Just brainstorming here, but if things work out financially I am leaning rather strongly towards taking my wife and two and a half year old son (by September) out to California in September. My wife and I went to Southern California last year for the first time alone and enjoyed Disneyland immensely. We did the beaches, Hollywood, studio tours, Universal and three days at Disneyland Resort. Loved the trip and loved California. I'd love to take our son there and since we only have one child as of now I think it might be easier to go to Disneyland with just one and save WDW for when the next one comes (which is my home park).
But one thing we didn't do was anything above Hollywood. The furthest south we went was Laguna Beach. The furthest North was Malibu. I was wondering if anyone had some insight on San Fransisco. It has always looked like such a beautiful city to check out. I was thinking that flying into San Fran from home (Toronto) and staying a couple days there would be nice. The Walt Disney museum is up there and then we start driving south down to Anaheim to stay for a week or so and fly home from LAX. Or Anaheim (John Wayne?). In between San Fran and Anaheim is stuff like Hearst Castle, Yosemite and that house called the Winchester Mystery house that always seems neat.
Anyway the trip would primarily be down in the Anaheim area and we would do the beaches again and of course Disneyland. Studio tours wouldn't work out with a two year old unless someone else came with us (parents, in-laws). But I just thought it might be neat to see San Fran for a couple days and work our way down south. How do you think this works out with a two and a half year old? Sounds alright, or is San Fran just not worth it if you have children?
Also, what other attractions am I missing in that area and in between Anaheim? Thanks.