California: Mother/Tween Daughter vacation spots in California
Carmel By the Sea is a great idea. Small town shopping. Beautiful beach.
Seattle: Day trip to Vancouver, B.C. from Seattle?
Doable - yes. But you really won't have enough time in Seattle to do it justice. I'd recommend staying at least 1 night in Seattle, but 2 is better. I lived in Seattle for 20 years and I don't recall anyone driving...
San Francisco: Weekend with parents ideas needed
I highly recommend Carmel (California). Very beautiful beaches and a cute downtown to shop in. There is a neat 17-Mile Drive that takes you along the coast with lots of nice views of the water. Towards the end you arrive at Pebble...