Stargazing is a free and family-friendly activity that draws everyone closer together—literally, as you cuddle under blankets to stay nice and warm. Plus, stargazing creates a deep connection, as you look into the sky together and admire the constellations above.

University of California, Irvine Observatory: This is a great location for viewing stars and comets in a group setting and from a dark site without light pollution.

Oak Canyon Nature Center, Anaheim: There are several regular staffled evening programs such as Nature Nights, Discover Nature Saturdays and the fittingly titled “Cinema Under the Stars.”