Where to Stay to See the Best Attractions in California for Families

attractions in california for families

From the bustle of the San Francisco Bay to the beauty of Lake Tahoe, there’s no shortage of things to do in California. In fact, as the third largest state in the U.S., you could take multiple trips to the Golden State and still feel like you haven’t scratched its surface. With so much to see, finding a good place to stay is incredibly important. After all, once you get to California, you wouldn’t want to spend too much time driving around to reach what you came there to see, right? No worries, we have you covered. We’ve put together a list of places to stay if you want to see the best attractions in California for families.

What’s the Best Way to Stay Near the Best Family Attractions in California?

If you’re planning on visiting California, you’re probably wondering what the best way to stay near any of the attractions you’re interested is. One great way of visiting beloved attractions again and again is by buying a timeshare. When you buy a timeshare, you’ll be able to keep coming back to your favorite California destinations each year. Not to mention, you’ll have triple the space in your suite or villa compared to the average hotel room, as well as plenty of fantastic amenities. What’s not to love?

Where to Stay if You Want to Visit the Best Family Attractions in Lake Tahoe

Some destinations are better in the Summer, others in Winter. Lake Tahoe is amazing all four seasons of the year. Ice skating on a chilly rink, hiking on sunny trails, and the sheer versatility of Lake Tahoe make it one of the best attractions for a California family vacation. Palisades Tahoe is one of the most beloved ski spots in the region, and it’s easy to see why! There are nearly 6,000 acres of skiable terrain for all kinds of skiers. Plus, it sees about 400 inches of snow per year, giving it one of the longest ski and snowboarding seasons in the area. Aside from skiing, you can explore gorgeous hiking trails or enjoy hot air balloon rides.

If all this sounds fun to you, you’ll love Olympic Village Inn. The resort is within walking distance of the Palisades and has plenty of stellar amenities like a pool and three hot tubs. Plus, you’ll have access to a soothing Swedish sauna and three restaurants.

While most accommodations in other resorts go by titles like “one-bedroom, two-bedroom,” etc, the suites at the Olympic Village Inn are called “Kitzbuhel” and “Chamonix.” Fun fact: these are the names of legendary ski resorts in Austria and France, respectively. The Kitzbuhel suite has an individual bedroom and a separate living room with a kitchenette. This suite has a bed and sleeper sofa, both of which are queen-sized. Additionally, the Kitzbuhel has a furnished private balcony so you can take in the gorgeous vistas of the Olympic Valley. As for the Chamonix, this suite has all the same features as the Kitzbuhel but with more space. To be specific, the Kitzbuhel is 375 square feet, while the Kitzbuhel offers 650 square feet to stretch your legs in. This suite also comes with a wood-burning fireplace.

Enjoy a Luxurious Hideaway in the Woods

Olympic Village Inn

While there’s a lot to love about the great outdoors, even the most active families need to rest. Why not make that rest a little more luxurious? Olympic Village Inn has plenty of timeshares to make that happen.

Where to Stay if You Want to Visit the Best Family Attractions in Anaheim

As the home of the iconic Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks, we have to talk about Anaheim! With its iconic characters and exciting rides, the parks hardly need an introduction. If you and your family love amusement parks, both Disneyland and California Adventure are must-see spots. Naturally, these theme parks are the biggest attractions for a California family vacation in town, and if you want to be close to them, there’s an easy choice for the best resort: Disney’s Villas at the Grand Californian.

When you stay at this property, you can walk right from your spacious villa to the Sleeping Beauty Castle in just a few minutes! On top of unparalleled access to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, the resort has plenty of stellar amenities. There are three swimming pools, a fitness center, and multiple on-site restaurants. Speaking of dining, you’ll also be right next door to downtown Disney: a shopping district with even more restaurants and stores for you to enjoy.

When you return to the resort after a day of family-friendly fun, you’ll be greeted by a studio or one to three-bedroom villa. The studio comes with a queen-sized bed and queen sleeper sofa with enough room for four guests. One-bedroom villas sleep up to five guests and feature one king-size bed, one queen-size sleeper sofa, and one single pull-down bed. Next, the two-bedroom villas add two queen-size beds and a single pull-down bed. Overall, these villas can accommodate up to nine guests. Lastly, the three-bedroom villas throw in two more queen-size beds and an additional double-size sleeper sofa. These massive villas have a maximum occupancy of twelve guests.

Stay Near the Best Attractions in Anaheim for Families

Disney Vacation Club Resort fun things to do in Anaheim

Who wouldn’t want family fun right at their fingertips? With this Disneyland resort, that’s exactly what you get. No more long drives to your favorite theme park. Just wake up, walk, and enjoy the wonder of Disney. What’s not to love?

Where to Stay if You Want to Visit the Best Family Attractions in San Diego

San Diego is the eighth largest city in America, so it should come as no surprise that the city has a lot to enjoy. You can visit beloved Southern California family attractions like the San Diego Zoo, which has houses 4,000 animals of over 650 species and subspecies. Or you can check out the San Diego Natural History Museum, which showcases the natural wonders and biodiversity of the region. Younger kids, in particular, are sure to love Legoland California. If you’d like to be close but not too close to all of the stellar attractions in San Diego, look no further than Welk Resort San Diego.

Otherwise known as Hyatt Vacation Club at the Welk, this resort is just far enough away from the noise of downtown San Diego to let you enjoy some peace and quiet while still being close enough that you can experience all of the city’s fun things to do. Speaking of fun things to do, this property boasts two golf courses and an on-site spa.

The villas at this resort have plenty of space for the whole family. You can choose a one-, two-, or three-bedroom villa, depending on what you need. No matter which you choose, you’ll have access to a full kitchen, in-unit laundry, separate living and dining areas, and a private balcony or patio with a stunning view of San Diego. These villas also sport comfy king-sized beds and queen sleeper sofas for you to relax in, and accommodate four to nine guests depending on which you choose.

Want to Watch the Sunrise in San Diego?

Welk Resorts Platinum Program San Diego Pool

What could be better than watching the sun rise and set in San Diego? Doing it from the comfort of a private balcony, of course! With a Welk timeshare, you can do just that.

Where to Stay if You Want to Visit the Best Family Attractions in San Francisco

Hoping to explore San Francisco? It’s pretty understandable. After all, the home of the Golden Gate Bridge has plenty of California attractions the whole family will love. More than 24 million travelers put Golden Gate Park features many stellar attractions like the Japanese Tea Garden and the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Of course, no Northern California vacation is complete without a trip to Alcatraz Island, especially if you have older kids. Last but not least, be sure to say hello to the sea lions at Pier 39, which also boasts unbeatable views of the Golden Gate Bridge, along with plenty of restaurants and shops. You’ll be just a short drive away from all of this at Wyndham Canterbury at San Francisco.

This historic resort is in the heart of Union Square, which is teeming with shops, restaurants, art galleries, and street performers. The resort features fitness and business centers so you can stay on top of your routines, even when you’re on vacation.

When you’re ready to call it a night, you and your family can rest up in a one-, two-, or three-bedroom suite. The one-bedroom suite has a queen-sized bed and double sleeper sofa to accommodate four guests. Meanwhile, the two-bedroom suite comes with a second queen-sized bed to hold up to six guests. Finally, the three-bedroom suite features a king-sized bed and two queen beds. This suite also sleeps six guests but has even more room for you to stretch your legs in.

Ditch the Big City Traffic

Wyndham Canterbury at San Francisco Lobby

We get it. Driving in a big city like San Francisco isn’t easy. Wouldn’t it be nice to avoid that? With a timeshare so close to the city’s best attractions, you can spend less time hearing, “Are we there yet?” and spend more time actually being there.

Where to Stay if You Want to Visit the Best Family Attractions in Newport Coast

Located along the California coast in Orange County, Newport Coast is a fun town to visit for anyone who loves the water. Newport Beach is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in California and is a great spot to go whale watching. Older kids are sure to love surfing in the area, while younger children will adore the Balboa Fun Zone. Last but not least, the whole family will enjoy the natural beauty of Crystal Cove State Park. If you plan to visit this Southern California destination with your family, Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas is a great place to stay.

You’ll be right next to the Pacific Ocean, all while enjoying plenty of great amenities. You can embrace your competitive side on the tennis court or cool off from the California heat at the pool. You can also enjoy some pampering at Spa by the Sea.

At Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas, size is priority one! That’s why the resort specializes in two-bedroom villas. These villas feature both a king and queen-sized bed, as well as two sofa beds. You’ll also enjoy a living room, dining area, and a full kitchen with everything you’ll need to prepare delicious meals. You’ll even have a washer and dryer to make laundry as convenient as possible! Finally, you’ll be able to enjoy a spectacular view all from the comfort of your balcony. These villas can accommodate up to six guests.

Want to Kick Back on the Coast?

Marriott Newport Coast Villas timeshare resorts worth it

If you’re hoping to have the summer vacation of a lifetime, there’s still time! Snag one of these Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas timeshares and enjoy having the Pacific in your backyard.

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