This lovely East Bay spot for stroller walks and picnics has a wonderful new playground.
Surrounded by high ceilings and lovely murals, the Richmond Plunge indoor swimming pool is epic. Chilly water but nice, clean locker rooms.
MOCHA offers children as young as 18 months the opportunity to explore art materials in a space designed just for them.
This park has play areas, soccer, tennis, basketball, and is home to affordable summer camps for Alameda kids.
Children’s Fairyland is a storybook theme park for kids under age 8 at Lake Merritt in Oakland. Expect a mini fantasy world out of 1950 with kid-sized rides.
As a sugar-fearing parent, I avoided Fentons Creamery until a good friend threw a birthday party and I had no choice. Now, I’m a convert.
East Bay Vivarium has it all: Cute turtles swimming in tanks, giant tortoises munching on lettuce, tiny lizards, boas, enormous pythons, and more.