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If someone asked you what you think of when it comes to fun family days out in California, what comes to mind?  Los Angeles and enjoying the magic of Disneyland or testing your handprints on the Avenue Of The Stars?  

While these are great iconic options that your kids will love - what if we told you there was seemingly endless natural beauty to enjoy, like in the stunning Redwood Regional Park, and adventure filled Eureka moment at Six Rivers National Forest?   

What if we told you there were grand snow capped mountains ready to be played on - where you can ski your heart out at Mammoth Mountain or snowboard like a champ at Northstar California in Truckee?  

What about a place like Bodie Ghost Town where you can surround you and your family in the rich history of the Gold Rush Days - days that changed the course of Californian, and American, history?

California is not all about movies and glamour.  There are majestic mountains, exciting deserts, lush forests, and fascinating history…and it’s ready to be enjoyed and explored!

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  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo

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    (0 miles)Palo Alto

    A happy place where children and their caregivers come to explore, discover, and play through hands-on science exhibits and a diverse community of live animals.

  • Golden Gate Railroad Museum

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    (5 miles)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 ...

  • Deer Hollow Farm

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    (8 miles)Los Altos

    A fun educational centre where kids can see some livestock, learn some skills, and take a self-guided tour to learn about the history of Deer Hollow Farm.

  • Kids Castle Indoor Fun Center

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    (9 miles)Newark

    Kids Castle offers a separate area for infants to 3 year olds, full of exciting, colorful play equipment designed for their specific needs. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ...

  • Golfland USA

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    (9 miles)Sunnyvale

    Mini Golf at Golfland USA is more than just playing "a round" If golfing is your style, then try one of our two 18 hole miniature golf courses.

  • Californias Great America

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    (10 miles)Santa Clara

    Thrilling and family theme park fun in this exciting and adrenaline pumping California attraction! Thrill rides, family rides, kiddie rides, live entertainment and even a water park will all fill ...

  • Hollyhill Hummingbird Farm

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    (11 miles)Cupertino

    Hollyhill Hummingbird Farm welcomes kids and adults of all ages on Farm Tours and Farm to Picnics.

  • Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

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    (13 miles)Hayward

    The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center sits on stilts above a lively salt marsh in the San Francisco Bay. Walk our shoreline trail and see the unique animals that call our marsh home. Then visit ...

  • My Gym San Jose

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    (13 miles)Santa Clara

    Unique gym classes offering specially designed programs to enhance strength and coordination for kids.

  • The Jungle Fun and Adventure

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    (14 miles)San Jose

    The Jungle is the West's premier indoor family entertainment center for children under 12 and their parents. We provide you with a "WOW" entertainment experience in our jungle themed 20,000 sq. ft. ...

  • Safari Run

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    (14 miles)San Mateo

    Only at Safari Run "The Healthy Entertainment Center” can you keep it Fun, Healthy, and Educational for your kids! Experience an unforgettable time with their giant climbing play structure, ...

  • Golfland

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    (14 miles)Milpitas

    You have NOT played mini-golf until you�ve played at Milpitas� three beautiful courses in a lush setting offer a challenge and a wacky good time! You have NOT played mini-golf until you�ve ...

  • CuriOdyssey

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    (14 miles)San mateo

    Create a vortex, make objects fly, and meet furry, scaled and finned animals! At CuriOdyssey, children can get up close with the natural world through interactive science exhibits, a native animal ...

  • The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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    (14 miles)San Jose

    The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in the western United States -- including ...

  • Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia

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    (15 miles)Burlingame

    See the World's Largest Pez Dispensing Machine, an example of every Pez dispenser made, unique exhibits of other classic toys and more at this museum of memorabillia! Plus Toy and Banned Toy Museums.

  • The Tech Museum of Innovation

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    (16 miles)San Jose

    The Tech is singularly focused on inspiring the innovator in everyone it reaches. Truly hands-on and interactive exhibits, divided among themed galleries, offer guests a truly memorable experience.

  • Voorhees State Park

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    (16 miles)Glen Gardner

    Facilities here include 7 multi use trails to explore by bike, hike or sled, plus an impressive observatory offering skywatching programs. Adventure playground also available.

  • Childrens Discovery Museum

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    (16 miles)San Jose

    Visit Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose where you can expect to test, crank, listen, prod and tinker. One of the largest museums of its kind in the nation, CDM's 150 interactive exhibits lead ...

  • Cucina Bambini Kids Cooking

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    (16 miles)San Jose

    Offers culinary education covering a wide range of cooking techniques, along with safe food handling, etiquette and nutrition.

  • Happy Hollow Zoo

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    (17 miles)San Jose

    Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is a fun place for the whole family. It is divided into 2 main sections; a zoo and an amusement park. The zoo has many different animals to see: a hippo, jaguars, meerkats, ...

  • Golden Tee Golfland

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    (18 miles)Castro Valley

    Is golfing your style? Try your skills on one of our golf courses.Golden Tee is home of the hottest cutting edge games like Tekken 5 DR, Drum Mania V4, Guitar Freaks v4,Initial D 4 Mario Cart 2, DDR ...

  • Oyster Bay

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    (18 miles)San Leandro

    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 ...

  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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    (19 miles)Boulder Creek

    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 ...

  • Raging Waters

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    (20 miles)San Jose

    Raging Waters San Jose, Northern California 's Largest Waterpark, offers 23-acres and millions of gallons of family fun and attractions, including the newest ride Dragon\'s Den. Raging Waters ...

  • Dublin Heritage Park and Museums

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    (21 miles)Dublin

    Step back in time into Dublin's fascinating history, with original 1800's structures and a 10-acre park.