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12 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 FUN parties.

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Choose Your Adventure at Lands End: A San Francisco Hiking Destination

Come to Lands End to hike, but stay for the beautiful views and exploration. Put this San Francisco destination on your “Places to Visit” list.

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How to Find Ladybug Colonies in Oakland’s Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park

From late October through February, observant hikers can find colonies of thousands of ladybugs right here in Oakland. Find out how!

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Park Review: Live Oak Park in Berkeley

With playgrounds, grassy areas, shady trees, basketball and tennis courts, BBQs, a community center, and a creek, Live Oak Park really does have something for everyone.


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Codornices Park Birthday Party: Keeping it Simple

Find out how to throw a simple and cheap birthday party at Codornices Park in Berkeley

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Run Wild at Rancho Siempre Verde in Pescadero

There’s time to visit the magical RSV farm in Pescadero! Pick a pumpkin, swing on swings, and make a wreath at this family farm.

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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.


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Park Profile: Solano Playlot in Richmond

Add this park to your “must visit” list: Solano Playlot in Richmond. Fun for the kids with nearby treats and snacks worth a stop.

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