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42nd Street Moon
Various locations (415) 255-8207

42nd Street Moon is a theater group that performs classic Broadway musicals of the 1920s through the 1970s. The group presents around five productions per year, and hosts educ ...more»

Año Nuevo State Natural Reserve
New Years Creek Road , Pescadero, CA (650) 879-0227

Get up close with nature at Año Nuevo State Natural Reserve as you observe elephant seals during their winter breeding season. The park is open year-round for viewing elephant ...more»

Bay Area County Fairs 2013

 It's fair season and the Bay Area offers country fairs throughout the Summer.  Although the fairs have a lot of typical fair offerings like food, concerts, rides, shows, and ...more»

Bay Area Shakespeare Camps
Various locations (415) 558-0888

Don't miss Shakespeare in the Park, a free outdoor theater production performed in various parks around the Bay Area. The shows are free, and ground seating is available on a ...more»

Bay City Bombers

Exciting! Exhilarating! Daring! These are some words to describe the sport of roller derby. And you can experience it right here in the Bay Area. The Bay City Bombers, made up ...more»

Brentwood Family Aquatic Complex
195 Griffith Lane , Brentwood, CA (925) 516-5430

This is one of the smaller waterparks in the area. For protection of slides and pools wear swim suits without metal or hard plastic zipper or attachments. For infants in diape ...more»

Bricks 4 Kidz - Noe Valley
Various Locations (415) 300-7788

Does your child love LEGO® ? Are you nursing a sore foot from the last time you stepped on a building and design masterpiece? If you answered yes to these questions, the progr ...more»

California's Great America
Great America Parkway , Santa Clara, CA (408) 988-1776

The rides! The thrills! The entertainment! California's Great America has been a favorite theme park for Bay Area kids for more than thirty years. Whether you are a thrill-see ...more»

Children's Fairyland
699 Bellevue Avenue , Oakland, CA (510) 452-2259

Created in 1950, Children's Fairyland is enchanting for kids, especially for those under 7 years old. The ten-acre outdoor park is located just inside the main entrance to Lak ...more»

CineArts at Empire
85 West Portal Avenue (415) 661-2539

This movie theater has been a fixture since it opened as the "Portal Theatre" on December 26, 1925. It now shows movies on three screens. This is a nice neighborhood theater w ...more»

Diddalidoo
544 San Mateo Avenue , San Bruno, CA

Wondering what to do with you little one, especially on gloomy or rainy days? Head down to San Bruno and check out Diddalidoo (did-duh-lee-doo), an indoor play center created ...more»

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
3050 Hecker Pass Highway , Gilroy, CA (408) 840-7100

Gilroy Gardens Theme Park is a one-of-a-kind experience combining five unique gardens and amusement rides with the mid-20th century history and agricultural roots of Santa Cla ...more»

GoKart Racer
1541 Adrian Road , Burlingame, CA (650) 692-7223

Take your teenager out for a day at the races—GoKart racing, that is. Ride safe and well-maintained karts on three European-designed road courses. GoKart Racer provides racing ...more»

Golden Gate Park
Between Stanyan & Great Highway, Fulton & Lincoln (415) 831-2700

The City's grand and glorious playground stretches all the way from the ocean to the Haight Ashbury neighborhood. Everyone finds something to do in Golden Gate Park:Koret Chil ...more»

Golden State Warriors
1011 Broadway , Oakland, CA (510) 986-2200

The Golden State Warriors are a hot basketball team that has gone through rough patches but is now a promising franchise. Support our local team by taking the family to a game ...more»

Harley Farms Goat Dairy
205 North Street , Pescadero, CA (650) 879-0480

Tour the goat cheese farm and eat it, too! Spend a day at Harley Farms Goat Dairy, an award-winning goat cheese maker, located south of Half Moon Bay in the town of Pescadero, ...more»

Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road , Los Altos Hills, CA (650) 949-8650

Hidden Villa is a farm outing worth the trek from the City. Guided tours of the educational garden and animal pens are offered on Saturdays and Sundays. Other activities inclu ...more»

Hop-n-Play
1150 El Camino Real, Suite 142 , San Bruno, CA (877) 446-7675

Just a BART ride away is Hop-n-Play, a unique indoor playspace and party facility located in the Tanforan shopping mall. Almost all of the equipment in this place moves— great ...more»

Jelly Belly Visitor Center and Tour
One Jelly Belly Lane , Fairfield, CA (707) 428-2838

Did you know that it takes more than a week to make a single jelly bean? Visit the Jelly Belly factory to see just how those sweet little treats are made. Take in all of the s ...more»

Killing My Lobster
2101 Folsom Street (415) 558-7721

From the website: "The Lobster Theater Project, better known as Killing My Lobster (KML), provides artists with the opportunity to generate and produce performance art across ...more»

Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue (at El Camino del Mar) (415) 750-3658

The California Palace of the Legion of Honor displays ancient and European art.The Florence Gould Theater opened at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in 1924. The G ...more»

Lucky Ju Ju/Pacific Pinball Museum
1510 Webster Street , Alameda, CA (510) 769-1349

Pacific Pinball Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of pinball. See all kinds of pinball art from different decades. Then step back in time and play pinball on super ...more»

Malibu Redwood City
320 Blomquist Street , Redwood City, CA (650) 367-1906

If your kids are dying to go to Great America or Six Flags and you just can't get yourself to go to a jumbo amusement park, head over to Malibu Redwood City for a mini-amuseme ...more»

Marin French Cheese Company
7500 Red Hill Road , Petaluma, CA (800) 292-6001

This Bay Area artisan cheese-maker is known for its Brie and Camembert. Bring your family to experience the art of cheese-making or buy a scrumptious picnic from their country ...more»

Mee Mee Bakery
1328 Stockton Street (415) 362-3204

Did you ever wonder how they got those little fortunes inside those crunchy cookies? Take your kids on a tour of this bakery and all your fortune cookie questions will be answ ...more»

Metreon
101 Fourth Street (415) 369-6000

The Metreon, located downtown, adjacent to Yerba Buena Gardens, is an urban entertainment experience.Here's what they have to offer:IMAX Theater The only one in SF! If you ha ...more»

Mount Tamalpais State Park
801 Panoramic Highway , Mill Valley, CA (415) 388-2070

Bay Area residents are drawn to the 2,571-foot peak of "Mt. Tam"—and rightfully so. But the state park's redwood groves, oak woodlands, 50 miles of hiking and biking trails, c ...more»

Musee Mecanique
Taylor Street and Pier 45 (415) 346-2000

Welcome to one of the largest privately owned collections of antique, coin-operated, automatic mechanical and musical instruments in the world. There are over 160 machines her ...more»

Nut Tree Family Park
1681 East Monte Vista Avenue , Vacaville, CA (707) 448-6411

Back in the day, the Nut Tree was a roadside fruit stand that grew into a restaurant and park with a train ride that took kids on rides to the Nut Tree airport and back. The f ...more»

Oakland Athletics (Oakland A's)
7000 Coliseum Way , Oakland, CA (510) 568-5600

San Franciscans are supposed to root for the Giants, but the “other” Bay Area baseball team is one that deserves our support, too. And if you can’t possibly root for the A’s, ...more»

Oakland Raiders
7000 Coliseum Way , Oakland, CA (800) 724-3377

Experience what "Raider Nation" is all about by taking the kids to a game at the McAfee Coliseum in Oakland. The Raiders have maintained a pretty solid fan base in the Bay Are ...more»

Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road , Oakland, CA (510) 632-9525

Built in 1936, this old zoo has plenty of new things going on. There is a miniature theme park with lots of rides for little kids. Bring a picnic and eat in the sunshine, or g ...more»

Petaluma Speedway
100 Fairgrounds Drive , Petaluma, CA (707) 763-7223

If racing is your family’s thing, head up to Petaluma Speedway, a 3/8-mile medium banked dirt oval that features 360 Winged Sprints, Late Models, Dirt Modifieds, Super Stocks, ...more»

Pier 39
Pier 39 (415) 705-5500

Locals shy away from this famous tourist spot but there are a lot of things to do at Pier 39. Besides all the restaurants and shops (many of them kid-friendly), the whole fami ...more»

Pixieland Amusement Park
2740 East Olivera Road , Concord, CA (925) 676-9612

Pixieland is an interesting, simple amusement park with a lot of East Bay history. The park includes rides, such as a train, flying airplanes, roller coaster, tea cups, and mo ...more»

Players Arcade and Sports Grill
Pier 39 (415) 981-6300

Players (formerly Riptide Arcade) boasts 12,000 square feet of dining, games, drinks, and Bay views. There are lives sports feeds and more than 100 prizes and video games, a f ...more»

Playland-Not-at-the-Beach
10979 San Pablo Avenue , El Cerrito, CA (510) 232-4264

Experience the amusement parks of the past by visiting Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, a “Museum of Fun,” featuring attractions from circuses, carnivals, magic shows, penny arcades ...more»

Raging Waters Waterpark
2333 South White Road , San Jose, CA (408) 238-9900

With over 23 acres, yes ACRES, of slides and attractions, there's more than enough excitement to satisfy thrill-seekers of all ages. Fly down the Barracuda Blaster, catapult t ...more»

Roaring Camp and Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railway
5401 Graham Hill Road , Felton, CA

See California's towering redwood forests from two historic railroads on a visit to Roaring Camp at Felton, near Santa Cruz. Travel by steam train up a narrow-gauge track thro ...more»

Rockin' Jump Ultimate Indoor Trampoline Parks
1901 Monterey Road, Suite 20 , San Jose, CA (408) 837-8888

Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park is a bouncy, fun filled entertainment and party spot!  Giant trampolines will keep you bouncing and fit while you play dodgeball, basketball or ju ...more»

Safari Run
341 North Amphlett Boulevard , San Mateo, CA (650) 342-1977

Only 15 minutes away from the City, a wild and adventure-filled play space awaits your active child. Safari Run can seem like a glorified fast food play area, but experienced ...more»

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and African Tent Camp
3115 Porter Creek Road , Santa Rosa, CA (800) 616-2695

Short on money to take the kids on a safari in Africa? Travel to the North Bay and visit the "Sonoma Serengeti", a unique preserve with over 400 mammals and birds. Safari West ...more»

Sail Lola with Captain Chris Jordan
Pier 39 Marina, C Dock (415) 573-7030

Take the family on a sailing adventure aboard Lola, a beautiful 33-foot sailboat, with Captain Chris Jordan, a professional with over 17 years of experience. They can take up ...more»

San Francisco 49ers
490 Jamestown Avenue (415) 656-4900

Some folks will remember the good old days when the "Niners" won Super Bowls and the players were bestowed MVP awards left and right. The team is still here and going strong,  ...more»

San Francisco Ballet
301 Van Ness Avenue (at Grove Street) (415) 865-2000

Did you know that the San Francisco Ballet is the oldest professional ballet company in the country? Or that this famous ballet company’s 1944 production of The Nutcracker was ...more»

San Francisco Bulls
2600 Geneva Avenue , Daly City, CA (415) 469-9843

San Francisco has a new sports team! The Bulls belong in the premiere ‘AA’ hockey league that serves as the development league for the National Hockey League. They play teams ...more»

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street (415) 864-7326

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is a world-class music school that recently moved into a state-of-the-art facility in the Civic Center. It's now close to the other cla ...more»

San Francisco Giants
24 Willie Mays Plaza (415) 972-2000

Take me out to the ballgame—at AT&T Park! The beloved 2010 World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants, bring people together from all over the Bay Area to see them in ac ...more»

San Francisco Opera
301 Van Ness Avenue (at Grove Street)  (415) 864-3330

North America’s second-largest opera company is right at our fingertips. The San Francisco Opera has been part of the Bay Area’s cultural scene since its inception in 1923. Th ...more»

San Francisco Public Libraries
Various locations throughout San Francisco (415) 557-4400

From afterschool homework help to chess clubs and preschool movie dates, knitting and writing workshops for teens, or taking in the family entertainment, your local library br ...more»

San Francisco Seals Soccer
Various locations (415) 564-1016

After a five-year hiatus, the San Francisco Seals (previously called the San Francisco Bay Seals) are back! As part of their new mission, they vow to "conduct youth clinics, c ...more»

San Francisco Symphony
201 Van Ness Avenue (415) 864-6000

A Fourth of July Extravaganza at Shoreline Amphitheater, Deck the Hall and Peter and the Wolf performances during the holidays, and a concert for the Stern Grove Festival are ...more»

San Francisco Zoo
One Zoo Road (415) 753-7080

The San Francisco Zoo is a must destination for all Bay Area families. It's the largest zoo in Northern California and it offers so much for children of all ages. Improvements ...more»

San Jose Earthquakes
500 El Camino Real , Santa Clara , CA (408) 556-7700

The Bay Area is back on the Major League Soccer map with the return of the San Jose Earthquakes. The team’s home is Santa Clara University's Buck Shaw Stadium. Get down there ...more»

San Jose Sharks
525 West Santa Clara Street , San Jose, CA (800) 366-4423

Have you ever been to the Shark Tank? Take the family to an ice hockey game at HP Pavilion in San Jose, home of the Bay Area’s “home team,” the San Jose Sharks. See some of th ...more»

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach Street , Santa Cruz, CA (831) 423-5590

The only major seaside amusement park on the Pacific Coast, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is located on a mile-long beach bordering the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary ...more»

Scandia Family Fun Center
4300 Central Place , Fairfield, CA (707) 864-8558

Scandia Family Fun Center is a fun and active pit stop on your way to the Sierras. It's also a terrific outing in itself and not terribly far from the City. Enjoy miniature go ...more»

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Drive , Vallejo, CA (707) 643-6722

Old timers will remember this place as Marine World Africa USA–a place in which you can watch animal and stunt shows, and play in the arcade. Since the takeover by Six Flags, ...more»

Six Flags Waterworld Concord
1950 Waterworld Parkway , Concord, CA (925) 609-1364

Take the Honolulu Halfpipe to The Big Kahuna! Splash, ride, jump, slide...this is a great waterworld adventure. There are lots of "thrill" rides, but also family fun rides for ...more»

Sonoma Train Town
20264 Broadway - Highway 12 , Sonoma, CA (707) 938-3912

At Train Town you will lose your sense of direction as the steam train guides you back in time, through ten acres of landscaped park. Filled with thousands of trees, animals, ...more»

Stern Grove Festival
19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard (415) 252-6252

One of the best music venues in the City during the summer is Stern Grove, a lush, green, and wide open space in the southwest corner of the City, near the San Francisco Zoo. ...more»

Studio Grow
1235 10th Street , Berkeley, CA (510) 526-9888

Studio Grow is a fantastic play space in Berkeley for the 0 to 6 set. This wonderful place is the brainchild of two loving dads who have extensive experience in early childhoo ...more»

The Buddy Club
P.O. Box 8012 , Berkeley, CA (510) 236-7469

The Buddy Club Children's Shows were conceived at The Other Cafe Comedy Club in San Francisco in 1987. The mission of The Buddy Club is to provide culture for families and to ...more»

Tilden Park
 (510) 843-2137

Tilden Park is by far the best nature destination in the East Bay. It is replete with gorgeous hiking trails, open meadows, barbecue pits and picnic tables (reserved by site), ...more»

UA Stonestown Twin Theater
501 Buckingham Way (415) 681-0331

This is a nice small theater to take the kids to. There are only two screens so no one gets lost! 

Western Railway Museum
5848 State Highway 12 , Suisun, CA (707) 374-2978

All aboard! Your train enthusiast will love a field trip up to the Western Railway Museum. Visitors have the opportunity to ride historic streetcars and interurban electric tr ...more»

Woodminster Amphitheater, Joaquin Miller Park
3300 Joaquin Miller Road , Oakland, CA (510) 531-9597

Take the family to a performance at the lovely outdoor theater in the lush hills of Oakland. Woodminster Amphitheater in Joaquin Miller Park features three different musicals ...more»

Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission and 4th Streets (415) 820-3550

Yerba Buena Gardens hosts an ice skating center, bowling alley, Zeum (interactive museum), a carousel (open daily 10am– 5pm, $3 for 2 rides), a memorial to MLK, Jr., water fou ...more»

Young Performers Theatre
Fort Mason, Building C, Room 300 (415) 346-5550

Young Performers Theatre (YPT) is a professional children's theater that offers an opportunity for children to participate in theater performances in which most of the actors ...more»

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