Parents don’t have to sacrifice luxury when traveling with their kids in California. The Golden State brings it when it comes to luxury family vacations, from a Red-Carpet Experience in Beverly Hills and private powerboating excursion in Lake Tahoe, to glamping in safari tents and relaxing at five-star resorts with engaging golfing, cooking and surfing lessons.
Wine Country Glamping at Safari West
Families can stay in a luxury tent at Safari West in Sonoma wine country. Set in an animal preserve, the tents feature hardwood floors, furnishings, electricity, heating, a bathroom and a private deck. Families can enjoy a safari jeep tour, fine dining and s’mores by the firepit.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa Debuts Over-The-Top Family Suites
This Orange County hotel debuted 12 exclusive, 2,200-square-foot Multi-Generational Family Suites on June 15, 2019. Each suite sleeps up to 12 and features a living room and balconies or terraces, multiple oversized flat screen TVs, a glass-front mini refrigerator and a wine cooler.
Luxury Shasta Lake Houseboats
An extended family of up to 20 people can rent a luxury houseboat at Shasta Marina, such as the epic Sumerset, a 16-foot by 65-foot vessel with high-end finishes, kitchen, living room, fireplace and hot tub.
Unexpected Luxury Near Yosemite National Park
Families can trade rugged for glam near Yosemite with AutoCamp, a modern luxury camping option in Mariposa County that turns Airstream trailers into upscale hotel rooms with mini-kitchens and fire pits. The Tenaya Lodge offers Goodnight Yoga for the kids with a bedtime story. Their 50 new modern two-bedroom “Explorer Cabins” feature high-end amenities, a kitchen and an inviting front porch.
Family Spa Activities at Caruso's Rosewood Miramar Beach
This luxury beachfront property offers a kids menu, child-sized bathrobes, watersports, art programs, a pool, and spa treatments for those 12 and above—such as a natural teen facial and organic tea massage.
Classic Luxury Beach Experiences at Historic Hotel Del Coronado
This historic gem, featuring family friendly suites, offers activities ranging from surf camps and private beach bonfires to coastal bike rides and movies on the beach. The unique DelVenture program offers kids one-of-a-kind programs such as Slime Labs, Spa Sundays, and Mermaids & Pirates camp.
Wow the family with a private yacht tour aboard Hornblower Cruises, including a customized dinner or brunch, personal crew and captain, photo package and more. Private cruises depart from San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Marina Del Rey, Long Beach, Newport Beach and Berkeley.
Year-Round Luxury Adventures with Fit City Adventures
Fit City Adventures in San Diego offers curated family outdoor fitness activities with a luxury component, such as a Rugby lesson with pro players, a Mermaid Mommy & Me program, surfing with pros and more.
Family Winery Adventures
Parents craving a little oeno-therapy can pair luxurious wines with exciting family fun. Margarita Adventures in Paso Robles lets families soar above vineyards with six different ziplines at Santa Margarita Ranch. Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Sonoma County boasts an iconic movie memorabilia collection, two large swimming pools, a bocce ball court, a children’s library, board games and more. Families of four can rent a cabin with a shower, lounge chairs and access to the pool. Families looking for a similar setup in Southern California can rent a cabin by The Pool at BOTTAIA Winery in Temecula.
San Diego Padres Major League Baseball Team Offer Family Luxury Suites
The Compass Premier Club Loge Seats combine the intimacy of a suite and the game action of ballpark seating. The VIP Patio Suite – one of the closest to the field with high-end furniture – is designed to feel like a private room. Suite guests can access the Compass Premier Club.
Luxe Outdoor Experiences in Lake Tahoe
For a premium Lake Tahoe experience, take the Aerial Tram or hike up to Squaw Valley’s High Camp, a summer apres spot with a hot tub and pool, bar, cafe and lodge. Ascend Squaw’s new Via Ferrata protected outdoor climbing route, led by Alpenglow Expeditions. Get starry eyed with Tahoe Star Tours led by an expert astronomer and poet at Northstar California. For a nautical twist, charter a private sail with Tahoe Sailing Charters, or take a guided water sport adventure with North Tahoe Watersports.