Parents Guide to the Gilman District in Berkeley

Parents Guide to Berkeley's Gilman District

Affectionately named the Gilman District in Berkeley, Gilman Street between the freeway and San Pablo Avenue has exploded over the past year in terms of awesomeness for families with lots of great places to eat, shop, and play. I listed my picks roughly from West to East in each category. Where to play: Golden Gate Fields. […]

Family dinner at #bouncefarm in Martinez

#bouncefarm in Martinez is a lovely outing for littles

Bounce Farm in Martinez is a flipping awesome destination for your little kids who love to jump. We visited this very clean family-operated bouncy house, bouncy slide and climb-around place and my three-year old strongly suggested we move in (Sawyer figured we could sleep in one of the bounce houses and eat pizza for all our meals in the dining […]

99 East Bay restaurants to try with your kids

Favorite East Bay restaurant: Homemade Cafe in Berkeley

If you’re a parent in Berkeley, Oakland, or some other part of the East Bay, odds are pretty good that you’ve been to at least five of the following restaurants with your kids. Over and over! And over! 510Families.com has profiled many of these spots within our archives, but consider this your community-generated cheat sheet […]

Christmas Tea: the 2014 round-up (Pinkies up!)

The Sir Francis Drake Hotel is offering a Be a Kid Again Holiday Tea. (Photo courtesy Sir Francis Drake Hotel)

When my son and I experienced our first Christmas Tea last year, we had so much fun that we vowed to make it a yearly event. This year’s 510Families Christmas Tea edition takes you to some new San Francisco Bay Area locations — from a small-town eatery with homemade scones and Astroturf carpeting, to an elegant […]