If you are planning a California road trip with family, it seems obvious to begin in San Diego. The city has endless opportunities for family fun.
As you drive north along the California coast with kids you will find Carlsbad, home to unique hiking trails, beaches, flower fields, and Legoland.
Anaheim is home to Disneyland Resort, California Adventure, and Knott’s Berry Farm. In nearby Universal City is Universal Studios Hollywood.
The village has windmills, a Little Mermaid fountain, a giant wooden clog, and unique shops to explore.
San Simeon has some of the most beautiful beaches along the Pacific Coast Highway, so make time for a stop at the beach.
If time allows, plan to take a cruise in Monterey Bay to see the marine life. Various species of whales are visible year round, such as humpbacks, blue whales and gray whales.