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Day Trips

There are so many places to go when you have the day to explore the Bay Area with a family. Here are a few hundred terrific ideas with places to play and eat while you’re away on your adventurous day trips with kids.

Niles Canyon Christmas train interior

Ticket Alert: East Bay Polar Express: Niles Canyon Train of Lights (2023)

Set your calendar alerts. Niles Canyon Railway plans to release tickets for their popular Train of Lights event for the 2023 Holiday season on October 7.

child eating pomegranate on the farm

Pomegranate Picking in the East Bay

It is pomegranate picking season and you can head out to a Bay Area farm and pick with your children for a terrific autumn outing.

a tiger gnawing on a pumpkin

Kids Boo Fest at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is Scare-Free

Families at Six Flags’ BooFest can expect a Crazy Hay Maze, Pumpkin Painting, Kids Costume Contest, Kids Scream Contest, & Trick or Treat Trail.

napa wine train turns into Santa Train

Holiday Train Rides Around the Bay Area

All aboard the Polar Express! Here are a few magical holiday train rides for Bay Area families, some of which will sell out quickly.

Sebastopol apple-picking photo by Becky Matthews

Apple Picking with Children Near the Bay Area

Apple-picking season is upon us. Here are a few U-pick options and Bay Area apple orchards worth a visit with your family. Always, call first!

Magical Christmas Train with Santa

Book Now: Magical Christmas Train in Sacramento

Tickets are now available for the Magical Christmas Train by River Fox out of West Sacramento. It will be lots of holiday fun.

Santa on the Santa Train in Napa Valley

Book Now: Napa Valley Santa Train Jolly Journeys

Tickets are on sale now. Modeled after the Polar Express, Santa Train passengers take a 90-minute round trip train ride up to the “North Pole” to receive a small gift and treats.

Sacramento Polar Express

Ticket Alert: Sacramento’s Polar Express (2023)

Don’t miss your chance to purchase tickets to the Polar Express train in Old Town Sacramento. Be a member by 8/31/23 for presale access.

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