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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.

Where to camp: Schoolhouse Canyon Campground

Near Guerneville, Schoolhouse Canyon Campground offers kid-friendly car camping in a redwood grove across the road from the Russian River.


Vacation Inspiration: Lake Siskiyou near Mount Shasta

The Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort was the perfect place for my family to stop on our way to Oregon, but it’s worthy of a long …

A day trip for a hot weekend: Burke’s Canoe Trips

One mile north of Forestville, CA sits a canoe put-in spot just steps from the Russian River, where Burke’s Canoe Trips will outfit your family …

Watsonville camping and fruit picking

Family camping and fruit picking in Watsonville

Peggy, who lives in El Cerrito, loves fun family adventures and exploring the Bay Area and beyond with her husband and son. We thank her …


Vacation Inspiration: Renting an RV

“Whatever this vacation cost,” said my husband, who had almost nothing to do with the itinerary and reservations, “it was worth it.” That’s how I …

Plan ahead for Summer Fun

What’s great about Summer is that some days, you can just roll out of bed slip on a swim suit and play til your mom …

Renting an Airstream near Monterey — or Camping for Dummies

I rented a stationary Airstream at the KOA campground near Santa Cruz. My family had a fantastic and cheap getaway. Reserve your own Watsonville airstream.


Vacation inspiration: Moss Beach (not Moss Landing)

Thanks to Jennifer Saranow Schultz, a Bay Area mom and writer of, for this piece about Moss Beach, a super close and toddler-friendly getaway. …

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