111 Raging Water Drive, San Dimas
A great water slide park that seems like it never ends. This place has got some great slides including a six hundred foot ride of a 100 foot tower and a new ride called El Nino, but don’t worry they have a place for the younger kids to hang out at Kids Kingdom.
Great for all ages.
HOURS: Open from middle of April to May, and Labor Day through October on weekends only from 10:30am-6pm. Open Memorial Day through June; Mon.-Fri. 10:30am-6pm;Sat. & Sun. 10am-7pm. Open July & August; Mon.-Fri. 10am-9pm.; Sat. & Sun. 9:30am-9pm
SIX FLAGS HURRICANE HARBOR
Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia
If your a dare devil then come and try the tallest enclosed speed slide west of the Mississippi! You will feel like you are on a tropical island at this park. If you’re a surfer or just want to practice come and try the wave pool. This really is a great water slide park. Great for all ages.
HOURS: Open daily from June till Labor Day from 10am-6pm; May and September on weekends only from 10am-6pm.
SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN
Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia
If you like to be dropped, spun around, and swung back and forth; then this is definitely the park for you, but they do have a place for the younger crowd or the people who enjoy Bugs Bunny and his pals! Great for all ages.
HOURS: April-October everyday from 10am-6pm. Open the rest of the year weekends and holidays from 10am-6pm. Call to find out what their extended summer hours are.
Universal Center Drive, Universal City (Studio City)
What a great place if you are interested in seeing how movies are made including very cool special affects. Also some great rides are Jurassic Park, Back to The Future, and Earthquake which you will experience on the tram ride which is a tour through the back lot. Great for 3 years and up.
HOURS: hours vary all year round-call to find out times.
10120 S. Beach Blvd., Stanton, CA
A museum that is very similar to the Children’s Museum, except here there are a few rides for kids to go on (and adults) such as a train ride and an airplane ride. Great for kids under 11.
HOURS: In the summer: Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm; Sat. & Sun. 11am-7pm. The rest of the year: Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. & Sun. 11am-7pm.
1313 Harbor Blvd., Anaheim
What can you say about Disneyland. It is definitely a place for everyone young and old. “The Happiest Place on Earth” has all the rides and games a person could ever want. You really need a full day here especially if you are going with little kids. They even have kosher food at a couple of the restaurants. Ask any of the restaurants there and they will guide you to them. Great for everyone!!
HOURS: Always call before you go because times and prices do change all the time.
KNOTT’S BERRY FARM
8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park
“The friendliest place in the west.” Another great amusement park where you should really plan a whole day to go through the whole park. Do not miss Roaring Rapids especially in the summer time it’s a nice way to cool down!! Great for all ages!!
HOURS: CALL FOR HOURS BECAUSE THEY CHANGE WEEK TO WEEK.
WILD RIVERS WATER PARK
8770 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine
(714) 768-WILD (9453)
What a great place for the whole family to beat the heat in the summer. There are more than 40 water slides to chose from, some are more scary then others and some are actually quite relaxing! Great for all ages.
HOURS: Open from May till the end of September. Call for specific times-due to frequent changes.
CASTLE PARK AMUSEMENT PARK
3500 Polk St., Riverside
An amusement park for everyone. If you want to go on roller coasters and other rides or just play miniature golf and arcades then this is the place for you. They really incorporate a family fun center with an amusement park. They have a 3 level arcade and 35 rides. Great for all ages.
HOURS: Arcade and miniature golf are open Sun.-Thurs. 10am-10pm; Fri. & Sat. 10am-12am. The ride park is open from 6pm-10pm on Fri. and 12pm-12am Sat. & Sun.
THE WAVE WATERPARK
161 Recreation Drive, Vista, CA
(760) 940-WAVE (9283)
If you can’t make it to the ocean for some surfing you can catch a wave on the wave machine at this park! Also there are four 4 story high water slides. There is a special part of the park for kids 48″ and under. Great for all ages!
HOURS: Open from the end of May till June 5 from 11am-5pm and from June 6 through Labor Day from 10:30am-5:30pm.