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Dive Into the Ultimate Family Vacation at Our Northern California Resort

No matter what the weather outside is doing, our resort at Great Wolf Lodge San Francisco / Manteca, CA, keeps the indoor water park fun flowing 365 days per year. Splash, swim, and slide with the whole family, then dry off and head into our adventure park to delight in dry-land attractions such as bowling, arcade games, mini golf, our immersive MagiQuest adventure game, and more. Kids will love the assortment of entertainment included in your stay—from yoga and arts & crafts projects to a dance party and story time that wrap up the day—and be sure to keep your camera handy for a photo op with the Great Wolf Kids characters who have been known to roam around the resort.

Whether you're planning a special occasion or just need a quick escape, our Great Wolf Lodge resort provides top-notch service that creates memories of a lifetime.

Resort Amenities

Great Wolf water park
Water Park
Discover the collection of slides, pools, and more that our indoor water park offers.
Great Wolf MagiQuest game
Keep the fun going on dry land with the various attractions in our adventure park.
Great Wolf activities
Enjoy a variety of interactive events that are included in your stay at the resort.

Guest Rooms, Suites & Accommodations

Our luxurious suites are spacious and inviting, providing the perfect respite after a day of play.

We have accommodations for groups small or large with special features like patios, sleeper sofas, themed sleeping areas, and/or accessible bathrooms, so you can customize your stay to fit your family's needs.

Room amenities such as a coffeemaker, a mini fridge, internet access, and HDTVs are standard, ensuring you have everything you need at our Northern California resort for the ultimate family getaway.

Resort Dining

The variety of dining options for kids and adults located throughout our Northern California resort can cater to any appetite: enjoy a family meal of shareable plates, pizza fresh from the oven, a casual poolside picnic, and more.

Parents will appreciate our coffee and bar outlets for when it's time to fuel up or unwind, and there are sweet treats to grab and go whenever the craving strikes.

The Great Wolf Lodge mobile app offers contactless food ordering so you can plan ahead and have your food ready for pick-up exactly when you want it.

Events & Meetings

Great Wolf Lodge is available to host private events of all types. With multiple flexible rooms and more than 2,000 square feet of outdoor event space, our Northern California resort has your next special occasion covered with:

  • Adaptable event spaces for birthdays, weddings, cocktail receptions, conferences, meetings, and more
  • A personalized program for groups of any size
  • Dedicated blocks of suites with easy payment options
  • Separate event parking and entrance
  • Full-service customizable catering
  • Fully integrated A/V and technology options

Things To Do in Northern California

Once you're done having fun at the resort, take some time to explore the surrounding area.

Our Manteca resort is located just over an hour from San Francisco, one of the most popular cities in the area. This metropolis remains a popular destination for family vacations all year round. It also happens to be one of the most pet-friendly cities in the United States. In fact, it's even been ranked number one in the country for dog-friendliness!

While this pocket of California is home to some of the best family resorts on the west coast, it's also a great place for couples to explore. Parents will be happy to escape to some of the city's luxury spots. The Fairmont Hotel is located within walking distance to the downtown area and offers a number of exciting amenities including a hotel spa and treatment rooms, fine dining, and a private golf course.

Speaking of golf, Pebble Beach has been hailed as the top public golf course in the country. Located between Monterey and Carmel, the resort offers convenient driving access to Big Sur. If you're looking for a more kid-friendly place to stay, you can check out Carmel Valley Ranch. Here, you'll find educational activities for the kids, tennis courts, patio fire pits, and more.

Northern California provides everything you need to make the very best family memories. Start planning your next getaway today and be sure to choose Great Wolf Lodge as home base during your stay.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Northern California?

If you're planning to spend time at the beach during your visit, it's best to visit between May and October. December, January, and February are considered the rainy months, though this remains a popular window for visitors whose vacation ideas include a ski resort or other winter activities.

Where should I go for a day trip in Northern California?

Some of the most popular day trip destinations include Big Sur, Monterey Bay, Half Moon Bay, Napa Valley, and the Calistoga Mineral Springs. Of course, the region covers a lot of ground so your destination will depend on your location.

What is there to do in Northern California?

Northern California is best known for its majestic scenery, which is why many of its attractions involve spending some time outdoors. Some of the most popular nature spots include Yosemite National Park, the Siskiyou Mountains, and the Sierra Nevada. These locations are full of hiking trails, opportunities for bike rides, sightseeing, and more.

California is also known for its beautiful coastline. Family adventures can range from surfing, swimming, sea kayaking, or simply spending time on the beach. Heading further inland, you'll find plenty of surf shops, boutique restaurants, and more.