This 160-acre (65ha) wild kid opened in the 1920s and is now one of North America's most popular amusement parks.
Anaheim's Disneyland is popular with kids and adults. World-class restaurants, Pixar Fest, and spectacular spectacles provide something for everyone.
Cinephiles revere this Hollywood legend. Motion-simulator rides, live shows, and 3D attractions salute Universal's most renowned films.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is 260 acres of excitement in northern Los Angeles. Batman, Green Lantern, and Superman are popular.
California Adventure is near Disneyland. Cars, Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, The Incredibles, and A Bug's Life are featured in eight lands.
Bay Area amusement park in Santa Clara. On hot summer days, park visitors can cool down at South Bay Shores.
The city is home to LEGOLAND California Resort, which includes an aquarium and water park as well as the brand's theme park.
Aquatica San Diego immerses flippers. Ride the Walhalla Wave in a family-sized raft, then slide down the Woohoo Falls tunnel alone.
New-fangled theme parks are great, but there's no substitute for old-school fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Adventure City offers twice the fun for half the money and less people than Anaheim's main theme parks.