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Find out how to take advantage of FREE ADMISSION to museums with Bank of America's Museums On Us program
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve boasts fields of golden orange poppies blanketing the ground. Don’t miss the months of February through May for the best presentation of wildflowers!
Find One of Your Next Free Vacations or Free Trip Ideas and Free Admission to Your Favorite Attractions and Some Freebies Too!
Julian Oktoberfest is a small two day festival where your family can enjoy a German party in a quaint mountain town known for its Main Street shops and nearby Apple Orchards
Julian Apple Days –Starts annually in September with festivities, exhibits, and weekend events until October or mid – November. The harvest celebration only ends because the apples run out!
Julian Apple Days Festival in Menghini Winery is a cheap day trip where families, couples and friends can have fun with kid’s activities, dancing, eating, shopping and sipping wine!
Historic downtown Julian is a fun family getaway. Take a carriage ride, watch historical reenactments, and eat some famous apple pie!
Toshiba Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point, in Southern California. Where the whole family can enjoy a day or weekend of fun and adventure for cheap!
Explore the Old Cove Native Plant Preserve in Dana Cove Park; find out which California coast drought tolerant plants are best for your yard or garden and enjoy scenic views of Dana Point Harbor!
Dana Cove Park in Dana Point has fun family activities to soak up! Picnic area, tide pools, scenic ocean views and a plant preserve. Enjoy all this for FREE!
Dana Point Baby Beach offers a protected swim area for your toddler with calm waters, shaded picnic tables, and bathrooms nearby.
Dana Point tide pools are little windows into marine life, right at the edge of the beach. Take your kids and enjoy a day trip learning about ocean wildlife, directly at its doorstep!
Doheny State Beach in Dana Point has year round activities and events. Enjoy annual festivals, outrigger races, car shows, firework shows, beach cleanup days to name a few!
The Ocean Institute in Dana Point offers a kid friendly learning environment throughout the year.
Southern California’s BEST beaches are near Dana Point Harbor-Why? Camping, day parks, shops, water sports, kids activities. They’re close together; you get MORE FUN in your getaway!
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Take your dog to Laguna Beach Dog Park. A large Off Leash Park in Orange County where you can let your pooch run and have fun!
Why is THIS one of the best beach vacations? Wind, Sand, Sun, and Surf is a TASTE of what Southern California beach vacations offer. Find the best beaches for kids, families plus fun activities!
Family fun, kids activities, music, dancing, food, turkey legs, and lots of culture. You'll find this and more when you visit any one of these California Festivals and Fairs!
Fun, cheap and free activities for day trips and weekend getaways. Reviews of local attractions for the budget traveler.
Participate in art workshops, talk to the artists, and check out the glass blower booth. There’s so much to do and see at the Sawdust Festival you'll want to buy a season pass!
Find sandy beaches, boutiques, art galleries, festivals, restaurants and the well known Art District - all in beautiful downtown Laguna Beach
Discover local and regional artwork at the Laguna Art Museum. A Museum dedicated to showcasing local artists.
Links to recommended websites where you will find places of interest and global travel
Explore the OC Zoo, see and touch the animals! Hands-on FUN in art classes and events all year long!
The General Patton Museum is a war history museum and has an open tank yard available for touring.
Reviews of Museums Located In Southern California. Many With Kid and Family Friendly Environments.
Kids and toddler activities are at the Discovery Science Center. Find fun things to do and learn about science too!
Nestled in the San Rafael Hills, San Dimas Canyon Park offers a lot of family fun and a FREE nature center!
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Living History Days at San Pasqual Battlefield State Park Offer Cannon Field Demonstrations, Museum, and Nature Trail
State Parks in Southern California have it ALL! Camping, hiking, fishing! Take a day trip or staycation, it’s great for families and kids to enjoy the outdoors and hang out with nature.
Start your sightseeing adventure getaway today! Enjoy the historical sites, California scenery and local hideaways.
Ride your ATV at Cross Roads OHV and enjoy FREE access to over 1500 acres of great riding and fun.
The Colorado River is harnessed by the Parker Dam to create more than just Lake Havasu!
Enjoy a scenic drive on Parker Dam Road Byway. Pack a lunch, take some photos and a dip in the Colorado River.
Cross Roads remains a ghost town with a single structure standing. It's lawlessness is reminiscent of the old Wild West but was actually founded in the early 1930's.
ake your next road trip through Back Country Byways. Enjoy a beautiful scenic drive, untouched terrain, fresh air, and many photo taking opportunities.
The Pageant of the Masters is held every summer in Laguna Beach. Find need to know tips to make your pageant experience you won't soon forget!
Enjoy the Festival of Arts browsing at booths, sipping on a glass of wine, and talking with the artists.
German beer, food, music and dancing give you a hint of the party atmosphere you'll experience at Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach's Bavarian Old World Village.
Find the BEST theme parks and zoos in the area. Plus, you will find local attractions that ONLY the locals know about!
Enjoy a day at Palomar Observatory for FREE! Take a tour and learn how Cal Tech Research Center gazes at the stars.
Disneyland let’s you be a kid again, no matter how old you are! From magical attractions to Disney characters that come to life, it really IS the best place on earth.
Explore California Adventure attractions in Southern California. Get energized with musicals, parades and take pictures with all the Disney characters you can imagine!