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Bay Area Fruit Picking Guide

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.
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Orinda: A Single BART Stop Past Rockridge

Start your morning at Orinda Village for a cafe, park, library, bookstore, and even a pizza joint if you make it until lunchtime. Here's a ...
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Movie Theater Fun for ALL Ages at The New Parkway

See new movies with your baby in tow or bring your child to enjoy classic cartoons with sweet cereal at Oakland's beloved movie theater.
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Summer Fairs and Festivals for Bay Area Families

Here is a list of outdoor street fairs, carnivals, county fairs, and festivals to pencil into your Summer plans from May to August.
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50 Best Activities for Teens in the East Bay & Beyond

What to do with East Bay teens? Our teenagers' Bay Area favorites include museum deals, hiking, beach day, little farm, & fire pits at ocean ...
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Kid-Friendly Hikes to See Wildflowers Superbloom in the East Bay

It's wildflower season here in the East Bay! Find out the best places to go with your kiddos.
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Park Profile: Grove Park & Playground in Berkeley

See what's up at the grand reopening of Berkeley's neighborhood playground for the Lorin District. Wood chips.
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14 Free and Cheap Birthday Party Places

A dozen spots to host a kid's birthday party for cheap -- or free -- in the East Bay Area! These are our go-to budget-friendly ...

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