Alameda's South Shore Center's newest addition – Adventure Court Playground – is a win for all. Blooming with sky-high flowers, bouncy bumpy hills, grassy slides, and a mini rock wall – it's a perfect pit stop in between shopping activities at Alameda's South Shore Center. And it is already popular with those in the know.
Situated at the Southern corner of the shopping center, on the West side of Bed Bath & Beyond, you'll find it nice and shaded. Benches are available for sitting, and Starbucks is right around the corner to grab a quick pick-me-up while your child zips down the slide. When my son and I were there, it was crazy crowded, but he still loved it. Me? Well, at least I had my coffee. Seriously, do you see all those kids?!
Places for parents at Alameda South Shore Center
Shops and stops that make it worthwhile: We love Bed Bath and Beyond (mostly for the Beyond); Daiso for lunch-packing; and Crazy 8 for affordable kids clothing. See which shops would make a trip worth it for you.
If you've never been to South Shore Center, it's unique in that there is both a Safeway and a Trader Joe's right in the same mall, in addition to all the other retail stores and restaurants. It's also about two blocks from the beach!
Pro-tip: Do your shopping first with the bribe to play after. Though some smart parents play first to wear them out. Either way. Check it out.
[Photo Credit: Anna Azimi]