, including several endangered species, such as the Chinese Alligator, the Snow Leopard and the Cotton Top Tamarin.
A privately owned 3,000 square foot, 2 story Museum and Reptile Store you are welcome to bring the kids and browse in. It's like a zoo you can buy!
Aquarium Of The Bay
San Francisco, CA
Discover what lies beneath the waves of San Francisco Bay at this family friendly aquarium, with 20,000 aquatic animals including sharks, rays and sea stars!
San Mateo, CA
A science and wildlife center where kids can explore both animal and science exhibits! Create a vortex, make objects fly, and meet furry, scaled and finned animals.
More than 500 native, rare and endangered animals await you at this fascinating zoo in Sacramento!
California Academy Of Sciences
San Francisco, CA
Whatever your interests, the new Academy is designed to engage and inspire like no other museum on the planet. Not only is the building, itself, a stunning architectural achievement but the new Academy contains multiple…
San Francisco Zoo
San Francisco, CA
Over 1,000 endangered, exotic and rescued animals await you at this amazing zoo in San Francisco!
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
San Jose, CA
A San Jose amusement park and zoo rolled into one! With a range of amazing animals, experiences and programs, overnight stays and some fun rides too!
Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary
Since 1963, this small unique California zoo has been providing sanctuary to some very special animals. All are non-releasable. Many were raised, and rejected, as wild pets. Others were injured or orphaned in the wild.…
Santa Rosa, CA
The natural world awaits you... Faster is not always better. In a world increasingly dominated by technology, instant communication and instant gratification, Safari West stands as a tangible testament to the joy of the natural…
Monterey Bay Aquarium
A fascinating and wonderfully designed aquarium that really lets families enjoy our wonderful ocean creatures.
Western Railway Museum
Suisun City, CA
Enjoy a historic trip though the Montezuma Hills in this living history museum, where kids can learn about the heritage of the railroad AND ride the train!
Dublin Heritage Park and Museums
Step back in time into Dublin's fascinating history, with original 1800's structures and a 10-acre park.
Habitot Childrens Discovery Museum
Series of engaging physical, role-play, imagination and learning settings ideal for families of kids 1 to 5 years.
Childrens Museum of Stockton
The Stockton Children's Museum is located in downtown Stockton, across from the Deep Water Channel and the Waterfront Warehouse. It is one of the most exciting places to visit in this part of the of…
Oakland Museum of California
A fascinating Californian cultural experience where families can explore various art exhibitions, as well as delve into Californian history and natural sciences.
Oakland Aviation Museum
West Coast aviation history comes to life at this fascinating museum in Oakland with actual aircraft on display, as well as simulators and and interactive play area!
World of Wonders Science Museum
A huge collection fascinating hands on experiments kids can do! Enjoy fun learning experiences that cover almost anything scientific you can imagine!
San Francisco Railway Museum
San Francisco, CA
The San Francisco Railway Museum celebrates the history of rail transit in San Francisco and explores its significant impact on the quality of urban life in this great city throughout its storied history