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 […]

Field trip to the hills and tunnels of Black Diamond Mines

Exploring the Black Diamond Mines, photo by Annie Burke

Thank you to Annie Burke sharing her terrific tips for exploring Black Diamond Mines with kids in tow.   There’s something cool about exploring an old mine and an old town. It’s kinda sorta like a ghost town, but not as spooky. There is a beautiful cemetery up on the hill which is fun to […]

Daytrip to Stinson Beach with kids

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Stinson Beach is our favorite, FAVORITE beach in the Bay Area. In the Summers you’ll find us there practically every weekend. I almost hesitate to tell you about it because the parking situation stresses me out, but I’m nice, so here are my best tips: Leave early. The parking lot is big, but it fills up […]

Kid Report: The Marin County Fair

Marin County Fair

Our guest reporter today is Chloe C. who will be in third grade in Berkeley when school starts again. You should go to the Marin County Fair because there is a lot to do! There are games, rides and shows. If you go to the fair, make sure you put on sunscreen, and I suggest going […]

Fremont’s Aqua Adventure: A water park for your summer bucket list

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Aqua Adventure Waterpark in Fremont is open daily from 11 to 4, with occasional special events that keep the park open later. Check the schedule here. It’s not an overwhelmingly large water park, and for most kids over six, you could probably plant yourself somewhere and they can navigate by themselves a bit. There are […]