No trip to the Golden State would be complete without a visit to some of the best Southern California theme parks, from Disneyland to SeaWorld to Universal Studios Hollywood. Whether you’re planning one amazing day of fun or are interested in booking a longer vacation, read on for a sampling of seven terrific Southern California theme parks the entire family is sure to love. Have another favorite that’s not already listed here? Leave a comment sharing your own must-see suggestions.
By far one of the most iconic Southern California theme parks, Anaheim’s Disneyland really is “the happiest place on Earth.” After you’ve soared to the stars on Space Mountain, traveled to countries around the globe aboard “It’s a Small World,” and visited the Old West on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, you can close out the night by taking in the spectacular Disneyland fireworks show. Thinking about coming back for an extra day or two? That's great, because with so many exciting things to see and do, you'll find that a one-day visit is hardly enough!