Fun Family Day Trips and Staycations

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One of the ways families can keep their chins up amidst a pandemic is to plan their next trip. Leisure travel is currently suspended in California, so keep a close eye on travel advisories and health guidelines before setting a departure (or arrival) date. Whether you're planning for spring break, summer vacation or just a fun weekend, here are ideas for family day trips and stay trips.

DAY TRIPS

Fun Stuff to Do in Long Beach

Visit Catalina Island (for the day or overnight)

Day Trip for Families to Los Angeles

Things to Do in Julian

Fun Family Activities in Temecula

A Borrego Springs Adventure

Treasure Hunting in San Diego

With so many things to do in San Diego, why not stay?STAY TRIPS

Kid-Friendly SoCal Getaways

Best Family Camping in San Diego

Get Started with RV Camping

Visit Zion National Park in Utah

Visit Lake Gregory in Crestline (near Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead)

Find many more travel ideas in the FAMILY TRAVEL section of our website!

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Come to the All-Inclusive Day of Play & Resource Fair

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31 Days of Fall & Halloween Fun

31 Days of Fall & Halloween Fun

Ready for a fabulous month of autumnal fun? Here are 31 days of ideas for your family this October.  Organize a neighborhood scavenger hunt for kids and their friends. Some items to search . . .

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Halloween Fun: Crafts, Games, Recipes & More

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Find creepy crafts, Halloween recipes, DIY costumes and more festive fun in our Halloween Round-Up. These hair-raising Halloween ideas will make your family's celebration faBOOlous! Looking fo . . .

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Apple Picking in San Diego 2021

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San Diego County apple orchards open for apple picking 2021. Apple-picking season typically starts in September and often ends in mid-October (or when orchards run out of apples). Now is the time to . . .

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Fun Fall Traditions in San Diego

Traditions create family closeness and make memories that last a lifetime. If your family doesn’t already have fall traditions, try some of these ideas—you’re sure to look forward to them each . . .

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Corn Mazes in San Diego 2021

Corn Mazes in San Diego 2021

Don’t let the fall season pass you by without a visit to a straw or corn maze right here in San Diego. Be sure to go with a buddy so you don't get lost! Pumpkin Station in Rancho Bernardo and Bon . . .

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Awesome Family Halloween Costumes

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Pumpkin Patches in San Diego County 2021

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Hey San Diego, it's pumpkin picking time! Here's your list of pumpkin patches open in San Diego County for 2021. Pick out the perfect pumpkin, pose for some awesome photos with the fam, and enjoy a . . .

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Learning with Pumpkins

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Play with a Pumpkin! Learning Fun for the Whole Family                      Fall is a time fo . . .

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How to “BOO!” the Neighbors for Halloween

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“BOOing” friends and neighbors in October is a fun way to spread Halloween cheer and lift everyone’s spirits! Use our free Halloween printables to start (or continue) the trend of secretly dro . . .

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DIY Adaptive Wheelchair Costume

DIY Adaptive Wheelchair Costume

Looking for an adaptive Halloween costume to accommodate a stroller or wheelchair? Have fun designing and making a Funko POP! costume. Use everyday clothing to create a POP! character that fits your . . .

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DIY Costume: Bubble Bath

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DIY Costume: Sushi Roll

DIY Costume: Sushi Roll

There’s something fishy going on here! Craft your way to an adorable costume this Halloween with this DIY sushi roll. Your child will be the talk of the block when you go trick-or-treating!Materials . . .

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DIY Costume: Hot Air Balloon

DIY Costume: Hot Air Balloon

Why be a pilot for Halloween when you can pilot your own hot air balloon? This awesome DIY costume is sure to turn some heads at the neighborhood Halloween party. But be careful. You just might get ca . . .

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