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Oakland A’s Games with Kids: Your Family-Friendly Baseball Guide

Thanks to the Oakland A’s for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. Spring is finally here and that means it’s time for America’s favorite past-time – baseball! My family’s love of our hometown team, the Oakland Athletics – more affectionately known as the A’s – runs pretty deep. My husband grew up in …

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California’s Great America WinterFest: Holiday Theme Park Family Fun

Special holiday events have become increasingly popular at amusement parks across the country. My home theme park in Northern California – California’s Great America in Santa Clara – has joined the ranks of celebrating the winter season with a special event of its own. The park’s holiday celebration, WinterFest at Great America, is only in …

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A Wild West Getaway in Old Sacramento, California

I’ve partnered with Holiday Inn through ShopShare Network for this sponsored post. All opinions are my own. Like many travel writers, I am often so driven to explore far-flung destinations that I forget to travel close to home. My family has been on a mission to remedy that! This year, we have prioritized taking day and …

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Great Pumpkin Fest at California’s Great America: Tips for Fall Family Visits

Regional theme parks tend to celebrate Halloween by scaring the living daylights out of guests. Horror Nights and Fright Fests and the like cater to teens and adults, but the little ones are often left out of the Halloween fun. Luckily, there is something special for younger kids at one of Northern California’s largest theme parks, …

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50 Things to Do in Oakland with Kids

Take it from a California local. San Francisco may get all the glory but the East Bay is the place to be for families. Cheaper prices, warmer weather, and more kid-friendly attractions is why many families like mine have chosen Oakland, Berkeley, and the surrounding Northern California towns to raise a family. I call the …

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Visiting San Francisco’s Walt Disney Family Museum with Kids

Think you need to go to Anaheim or Orlando to walk in Walt Disney’s footsteps? Think again. Disney history is alive and well in Northern California too. In fact, one of the most impressive collections of Disney memorabilia is on display in my hometown of San Francisco. The location? The Walt Disney Family Museum. Founded by Walt’s …

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Redding California with Kids: Exploring True Northern California

I’ve lived in Northern California for over a decade. But calling San Francisco “northern” is a bit of a misnomer. There are hundreds of miles that separate the City by the Bay and the Oregon border. Like many Bay Area residents who seem to have a mental roadblock somewhere around the middle of Mendocino county, I …

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13 Blogs That Will Make You Want to Visit California

The great state of California is on nearly every traveler’s bucket list and with good reason. Its massive size, however, makes it the ultimate travel challenge. There is so much to do and see that seeing it all nearly takes a lifetime. But this is what makes it a perfect place to call home for those …

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An Out of This World Evening with Ringling Bros. Circus

When my family travels, we usually make time to see several kid-friendly shows and performances. When we are home, however, we definitely don’t go to see enough. I was excited when my family was invited to see the latest Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus show as it passed through my hometown. I hadn’t been to …

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California’s Great America with Kids: The Complete Guide

California’s Great America Theme Park has been a San Francisco Bay Area tradition for over 40 years. The park, which is located in the city of Santa Clara right next to San Jose, has been owned by several different companies in its long history and has evolved and changed quite a bit. My husband (who is …

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