Families have adventure travel on their minds this year and are looking to make up for lost time! With so many options at our fingertips, it can be daunting to decide where to go and what to do, especially with considerations like sustainability and affordability top of mind for most.
California is big and beautiful, whether you want to play at the beach, visit one of its amazing theme parks, camp under the stars, or hit the slopes in the winter. The state’s natural beauty and diverse attractions make it the perfect place to plan a family road trip (consider letting the young ones help chart a course!).
To lend a hand to families looking for getaway inspo, Visit California has recommended two unconventional-yet-magical experiences families can have in the Golden State this year.
Sustainable Glamping in Joshua Tree
The hustle and bustle of work and school is real for most families, so a trip to the desert might be just what the doctor ordered – for mom, dad and the kids!
On top of the stunning setting that is Joshua Tree, families staying at glamping sites like Autocamp will have access to complimentary mountain bikes for cruising, community fire pits for getting cozy, and unparalleled stargazing.
They can sleep peacefully in airstreams ranging from classic to premium with custom-designed accessible options also available. Rooms have a twin bed with a partition separating bunks on the other side, so a family of four can sleep comfortably. For larger families, another small bed can be brought in.
Pioneertown, an old western village with artisan crafts and live performances, is also nearby.
Sonoma Treehouse Adventures
Sonoma is known for its exquisite wine, but did you know it’s also home to one of the most unique treetop accommodations in the world?
Not only can families have a tranquil experience sleeping amongst Redwoods, but the days can be spent traversing ziplines, going through guided forest tours and hikes and enjoying gourmet meals from the comfort of your treehouse.
With everything you’ll need at arm’s length, this experience from Sonoma Treehouse Adventures is the perfect fit for family getaways that prioritize sustainable travel.