Julia Gidwani, Author at 510 Families

Julia Gidwani

26 Places Where Kids Can Ride Scooters

Wondering where your little one can ride a scooter around Oakland? I have 2 scooters and 2 helmets permanently in my trunk, and I know just where to go.

Park Profile: Imagine Inclusive Playground in Dublin

Explore this, shiny, new, and expansive playground with inclusive features, just 30 minutes away from Oakland.

G&S Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze Is Festive Fun For The Whole Family

At G&S Farms, kids can pick their very own pumpkins straight from the vine and run through an awesome corn maze.

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Best Bay Area Beaches You Can Visit Today

Bay Area beaches are perfect for a mini getaway or day trip. Here are 15 of our favorites within two hours of Oakland with tips for visiting with kids!

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Oakland Scavenger Hunt: These Adorable Gnomes Will Delight Your Kids

Hundreds of gnomes fill the sidewalks of Oakland, and will delight you every time. Here’s where, and how to find them.

Just Opened: Kids Play Zone in West Oakland

Playing indoors at Kids Play Zone was a much-needed change of pace with a ball pit, imaginary play, and new things to explore. And it is clean!

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Visiting iconic murals in San Francisco's Umbrella Alley. | Photo: Julia Gidwani

Visit Umbrella Alley and Add a Touch of Kid-friendly Whimsy to an SF Adventure

Give your kids a camera and get up close with one of San Francisco’s latest Instagram-worthy art experience destinations.

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Impress Your Kids: Hike into a Real Volcano & Labyrinth in Oakland 

Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve’s Special Labyrinth can be hiked to with school-aged kids in less than two hours, round trip.

Park Profile: May Nissen Community Park in Livermore

Go wild at Livermore’s woodland-themed playground with charming giant flowers and interactive play features.

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Play in a Secret Corner of SF: The Redwood Grove Playground in McLaren Park

The Redwood Grove Playground is beautiful, discreet, and features a 20-foot slide in San Francisco’s McLaren Park.

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