Family-friendly vacation destinations – what is your favorite?


One of our favorite family destinations in summer is the Pinecrest Lake area on Hwy. 108.

Family-friendly vacation destinations – what is your favorite?



Grandkids Jessica, Jack and Hunter enjoy hikes like this one around Pinecrest Lake.

With the approaching holidays, families have the opportunity to discuss and plan a family vacation for the coming year. My own family, with two daughters, the husbands, three grandkids and we, the grandparents, have already begun the discussion.

So, we are seeking your recommendation for best family-friendly vacation destination! We’ll publish the best submissions right around Christmas time, so send them to me!

Please send a short description, up to 100 words, and a photo or two.  Please also include why you loved the destination, such as attributes like: “it had appeal for all ages, kids to adults. Scenic, perhaps on the water. Fun activities for kids, adults. Good restaurants and lodging nearby. Affordable. Within a short drive of San Joaquin County”, that kind of thing.

Grandson Hunter takes in big lunch at Kennedy Meadows Resort above the Pinecrest area.


Readers challenge: Send your favorite family destination, with the reasons why (100 words or less) and a photo or two (if you have them) by December 15, to: . We’ll publish your top selections right around Christmas time!

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