California is a fantastic destination for a road trip. Get the adrenaline rush pumping in your veins and get ready to see and do. There are so many options for a California family road trip, so take your time and plan your trip well.
Start off your trip expedition in San Jose, the third largest city in California and the tenth largest in the entire United States. Whatever your preference of entertainment or attraction, you're sure to find one that will thrill your family. The Japanese Friendship Garden located in Kelley Park in central San Jose is so serene - ideal for laid-back families. This garden is somewhat a replica of Korakuen Park in Okayama, Japan, incidentally a sister-city of San Jose. All throughout the garden, you'll see pathways, bridges, ponds and other relaxing settings that showcase the exquisite fine art of classic Japanese landscape design. If you like spooky adventures, then the Winchester Mystery House is the place for you. The mansion took 38 years non-stop to be constructed and has oddities scattered all over the house. Also worth mentioning and stopping for is the Children's Discovery Museum in Downtown San Jose.
What is a road trip to California if you don't stop and have a taste of its wine? Napa Valley is located in Napa County and is widely known for its wine production. Taking its cue from the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, Napa Valley hosts wine tasting for millions of people every year. Because of this, Napa Valley is now second to Disneyland when it comes to attracting visitors in California. Let your kids explore the vineyard while you and your spouse relax with a glass (or two) of Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon. Continue the next day to a destination located in the Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties: Yosemite National Park. The park is known all over the world for its waterfalls, streams, granite cliffs, biological diversity, and the Giant Sequoias (which means big trees -- and boy, they are big!). The Yosemite National Park offers many types of accommodations, so if you plan to see all 761,266 acres of Yosemite (or at least a quarter of it), you might want to check in one of the many cabins, hotels and vacation homes in the area.
Conclude your California family road trip with a drive to Lake Tahoe, where California and Nevada meet. Whether you're in the North or South Lake Tahoe, you're sure to find activities for you and your kids to do, as well as events to keep the family entertained. Winter, spring, summer or fall, there are different itineraries to choose from.
The numerous remarkable sights and destinations California offers, makes this driving experience worth taking. California is indeed one of the best places in the world to bond with your whole family with a great road trip!