Some areas of Sequoia National Park may be temporarily closed to visitors. Check before you go.

AUTISM FRIENDLY CALIFORNIA ROAD TRIP

California is home to lots of fun, family-friendly attractions, including our nearby Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Families that are touched by autism can travel with confidence when following this sensory-sensitive itinerary. Each of these destinations are Certified Autism Centers which means that they understand the needs of their guests and can help ensure a happy and memorable trip. 

The road trip starts in Vallejo and heads south, but feel free to travel whichever direction works for you! Or even break up the trip into short, weekend getaways. Whichever way you travel, great travel memories are sure to be made throughout the Golden State.

Be sure to check out our accessible travel page for tools to help plan the perfect family vacation.

1. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor - Concord

Six Flags’ Attraction Access Program is designed to accommodate guests with disabilities or certain other qualifying impairments so they may participate in the enjoyment of our Parks.

2. Visit Visalia

Visalia’s priority is to help adventurers of all kinds feel welcome, so everyone can explore with confidence.

Our Certified Autism Center hotels and family-friendly attractions will welcome you with kindness and understanding. Plan a visit to see nearby Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park for a great family getaway.



3. Six Flags Magic Mountain - Valencia

Six Flags strives to make sure that the park is fun and accessible for everyone and lots of guests with disabilities enjoy the park every day.

4. Santa Barbara Zoo

Sensory backpacks are available for rent at the admissions window on a first-come, first-served basis. Each kit includes a number of items that may be helpful for visiting the Zoo with a child who is sensory sensitive.

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5. The Grammy Museum - Los Angeles

Whether you are already a music lover or just starting to learn, the GRAMMY Museum is an amazing place to visit! Interactive exhibits and displays that highlight the world of music are just the beginning of a visit to the Grammy Museum.

6. Sesame Place San Diego

Opening in March 2022, Sesame Street will offer pre-visit planning resources, including a park-specific sensory guide featured on its website, making it easier for parents to plan activities that satisfy their child’s specific needs and accommodations.

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