Top 10 places for a family vacation


For a beach vacation with the right mix of culture and recreation, visit California’s Ventura County. Stay at the beachfront Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort (with pool, tennis courts, and a breakfast buffet), visit the San Buenaventura Mission, stroll the Ventura botanical gardens, and don’t miss a day trip to the Channel Islands National Park(pictured) through the lovely Ventura Harbor.