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If your summer needs a little injection of art, head to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, pronto! SFMOMA just opened two exhibits that are totally kid-friendly and will inspire some out-of-the-box thinking from your little art-lover.
If your idea of an idyllic summer day involves lounging on a giant floatie with no waves in sight, then the lake life is definitely for you. With everyone and their brother heading to Lake Tahoe these days, now is the perfect time to check out some of the other local lakes nearby.
As we learn more about how kids develop and play, it has become evident that one-size-fits-all is not something that works for kids. We live in a very inclusive area with many services and play spaces devoted to getting all kids playing together whether they are typically developing or those with special needs.
Looking to kick off the best summer ever but don’t know where to start? We picked 50 of our faves to get you started. Our ultimate list includes new eateries to make dinner time a dream, lazy day activities like picnics and fishing, as well as nearby destinations that you need to program into your GPS ASAP. Get going, the adventure awaits!
Looking for a little creative inspiration this summer? Add some hands-on art to your must-do list with these museum classes that encourage the little ones to let their creative juices flow.
Summer’s the perfect time to walk the streets of San Jose’s Santana Row. This outdoor shopping mecca right near the 280/17 intersection is the essence of California living—trendy shopping, tons of spots to grab some eats under the palm trees and even activities just for kids.
Sway, spin and definitely sing along at one of these celebrations of summer! Music festivals all over the Bay are just ramping up so now is a great time to get some of your favorites on the calendar. Bring some bites or buy them on-site, pack the blankets and sunscreen and head out. Let the good vibrations carry you through the warm summer days.
Slow down, breathe the fresh air and unplug. If that sounds like what you need in your life pronto, then book some time at one of these Bay Area farms where your kids can play with kids of the goat variety and you can recharge your personal batteries.
If the summer just doesn’t seem complete without a trip to the county fair, then mark your calendars as we’ve got seven for you to choose from. Sign the kids up for some mutton busting (where the wee ones ride sheep rodeo-style) and then grab some grub like garlic fries, turkey legs and deep-fried Oreos.
With all the rain we’ve had this year, everything is growing like gangbusters. That means that this is the perfect time to head to your nearby farmers’ market with the kids. With samples galore you just might score some major parent points by getting them to try a fruit or veggie that they’ve never had before.
Pack the marshmallows, chocolate bars and graham crackers but leave the tent behind! Glamping offers the best of both worlds—the fresh air that you get when you step out of the city without the hassle of gathering all the camping gear and setting it up at your destination.
If pitching your tent where you can see the sun setting over the Pacific is your idea of a memorable family trip, then the Bay Area definitely delivers. This summer head to one of these camping spots where tall trees and banana slugs are replaced by sun and waves.
Looking to add a pet to your family? These days many families are looking beyond dogs and cats to more non-traditional pets. Chickens, potbelly pigs and even goats are becoming more common residents in our neighborhoods.
Finding childcare is one of the most stressful decisions for many parents of young children. Feelings of guilt for leaving their children with a stranger and questions like “Am I doing the right thing?” often plague parents.
Spring is in the air and that means summer is right around the corner. Before you head into full out panic mode, make a summer camp plan. By looking at the tasks you need to tackle on a month-by-month basis, you will save your sanity and be well on your way to summertime fun for both you and the short people in your life.