Road Trip: California

Road Trip: California

California may be well-known for its endless sunshine and miles of beaches, but the Golden State is also home to great museums, theatres, comic book stores, and other family attractions. These are Toy Tales’ top recommendations for places to visit when in California.

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Cartoon Art Museum
A family-friendly museum dedicated to comic books, comic strips, political cartoons, graphic novels, anime, and underground comics. cartoonart.org
Musée Mécanique
Home to over 200 vintage coin-operated mechanical arcade machines and musical instruments. museemecaniquesf.com
Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia
Admire over 1000 PEZ dispensers dating back to 1950. The Classic Toy Museum and Banner Toy Museum are co-located. burlingamepezmuseum.com
Yosemite National Park
Don’t pass up the opportunity to visit this UNESCO World Heritage site and home to Yosemite Sam. nps.gov/yose
Heroes Comics
A long-standing Fresno favourite for comics, action figures, collectables, and more. heroes-comics.com
Playland Arcade
Opened in 1950, this institution remains one of the top locations for families looking for some arcade fun on the Santa Monica Pier. facebook.com/playlandarcade
Nuart Theatre
Regularly hailed as one of the top theatres in Los Angeles, this beautry retains its old-fashioned charm while hosting new and classic films, movie premieres, filmmaker events, and midnight showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show each Saturday. landmarktheatres.com/los-angeles/nuart-theatre
Meltdown Comics
A sophisticated space where comics, merchandise, and comedy collide on Sunset Boulevard. meltcomics.com
Disneyland Park
This it the only theme-park property designed by Walt Disney himself, opened in 1955. No visit to California would be complete without a stroll through Disneyland park. disneyland.disney.go.com
Museum of Pinball
Hone your craft or rediscover your love of pinball with over 800 vintage and modern pinball machines in a 40,000 square foot facility. museumofpinball.org
LEGOLAND California Resort
A must-do for LEGO lovers, LEGOLAND features rides, shows, and interactive attractions that engage the whole family. legoland.com/california
The New Children’s Museum
Designed to encourage children’s innate creativity, the Museum hosts exhibits, special events, and camps that educate and entertain. thinkplaycreate.org