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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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National Parks in the San Francisco Bay Area: Where To Take Your Kids

Today we are joining with other California bloggers to share favorite family destinations in the Golden State! Find great resources in this list, plus link up your own below. When most Northern Californians think of National Parks, Yosemite looms large. Perhaps Lassen, Sequoia and Kings Canyon come to mind for the more outdoor-minded. What so …

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Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco with Kids: 8 Top Things to Do

My hometown of San Francisco is one of the most popular family travel destinations in the world.  I’m lucky enough to live in the middle of it all with my two kids!  Of course, like many travelers, I occasionally take my hometown for granted and don’t experience everything it has to offer.  I’m making 2016 the …

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Skiing Tahoe with Kids: Why Diamond Peak is Perfect for Families

Living just 3 hours away from Lake Tahoe in the San Francisco Bay Area, my husband and I have skied a lot of mountains in Tahoe.  When it comes to ski resorts, Tahoe has some heavy hitters known all over the world: Squaw Valley, Northstar, Heavenly, Kirkwood and many more. Sprinkled in among the bigger resorts …

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