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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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SFO Airport Guide: Tips for Navigating San Francisco Airport with Kids

One of the biggest challenges of traveling with kids is navigating through large airports. Each airport is laid out differently, has different amenities, and presents different challenges when it comes to traveling with kids. Wouldn’t it be great to know what to expect at different airports all over the country before you travel with your …

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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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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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9 Amazing Summer Destinations in California for Families

California is a destination that can be explored year-round, but there’s something special about summer in the Golden State. The season in California conjures up iconic moments in time and popular culture, from the Summer of Love in San Francisco to the Beach Boys’ Endless Summer. Summer in California inspires wanderlust. With school out and pleasant …

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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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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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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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