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San Diego Family Camping: Campland on the Bay Review

  Camping isn't really their thing. Really, it wasn't our thing either. We had gone on family camping trips with friends in the past and loved all the time we spent outdoors but camping at Campland on the Bay in Mission Beach, California isn't what you'd think of...

How to Hit 42 Roller Coasters in One Weekend!

  "I have an idea for a long weekend trip," said my husband. "Let's get our "coaster count" up." My husband and I are proud members of the Great Ohio Coaster Club, you see, and he takes his "coaster count" very seriously.  If you're a thrill-seeker (or your...

4 Best Things To Do In (& around) Cabo San Lucas for Families

  Stuck with a reputation for being easy, Cabo San Lucas attracts party-goers worldwide to enjoy its raucous atmosphere. But Cabo San Lucas is also easy for families who want an adventurous, affordable vacation. With a backdrop of jagged cliffs and an ocean...

Best Things to Do At Universal Orlando for Adults

  My family thinks I'm a little nuts. "You're getting a kid-free day and you're going to kid central?" is usually their stunned response when I tell them we're going to see the attractions at Universal Studios Orlando. But it's because they don't know what I...

Best Museums in Nashville For Kids

  Want to know where in Nashville you can create music, make stop-motion movies, or learn how to weave? The city's family-friendly museums offer all these options and are one of the best things to do in Nashville for kids. With art, science, music, and outdoor...

Best Secluded Beaches on the East Coast

  There's nothing like a beach vacation. Warm sand, cool waves, ocean sounds, it's exactly what we all need after a year of crazy. But if you'd still like to avoid crowds (and really, who doesn't?) There are a few beaches that are close enough to activities for a...

7 Best US Road Trip Attractions & Why You Should Stop

  On our family vacations, we've found a key to making family road trips more fun. Traveling with kids on a road trip means stopping for food, snacks, and bathroom breaks frequently. Instead of stressing about getting to your destination, make your road trip...

Universal Studios Uncovers the Secret Life of Pets: Ride Review

  Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! is the ride Universal Studios Hollywood was missing. It's no secret that Universal Studios Hollywood has a serious real estate challenge. Between being built into a hillside in L.A.'s Cahuenga Pass to sharing space with one...

Fun With Kids Camping At El Capitan State Beach

  El Capitan State Beach isn't just another pretty beach. It's also an inexpensive coastal vacation where a family can enjoy the sound of crashing waves as they drift off to sleep inside their tent or recreational vehicle, RV. There, nature can untangle the busy...

7 Tips for Traveling with Kids When You're Scared of Flying

  I have a confession and it's a strange one for a travel writer to admit. I am terrified of flying on airplanes. As a parent, I don't want to pass my aviophobia on to my kids, and I certainly don't want to stay at home for the rest of my life. While road trips...

L.A. Family Travel articles help Southern California families plan their best family trips. You want your family vacation memories to be the highlights of their childhood. Our articles are guides to make that happen.

L.A. Family Travel has lots of great international, national, weekend and day trip ideas from Los Angeles. However, our itineraries can be used for families everywhere. We are your one stop shop to plan and book your perfect family trip.

But. Traveling with children can be tough. Our writers share tips on survival as well. Look for new stories on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Many Friday stories come with videos from our YouTube channel!

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