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LA to Yosemite with 3 kids, orchards, farms , fun for kids?

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LA to Yosemite with 3 kids, orchards, farms , fun for kids?

Hi, we are driving from LA to Yosemite next week and are interested in maybe stopping at some orchards to have the kids pick some fruit. Maybe also some farms to buy cheese, etc. We are allowing 2 days to split the drive. I've read that the Bakersfield area is pretty nice but we don't necessarily have to limit ourselves to just Bakersfield. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated. Our kids are ages 2, 6, and 9. We also want to avoid museums since we will be doing that in San Francisco.

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Oregon Coast
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for Crescent City, Oregon Coast, Oregon, Redwood National Park
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11. Re: LA to Yosemite with 3 kids, orchards, farms , fun for kids?

I've been to Murray Family Farms on Hwy 58, mentioned in posts #4 and #8. It will be a bit out of your way but not much I think. Maybe 10 miles off Hwy 99?

I bet your kids would love it there - super family friendly and lots of fun things to do. It's a nice stop for adults as well :-)

You may also be interested in this place that protects injured animals:

http://calmzoo.org/

Bakersfield has for years borne the brunt of comments and jokes from people who live elsewhere, but it's a city of over 300,000 people so you know there is a lot more to it than some folks think!

It will be hot in the Central Valley.

San Jose
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12. Re: LA to Yosemite with 3 kids, orchards, farms , fun for kids?

Call ahead for you - pick places to make sure they have fruit to pick. Because of the drought, some places are prioritizing production over the you - pick stuff.

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