Fremont’s Aqua Adventure features lazy river, splashy water play structure, a few big water slides. Kids over age six can navigate the park while you relax.
Affiliated with UC Berkeley, but open to all, this affordable recreation program offers gymnastics, basketball, and circus classes to kids of all ages.
Gilroy Gardens is well maintained, with 21 rides and a small water park. Bring swimsuits, and note that water features are included with admission.
Easily accessed by BART, the Oakland Art & Soul Festival will take over downtown Oakland with live music, food, artist’s booths and a kid zone for 2 days.
Take on one of these items as your mission every day, and you’ll definitely be getting the most out of the East Bay.