7 Amazing Places for Family Fun on the West Coast

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Are you packing up the kids and heading out west this summer? If it’s family vacation time with a West Coast twist, we’ve got some cool, family-friendly ideas to make this family vacation the best ever.

At TicketsatWork.com, we are spotlighting seven awesome destinations on the West Coast that will make your next vacation one for the books. Best of all, you can save big!

Knott’s Berry Farm
With more than 165 rides, shows, attractions, restaurants and shops in five themed areas, Knott’s Berry Farm is a phenomenal option for summertime travels. For fans of roller coaster thrills, Knott’s Berry Farm recently debuted the first dive coaster on the West Coast. HangTime towers 150 feet over the Boardwalk area showcasing a vertical drop that is the steepest in California. Save up to 45%

LA County Fair
The annual LA County Fair is back and better than ever in Southern California. This year’s LA County Fair starts Friday, August 31, and runs through Sunday, September 23, at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA. America’s biggest county fair will feature life-size dinosaurs, ice skating, concerts, a castle filled with magical beasts and food, food, food. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Cheap Trick, the Beach Boys, country star Dustin Lynch, and KC & the Sunshine Band are just a few of the musical artists scheduled to perform throughout the festival as part of the End of Summer Concert Series. The LA County Fair brings a blast of end-of-summer fun large enough for families and friends and cozy enough for couples. Save over 35%

California’s Great America
California’s Great America is Northern California’s number one spot for fun and excitement. With more than 100 acres of thrills, California’s Great America has something for the entire family with countless rides, slides and attractions such as Gold Striker, featuring the longest initial decent tunnel on any wooden coaster. There is also the exhilarating Rip Roaring Rapids, replicating a white water rafting trip, and White Water Falls, both sure to provide a wet adventure that will cool a summer day. Little ones will enjoy Planet Snoopy, a themed children’s area featuring Snoopy and the entire Peanuts® gang. Save over 50%

Raging Waters Sacramento
Located in the heart of the city, Raging Waters Sacramento features more than 25 exhilarating water attractions, breath-taking slides, crystal clear pools and fun-filled activities for children and adults of all ages. Thrill slides include favorites such as Splashdown, Hurricane, Cliffhanger Speed Slides, Breaker Beach Wave Pool and the Shark Attack Waterslide complex. Those park goers in the mood for more chill than thrills can cool down in the tranquil waters of the Calypso Cooler Lazy River, or explore Treehouse Reef, a new, 5-story children’s attraction with water slides, secret tubes and hundreds of water activities. Save up to 30%

San Diego Zoo
Home to 4,000 rare and amazing animals, including pandas, koalas, tigers, polar bears, and more, the San Diego Zoo is a must-see when you visit the West Coast. Since opening its gates in 1915, San Diego Zoo remains one of the most renowned zoos in the world. Explore all of its wondrous wildlife. Save over 15%

Seattle CityPASS®
Explore this jewel of a city in the Pacific Northwest with total flexibility and convenience! See five of Seattle’s best attractions for one great price and save. Each CityPASS® ticket book contains helpful information, including insider tips, an attraction location map, attraction and transportation details, directions, and money-saving coupons. The Seattle CityPASS® program covers admission to five top attractions:

  • Space Needle
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour
  • Option Ticket 1: Museum of Pop Culture(MOPOP) OR Woodland Park Zoo
  • Option Ticket 2: Chihuly Garden and Glass OR Pacific Science Center

Save up to 50% on combined attraction prices

Universal Studios Hollywood
Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family. Don’t miss the new additions at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ this summer, including new wand magic experiences, the return of The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts™ Castle and the arrival of Butterbeer™ flavored hard pack ice cream! Also, be sure to experience Jurassic Park® – The Ride before it goes extinct on Sept. 3, 2018 to make way for the new Jurassic World ride opening in 2019!

By Jeff Hyatt

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