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Theme Parks in California

With great year-round weather, California has plenty of theme parks for you to enjoy.

California's Great America
Owned by Cedar Fair, Great America is located in Santa Clara. They have lots of big, fast roller coasters and a water play area inside the park.

Disneyland Resort includes its namesake theme park, Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney shopping and entertainment area.

Gilroy Gardens
A visitor's guide to California's newest theme park. This place is great for families with younger children!

Knotts Berry Farm
America's first themed amusement park is still going strong.

Legoland California
Use this guide to plan a visit to Legoland, a theme park designed for kids 2 to 12, with some awesome Lego creations and plenty of gentle rides and activities for the younger set.

Pacific Park
In Santa Monica, it's the only west coast amusement park on a pier. Enjoy the antique carousel.

San Diego Zoo
This visitor's guide to the zoo includes information about the exhibits and tips for a good visit.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Once upon a time, this theme park north of San Francisco (in Vallejo) was called Marine World and it still retains some of its ocean-themed attractions, alongside a bunch of really scary-looking roller coasters.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
A tropical-themed park near Magic Mountain.

Sea World San Diego
This ocean-themed San Diego park is always more fun than we expected it to be.

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