If you have small children and live in California, I highly recommend you visit the Gilroy Gardens, home of the famous Circus Trees. I love Gilroy Gardens, because it's serene and beautiful and devoid of the loud noise most amusement parks produce. It contains numerous gardens and waterfalls throughout. Take a romantic moment while your kids play on the rides to sit and wait for them next to the waterfall or in the gardens. It offers such a romantic place for some cheerful family time.