By VacationIdea - Dream Vacation Magazine

Breaking routine on a long weekend provides the perfect opportunity to bond over fun times and build new family memories. You can teach the kids the art of fly fishing in Carbondale, Colorado, or examine dinosaur bones in Ann Arbor, Michigan. There’s an eco-boat tour to Manatee Hideout in Naples, Florida, and exhilarating rides at LEGOLAND in San Diego, California. Whether your family leans toward natural outdoor experiences, educational fun times, or wild amusement and adventure parks, there is a perfect long weekend destination waiting for you.

Irvine, CA

Irvine, CA

Irvine, California, boasts a beautiful blend of urban living and protected natural spaces situated in the heart of Orange County. It’s an excellent locale for families looking for extended weekends, as it’s been recognized by the FBI since 2005 as “America’s Safest Big City.” Visitors will find diverse dining experiences, world-class shopping, and a wealth of outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. Additionally, its close proximity to top attractions like Disneyland Park and Knott’s Berry Farm, only 30 minutes outside the city, make it an ideal destination. The Turtle Rock Nature Center, the Orange County Zoo, San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Irvine Regional Park are among its other highlights.

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