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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!

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.

Lemos Farm

Lemos Farm in Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Patch and More

Lemos Farm will host their annual pumpkin patch, complete with hay rides, pony rides, and more, all modified for COVID-19 safety.

kids at beach

Best Bay Area Beaches You Can Visit Today

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!

Canvas tents situated on a hillside

All About Berkeley Family Camps: Echo Lake vs. Tuolumne

Are you registered for a City of Berkeley family camp? We’re here to share some details and tips to prepare your family for the trip. 

tent camping with toddler

Best Places in the Bay Area for Camping With Little Kids

Here are our favorite Bay Area places to go tent camping with our little kids — plus some cabin camping options for good measure.

mom and kids riding roller coaster

Day Trip: Sonoma’s TrainTown Railroad

Just 50 minutes from Berkeley, Sonoma’s TrainTown offers an introductory amusement park experience. Train enthusiasts will be more than satisfied.


Vacation Inspiration: Deluxe Glamping in Carmel Valley

One Bay Area family had such a lovely time at this glamping spot in Carmel Valley, they wanted to tell us about it.

parent and child in indoor swim area

Waterpark Hotel: Bay Area Great Wolf Lodge

Save 30% on the Bay Area’s first and only Great Wolf Lodge, an inclusive hotel and water park for the whole family from tots to teens.

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