Bay Area Staycation Guide
How many of these day trips and adventures for grade school-age children can you squeeze into one week of your Bay Area staycation?
Visit Alcatraz With Kids
Alcatraz is a lot of fun with kids — when your kids are the right age — here are my best tips for Alcatraz with kids. The boat ride alone is amazing.
Albany Hill Playground: Peggy Thomsen Pierce Street Park
Albany’s park, the Peggy Thomsen Pierce Street Park, on the west side of Albany Hill is perfect for monkey-bar lovers AND the under-4 set.
8 All-Abilities Playgrounds Near Oakland
Inclusive playgrounds are designed with innovative features to welcome children of all ages and capabilities. These are within an hour of Oakland.
The Tech Challenge Showcase Returns April 29+30
Kids in grades 4 to 12 are invited to compete in The Tech Challenge in San Jose, in-person this year after 3 years of virtual competition.
Best Mini Golf Courses in East Bay and Beyond
We rounded up the most entertaining and creative creatives for a family mini golf outing in the East Bay and beyond.
How to Get in FREE to Dozens of Bay Area Museums, Science Centers, + Gardens
Many of the Bay Area’s very best museums are free at least one day each month. If you arrive early, you can visit world-class museums for $0 plus snacks.
The Black Joy Parade Returns to Oakland on Feb 26
The Black Joy Parade in Oakland, the largest free, family-friendly event of its kind in California, celebrates the Black experience and the culture.
Spring Break Camps in the East Bay
It’s that time of year: Spring Break! Here is a list of programs that offer one-week sessions while school is closed during April.
Step Back in Time at Fremont’s Ardenwood Historic Farm
Ardenwood Farm is a working farm and a trip back in time, to a place where Laura Ingalls might have lived, without the Minnesota snow.