Amazing Spring Break Ideas In California, USA

March 19, 2019

You can now plan a great individual or family spring break in California knowing fully well your options. It is important to keep in mind that most spring break destinations in California are best enjoyed when you book early. Some of the finest spring break ideas for singles, couples, and families are:

Enjoy the Outdoors in Palm Springs

Palm Springs remain one of the best destinations for the family getaway during the spring break. You can enjoy the pools and the sandy beaches when the sun is not creating a blazing scorching heat. You can also enjoy the Aerial Tram, as well as the Living Desert Museum before taking a day trip to the famous Joshua Tree National Park, where adults can indulge in golfing while kids have fun looking at the wildlife animals. 

Treat Your Kids to Lots of Fun in San Diego

The city of San Diego offers lots of spring break fun, especially for the kids. The San Diego Zoo offers great sea world adventure. You can also head to Carlsbad, located north of San Diego, and this is where the famous Legoland is located. This theme park is becoming one of the best alternatives to Disneyland. 

San Diego Zoo

Head to the Walt Disneyland 

Perhaps the spring break destination lists are incomplete without mentioning the most famous place in the world: Disneyland. Disneyland has been offering great pleasure especially when the southern California weather is very suitable. With your park hopper’s ticket, you and your family members can enjoy dozens of rides.

Walt Disneyland as some of the finest and the biggest restaurants where you can eat local and International dishes. It is amazing to learn that you can find Asian cuisines, Latin America cuisines, North Africa cuisines, and European restaurants scattered all over the expansive land. 

Enjoy Skiing at Lake Tahoe 

Lake Tahoe is one of the favorite skiing destinations entire California. Located some three hours from San Francisco, Lake Tahoe is even more accessible to people coming from outside the state of California. The ski resorts here are opened, even unto the late April, and when there are lots of snowy weather you will ski with lots of other family members.

Have Fun at the Dramatic Waterfall in Yosemite National Park

Be aware that crowds can be a little control during the summer, but that should not stop you from having endless fun. The waterfall is most dramatic when all the snows have melted in the middle to late April. Just in case the weather remains cold, you can simply ski at the Yosemite National park and snowboard area. Consider a small group tour where a local Yosemite naturalist guides you off the beaten path to see the important landmarks but also to avoid the crowds and find the beautiful lesser-known spots of Yosemite.

Waterfall in Yosemite National Park Yosemite

Enjoy the Family Excursions in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city that has too many Spring break ideas you should consider. Also referred to as the city of the Bay, you can spend the entire week of Spring break exploring popular destinations such as Alcatraz, Chinatown, Pier 39, Union Square, and Golden Gate Park. There are lots of many other family-friendly destinations in San Francisco. San Francisco is the best place to be in Northern California, especially when you plan the trip with kids. 

Enjoy the Laid-Back Beach Vibe in Santa Cruz and Monterrey

Just short distance travel from San Francisco, the two areas of Santa Cruz and Monterrey offer the most amazing laid-back beach experience for families in California. Aside from having fun at the world-famous beach- Boardwalk, there are lots of non-beach activities you can enjoy with your friends and family. The beaches in Santa Cruz and Monterrey offers plenty of avenues to eat outdoors and there are numerous international and local restaurants nearby for diverse delicacies. 

Explore the Natural Beauty of the Big Sur

The highway that leads to the Big Sur has been re-opened after the massive landslides in last year springs. Though the Southern route remains cut off, you have to check local reports for current accessibility of this natural wonder. The Big Sur is one of the best places to go if you plan to introduce your kids to the natural wonders of nature. It is located on the Central Coast of California and it overlooks numerous waterfall and some of the finest hiking and beaches. Big Sur is one of the places you can visit for the Spring Break for cheap, especially when you purchase your ticket very early. 

Big Sur

Drive a little further to the South of San Simeon and you will have access to many other attractions, including the famous Hearst Castle. Sam Simeon may not be opened at some times in the day, even during the Spring season. You need to make confirmation on your arrival date to avoid any disappointment on arrival. 

Explore the Geological Formations of Pinnacles National Park

Though it was a national monument until 2013, hence it is the newest National park in the entire country. It is located in the Salinas Valley, South Eastern region of Gilroy and that makes it even closer to the Bay Area and Monterrey. The best time to explore the Pinnacles is during the Spring or fall seasons, in order to avoid the scorching heat. With numerous kids-friendly hiking conditions, The San Andreas fault has created wonderful geological features to explore. 

International travelers willing to travel to the United States of America, to explore the spring break can make use of ESTA Online facility to make adequate plans for the trip and to check your ESTA validation date. From the ESTA website, you can check the status of your individual or group applications by entering your Group ID, email address, Date of birth, given names, and surname. You may require a new ESTA authorization if you are issued a new passport, you changed your name, you performed a gender change, your citizenship changes or circumstances underlying your previous conditions have changed. You will need a number of documents to validate your ESTA validation code, these are; A valid passport from ESTA qualifying countries, Valid credit/debit card or PayPal for application payment, and your most recent employment information (including your CV, and employment letter). 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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