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2021: Al Fresco Dining at Its Finest

From grassy expanses to perfect patios to overwater lookouts, outdoor dining has never been more popular!

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The Best Places for Kid Birthday Parties in LA

Level up your kid’s next birthday bash at one of these only-in-LA spots!

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Soak Up the Fun at These Splash Pads & San Diego Water Parks

Need a break from the sand and surf, but still want to cool down? Get delightfully drenched at one of these top go-to water spots.

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2021 Bay Area Fireworks Guide

Your crew will be thrilled that the July 4th festivities are ON for 2021!

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Get a Jump on Pool Season at These Indoor Water Parks

For a weekend getaway or a day-cation, we’ve got the scoop on where you can swim, slide and play like you’re on vacation.

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This Disney World Water Park Just Announced a 2021 Reopening Date

This hidden gem should be on your radar for 2021.

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10 Stroller-Friendly Trails That You’ll Love in Oakland

Oakland has lots of great trails where you can get out and hit the trail with your stroller partner!

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Beat Cold Weather Blues at These Epic Indoor Pools

Don’t let the early winter chill get you down! Head to one of these Portland area indoor pools.

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Mini-Dipping: 7 Splash-tastic Swimming Pools for Babies

Low chlorine, shallow and warmer temps make for splashing fun that babies love.

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48 Hours in Long Beach with Kids

From exploring historical ships to eating some of the best pizza in the country, Long Beach is a fantastic, family-friendly destination.

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Insider’s Guide to Fisherman’s Wharf

Think this bustling stretch is for tourists only? Think again! We’ve complied an insiders guide to the Wharf filled with family fun.

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Make a Splash: Water Slide Your Way through Summer

We navigated the waters to give you the rundown on some of the best water slides around, with options for wee guppies and bona fide sharks alike.

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A Shore Thing: Beaches Perfect for Splashing & Swimming

Savor the summer sun at these beaches that are perfect for splashing and swimming!

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10 Affordable Ways to Jump-Start Your Summer of Fun

We’ve partnered with the leading deal-maker to help you kick off your summer in money-saving style.

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Splash Your Winter Blues Away at These 9 Indoor Pools

Get in some good summer-like fun at these 9 indoor swimming pools in and around Portland.

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Start Ups With Strollers: The New SF Parent Groups To Know About

From a club for creative mommas to a group for parents who would rather not playdate indoors, check out our list of SF’s hottest start-up parents groups—you might just find your new crew!

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Family Restaurants That Serve Up Stunning Views

Little known fact: Eating while gazing out the window at picturesque cityscapes and landscapes does wonders for your digestion. Ok, not really, but few things can make you feel like a million bucks more than watching an ocean sunset over…

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Where to Hang 10, Dude

If a long, wet spring has made you desperate for a dip into the tropical waters of Maui, where the kids can hang ten on waves that curl into the sunset… snap out of it! You live in Portland. Instead,…

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Your Beachside Destination this Summer

Love the water but looking to throw something new into the mix of your usual beach spots? How about a massive aquatic park that you don’t even have to leave town to visit? If so, it’s about time you packed…

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November Hot List: Portland Sales and Deals

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s never too early to get a jump start on all your holiday shopping this year. Check out the exclusive Red Tricycle sales and deals from our local business partners. Ho Ho Ho!

Give an experience…

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7 Awesome Bay Area Playgrounds

It’s time to put the rain boots away and take out the sandals because summer is back and the playgrounds are dry and welcoming again. If you’re tired of taking the little ones to your neighborhood park every time, here…

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Aquatic Playground

Channing Way & 4th St
Berkeley, CA 94710
While certain parts of Aquatic Park itself may have a less-than desirable reputation (the Emeryville end is probably best avoided) Aquatic Playground, at the other end of the park is another story. …

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Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto

1919 4th St
Berkeley, CA 94702
With its walls covered in shipping and fishing memorabilia, Spenger’s is practically a nautical museum, and is sure to delight kids of all ages. The walls in the main dining room are made from…

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Explore: Hyde Street Pier

What beats a ship-in-a-bottle? A real live ship, of course! At the Hyde Street Pier, six floating historic vessels are anchored for public view, including Alma, a scow schooner, Eureka, a four-story, 1890 ferry, and Balclutha, a real-life square-rigged ship,…

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Explore: Berkeley’s Aquatic Park

You’ve seen it in passing—driving along 80, the lagoon may have gotten your attention a couple of times, especially if you caught a glimpse of a water skier zooming by. But next time, exit at University and make some time…

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Berkeley’s Fourth Street – Shop & Eat with Kids in Tow

Whether you get there early for the banana pancakes at Bette’s diner or arrive midday and enjoy fish tacos from Tacubaya on the patio while watching the trains go by, Berkeley’s Fourth Street offers a fab day out for grown-up…

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Explore: Berkeley’s Aquatic Park

You’ve seen it in passing—driving along 80, the lagoon may have gotten your attention a couple of times, especially if you caught a glimpse of a water skier zooming by. But next time, exit at University and make some time…

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Explore: Temescal

Let’s face it, sometimes you’re itching to get the kiddos out of the house but you’re just not up for a crowded event. Each week in our newsletter we explore a new neighborhood, park, hiking trail or other Get Out…

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Explore: Westfield Mall in San Francisco Center

Style, Food, and Kid Friendly Fashion

It’s not your mother’s mall. This downtown behemoth has morphed into a one-stop shopping mecca, making it our go-to place for the holidays, even with the little ones in tow. There’s enough diversions to…

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Explore: Solano Ave, Part Two

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Solano Ave, Part Two
The perfect antidote to the mall–the Albany end of Solano Avenue, bordered on the west by San Pablo Avenue, is known as the Kids’ Block and is packed with child-friendly (not to mention wallet-friendly) stores.…

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Explore: The Presidio and Aquatic park

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The Presidio and Aquatic park
With beautiful weather in October, now is the perfect (if not only) time to get outdoors and run your littles before the winter rain starts. The Presidio in San Francisco makes for great family…

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Explore: Marin Organic and U-Pick

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Marin Organic and U-Pick
Bring those mini-city-slickers up to Marin this weekend to get in on the season’s “u-pick” bounty. Marin Organic, an association of the county’s organic farmers, organizes farm tours nearly every weekend, and this time of…

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Explore: Presidio Heights

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Presidio Heights
If you’re looking to make your kid a standout at the playground, head over to Sacramento Street in San Francisco (blocks 3300-3600 in particular) to check out the adorably unique gear at Honeys & Heroes, Dottie Doolittle…

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Explore: Lakeshore

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Whether you’re dropping in to practice tumbling at a Gymboree class, helping them with tree pose at Monkey Yoga Shala’s Itsy Bitsy kid’s class or taking them to get the wiggles out at Lakeside Park, with its views…

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San Francisco’s Bernal Heights

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San Francisco’s Bernal Heights
Towards the back of the city near where Mission Street meets the 280 sits Bernal Heights, a very “lo-fi” kid-friendly hood. On the main drag, Cortland Ave., make sure to hit up Chloe’s Closet for…

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Explore: Farrallon Islands with Kids

This past few weeks have yielded some of the juiciest wildlife watching of the year out on the Farallon Islands. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to take your little ones out to “Devil’s Teeth” on a whale-watching…

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