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!
Just 50 minutes from Berkeley, Sonoma’s TrainTown offers an introductory amusement park experience. Train enthusiasts will be more than satisfied.
Fruit picking is a year-round activity in California. Here’s your guide to the what/where/when/how of Bay Area farms and orchards.
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.
Children’s Wonderland is a cute, clean, huge park in Vallejo. Enter through the guarded gates to let your imagination run wild.
The warmer days of Spring and early Summer (from April to July) bring the prospect of juicy sweet strawberries and other yummy berries
If your family loves fruit picking at a picturesque pastoral country farm, Duckworth Family Farm in Sebastopol is your new favorite summer day trip.
The LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Milpitas is a really cool indoor playground for all LEGO builders and wannabes, especially those ages 4 to 10.
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.
Fireworks, parades, BBQ, swimming, and more! Our Fourth of July Guide for East Bay families has 15 great ideas to celebrate.
Have more fun with kids in Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, and Alameda! 510Families.com is the best website for East Bay parents to find kid-friendly activities every day.
Our local events calendar is usually packed with drop-in classes, free storytimes, and festivals. Plan your weekend and your summer vacation: daily articles and a weekend planner help you find what’s fun and free when you need it.