California Road Trip

Tips and advice for families taking a California Road Trip with Kids

Summer Road Trip Part 3: Santa Barbara

Today we’re sharing our favourite things to do with kids in Santa Barbara. We hit the town on our California road trip – check out this post for our recommended itinerary for a California road trip with kids. Two weeks into our California road trip, we hit Santa Barbara, and…

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California Road Trip Part 2: Carmel and Big Sur

After spending a week in LA at the start of the summer, we headed North to explore the best things to do in Carmel with kids. This part of the coast looks very different to our last visit in 2015. In case you missed the news, this part of California…

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California Road Trip: San Diego and La Jolla

What are the best things to do with kids in San Diego, California?  Our California road trip (see our itinerary here) continued South with a two-hour drive from Santa Monica to San Diego. Specifically, we were headed for La Jolla (pronounced la hoy-a), a district of San Diego that’s renowned…

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California Road Trip: Santa Monica and LA

There are moments on a California road trip that you file away for future reference, knowing that you’re experiencing a full on, properly California moment. One of them is definitely watching the sun set over Santa Monica pier. With its golden beaches, old-school amusement park and wooden pier (complete with…

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California Road Trip: Highway One and Santa Barbara

After a fabulous time in Big Sur, we set off down the epic and unspeakably beautiful Highway One towards Santa Barbara. On paper this is a five hour drive, but I’d strongly recommend allowing at least seven hours – you’ll need to stop for drinks and lunch, and if you’re…

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