Do You Have a 4th Grader?

Summer is upon us, and it won’t be long before parents of fourth grade students will soon be faced with one of the biggest art and research projects in California’s elementary school curriculum: The 4th Grade Mission Project.

But instead of simply taking your child to a store and purchasing a mission kit, why not take the family on a mission tour and see one or more of California’s 21 historic missions? Our missions provide beautiful examples of Spanish architecture and most of them have tours that are suitable for families with fourth grade students. Mission trips can be combined with tours of other scenic attractions, including beaches to art museums, wineries and even state or national parks. Read More>

What's In Your Holding Tank?

Is your tank full of Chemicals? It doesn’t need to be. Many RVers are switching to safer, more environmentally friendly products. Rather than using harmful chemicals to mask the smell, you can now use bacteria or enzyme based products that actually aid in the digestion and break down of the waste. These products are far more safe to humans. And, rather than hurting campground dump stations and sewer systems, these products enhance the functionality of these systems. To learn more about the harmful effects of chemical-based products and the positive effects of bacteria or enzyme holding tank products click here>

Malibu Beach RV Park- Where the Summer Spends the Winter!

The Malibu Beach RV Park is the only RV park in the City of Malibu and is exclusively a destination park with tons of activities to choose from in and near the park. You may even get to do a little star gazing -- the Hollywood kind! Hollywood celebrities do like to stay at Malibu Beach RV Park. Check out our video of Malibu Beach RV Park featured on the Travel Channel. Read more>

"The Dunes" to host its 5th Annual Lobsterfest!

The Lobsterfest returns for fun, entertainment and fundraising for charities. There will be plenty of lobster, live entertainment and dancing. The Lobsterfest at Newport Beach is a celebration of summer designed for fun, entertainment and most importantly to raise funds for deserving charities. Hosted by the Newport Dunes Water Front Resort and Marina, The Lobsterfest is now in its fifth year and has evolved into a regional event. Read more>

Featured Region – California’s Central Valley

The Central Valley is a large region that spans the heart of California from Corning and Chico in the north to Bakersfield in the South. Home to the greatest garden in the world, the valley is one of the world's most productive agricultural regions supplying fully one-quarter of the food America eats. Over 300 crops are grown in this incredibly fertile pocket of land.

The Central Valley with its many wetlands is a great place for bird watching. Large river systems provide ample opportunities for boating and fishing. Bicyclists will enjoy the 33 mile American River Bike Trail. Colonel Allensworth State Historical Park is one of many State Parks to visit. Some of the valley’s popular destinations include Old Town Sacramento, Downtown Stockton Waterfront, Wild Water Adventure Park in Clovis, Sacramento Wildlife Refuge near Willows, and the California Delta. Read More>

Five Central Valley Family Activities Five Central Valley Adult Activities
  • Explore Bats in the Yolo Basin
  • Play in the land of Nursery Rhymes
  • Learn to Yo Yo!
  • Mountain Bike Heaven
  • Visit a Cheese Factory

    Central Valley Events

    It doesn't matter where you are traveling in California. No matter where you go, there is bound to be a festival, event, craft fair, hobby show or some other gathering. Festivals can provide a great way to explore new dimensions of the region you are visiting and expand your knowledge of whatever is being showcased. Did I mention people watching? Well it can't get much better than at a local event.

    Check out these Central Valley Events>

    Featured Wildlife Viewing Area- Yolo Basin

    Within the shadow of the capitol of California, the Yolo Bypass offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities throughout the year. Thousands of migratory waterfowl descend upon this area during the winter months. Shorebirds, ducks and geese fill the skies with a backdrop dominated by the Sacramento skyline. During the summer large numbers of Swainson's Hawks can be seen foraging on the periphery of the seasonal wetlands. Thousands of migratory bats live under the Yolo Causeway and together leave their roosts every evening to forage in the local area. Read More>

    Kid's Corner

    Sign up for Capture California Adventures, an outdoor social media game. It’s easy….go to, sign up, make a team flag, and then pick from a long list of outdoor adventures. While doing the adventure….take your picture with your flag and upload the photo. Viola!!! You earn points for each adventure and the team with the most points at the end of the season WINS!!!

    Capture California is a great game to play as you camp your way through California! For more information visit>




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