Amusement Parks such as Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm offer passes so that children with disabilities do not have to wait in line. They usually need a note from a Physician. At Guest Relations (any theme park) you can ask for a “Guest Assistance Card” this will allow the special needs individual and up to five members of their party access to alternate entrances that are located at some attractions. You can request assistance at the First Aid station in any park to see if they have an open room that you can use as a quiet room to calm an over stimulated individual.

El Capitan Canyon
The Canyon located on the outskirts of Santa Barbara has a variety of accommodations. They offer a kids day camp for 3-12 year olds. There is kayaking, hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing.

Day Trips

Americas Teaching Zoo, Moorpark College. Every Saturday and Sunday, Americas Teaching Zoo is open to the public. The zoo is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The demonstrations are at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. The carnivore feeding is at 3:45. 7075 Campus Rd Moorpark, (805) 378-1441

Waller County Park – Waller County Park is located at the south end of Santa Maria just north of Skyway Drive. From the Orcutt Expressway you may enter the park via Goodwin Road, or by turning onto Waller Lane, and immediately onto Frontage Road. Well cared for park complete with playground, endless grassy areas and picnic facilities. They even have a Frisbee golf course for Dads enjoyment. The squirrels are the size of small cats and they have a huge duck pond with a variety of wildlife. On the weekends they even have pony rides in a woodsy spot in the back of the park.

Quicksilver Ranch – Miniature horses
1555 Alamo Pintado Rd.
Solvang, CA
Quicksilver ranch is an impressive facility and you are guaranteed to fall in love with their beautiful miniature horses. During the months of April and May there will most likely be many babies to see. The ranch is open from 10am to 3pm and group guided tours can be scheduled by calling
(805) 686-4002

Laguna Lake Park – Feed the Ducks in SLO
504 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
phone: (805) 781-7300
This park has two group bbq areas, picnic tables, volleyball, a playground, and restrooms. Bring some bread for the ducks but watch out for aggressive geese.

Nojoque Falls: (805) 934-6123 for a picnic (on the way to Buellton on the 101)

Ostrich Land: 610 E. Highway 246, Buellton Information: (805) 686-9696 ostrich feeding

Ways to Travel

You know our kids love trains! Amtrak
Fun way to travel with the whole family. Amtraks childrens discount offers great savings for families. Kids, ages 2-15, ride half-price when accompanied by an adult.
Restaurants that accommodate children on the GFCF Diet

Santa Cruz – Clouds. I brought gluten free spaghetti and they made a great meal. Highly Recommended.

Sacramento – Frank Fat’s. Brought our own soy sauce and the chef/co-owner was most accommodating. He even gave us free items! Excellent Chinese restaurant a few blocks from the Capitol.

P.F. Changs China Bistro – 121 N La Cienega, Suite 12, Los Angeles 310-854-6467
This Asian restaurant chain understand Gfree eating. Paul Miller, their corporate executive chef sent us the following information.
Steamed fish of the day (order it with “no Sauce”-it will still come with ginger, scallions and hot oil); stir fried spinich and garlic;
steamed Buddha; sugar snap peas; Singapore noodles (order no white wine sauce”); Treasure of the sea (no white wine sauce); Chef Roy’s chicken, order it steamed “no sauce”; Cantonese Chow Fun, order with substitute noodles – rice sticks and substitute sauce –
garlic, ginger, rice wine, chicken stock, sichuan pepper, salt and sugar, -this sauce works well as a flavorful substitution to a lot of
dishers that have non Gfree Danrk Sauce or non Gfree King Pao sauce; Lemon Chicken; Lemon Scallops; Oriental Chicken salad; Cold Cucumber salad, order with no soy sauce. Paul Miller advises informing your server you require Gfree dishes and they will ensure the Chef understands your requests.

Vince’s Spaghetti Restaurant – 23609 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance 310- 375-1455
Take your own pasta for their meat sauce

Outback Steakhouse – they publish a Gfree menu to take with you.

Chicago Ribs – 1637 25th St. San Pedro 310-832-7774 understands gluten-free diet

Riviera Mexican Grill – 1615 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach 310-
understands gluten-free diet – make sure to ask for corn tortillas

Frito Misto – 316 Pier Ave. Hermosa Beach 310-318-6069
Wheat free pasta – Remind them to us a clean fresh pot to cook the

Le Petite Cafe – 190 Hermosa Ave. Hermosa Beach 310-379-1400
owner’s son is celiac

Coyote Cantina (Mexican) – 531 N Pacific Coast Hwy Redondo Beach
understands gluten-free diet – make sure to ask for corn tortillas

California Walk (Thai food) – 4466 Cerritos, Los Alamitos 714-527-0226
Take your own soy sauce and they will make any item Gfree

Baja Cabana (Mexican) – 1622 S Gaffey St #101, San Pedro 310-833-
understands gluten-free diet

Cafe Lastrada (Italian) – 2nd St Belmont Shores
understands gluten-free diet

Invitation to India – 1101 Aviation Blvd, Hermosa Beach 310-937-3800
Mulligatawny soup, Tandori chicken, Lentils with rice, Sago Aloo
(spinich with potatoes)