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September 10 2010
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DESERT INN AND SUITES | kids travel, kids activities
1600 S Harbor Blvd,
Anaheim, California
"Great place "
We stayed here for several nights. SO close to Disney, just walk across the street and you're there! They have a small fridge in the room, which was great for us...just brought our own food so saved a heap! The room was clean and spacious...we even had a roll away. They have a small "gift shop" for anything you may have forgot. We parked our car and didn't move it for 3 days until we left. Definitely will stay here again on our next trip to Disneyland.
September 10 2010
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Mt. Madonna Campground
Hecker Pass...Hwy 152,
"Great campground"
We have been coming here at least once a year for the last 6 years. It is a very nice campground, with large spaces and clean bathrooms...they even have hot showers. Because of the size, you can camp as rustic or as "pampered" as you like. They have spaces for large RV's and a dump-station. I think the best part of this campground is its proximity to several coast activities. In 10 minutes you can be at the raceway in Watsonville. Within another 10 minutes from there, there are several wonderful beaches to choose from. The boardwalk in Santa Cruz is only about thirty minutes from the campground with amusement rides, arcades and live entertainment. After a long day at the boardwalk, it is nice to come back to a nice quiet campground and sit around the fire under the stars.
September 10 2010
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Castle Lake | kids travel, kids activities
Castle Lake
Castle Lake Drive,
Mount Shasta,
California 96067
We went here for an afternoon and it was just beautiful. It wasn't very crowded. The lake is clear and cool, surrounded by towering pine trees and white granite slabs. The water was slightly chilly (early June), but perfect for kayaking. Quiet, peaceful, just gliding along the water; it was almost surreal. Much cleaner and quieter than nearby Shasta Lake, but smaller too. No motorboats were allowed, which helps contribute to the peaceful setting.
September 04 2010
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Yosemite National Park | kids travel, kids activities
Yosemite National Park
Public Information Office,
PO Box 577,
Yosemite National Park,
California 95389
"God's Country"
Yosemite is the ultimate experience for those of us who admire the grandiosity of the world without human interference. True, the park can be very crowded during the summer, and we enjoy it most during the off-season. But even at the height of the tourist season, it is still magnificence in all it's glory. When you visit the valley and look up at the sheer granite faces of the monoliths Half Dome, and El Capitan, remember this was created by a glacier! Plenty of fresh air, waterfalls, green meadows surround you. There are bike rentals, horseback riding, river rafting, hiking, swimming, nature shows and much more to keep the family entertained. Deer, coyote, bear, mountain lions, raccoons, squirrels, hawks and eagles abound here.
September 04 2010
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Alcatraz | kids travel, kids activities
Pier 33 (on Embarcadero and Bay St),
Hornblower Alcatraz Landing,
San Francisco,
California 94133
"Older kids will enjoy"
This is a great experience for those who will understand the history of the prison. I don't recommend it for younger children as there is mostly walking and information about the islands history and the criminals that were held there. However, my younger teenagers LOVED it and have asked to go back. They have a self guided tour with headphones that tell you the history of the place. Aside from the prison, the island has some beautiful gardens as well as nesting grounds for sea birds.