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December 2023

Child and parent looking at salamander in woods

How to Find Salamanders in Wet Weather at Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park

Here's a mission for your little explorers and instructions on how to have a successful search for salamanders in the Oakland hills.
free cocoa for kids at in-n-out

14 East Bay Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

Did you know there's a handful of restaurants where kids eat free? Skip cooking on Tuesday night and head to one of these places.
christmas train on wheels at 3 crosses church

Holiday Outing: 3Crosses in Castro Valley

The Christmas Festival at 3Crosses is merry and bright with ice skating, holiday lights, Santa Claus, and a train.
Steam train decorated for Christmas at night

Dec 9-17: Winterfest at the Tilden Steam Trains

Seeing Father Solstice and riding on the steam trains done up in Christmas decorations can be lovely or terrible. Check out our tips!
joaquin miller

Joaquin Miller Park Has Some of the Best Views (& Lizards) in East Bay

Joaquin Miller Park has stellar views, tons of lizards and plenty of trails to explore with kids.
child looking in christmas window

Holiday Outing: Christmas at the Tilden Carousel

The Tilden Park Merry-Go-Round transforms every year to a magical winter wonderland. Look for cocoa, ornaments to buy, and sometimes Santa!
Lights in Golden Gate Park

Entwined is Back: Golden Gate Park Lights Up – And It’s Free!

Golden Gate Park will host giant lighted trees and illuminated canopies as large as 30 feet from Dec. 7 through April. No tickets needed.
portola hotel and spa lobby with trees, chairs, and sparkle lights

Vacation Inspiration: A Coastal Escape to Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey

Portola Hotel & Spa makes an easy getaway to explore the Monterey area that both kids and parents will enjoy.
Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda

Go Full Tilt at Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda

On a school break with school-aged kids? Buy admission to this retro amusement hall for a pinball entertainment. It's open Tuesday through Sunday.

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