The Ultimate California Family Vacations Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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There are literally hundreds of dream vacations to take kids in California, from Disneyland to Yosemite and from San Diego Zoo to Alcatraz.

Disneyland has theme areas such as Tomorrowland, Fantasyland and Frontierland. Which of these other theme areas are in Disneyland?

Both Critter Country and Adventureland are theme areas in Disneyland.

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Avalon has a famous _____

The town of Avalon has a famous, old casino.

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General Sherman is a huge sequoia tree in Sequoia National Park. How old is it?

This 275-foot-tall mammoth of a tree is about 2,500 years old.

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In Yosemite Valley, what form of transportation is used to ease the traffic flow during peak vacation times?

Shuttle buses are used during vacation times. This eases the otherwise heavy traffic flow.

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At Monterey Bay Aquarium, there is a petting pool for children. What can they pet?

At Monterey, kids can pet bat rays and sea stars. Oh, and adults can pet them, too!

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At SeaWorld in San Diego, you can walk through a very long tunnel in a 280,000 gallon exhibit. What is in the exhibit?

At SeaWorld, they've got a huge exhibit that has sharks. But, don't worry about the tunnel -- it's completely enclosed!

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What is the Mouse House in San Diego Zoo made of?

You have to see it to believe it! The Mouse House is made of a massive loaf of bread that doesn't ever go moldy, because they replace it every week.

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Approximately one million people come to the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. Where does it take place?

The Tournament of Roses Parade is in Pasadena. Not only do one million people come to watch, but millions more also watch it on TV.

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The California State Railroad Museum offers steam train rides along which river?

The rides are along the Sacramento River. Round trip? Six miles in all.

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Most Alcatraz Prison escapees would have perished in the effort. How?

Located a mile away from San Francisco's shores, Alcatraz was a formidable prison. Escapees would have probably died by being swept out to sea or from exposure.

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The Exploratorium offers a wonderful, hands-on museum experience. How many permanent exhibits does it have?

There are 650 permanent exhibits at the Exploratorium. As for the rules for all of them: Please Touch!

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William Randolph Hearst was not shy about entertaining. He was proud of Hearst Castle. How many different tours can you take to see it these days?

There are no less than five different tours around Hearst Castle these days. Way to go!

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What sort of climate does Santa Barbara enjoy?

Santa Barbara, that Spanish-style beach resort you've always wanted to visit, enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate.

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Within the vast Legoland is Miniland, which is constructed out of millions of Lego pieces. How many millions?

Just 20 million? Have you any idea what sums we're talking about? I'd say that was a whopping, fine number.

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If you walk along the Big Sur coastline, you'll sometimes catch a glimpse of migrating gray whales. During what months?

From Big Sur, you'll probably spot them between December and May.

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The Getty Center is known for its sculptures and world-class:

The Getty Center is known for its sculptures and magnificent European paintings. Not only that, but it's got beautiful gardens, too.

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Every year, hundreds of fossils are discovered at La Brea Tar Pits. What do geologists call these tar pits?

They call them asphalt seeps. Quite frankly, tar pits makes more sense!

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The vineyards at Napa Valley boast rich, fertile soils. Of all the soil varieties known on Earth, how many are found there?

A good half of all known varieties of soil are found in Napa Valley.

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What color is the Golden Gate Bridge?

The Golden Gate Bridge is painted orange vermilion.

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The Chinese New Year Parade is an old San Francisco tradition. When did this tradition start?

The Chinese New Year Parade might be an old tradition but not that old. It began after the Gold Rush of 1849.

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