6 Last-Minute Family Getaways Before Summer Ends!

August 10, 2017

Asilomar State Beach Pacific Grove

The new school year is almost here, but that doesn't mean that summer is over! There's still time pack up the kids and take a last-minute summer family getaway. Here are 6 of our favorite destinations that aren't that far away and are perfect for an impromptu end-of-summer trip.

Squaw Valley

North Lake Tahoe

Tahoe is just a three-hour drive away, and there's so much for families to do there during the summer months! Some of our favorite places to visit there are Truckee, Tahoe City, and Squaw Valley.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey and Pacific Grove

Drive three hours south of Marin you'll be on the Monterey Peninsula, home to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pacific Grove, Asilomar State Beach, and more.

Safari West

Safari West

While it may look like it's just up near Santa Rosa, being at Safari West feels like visiting an entirely different continent—Africa! Go glamping in one of their luxury tent cabins and then take a tour of this nature preserve to see giraffes, rhinos, zebras, and more.

Cavallo Point

Cavallo Point

Historic Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito is the perfect place for a family weekend away, and you don't even have to cross a bridge! It's right next door to the Bay Area Discovery Museum, too.

Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach

The Central Coast's Pismo Beach is a fun place for families to visit. We love the Sea Crest Oceanfront Hotel right on the Pacific. Don't miss spectacular Hearst Castle in nearby San Simeon.

Palace Hotel

The Palace Hotel

San Francisco's spectacular Palace Hotel is a historic landmark in the heart of the city. It has plenty of family activities and is close to attractions like the Children's Creativity Museum, Union Square, SFMOMA, and the cable cars, making it perfect for a city "staycation".