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Holiday Vacation Guide for Adventure-Loving Families

Holiday vacations are the perfect time to partake in adventurous activities as a family. Helping you plan your vacations around locations that let your family bond, share laughter, and make incredible memories is a specialty of aRes Travel. If you’re ready to take a memorable vacation with your loved ones, all that’s left to do is choose where you want to go.

Southern California Locations

At aRes Travel, we offer a number of discounted tickets to adventurous activities based in Southern California.

Biplane, Air Combat, and Warbird Adventures

The country’s largest and oldest vintage air tour operator allows adventurers to choose between gentle sightseeing or thrilling air combat-style tours. The company’s perfect safety record and respected reputation assure San Diego adventurers that they’re in good hands. This company is the Travel Channel’s #1 pick for soft adventure.

La Jolla Kayak

This ocean exploration tour agency has been family operated and owned for over 17 years. With a specialty in snorkeling, kayaking, and biking adventures, La Jolla Kayak offers your family the perfect way to experience the stunning La Jolla coastline.

The La Jolla guides are skilled and experienced outdoor aficionados, many of whom boast backgrounds in ecology and marine biology. The giant sea cliffs feature seven caves for eager kayakers, and our snorkeling tours guide bold adventurers through the Underwater Park of La Jolla. You might snorkel near Garibaldi or Leopard Sharks, and the kayak-snorkel combo package gives you an even bigger opportunity for adventure.

Cyclists explore the historical coastline of La Jolla, starting at the peak of Mt. Soledad and stopping and the Windansea beach. You’ll see the Children’s Pool and many other sites as you cycle along the sea.

Menehune Surf School

Private and individual lessons on the La Jolla coast are some of the best and most scenic ways of honing your surf skills and enjoying ocean adventure as a family. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to surf, catch some waves with the experienced instructors at Menehune Surf School.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

The San Diego Zoo Safari offers adventurous animal-lovers a chance to venture closer to the creatures they admire. From guided safari expeditions to beautiful walking trails, there’s an option here for nearly everyone. You can see the rare and unique Sumatran tigers up close, encounter herds of rhinos in natural habitats, and enjoy the giraffes, zebras, and antelopes on this beautiful safari experience.

San Diego Speed Boat Adventures

San Diego Speed Boat tours offer an adrenaline-loving family an adventure of a lifetime. Navigate the speed boat and feel the thrill of being captain of your vessel, while experienced guides lead you through the San Diego Harbor. Through the two-way communication system, you’ll get to soak in a historically based and witty narration of San Diego’s past.

Haunted San Diego Ghost Tours

The Haunted San Diego Ghost Tours offer a different kind of creepy adventure. This is the perfect evening activity for adrenaline-loving families after a busy day of adventures. The two-hour riding and walking tour takes families to six haunted sites across the city, giving families a mix of spooky, spiritual adventure and haunted history.

San Diego Sailing Tours

With San Diego Sailing Tours, your whole family can experience a peaceful adventure filled with majestic views of the city skyline and the sea. You’ll feel the bounce of the ocean’s waves beneath your feet and the salty breeze against your skin. There’s no better way to get in touch with the city’s sailing legacy. All tours include complimentary beverages and snacks. Whether you prefer soda, wine, or beer, you’ll enjoy personable service and make beautiful memories.

California Dreamin’

Ride a biplane or hot air balloon at sunrise or sunset, with your partner or with your entire family. Champagne and sparkling cider are served in the air, giving the whole family a classy taste of adventure at its finest. You can choose between tours more geared for sight-seeing or adventure. The large, European-style balloon baskets are made especially for customer safety and comfort. Families will love the Southern Californian view. It is hard to forget an experience with this unique combination of beauty, comfort, and adventure.

Hike Bike Kayak Sports

If your family wants to take their outdoor skills to the next level, Hike Bike Kayak Sports offers kayak tours, bike tours, surfing lessons, and other custom-made adventure outings. As long as participants bring a spirit of excitement and a willingness to try something new, San Diego’s first and largest adventure outfitter takes care of the rest.

With experienced guides and top-notch equipment, adventurers are in good hands. Push your limits and take on a new challenge while experiencing San Diego from a new point of view.

Seaforth Boat Rentals

Seaforth specializes in providing trusted boat rentals with clean, safe equipment, and experienced guides. Whether you have the experience to sail on your own or you prefer the assistance of a guide, they offer an option for everyone. It’s the very definition of family fun and an experience nobody will soon forget!

Disneyland® Park

No trip to Southern California would be complete without a little Disney® magic fun for the whole family. Meet your favorite Disney® princesses and explore the nine special lands, all with their own unique themes, in Disneyland® Park.

You can also visit the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land, where you can live out your favorite movie and meet all your favorite Star Wars characters. In January 2020, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance immersive adventure will open. It’s an excellent opportunity for the family to get together and save the galaxy together!

You can also hop over to Disney® California Adventure Park to see your favorite superheroes and Pixar characters, or explore the California wilderness at Grizzly Peak.

Theme Parks

Other nearby theme parks to check out include LEGOLAND® California, Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood™, and Six Flags Magic Mountain. Some families make visiting one theme park each day part of their memorable holiday vacation and make sure to try out all of the best rides the parks have to offer.

SEAL Amphibious Tour

Explore San Diego by land and sea with SEAL Amphibious Tours. You and your family will enjoy the thrill of driving into the water with San Diego’s only amphibious sightseeing tour. You will hear the history of the 14-mile long working bay, tales of early San Diego sailors, and the importance of the military throughout the city’s past.

While on the water, you may encounter the Blue Heron, sea lions, California Brown Pelican, and the tiny Least Tern. You’ll enjoy the adventure of land and water while encountering the roots of the San Diego fishing industry and marveling at the city skyline.

Final Thoughts

The holidays are a perfect time to enjoy a fun and memorable holiday vacation with the whole family. For Southern California adventure vacation special offers, incredible savings on packages and hotels, and some of the lowest prices on travel call 1 (800) 434-7894 (international callers use +1 (619) 546-5622) to speak with an aRes Travel planning expert seven days a week or book online now.

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