(credit: Bahia Hotel)

(credit: Bahia Hotel)

For school aged children in Southern California spring break falls anytime between late March to mid-April and it is the perfect opportunity for families to get out and explore all that Southern California has to offer. From beaches to pools to camping and everything in between, we’ve rounded up the best family friendly spring break getaways near Orange County.
Rancho Mirage
(credit: Omni Rancho Las Palmas)

(credit: Omni Rancho Las Palmas)

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
1(800) 843-6664

Surrounded by a 425-foot lazy river and featuring two 100-foot waterslides, Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa offers “Splashtopia” an on-site 2 acre water park that is a whole lot of fun for adults and kids. The whole family will love the cliff-side Jacuzzi, sandy beach and unique water-play zones with fountains and sprinklers for the kids.

Laguna Beach
(credit: Pacific Edge Hotel)

(credit: Pacific Edge Hotel)

Pacific Edge Hotel
647 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 281-5709

Set right on the edge of 280 feet of private pristine Laguna Beach, the Pacific Edge Hotel is a family friendly ultimate beach destination that is a perfect for an Orange County getaway. With the “Pint-Sized VIP Package” families can relax in style with complimentary valet, welcome gift for the kiddos plus complimentary breakfast for your VIP kids under 12 years old. To keep the kids busy while you relax, they have a build your own ‘Sand Mansion” kit to while away the waves and sun on the beach.

San Diego
(credit: Bahia Hotel)

(credit: Bahia Hotel)

Bahia Hotel
998 West Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
1(800) 576-4229

Located smack dab in the middle of Mission Bay, Bahia Hotel is a bay-front hotel that is ideal for families. Being adjacent to all of the best San Diego family attractions such as Sea World, Legoland, the San Diego Zoo and of course the gorgeous sandy beaches of San Diego. The comfortable setting of the Bahia Hotel is only made even more family friendly when you can simply open your door and let the kids play on the sandy Bay Shore.

(credit: Hotel Pacific)

(credit: Hotel Pacific)

Hotel Pacific Monterey Bay
300 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 373-5700

Located in the heart of downtown Monterey Bay and just minutes away from the area’s best attractions, Hotel Pacific offers luxurious family friendly accommodations. They offer suites with two double beds (sleep 4), with living and dining area, an outdoor patio and complimentary afternoon snacks with fruit, cheese and crackers. There is a free trolley in the summer to Fisherman’s Wharf and the Aquarium is across the street.

Yosemite National Park
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(credit: Yosemite Lodge)

Yosemite Lodge at the Falls
9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
(801) 559-4884

Located right at the base of Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Lodge is an idyllic spot for families to vacation. The Lodge offers 4 “Family Rooms” that are ideal for large families, the rooms include 1 king bed, 1 bunk bed, sofa sleeper, dining room table, large television, refrigerator and mountain Wi-Fi.

Coronado, CA
(Credit: Hotel Del Coronado)

(Credit: Hotel Del Coronado)

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 435-6611

Coronado Island offers unlimited exploring and the seaside resort offers a variety of ways to spend family time together from building sand castles, wading in the water, boogie boarding and a kid’s interactive activity area. The DelVenture program offers children ages 4-12 exciting 2-hour activities and 3-5 hour adventures such as safaris, ocean learning, mosaics, junior photographers and beach Olympics.

(credit: Catalina Island Vacation Rentals)

(credit: Catalina Island Vacation Rentals)

Catalina Island Vacation Rentals
119 Sumner Avenue
Avalon, CA 90704
(855) 631-5280

Travel 40 miles across the sea with the kids this spring to Catalina Island. Not only is the boat ride over to Catalina an adventure in itself, the island offers all kinds of activities such as snorkeling, biking, golf-cart exploration, glass bottom boats, miniature golf and so much more. Catalina Island Vacation Rentals offer the widest range of rental possibilities for families of any size.

Desiree Eaglin is a funny mom of 4 that explores all that Southern California has to offer. You can read about her funny life on her site The Funny Mom Blog and follow her funny tweets on Twitter Twitter.