Driving I-5 down the center of California is a fairly joyless journey. I offer some tips, restaurants & diversions for enduring a day in the car with kids.
Favorite places to bring toddlers in the East Bay
Upcoming events for Toddlers and Parents in the East Bay
11/17/19 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Farmers Market and Hands-On Crafts at the Kids' Corner at Jack London Square
11/17/19 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | FREE Diverse Families Kindergym PlayDay For Under 3s at Temple Beth Abraham
11/18/19 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am | FIT4MOM Stroller Strides, Mommy & Me Outdoor Fitness at Grove Park
Thank goodness for these family-friendly restaurants who have helped our kids learn to love new flavors by making it accessible and delicious.
CuriOdyssey is a science playground and zoo best suited for the smallest children at Coyote Point in San Mateo. It is easy to see the highlights quickly.
Gymboree Play & Music is a play space rich with classes for the youngest child. Choose from a wide range of early childhood classes for ages 0-5 years.
Lake Chabot park has hiking trails, boating, picnicking, hiking, and biking. An on-site cafe sells fishing bait and licenses, food, and drinks.
For little ones who are in constant exploration mode, here is a guide to indoor play spaces in the Bay Area.
Jewel’s Terrace Park has two playgrounds, large grassy field, tennis courts, basketball court, picnic tables, and a BBQ grill.