Leo Carrillo State Beach, California: Riddled with exciting coastal caves, parks and sycamores, this beach is truly a great place to get away from the surrounding crowds of people in the Los Angeles area. Named after a predominant TV figure in California, the Leo Carrillo State Beach offers beautiful and unique sights to see. The beach also is a great location for various different outdoor and water activities like wind-surfing, and is ideal for swimming. The campgrounds are littered with tall sycamore trees that provide shade from the hot sun in the summer, but provide coin-operated showers just in case “roughing it” is not part of the complete agenda.
Centennial Farms, California: For a more laid-back getaway, take the family on a trip to Centennial Farms in Costa Mesa, CA. With a rich history, and beautiful orchards, the working farm also teaches kids about important agricultural facts that they can take home with them. Families can share in learning about different farm animals, and see the gardens as they walk around on the grounds.
Drakes Beach, California: Located in Marin County, Calif., Drakes beach is a beautiful place to stay out in the sun and enjoy the open air. With large, white cliffs blocking much of the wind that sweeps through the area, the beach is a fun and popular place families go to visit. Even with how much the beach is enjoyed, it still stays fairly unpopulated and offers a local cafe that has quite a tasty menu, just in case anyone in the family gets hungry. One of the warmer beaches in the county, Drakes Beach is a great place to relax on the sand. Swimming is typically advised against in areas in Marin County, but the water is a little less strong here.
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