Family Road Trip Ideas

Travel blog with tips and ideas for your next road trip in Southern California.
Amtrak business class on the Pacific Surfliner train is worth the upgrade. See why.

Amtrak business class on the Pacific Surfliner train is worth the upgrade in most cases. See why.

The pool at Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa

Road trips are quite possibly the easiest way to take a quick vacation, because you can take one without too much advanced planning.

Tips for selecting healthy convenience store snacks during your next family road trip and beyond.

Yes, you can find healthy and/or fresh convenience store snacks at a place like 7-Eleven. Here are the best items to choose.

tips for summer family road trips

Join American Express and #KidsNTrips on 7/24 to discuss family road trips and how the Amex EveryDay card helps families save on travel

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa glass elevators

The Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa sometimes offers great weekend rates. A review of our stay.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner From San Diego To San Juan Capistrano

There’s free WiFi, more legroom and less traffic on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner to Orange County. Easy.

St. Regis Monarch Beach Family Traditions Beach

This family-friendly luxury resort can include a butler that will pack and unpack your clothes and deliver morning coffee. Yep.

Yuma AZ Farm dinner

Yuma, AZ is 2.5 hours from San Diego by car, but did you know it’s a big agritourism destination?

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Air Force One

It doesn’t matter how you vote. It’s a Presidential Library full of history and interactive exhibits kids love.

Balboa Bay Club Balcony

The Balboa Bay Club and Resort (now called Balboa Bay Resort) gets decked out for the holidays and boat parade.