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At a Glance Guide: Southern California

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Southern California is a dream vaction destination for most people, but particularly for families. The area spans three counties, San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles. Its two large cities (San Diego and L.A.) are close to each other and to Hollywood, beaches, theme parks, museums, microbreweries, the desert and so much more, it’s a destination that works for any kid’s age and any family’s interests.

What You’ll Find Here

• This round-up of our best Southern California resources includes tips on on top attractions, family beaches, where to stay, how to save money, tips for holiday-season travel and more. It should make it easy to plan a vacation there.

Things To Do in Southern California and beyond

• Also check out other stories that mention Southern California including
• Taxi Cabs 
• spring flowers 
• family museums 
top U.S. historic destinations 
new theme park attractions
top U.S. zoos
how to find a baby sitter on vacation.

• If you’re visiting other parts of California, too, we have posts on
• Monterey
San Francisco 
Sonoma.

• Is something you need missing? Tell us in the comments and we’ll add it.

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Southern California at Glance

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This is a collection of all our resources for planning a Southern Cailfornia vacation with kids. it includes links to our hotel reviews, tips on top attractions, beaches and things to do during the holiday season in San Diego, Carlsbad, Anaheim and Los Angeles. #California #vacation #kids #planning


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