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Family-Friendly Fall Getaways: Lush Hotels and One-of-a-Kind Activities

From seaside communities to mountainous getaways, California is a year-round destination with family-friendly experiences perfect for the fall and winter seasons ahead. Plan a memorable trip to one of these destinations with activities perfect for kids of all ages.


Shore House at The Del 

Located adjacent to the legendary Hotel del Coronado is the newly opened Shore House at The Del in San Diego. The elevated hotel experience features an oceanfront pool, fine-dining restaurant, ocean and bay view residences and more. Sign the kids up for the hotel’s Ocean Explorers Program, a living classroom with curriculum and experiences designed to help children learn about preserving the ocean and marine life through fun activities and lessons both inside the classroom and on the beach. 

Santa Clarita’s New Four-Hotel Complex

Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor enthusiasts can now stay longer at their favorite attractions with the addition of a new four-hotel complex. The new Holiday Inn Express and dual-branded Marriott (Springhill Suites and Residence Inn), and renovated Best Western offer family friendly amenities, a full breakfast buffet, games and accessible offerings.

Town and Country Resort in San Diego

Soak up the last bits of summer with the kids at Town and Country Resort, an iconic new resort located in the heart of San Diego. Families can relax on the new sun-drenched pool deck; grab a bite to eat at Lapper, the poolside bar and eatery serving Palm Springs meet San Diego vibes; or get something to go from The MRKT for a picnic on the expansive lawn along the San Diego River. Don’t miss live music and s’mores at Monkey Bar, including movie nights, and more. 


Family Road Trip Package at The Kimpton Alton Hotel

The Kimpton Alton Hotel in Fisherman's Wharf has everything a family needs for an unforgettable trip to San Francisco. Book the Family Road Trip Package that includes valet parking and breakfast for families of four. Families traveling with young children can enjoy complimentary baby gear from 4moms and Micro Kickboard scooters for older kids to explore nearby attractions such as PIER 39, Aquarium of the Bay and Ghirardelli Square.

Westin Family Package at The Westin Anaheim Resort

The Westin Anaheim Resort is a new AAA Four-Diamond hotel situated directly across from the Disneyland® Resort. The Westin Family Program encourages young guests to embark on adventures throughout the hotel. The program draws inspiration from nature, emphasizing wonder, exploration and accomplishment. Families are provided a special travel journal upon check-in and kids who complete the hotel’s resort art quest are rewarded with a cute plush toy. 


The Family Discovery and Adventure Packages at Little River Inn 

The family-owned and operated Little River Inn in Mendocino is designed with kids and families in mind. Experience the Family Discovery package, a five-day self-guided itinerary, a private guided walk, a B Bryan Preserve Safari tour, plant identification, tidal identification guide for tide-pooling, stargazing and more. There’s also the Family Adventure package that includes two ocean-view rooms and the option to choose from a variety of coastal activities like riding the heritage Skunk Train through pristine redwoods or a family expedition to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

Mermaid Magic at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

Shimmering Pacific Ocean views and mermaid swimming lessons make the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa the perfect haven for every member of the family. The Mermaid Magic experience includes a tail rental, a mermaid photo op, and swimming instructions with a real mermaid for kids and adults. 


Après Village at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto

On October 1, the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto launched its newest winter experience – the Après Village and Skate Rink. This seasonal outdoor pop-up features mini chalets, a brand-new synthetic skate rink, a cozy mountainside retreat, and après-ski cuisine. Decorated with holiday lights and charm, the whole family can experience a winter wonderland in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Locally Grown at Apple Hill

Comprised of more than 50 farms, ranches, wineries and tree farms, a visit to Apple Hill is an annual tradition for families. Most apple farms are open Labor Day weekend through December and include kids’ activities, baked goods, local wine, hard cider, and more. U-pick pumpkins and cut-your-own Christmas Tree farms keep visitors coming through the fall. In the spring and summer, berry farms and lavender farms open their doors for their seasonal bounty.

Holiday by the Bay in Sausalito

Sausalito will host its second annual “Holiday by the Bay” events from Dec. 1-31. Returning this year includes the popular lighted boat parade and firework show, gingerbread house tour, and makers fair. The city has invested in revitalizing the downtown visitor experience and the month-long event series is a great time to experience all that Sausalito has to offer.

Holiday Open House and Market in Benicia

Kicking off the month of December, downtown Benicia will transform into a winter wonderland for its annual Holiday Open House on Dec. 2. Merchants will serve holiday-inspired beverages and treats, while shoppers browse locally-made goods and listen to carolers sing traditional holiday songs. Extend your stay to watch the Christmas parade on Dec. 10 and attend the Holiday Market to purchase gifts for family and friends.


Interactive Family Retreat at NewTree Ranch 

NewTree Ranch is a self-sustaining, eco-luxury retreat located on a privately owned estate and working biodynamic farm in the heart of Healdsburg’s Pacific Redwood Forest. This unique stay combines the privacy of a luxury estate, the restorative energy of immersion in nature, and the attention to detail of a first-class resort to offer a truly regenerative experience. A perfect family retreat, families can enjoy a collection of experiences from interacting with the ranch’s onsite animals to learning how to prepare deliciously nutritious meals that everyone will love. Other family-friendly activities include nature walks, gardening, art sessions and date night.

Train Car Inspired Rooms and a Retro Hotel in Siskiyou

Siskiyou, home to four awe-inspiring regions with some of the most beautiful landscapes, is also home to some unique lodging properties. The Railroad Park Resort in Dunsmuir invites guests to stay in a train car. The property has a delicious on-site restaurant, the Dinner House & Lounge, also structured inside restored antique railroad cars. The Hi-Lo Motel + Café in Weed is a fun retro motel with cozy rooms and a diner that serves warm, homemade comfort food with amazing pies. 

Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel in Buena Park

Located next to Knott’s Berry Farm and across from Soak City, Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel has 16 Snoopy-themed rooms that include Snoopy plushes for little ones. Guests can enjoy Amber Waves, an on-site restaurant with All-American fare, and cool off at the pool where there’s a splash pad for the kids. 

westdrift Manhattan Beach

Located in the heart of Los Angeles’  South Bay, westdrift Manhattan Beach is a 26-acre hotel offering families a perfect escape. It's home to 393 luxury guest rooms and suites, a 9-hole golf course, a signature restaurant and bar JUTE, an expansive pool deck, spa, a CrossFit-inspired fitness center, and more than 30,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor space. Complimentary custom beach cruiser bikes from Venice-based Solé Bicycles are great for morning treks to the beach.

Experiential Accommodations for Families in Dana Point

Dana Point is home to several oceanfront accommodations ideal for families. Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach offers young guests an array of activities, from art projects and beach treasure hunts to s’mores gatherings and lawn games. At The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel families can explore The Eco-Adventure Center, which offers activities such as tours, shows, and hikes that demonstrate the area’s natural wonders. The Ritz Kids program provides family friendly pools, a playground, sports courts, movie nights, and more. Laguna Cliffs Marriott welcomes families to enjoy its children’s splash zone, featuring an outdoor pool, fountains, attached surfboards to play on, and a water cannon for kids of all ages.

Alisal Ranch: Santa Ynez Valley’s Luxury Dude Ranch and Resort 
Alisal Ranch is 10,500 acres of rolling hills, expansive horizons, and a pastoral way of life perfect for a unique and relaxing getaway. Just two hours north of Los Angeles nestled in the Santa Ynez Mountains, Alisal Ranch is a luxury, family-friendly dude ranch and resort with a wide array of western-themed activities, accommodations, and cuisine. The ranch is home to horseback riding, two 18-hole championship golf courses, six tennis courts, lake activities including fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing, archery, 50 miles of cycling routes, barnyard animals, a spa and fitness center, delicious Santa Maria-style barbecue and more.