Want to plan a summer of fun for the little people in your life? Good news! An over-the-top summer doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg or take tons of prep work. With this list of our ten favorite things to do with kids under 5, we prove the old axiom that the best things in life FREE (or at least very cheap).

1. Get Your Hike on at Mori Point

Get out of the city and into the fresh air at Mori Point! Located just south of San Francisco in the town of Pacifica, Mori Point offers hiking trails for all ages and abilities.  If you park on Mori Point Road near the Moose Lodge, you can follow a flat trail to a wooden boardwalk that takes you all the way to the ocean (perfect for that jogging stroller). More adventurous hikers can hike a windy path or a large wooden staircase up to the top to see the beautiful vista. Depending on the time of year, you may be able to see migrating whales as they swim past. Hiking got you hungry? Check out nearby Gorilla Barbecue (located in an awesome orange train car) where the kids meals are generously-sized and delicious.

Mori Point Rd.
Pacifica, Ca
Online: parksconservancy.org

Photo: Kate Loweth

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