Ticket Alert: Circus at Oakland’s Oracle Arena

Circus Extreme at the Oakland Arena

From August 13 through 17, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents a new show,  Circus XTREME, at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. Tickets are on sale now. This traditional circus includes high-wire acrobats, human cannonballs, elephants, Bengal tigers, poodles, and more than 100 highly-trained athletes and circus artists. Keep in mind that it costs $35 to […]

Waterworld: A mega waterpark in Concord (with discount link)

Waterworld in Concord - Bay Area Day Trip

For my daughter’s eighth birthday, we took her and three of her friends, plus my 10-year old son, to Waterworld California, the largest waterpark in the Bay Area, which is in Concord, about 30 minutes east of Berkeley. We were wowed by the large-scale slides, including types I had never seen before. photo courtesy Waterworld […]

Boomerang Bay Water Park at Great America, the most fun water park you should probably skip

Boomerang Bay at Great America

I spent about two hours in the far end of California’s Great America at Boomerang Bay whooping it up with my older sons (age 8 and 10) and husband. During our visit, we did not get a chance to ride any of the tall waterslides because the lines rivaled those of the roller coasters. We had […]