Summer festivals are looming, waiting for your hard-earned cash and vacation days. Your teens and adult children are already vying for tickets and rushing to reserve their spots. With a wide variety of summer festivals kicking off in April, and more added each year, you can easily find one or two to get in on.
Pop culture changes so much from one generation to the next, but one constant remains — the joy children of all ages get from the Peanuts comics. Santa Rosa, California, is home to a lovely little museum, the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, that celebrates and preserves the creations of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.
Skiing doesn’t need to break the family budget. Annual sales, swaps of used and outgrown equipment and avoiding the big glitzy ski resorts can all cut costs dramatically. So can taking advantage of advance online ticketing and special money-saving ski-and-stay family packages. Many areas have free skiing for children, and the age limits can be as high as 12.
Continuing from our story from the last two days (if you missed it, click here and here), here’s part three on how to make the most of your weekend pioneering, with a closer look at our itinerary for Sunday:
Continuing our story from yesterday (if you missed it, click here), here’s part two on how to make the most of your weekend pioneering, with a closer look at our itinerary for Saturday:
Tucked into the central coast of California is a trail of history waiting to be found by your kids. The Highway 1 Discovery Route through San Luis Obispo County snakes along the winnowy Pacific Coast Highway, CA-1, between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The more than 100 miles of mostly protected coastline begins after a four-hour drive from San Francisco at Ragged Point, or about three hours from Los Angeles at Nipomo. The trail features 10 cities, connected by cliffs, carved by a moody ocean, and a slower pace of life. There are plenty of reasons to stop and walk into the past, preserved by those whose hearts still live there. Nature lovers will linger on the many trails to hike and picnic areas. We drove from Los Angeles with two 9-year-old boys to explore this part of the state.