California

Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Water & Themeparks

Disney Theme Parks Worldwide Expanding

At the annual fan-con #D23, organized by Disney’s most loyal fans in Tokyo this month, the company’s top executives revealed that characters from Pixar, Marvel and classic Disney franchises would power new developments and expansions at properties worldwide. Here are some of the most exciting announcements for family travelers, who will also have lots of special summer-only events to look forward to at all the parks.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : USA

San Francisco, California Hotels

With so many options and a plethora of unattended rentals, choosing the right hotel -- with a good staff, and a convenient neighborhood -- can be really soothing when visiting San Francisco, California.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Blogs, California, Couples, Kids, North America, Snowsports, Spring Break, Teens, USA, Winter Getaway

12 Reasons to Love Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Those who recall Vice President Richard Nixon opening the VIII Olympic Winter Games here on February 18, 1960, know Lake Tahoe’s Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows resort simply as “Squaw Valley.”  And, after 58 years, it just keeps getting better. Here’s why.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : USA

Fairmont San Francisco Does Family Well

At the Fairmont Hotels & Resort's flagship property, the beautiful Fairmont San Francisco, my family was lucky enough to find out what the "Affordable Luxury for Families" concept was all about.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : USA

Custom Itinerary: San Francisco And Yosemite on Tight Budget

Q.  Cathy P. and family of St. Peters, Missouri are visiting San Francisco and Yosemite National Park and want budget hotel and sightseeing ideas along the way.

A.  Thank you for your note requesting itinerary planning advice for your upcoming trip to California.  As we understand it, you will be flying from Missouri with a 6, 15, and 18 year-old, then visiting San Francisco and Yosemite, driving in between.
 

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Author: Fran Falkin

Tags : Watersports

All American Thanksgiving Celebrations

A Thanksgiving recipe for fun: FTF's A-Z guide to local events marking the settlers' gratitude, from traditional eats to marathons.

Thanksgiving, the quintessential American holiday, was first celebrated in 1621 by the pilgrim settlers to show thanks for the bountiful harvest that would see them through the long winter. Throughout the years, we have continued the tradition by enjoying feasts with family and friends, acknowledging our gifts, and connecting with those who sustain us.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : USA

San Diego, California Attractions

From Sea World to surfing to a world-class zoo, here are our favorite ideas on where to go when visiting sunny San Diego.

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Author: Erin J. Boyle

Tags : Water & Themeparks

Halloween Brings Happiness and Horror to California

If ghosts, haunted houses, goblins and Halloween costumes are on everyone’s mind, there’s now something ghoulishly fun for all fear tolerances in the friendly, frightening state of California. Since the fright industry has grown so quickly, both mild and terrifying fun are available throughout the fall.

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Author: glenluzong

Tags : USA

Lighthouses For The Night

August 7th is National Lighthouse Day and if you've never thought about staying in one, this is your chance.  In 1789, the United States passed an Act in support of all lighthouses, beacons, and public piers. More than 200 years later, several historic beacons offer affordable, family-friendly lodging along the East and West coasts of North America.

 

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Author: Seth A. Gladstone

Tags : USA

California Apple Farms - U-Pick 'Em And Enjoy

The late summer and early fall is apple picking time for San Francisco and Bay Area families. Review our list of apple orchards and pumpkin farms of Mendocino, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties for a fun weekend away or even a day's outing with the kids. Whether you are looking to pick fruit, go on a hayride, or buy fresh baked goods in northern California, Family Travel Forum has you covered. 

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