From November through February, observant hikers can find colonies of thousands of ladybugs right here in Oakland. Find out how!
Parks & Playgrounds
The San Francisco Zoo is open every day and is a terrific day trip for East Bay families. Save with your Oakland Zoo membership.
Movies, art, music, cycling, hiking secret stairs, and watching penguins — lots of fun choices for families on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve!
From Gorillas to Penguins and back through on the historic train, the San Francisco Zoo has a lot to offer families. Oakland Zoo members save big, too.
Lake Chabot park has hiking trails, boating, picnicking, hiking, and biking. An on-site cafe sells fishing bait and licenses, food, and drinks.
CuriOdyssey is a science playground and zoo best suited for the smallest children at Coyote Point in San Mateo. It is easy to see the highlights quickly.
Jewel’s Terrace Park has two playgrounds, large grassy field, tennis courts, basketball court, picnic tables, and a BBQ grill.