Transport Attractions in California with kids

Trains, planes and automobiles in The Golden State for those transport loving kids! Whatever locomotive or automobile the kids love, you will have plenty of options for their family day out in California!

California has a host of transport related activities and adventures. Whether it’s taking a train ride, experiencing a locomotive museum, or enjoying a boat out on the water, there will be something for all ages!

Kids can hear those engines revving, or see those wheels turning as they engage in activities that spark their creativity, and give them experiences they will never forget.

They can learn all about how things work, and why things work - education can be fun too in California

So get those conductor hats on, and climb aboard because the adventure is waiting for you! Choo choo…off we go!

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  • Sunoma Traintown

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    Sonoma

    Welcome to Sonoma TrainTown ~ "The Most Well-Developed Scale Railroad in the Americas!" Whether you're an over-sophisticated or under-sophisticated train enthusiast, make tracks to Sonoma TrainTown ...

  • LA Live Steamers Railroad

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    Toluca Lake

    We operate our 7" gauge model trains for the general public to ride from 11 am - 3 pm every Sunday (weather permitting). except for the Sunday before Memorial Day and the first Sunday in October. The ...

  • Skunk Train

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    Fort Bragg

    Explore 40 miles of railroad through the mountains of Northern California! Choo Choo!

  • Golden Gate Railroad Museum

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    Redwood City

    Welcome to the Golden Gate Railroad Museum (GGRM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of steam and passenger railroad equipment, and the interpretation of railroad history in the ...

  • Roaring Camp Railroads

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    Felton

    See California's towering redwood forests from two historic railroads on your next visit to the San Francisco or Monterey Bay Areas. Travel by steam train up a narrow-gauge track through the Big ...

  • Goleta Depot Railroad Museum

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    Goleta

    The South Coast Railroad Museum at Goleta Depot is dedicated to the history, technology, and adventure of railroading.

  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum

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    San Diego

    At 27,000 sq. ft., the museum is the largest indoor model railroad display in the world. The individual HO and N scale layouts are among largest of their type. Construction of the model railroads is ...

  • Palm Springs Aerial Tram

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    Palm Springs

    Cars depart at least every half hour from 10 a.m., Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. weekends and holiday periods. Last car up is 8 p.m. with the last car down at 9:45 p.m.

  • Go Kart World

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    Carson

    Highly esteemed karting facility with slick rack and super track for older guests and refreshingly a great range of options for the smaller people: Kiddie Track, Bumper Cars and Mini Indy.

  • San Francisco Cable Car

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    San Francisco

    Explore the city using it's iconic Cable Cars and Street Line, complete with the traditional poles on the outside that braver passengers can ride hanging on to!

  • Red and White Fleet Cruises

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    San Francisco

    Offering a series of local tours and cruises with a variety of destinations and durations to select from to suit. Multi lingual audio tour provided and wildlife spotting on board has included ...

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    Corona

    High standard indoor karting for those over 48". Arrive and Drive available.

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    Murrieta

    High standard indoor karting for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.

  • FIllmore and Western Railway

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    Fillmore

    Enjoy train rides on vintage locomotives in historic Fillmore, with weekend scenic trips, and special themed rides throughout the year!

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  • Sunset Ranch

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    Hollywood

    A fun and relaxing way to spend a few hours with beautiful horses and spectacular views.

  • LA City Tours

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    Hollywood

    45 of your favorite Hollywood Star Homes! From the stars of yesterday to the mega-stars of today, everyone is sure to see their favorites. Visit the filming locations of Entourage, Charlie's Angels, ...

  • Kodak Theatre Tour

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    Hollywood

    Step beyond the red carpet. Experience all of the renowned elegance and celebrity glamour that the Home of the Academy Awards. Good idea for family place to visit if you're looking for fun things to ...

  • Harbour Beach Whale Watching Tours

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    Long Beach

    Harbor Breeze Cruises has been providing public Whale Watching, Worldport, and charter cruises for over 18 years in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Our experienced Captains provide a ...

  • Sony Pictures Studio Tour

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    Culver City

    Take the Sony Pictures Studios Tour and step back into a legendary time. Located on one of the world\'s most famous studio lots, our walking tour gives you a rare glimpse of old Hollywood\'s glory ...

  • Star Line Tours Hollywood Trolley Tour

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    Los Angeles

    Since 1935, Starline Tours provide the most exciting sightseeing tours on Hollywood and Los Angeles. The Movie Stars Homes Tour and the Grand tour of Los Angeles are our best-seller tours, followed ...

  • Warner Brothers Studio Tour

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    Burbank

    See behind the scenes, and INTO the scenes, of your favourite movies at the worlds largest busiest motion picture and television studio.

  • Bay Quackers Duck Tours

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    San Francisco

    San Francisco Duck Tours - Experience San Francisco's newest attraction and a better way to see San Francisco, on board one of DUKW's, (we call 'em Ducks!) an original, refurbished World War II ...

  • Blue and Gold Fleet Boat Tours

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    San Francisco

    Blue & Gold Fleet, the Bay Area's premier provider of Bay Cruise, Ferry Service and Motorcoach Tours, is located at PIER 39 in San Francisco. The famous one-hour Bay Cruise sails along the City's ...

  • Segway San Francisco Electric Tour

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    San Francisco

    Glide With the Original San Francisco Segway Tour Company- Since 2004 More fun than walking, more eco-friendly than driving -- the Segway is the best way to see San Francisco's Waterfront or ...

  • Adventure Cat Sailing Tours

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    Napa

    Experience the best in San Francisco Sailing on the beautiful San Francisco Bay with Adventure Cat Sailing Charters. Our legendary sunset sails and relaxing afternoon Bay cruises are the perfect way ...

  • All Aboard Adventures

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    Fort Bragg

    Whale watching with a charter boat is the perfect opportunity to be right next to these gentle giants and fun for people of all ages. The Sea Hawk is Coast Guard Certified for 30 passengers and we ...

  • Monterey Movie Tours

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    Monterey

    Whether you would like an introduction to the area, an alternative to attractions youâve already seen or an exciting rainy day option, Monterey Movie Tours® is your ticket to a star-studded ...

  • Monterey Bay Whale Watch

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    Monterey

    Monterey Bay Whale Watch offers year-round whale watching trips to observe the spectacular diversity and abundance of whales and dolphins inhabiting the Bay. Monterey

  • Newport Landing Whale Watching

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    Newport Beach

    Incredible family experience of witnessing whales and dolphins in their natural habitat.

  • Daveys Locker Sportfishing and Whale Watching

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    We offer 2.5 hour whale watching excursions as well as a full 5 to 6 hr fishing excursions out of Newport Beach, CA. Davey.

  • Molera Horseback Tours

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    Big Sur

    Scenic coastal horseback tours in historical Andrew Molera State Park. A coastal paradise with flower-studded meadows, enduring Redwood groves, translucent streams and secluded beaches. One of the ...

  • Princess Monterey Whale Watching

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    Monterey

    Monterey Whale Watching has been in the cruise business for over 30 years. We are the coastal leader in narrated bay and ocean tours, specializing in whales, sea, and shore wildlife. We offer safe, ...

  • Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching

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    Dana Point

    Memorable fishing and breathtaking whale watching experiences for the whole family in Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County coastline!

  • City Clues Family Adventure

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    San Francisco

    It's family treasure hunt time in San Francisco! Scour the city to find clues and complete your adventure, using tours designed especially for families.

  • San Francisco Fire Engine Tours

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    San Francisco

    An exciting day out for kids, and those kids at heart where you get to travel through the beautiful sights of San Francisco in a 1955 Mack Fire Engine! How cool is that!?