Our Top Five Family Travel Destination in NorCal
We dream to travel full time as a family and explore places with our 2-year-old toddler, but as of the moment, as our world is experiencing a crisis, we are stuck at home. While we stay safe at home, we enjoy watching our favorite trips last year and reminisce the moments we shared in that particular place.
Here are our Topmost Favorite California Travels from last year and the reasons why you should visit these places too with your whole family! I assure you, once this pandemic is over and you are boost with excitement on where to go next, don’t miss to visit these spots!
1. California State Capitol Museum
Located in the capital city of California, the State Capitol Museum is the number one tourist attraction in Sacramento. With free admission, it’s truly a perfect destination for the family to explore.
This is one of our favorite spots in Sacramento since we took our baby here for the first time when she was only 1 year old and it was her first experience to meet new friends with kids who were enjoying their school tour.
2. Burney Falls and Lassen Volcanic National Park
Who would not love to see a gigantic waterfall and hike up the snowy mountain close to a volcano? It sure is the main attraction in Redding, California. You will not only enjoy the waterfall and the hiking but also the beautiful scenery from crystal clear and colorful lakes!
These 2 places in California gave us the big “OH WOW! experience”, it was an incredibly beautiful wonderland of nature! Indeed, a treasure to explore in this city.
3. Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows, Lake Tahoe
Welcome to the SKI CAPITAL of California: Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows! Your next holiday destination for a fun family adventure! Although we don’t know how to snow ski or snowboard, we have the sleds that gave us the best time in the snow. It was surely a fun trip for the whole family, especially for our little one.
Very memorable and lovely experience! First snow sledding and first time to see people snow skiing and snowboarding, being an Asian coming from a tropical country I was so amazed!
4. Año Nuevo State Park: Elephant Seals
It was just last year when we first visit this place and during that time we didn’t get the chance to see the giant elephant seals on the shore. So we decided to visit again early this year of 2020.
These are the giants we’ve been waiting to see in this place. Elephant Seals were finally back after their feeding months. Even they were as enormous as how they are, these giants are harmless since you can see them just lying down in the shore sleeping or battling at their own kind. They don’t care about people but it’s a good reminder for all of us to respect their privacy in their natural habitat.
5. Napa Winery & Night Bloom Festival
We came for the wine and for our toddler to see a real-life castle! Castello di Amorosa is a family-friendly winery where kids can enjoy the animals that they have outside the castle and also enjoy their best grape juice drink.
While the Lighted Art Festival is an annual event in Napa every month of January and part of this festival is the Night Bloom where they showcase a display of majestic hot air balloons tethered in the beat of the music. It’s a free event that started last January 11.
We hope you can visit all these places too soon after the pandemic and when it’s already safe to travel. You can watch more of our travel adventures in our Vlog at Boss Traveler. Kindly follow us too by subscribing to our channel if you enjoy traveling like us.