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National Parks / Natural World in Redlands

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Fontana
Here you can enjoy a walk along the nature trail winding around the pond, spot what is currently blooming in our native gardens, or venture inside and discover exhibits of local plants, animals, geology and history.
Orange
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 take the family or just enjoy a quiet aftern...
Zamora Park
(48 Miles)
El Monte
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 a full day's worth but a nice afternoon.
Indian Wells
An enlightening tour, botanical gardens, wilderness park, nature preserve with more features and angle than one would expect.
The Arboretum
(51 Miles)
Arcadia
A unique 127 acre botanical garden and historical site, they are home to impressive plant collections from all over the world, including many rare and endangered species, and their own waterfall!
Eaton Canyon
(54 Miles)
Pasadena
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 flora and fauna.
Huntington Beach
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 haven for the residents and visitors...
Barstow
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, and rock-walled military...
Encinitas
Enormous series of globally themed gardens, plus 2 specific children's gardens which include interactive displays, several varying play options and a miniature railway.
Santa Monica
This stunning beach is the city's greatest natural asset. Blessed with 3.5 miles of broad sandy coastline and more than 340 days of sunshine per year, families can enjoy swimming, volleyball, surfing and more, with proximity to the pier's amenities.
San Diego
Join San Diego Harbor Excursion and world famous Birch Aquarium at Scripps as we embark on a California Gray Whale watching adventure. Fully narrated, this three and one-half hour adventure allows close-up views of the mammoth California Gray Whale. ...
Thousand Oaks
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 as budding artists and photographers....
Springville
Long Meadow Grove (341 acres) offers a spectacular hike at the Trail of 100 Giants, a mile-long fully accessible interpretive trail.
Laughlin
Big Bend State Recreation Area is located five miles south of Laughlin on the Needles Highway. The park is within the town limits of Laughlin, one mile south of Casino Drive on South Needles Hwy.
Lake Havasu
(162 Miles)
Lake Havasu City
More than 400 miles of stunning coastline will refresh you with exceptional watersports, including fishing, skiing, kayaking and houseboating. Or, if you prefer, explore the lake from the beautiful beaches, campsites and hiking trails.
Lake Havasu
The scenic shoreline of Lake Havasu State Park is an ideal place to enjoy beautiful beaches, nature trails, boat ramps, and convenient campsites. This spot is truly a watersport haven located near the famous London Bridge of Lake Havasu City
Lake Havasu City
The beach, boat ramp, and 61 campsites at Cattail Cove State Park offer a broad spectrum of activities for all to enjoy. Whether you're interested in swimming, fishing or just lounging and relaxing, Cattail Cove State Park offers you and your family ...
Blue Diamond
Spring Mountain Ranch is located within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, beneath the colorful cliffs of the magnificent Wilson Range. The many springs in these mountains provided water for Paiute Indians and later brought mountain men...
Parker
Buckskin Mountain State Park commands one of the finest views along the Parker strip, an 18-mile stretch between Parker Dam and Headgate Dam. Mountains line the river on both the Arizona and California sides, and the wildlife is as varied as the recr...
Las Vegas
For more than 45 years, Pink Jeep Tours has been providing the most talked about off-road family adventures in the Southwest. Our award-winning excursions are known as the premier "must-do" tours in Sedona and Las Vegas. The spectacular Broken ...
Las Vegas
An impressive and visually stunning family ramble, past landscaping and water features to artful structures such as gazebos and bridges, significantly changed with every season. Live music every evening in gazebo.
Springs Preserve
(184 Miles)
Las Vegas
Explore the Springs Preserve, once home to ancient tribes and the resting place for weary Spanish explorers. Learn about the history of the Las Vegas Valley as well as methods to maintain a sustainable lifestyle in the desert.
North Las Vegas
Take off from Las Vegas Airport on an exhilarating helicopter flight to one of Mother Nature's greatest achievements - The Grand Canyon. Discover the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon as your helicopter flies to the West Rim, passing over Lake La...
Las Vegas
Old Vegas Mormon State Historic Park is located in downtown Las Vegas, at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue. The park and Visitor Center is open all year from 8:00 a.m-4:30 p.m. An entrance fee is charged to enter the f...
Boulder City
Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers a wealth of things to do and places to go year-round. Its huge lakes cater to boaters, swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen while its desert rewards hikers, wildlife photographers, and roadside sightseers. It ...
Las Vegas
is an 8 km park centred around a series of small lakes that formed an oasis in this part of the Mojave Desert. Enjoy fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and an education centre with an insight into early ranch life, plus local Pleistocene paleontologic...
Sequoia National Park
These two parks testify to nature's size, beauty, and diversity: Immense mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the worlds largest trees!
Anaheim
Welcome to the place where imagination is the destination. For young and old, big and small — it's the happiest place on earth!
Knotts Berry Farm
(2)
(50 Miles)
Buena Park
With over 165 rides, shows and attractions in five themed areas, Knott's Berry Farm has it all when it comes to family fun. Take a high thrills ride on Silver Bullet sm or Xcelerator, stroll through the Park’s Old West Ghost Town or hang with the ...
Adventure City
(50 Miles)
Anaheim
Is the little theme park that's big on family fun with 17 rides, shows and attractions! Orange County's premier destination for affordable family fun!
Legoland
(64 Miles)
Carlsbad
LEGOLAND California brings out the hero in everyone.There are more than 50 super rides, shows and attractions for the whole family. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in California
Universal City
It's the chance of a lifetime to be completely immersed in the glamour and excitement of Hollywood. Visited and recommended by FamilyDaysOut. Great idea for fun things to do with kids in Los Angeles. New features include Diagon Alley!
Valencia
Thrill seekers come in all sizes. That's why we have tons of great fun for little ones to enjoy on their own and with parents. These rides spin, fly and promise to take kids on magical journeys that are perfect for their height and age. In additio...
Primm
Whether you are making a splash or defying gravity, Buffalo Bills is the place to hang on tight and enjoy the ride!
Redlands
Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom Adventure Park is a 17-acre Egyptian theme park with a water park, an amusement park, three race car tracks,nine-hole miniature golf courses, a laser tag arena, an outdoor ampitheater for concerts, arcade facility, birthday par...
Colton
Waterpark with several slides, plus miniature golf course, go karts, bating cages, open air roller skating rink, amusement rides, family laser skill game and funzone arcade.
Splash Canyon
(36 Miles)
Temecula
An amazing experience for the whole family. If you want to get wet then this is the place!
Raging Waters
(37 Miles)
San Dimas
Catch a wave on the Flowrider or race on the super fast Ragin' Racer. Younger guests will never tire of Kids' Kingdom and Splash Island. With over 36 slides and attractions, plus a real sandy beach, there is outRAGEous fun for guests of all ages!
Palm Springs
Palm Springs's only water park, Knott's Soak City is over 20 acres with features 22 water rides and attractions.
Knotts Soak City
(1)
(50 Miles)
Buena Park
Loads of incredible water attractions, including speed, tube and body slides, Tidal Wave Bay and lazy river, plus huge and separate water adventure playgrounds for big kids and smaller ones.
VIsta
Amazing water park with great character and some really fabulous features that span all the age groups, from nice calm lazy river rides, an aqua play structure and simple slides to full on terrifying slam dunk slides, crazy rapids ride and oh yeah - ...
San Diego
A simply spectacular array of family rides, slides and kids' interactive zones covering all ages and swimming abilities, all based on the happy LEGO and DUPLO world.
Valencia
Welcome to LA's premier waterpark. Only Six Flags Hurricane Harbor has it all: Tornado, the Black Snake Summit water slide complex, and Lizard Lagoon, the ultimate summer chill-out zone. From operating hours and directions to ticket information, here...
Las Vegas
Basically every kind of slide you can imagine from pitch black tunnels to open topped spirals via racing slides and tube rides! Meanwhile Splash Island is the youngsters' favourite with the Kiddie Cove slides being ideal for beginners.
Monte Carlo Pool
(181 Miles)
Las Vegas
Features a 400 foot lazy river with rafts, plus 4 varying pools including wave and leisure pools. Day guests accepted.
Las Vegas
An Olympic sized heated lido open seasonally, with DJ'd background music and a games room. Day visitors welcome.
Las Vegas
A heated lido in a luxurious environment, surrounded by immaculate gardens and landscaping so a little exploration is also on the cards.
Las Vegas
Enjoy a fully guided boat experience, allowing the family to indulge in wake boarding and wake surfing, kneeboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding and water skiing, plus individual and family tubing rides!
Las Vegas
Welcomes day guests for swimming in it's luxurious indoor facility boasting a 3 storey waterside which goes through a shark tank!
Orange
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 County Zoo makes a great dest...

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