Beautiful gardens with year round blooms, with plants unchanged from the age of the dinosaurs, and train rides too!
Over 60 acres of park fun in Pasadena, with sporting areas, playgrounds, and picnic areas
This 184-acre natural park is located at the base of Mt. Wilson. There are five miles of nature trails and also an equestrian trail. The canyon is very lush and has beautiful displays of local…
A unique 127 acre botanical garden and historical site in Los Angeles, with impressive plant collections from all over the world, including many rare and endangered species!
El Monte, CA
Five acre park area with adventure playground and a great wading pool to cool off in. There are scattered picnic tables and plenty of room for traditional outdoor games like frisbee, ball and tag. Not…
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica, CA
Beach fun blessed with 3.5 miles of broad sandy coastline and more than 340 days of sunshine per year, with swimming, volleyball, surfing and more!
El Dorado Regional Park
Long Beach, CA
Outdoor fun in nature in Long Beach! With fishing lakes, archery, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a nature center!
Shipley Nature Center
Huntington Beach, CA
Shipley Nature Center is an 18-acre natural area located in Huntington Beach, California. Situated within Huntington Central Park, the nature center is not only a sanctuary for the local wildlife, but it is also a…
Gardens of the World
Thousand Oaks, CA
Fascinating but definitely for the less boisterous child, this set of themed landscaped gardens representing six areas of the world is an easy half day of wonderment for most children, whether just as visitors or…
Irvine Regional Park
There's so much to do for all ages. Has an old-town feel. Nicely shaded. Stroller/wheel chair friendly. The park is huge and everything is nicely spread out. Friendly staff. This is a great place to…
The Mary Vagle Nature Center
Enjoy a walk along the nature trail, explore wildlife, or discover exhibits of local plants, animals, geology and history.
California Citrus State Historic Park
A great outdoor day out in California that preserves some of the vanishing cultural landscape of that iconic citrus industry.
A popular Riverside park with tennis courts, fishing, bowling, BBQS and pedal boats!
Riverside Botanic Gardens
40 acres in the foothills of the Box Springs Mountains await, with scenic trails and beautiful gardens
Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park
An amazing family day out in nature at the 1,500 acres Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, with trails, wildlife, and a nature center.
Mojave National Preserve
Singing sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, Joshua tree forests, and carpets of wildflowers are all found at this 1.6 million acre park. A visit to its canyons, mountains and mesas will reveal long-abandoned mines, homesteads,…
San Diego Botanic Gardens
Enormous series of globally themed gardens, plus 2 specific children's gardens which include interactive displays, several varying play options and a miniature railway.
A fun family park in Bakersfield perfect for those sunny days, with play areas and sporting fun
A fun family park in Bakersfield with great grass space, sporting activities, picnic areas, and a spray park over summer!
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles, CA
Animal fun in Los Angeles with more than 1,100 animals representing more than 250 different species!
Culver City, CA
Features incredible hands-on lessons of ecology and environmentalism whilst encountering tropical birds, exotic reptiles, wildcats and ocean life in a tropical jungle setting. Guided tour only.
Montebello Barnyard Zoo
Pico Rivera, CA
Barnyard fun with pony rides, train rides, petting zoo, picnic area, playground and kids' birthday parties all in Montebello, California!
The Wildlife Waystation, situated on 160 acres in California's Angeles National Forest, is internationally recognized for its ongoing, charitable efforts to rescue and rehabilitate wild and exotic animals.
Wildlife Learning Center
Los Angeles, CA
The Wildlife Learning Center exhibits more than 70 rescued species from six continents in a family friendly park-style setting, where kids can learn all about the animals from their specialist staff.
Manhattan Beach, CA
A FREE entry aquarium in California with touch tanks, camps, story times and lots of creatures of the ocean!
The Gentle Barn
A beautiful place where kids with special needs or come from troubled backgrounds, interact with animals who have been severely abused, rescued, rehabilitated and given sanctuary.
Aquarium Of The Pacific
Long Beach, CA
Journey through the wonderful Pacific Ocean at this Long Beach aquarium, filled with exhibits and over 11,000 ocean animals!
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Los Angeles, CA
Discover the underwater world of Southern California... Located just steps from the ocean on Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium which engages all visitors in education, recreation and…
Santa Ana Zoo
Santa Ana, CA
The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park in Santa Ana, California is a 20-acre site focusing on the animals and plants of Central and South America. One of the many fun family places to visit…
Orange County Zoo
The Orange County Zoo is nestled within beautiful Irvine Regional Park. Tucked among coastal live oak and sycamore groves, this eight acre zoo displays flora and fauna native to the southwestern United States. The Orange…
Costa Mesa, CA
Children and their families can view pigs, chickens, cattle, goats and more while strolling though gardens of lush vegetation. Also offers private tours.
Quail Run Ostrich Ranch
Lake Hughes, CA
Amazing guided tours all about the life of the ostrich, feeding fun for kids, and of course - the ostriches themselves! Animal fun in California!
Feline Conservation Center
Cat lovers of all ages who discover this desert zoo and wildlife are amazed at the variety of wild cat species found here.
Zoomars Petting Zoo
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Plenty of cuddly critters to get up close to, plus pony and miniature train rides, treasure panning at Miner's Gulch and adventure playground.
Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara, CA
With 30 acres and over 400 animals plus play areas, animal feeding, zoo train, carousel and more.