Affordable Family Vacations

Summer Giggles

Remember when you were a kid and the whole family loaded up in the station wagon to go camping, or daytripping?  Or maybe you don’t have those kinds of memories but you want to create them for your kids.  Quincy, California in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California offers the perfect chance to do just that at affordable prices.

What could be better?

Family vacations do not have to be expensive to be memorable.  You can get just as many screams and giggles out of kids being pulled on inner tubes behind a rented ski boat as you can on a ride at Disneyland for a fraction of the cost.  Watching an Osprey steal a fish from a Bald Eagle can create just as many oo’s and ah’s as an IMAX movie.  A hotdog and a s’more around the campfire sometimes beats the best high priced dinner anywhere.  You’d be amazed at the conversations you can have with your kids while sitting on a sandy lake beach, or walking through an amazing field of ferns in the forest, or laying at the rivers edge at night watching for falling stars.  Free, but priceless!

Bucks Lake Marina Kayaks

Just 16 miles from Quincy is Bucks Lake.  Rent a boat or kayak, walk the miles of forest trails including the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail), fish, bike, or just lay around doing nothing but watching for Bald Eagles!  For a very nominal price you can tent or r.v. camp, stay in a cabin or the bed and breakfast.  Or if you’d rather stay in town and play in the forest during the day, we have many affordable, yet lovely lodging options.

If it’s winter fun you’re looking for, go no further, avoid the high priced lift tickets and crowds of Tahoe.  With miles of famous snowmobiling trails, snowshoeing and cross country skiing opportunities, Quincy’s surrounding area is the answer.Priceless

Downtown Quincy

Quincy’s downtown area offers quaint coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries and an old fashioned, historical movie theater.  If it’s history you’re after, we’ve got it.  Take the kids to the Plumas County Museum and learn something about the gold country, the railroad, and logging industry.  Trace your roots to the area in the geneology section of the museum.

Plumas County Museum


During the Fall Season visitors from miles around come for the fall colors.  Photography buffs have endless photo opportunities all year round but the fall colors alone are worth the drive.  While you’re here check out the fall festivities;  Girls Night Out brings hundred’s of women out for a night on the town, Beer Fest, Barn Quilt Tour and many walking, biking and driving tours pointing out the best trees in town. 

Downtown art galleries hold Art Walks several times during the year, showcasing local artists’ work.

So whether it’s Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall activities you’re looking for, Quincy, California and it’s surrounding areas have the accommodations to fit every families budget.  Come escape the rigors of everyday life, relax and spend time re-connecting, soak up the sunshine, the stars and the clear mountain air; these are the things that create memories that last a lifetime! 


For information about Quincy check out the tabs at the top of this page…. there is information on restaurants, lodging and directions to Quincy.

If you have a great family vacation memory please share with us in the comment section below!


About quincyca

I am the proud owner of the Alley Cat Cafe & Coffee House in Quincy, California. I'm a member of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce and the Quincy Merchant Group. I started this blog to let people know about our wonderful community and to inspire them to visit.
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2 Responses to Affordable Family Vacations

  1. I live outside of Quincy and after seeing this, I want to vacation here too.!!! This post explains the “values” of small town life, something that I think we need to instill in our children even more because of what is happening in the world today.

    • Amy Schulz says:

      As a Quincy resident, last summer was a “stay-cation” summer, and we couldn’t have asked for more. As usual our summer was packed with outdoor events and wonderful family memories from warm evenings at Spanish Creek to BBQ’s at Greenhorn Ranch to late night s’mores in our own backyard overlooking Spanish Peak with a full moon. In July, a friend took our family crawfishing, creating vivid memories for our then 8 and 10 year-olds not to mention a delectable dinner that night. The memories of have me longing for warm summer days and grateful for our Plumas County lifestyle.

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