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Planning Summer Vacations in California? Here are 3 Must-See Destinations

Are you starting to get excited about the next several months of sunshine? I always get more energy when it’s nice out because it’s way easier to go out and play. It’s right around this time every year that I start thinking about summer vacations, and if you’ve ever traveled during a popular vacation month – you know that earlier is almost always better when it comes to booking.

California dominates the west coast both in shoreline as well as celebrities, incredible food, and culture in general. (Sorry, Oregon & Washington! You’re cool, too, but California is… California!) It also happens to be one of the most exciting and fun vacation destinations in the whole country. They’ve got everything from wine country to theme parks and everything in between.

Start planning your Griswold-style family road trip, and book up one of these three incredible California vacation destinations!

San Diego Zoo – San Diego, California

This is the perfect place to bring kids who love to hang out with animals. Kids can interact with dozens of animals while learning about their history. There’s a strong wildlife conservation priority at the San Diego Zoo, so you will also learn about the ways scientists are trying to keep the wild animals of the world safe and healthy.

Attend one of the zoo’s many tours, or explore the many regions of the zoo on your own terms. You may want multiple days for this!

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Universal Studios – Hollywood, California

For the family the loves to watch movies together, Universal Studios is a must-see! Not only do they have re-enactments of decades worth of hit films and TV, like King Kong, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, The Simpsons, and even The Walking Dead!

In addition to exciting movie-themed exhibits and Minions running around everywhere, Universal Studios has some of the best rides and rollercoasters in the state! Once your family sees the huge rollercoasters, fantasy-themed rides, and shops featuring products from their favorite fantasy movies. What more could you ask for in a Hollywood vacation?

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Knott’s Berry Farm – Buena Park, California

Then again, if you just want the best, most exciting, fun rides in California without all of those distractions – Knott’s Berry Farm is your dream destination.

Don’t forget – this is Knott’s Berry Farm – there are berries, jam, and preserves everywhere! Once you’re done scaring the daylights out of yourself on rollercoasters, head to one of the many shops and food locations around the park. You might even run into Charlie Brown & Snoopy!

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