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Just Opened: Mapamundi Kids

What do you get when you cross an artist, a fashion executive and a beloved kids store in idyllic Noe Valley? You get Mapamundi Kids: A boutique bursting with coolness and creativity.

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Kid Skateboarding

L8tr Sk8tr: Bay Area Skateparks that Have it All

Give your groms the proper space to shred (with helmets and knee pads, of course) and visit one of these Bay Area skate parks perfect for little skaters just getting comfortable on four wheels.

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Ready.... Set... Jump Start into Summer with Goldfish Swim School

Sunshine Not Required: The Bay’s Best Indoor Pools

Can’t cajole your little one out of the tub? Maybe it’s time to give them more space to splash around and take them to one of the Bay Area’s bevy of indoor pools.

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Do a Dinner Playdate at this Family-Friendly Mission Eatery

You’ll find beers for mom and dad, Nerf bowling for the minis and nosh for everyone at Pig & Pie’s family night, where the motto is “Run around, fling food, make lots of noise—nobody will care!”

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Sail Off Into the Inner Sunset

Forget about the rolling fog, there’s nothing bleak about this fun and funky neighborhood. Read on to plan your day in the sun(set!).

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You Say It’s Your Birthday? Where to Score Birthday Freebies

A handful of local spots, from ice cream parlors to mini golf courses, offer fun freebies to kiddos on their birthdays—how many can you and your little party animal can scoop up on their big day?

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Enjoy a full day of free rides on San Francisco's historic 1906 carousel. The newly-restored carousel located in Yerba Buena Gardens at the Children's Creativity Museum features hand-carved wooden animals, including giraffes, rams, dragons, horses and even a lion...oh my! All ages will delight in this beloved merry-go-round. *FAVORITE*

Spin Me Right Round: The Bay’s Best Carousels

From the tallest carousel in the world to one set in the oldest playground in America, the Bay Area’s collection of merry-go-rounds is top notch. Check out our list and take your family for a spin!

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Clubbing With The Kiddos at Daybreaker

Are your little ones awake and ready to party before the sun even comes up? Let them shake it out at Daybreaker, one of the Bay Area’s new all-ages, early morning dance clubs.

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Shack Up in Sea Ranch

Six Last Minute Spring Break Ideas

Forgot to book your tickets to Kauai? Or reserve your hillside hideaway in Tahoe? Don’t panic—there are plenty of nearby, adventurous options for last-minute Spring Break fun.

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Gymboree 

Free For All: Classes That Offer Free Trials

Let your little one dabble in every type of activity—all before you spend a dime—by taking advantage of a few (or all) of these programs that offer a first class free.

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Roll Call: The Bay Area’s Grooviest Roller Rinks

We’re sure most mom and dads spent plenty of afternoons racing around the roller rink, and thankfully, there are still a handful of spots where you and your team can go for a spin.

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Play Tourist for a Day in Tiburon and Belvedere

Even if you are a born-and-bred Marin momma, we bet some of the kid-friendly sights and stops we’ve dug up in these coastal communities will surprise you.

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You’re So Sweet: The Best Bay Area Chocolatiers

Did you realize that the Bay Area is also home to more than a dozen local chocolate companies? This Valentine’s Day, skip the Snickers in favor of some local cocoa treats.

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Baby Bear Sees Blue, by Ashley Wolff

Choose Your Own Adventure: Book-Inspired Activities that Make Reading Come to Life

We’ve paired up a collection of new children’s titles by local authors with real-life, nearby adventures that you and your family can embark on.

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Date Night Done Right: 12 Drop-Off Play Spots

Just in time for Valentine’s, here’s our list of places around the Bay open for after hours, drop-off play!

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