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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.
Cheers to mom! May is the month when we make sure that mom knows how much we appreciate everything that she does. If you are looking for something bigger and better than brunch this year, we’ve got you covered.
With record rains this winter, our lakes, rivers and streams are full and the fish are doing a happy dance. Little anglers should take advantage of these long-awaited conditions and get out there with their rods and reels to catch some dinner.
Big things are happening over at the Oakland Zoo (and we don’t mean the elephants in the African Savanna exhibit)! Expansion is underway and when completed, it will increase the zoo’s size to a massive 100 acres.
With summer right around the corner, your days to leisurely wander through Macy’s, Williams-Sonoma and Sephora are numbered. But, don’t worry—Young Art has got you covered.
With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, it’s likely that your taco cravings are kicking into high gear. Start by ordering yourself a big glass of agua fresca (or a margarita, we don’t judge) and your favorite taco at one of these spots. They are kid-friendly and offer over-the-top eats like only Californians can do.
Clear your calendars! The spring is full of family-friendly festivals from Sunol to San Francisco to Salinas. Cherry blossoms, bicycles, winged animals, kites and more—even a festival that’s devoted entirely to kids—there’s a celebration for everything this spring and we’ve gathered them all up to make your job just a bit easier.
Fresh dough, gooey cheese and just the right amount of sauce—a recipe for deliciousness for parents and kids alike. Whether you like to go for the deep dish Chicago-style pie, or a plain cheese that you fold in half like the East Coast folks do, the Bay Area has it all when all you want is a slice of pizza.
Spring is here and that means that summer camp is right around the corner. If that statement sends you into a mild panic, fear not! We’ve gathered up a bunch of camps that will teach the kids all sorts of awesome skills like cooking, kayaking and coding.