Taking The Kids / Travel & Leisure

Taking the Kids: Bring Your Shades to San Diego

Got your shades? "My dad makes me bring sunglasses when I go somewhere outside in San Diego, so I can see if it's too bright," said Melissa, 12. Freddie, also 12, said it is always good to have a hat "so the sun doesn't hurt your eyes."

Taking the Kids: Half Moon Bay

Pumpkins are really a lot like people. "They come in all sizes, colors and shapes, but inside we are all the same," explains Farmer John Muller, a third-generation California farmer. Who knew a visit to a pumpkin patch could offer such a life ...