Family Activities for Your Summer Vacation in CA

Family sitting in the car's trunk resting after hiking in gorgeous Redwood National Park
Family sitting in the car’s trunk resting after hiking in gorgeous Redwood National Park

Summer is slowly upon us, and we’re dreaming of the ultimate family getaway to the Redwood forests of Northern California. There is nothing like heading out on a family road trip and ending up at one of the best cabin rentals Northern California has to offer. When you book with Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals, you’ll get access to fantastic accommodations, and you’ll be close to all the family-friendly fun of the Pacific Coast!

Family fun in California isn’t just at Disneyland Park; when you’re in Humboldt County, you’ll be among some of the coolest, little fishing towns and coastal cities that bring a different type of amusement for all ages. Whether it’s hiking, seeing the famous redwoods, checking out the educational attractions, spending time at your cabin rentals Northern California is known for, enjoying the beach or near the water, there is no shortage of FUN when you’re here on the Golden Coast.

The Mighty Redwoods

The Redwoods are where you’ll want to be, whether it’s driving through the Redwood National Parks, there is so much to do here in Northern California that you won’t miss out when you’re here among the trees. For the forests bring a vibrant setting where trails and stunning landscapes collide. The redwoods allow for families to view the world’s tallest trees at a leisurely pace because you can see what you want too when you want to before heading back to the best cabin rentals Northern California offers. Check out these Visitor Centers for lots of information on the Redwoods!

Trails & Scenic Views  

Redwoods National Park - A trail through a stand of Redwoods on a sunny summer day
Redwoods National Park – A trail through a stand of Redwoods on a sunny summer day

When setting out on a scenic hiking tour or just checking out the trails, you’re going to want to have fun along the way. What better way to start your journey among the trees than Lady Bird Johnson Trail as it’s a scenic 1.4-mile stretch that is great for families! Located in the uplands, this trail tends to get a lot of fog, but it can be a unique experience for children!

 

Other Trailheads:

Fern Canyon in Prairie Creek Redwoods SP

The Tall Trees Grove

The Trillium Falls

College Cove Trail

 

Learn more about trails and hiking, when you plan your family hike through the Redwoods!  

Museums & Educational Opportunities

Two cute little sisters watching animals in the zoo on warm and sunny summer day. Children watching zoo animals through the window.
Two cute little sisters, watching animals in the zoo on a warm and sunny summer day. Children are watching zoo animals through the window.

Museums bring lots of opportunities for education, and there are plenty of museums to visit here along the coast! We’ve got everything from house museums, to lighthouses, and all sorts of excellent marine and wildlife refuges that everyone in the family will love! Museums such as Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, One Log House, the Carson Mansion, Ferndale Museum, Phillips House Museum, the Trinidad Museum, the Kinetic Museum in Eureka, Clarke Historical Museum, and the HSU Natural History Museum are engaging options to attend with your kiddos. With so many possibilities to choose and each boasting their own fantastic history, you’ll be able to go home with a vast wealth of new knowledge!

Don’t forget to see the beautiful animals at the Sequoia Zoo and the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge!

Beaches & The Coast & Humboldt Bay

View of Trinidad State Park and Beach in California from Trinidad Head
View of Trinidad State Park and Beach in California from Trinidad Head

The Pacific coastline is always a hotspot to go in the summertime! You’ll find surfers riding the waves, and you can see some of the famous sea lions that dot the shore. For family fun, we recommend you check out Humboldt Bay, Gold Bluffs Beach, Trinidad State Beach, and Big Lagoon. All of these locations will get you to enjoy a day on the water! You might consider looking into Kayak Zak’s rentals, where you can kayak on the waters of the Pacific. Operating out of the Stone Lagoon, you’ll love a day at the beach with your kids!

 

However you decide to spend your days with your family, we know that you’ll be right home in one of the best cabin rentals Northern California has to offer, especially when you choose Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals. We have a large selection of fabulous cottages, homes, and cabins for every family size, plus, you’re only minutes away from the fun and city-action that you’ll find in our beautiful coastal towns! View our all our rentals or by a city, then begin your summertime vacation search, you won’t be disappointed with RCVR!  

 

This summer when the weather warms up, the waters look cooling, head to the Pacific Northwest along California’s Golden Coast for a phenomenal family getaway of a lifetime!

Redwood Coast Group Getaway Destinations

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Discover the perfect group getaway destinations on the Redwood Coast with these unique rental homes great for friends and families traveling together.

When planning a group getaway it can sometimes be a challenge to get the accommodations just right. The correct number of beds, ideal amenities, property layout, and various other factors all become important things to consider. Let’s face it, when planning a trip for oneself finding the just right fit can even be difficult at times. Throw in a few more travelers and all of a sudden there is a lot more to take into account. Searching for groups getaway destinations can get to be a bit tricky.

Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals prides itself on being Northern California’s premier vacation rental management team with something to offer for almost any budget, taste, and you guessed, group size. Whether you are organizing a reunion, are a few families taking the kids to explore Redwood National Park during the summer, or are a couple of couples planning a little getaway, Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals has the perfect group getaway destinations for you and your fellow travelers….

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Seawoods Farmhouse & Cottage

Seawoods Farmhouse & Cottage                     This spacious and beautifully renovated 2 1/2 bedroom, 2 full bath farmhouse offers serenity, seclusion and comfort.

Seawoods Farmhouse boasts a nice open living room, hardwood floors, and many fine amenities (including an organic garden!), all on a gorgeous farm setting.

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Seawoods Cottage

On the same property you also have Seawoods Cottage which can be rented for an additional cost. Together both homes accommodate a group of up to 12 people.

From Seawoods Farmhouse & Cottage just walk out the door and in about 5 minutes you can enjoy the majesty of Patrick’s Point State Park. Walk the breathtaking Rim trail overlooking the rocky coast or walk down the steps to Agate Beach and hunt for treasures and agates! You are a 5 minute drive to the village of Trinidad as well as Big Lagoon State Park, an 8 mile estuary nestled on the coast. Just 20 minutes north to the Redwoods National and State Parks, home to the largest trees in the world!

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Humboldt Bay Social Club

Humboldt Bay Social Club & Oyster Beach                        These two adjacent properties are located at the southern end of the Samoa Peninsula on Humboldt Bay. To the West you have a boutique hotel located on the historic grounds of a WWII blimp base. The officers’ quarters were transformed into a fly-in bed and breakfast, which operated through the 1970s. Humboldt Bay Social Club recently renovated the abandoned building and reopened as Samoa Field in May 2017.

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Waterfront #1 Oyster Beach

To the East, vacation rental homes are scattered across 16 bayfront acres called Oyster Beach.  Oyster Beach is not a resort with manicured lawns, cabanas on the beach, or spa facilities….

It is a secluded, wild, and scenic place. The land was a family ranch established in the 1890s, and each home has been restored in homage to its historic roots. The homes at Oyster Beach are cozy and stylish, but simple by design.

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Suite #6 Samoa Field

Combined, the Humboldt Bay Social Club offers 4 separate suites at Samoa Field and 5 separate cabins at Oyster Beach. All guests have access to both properties as well as a Lobby Bar that sells Humboldt Bay oysters by the bag, picnic meals, beers and wine by the bucket, and charcoal and grilling supplies “to go.” Guests are welcome to use our outdoor picnic area to grill their own oysters, play bocce and cornhole, or just relax in Adirondack chairs and enjoy the view of the dunes.  The Lobby Bar also serves select craft cocktails and is available for private and semi-private events and parties. This is literally the ultimate of all group getaway destinations!

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Vacation Rentals Downtown Arcata, CA

Downtown Arcata What are the odds of finding three rentals that are connected in the heart of Downtown Arcata? Downtown Drift, Downtown Digs & Downtown Loft are just that…

All together these 3 separate rentals sleep up to 11 guests. The large yard is shared by all and there is also a shared sauna space! The location is great for walking to cafes, restaurants, theaters, lounges, parks & Humboldt State University, and is only about a 40 minute drive to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park & Lady Bird Johnson Trail, with over 100 miles of hiking trails.

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Cream City Cottage & Studio – Ferndale CA

Cream City Cottage & Studio                     Cream City Cottage, in the Victorian Village of Ferndale, is a Charming 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath home built in 1934. You’ll love the big, comfortable, living room, formal dining room, sunny breakfast nook, full-sized bathtub with updated shower, kitchen with 1930’s cabinetry, and antique Art Nouveau light fixtures sprinkled throughout. The cheery, private back patio contains an antique brick fireplace, now dubbed “The Marshmallow Cooker” for more unplugged family fun.

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Cream City Studio – Ferndale CA

The separate studio, at the back of this large property, is a converted carriage house with a full bath with standing shower, queen bed, landscaped yard with a handmade wooden playhouse, wifi, satellite TV, and sun room. Very cute, and perfect for one or two additional people. The main house plus the studio are a nice combination for families traveling together.

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Whalerock, Trinidad CA

WhaleRock                             This beautiful property sits right on a bluff overlooking the Pacific with stunning ocean views. Watching the migrating whales play out front!

The luxury residence on the top floor is a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths home with privacy, expansive ocean views, large deck with outdoor seating, and a hot tub.  Downstairs, with separate parking and entry ways, are Suite 1 and Suite 2. All 3 are separate high end units in a luxurious two story home located on the exclusive Patrick’s Point Drive area which is about two miles north of the village of Trinidad, and 3 miles south of Patrick’s Point State Park. All together Whalerock sleeps 14 guests!

In addition to these amazing group getaway destinations, Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals also has several separate homes located within a very short distance to one another. They also offer larger homes that can accommodate groups of up to 12 all under one roof. When seeking out ideal group getaway destinations on the Redwood Coast this management team truly has it all!