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7 Shady Hikes to Help Beat the Heat

Summer heat doesn’t have to mean it’s too hot to hike.

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9 Easy Beach Excursions for Boston Families

Whether you want to dig for clams, explore sand dunes or find a secret beach, we’ve got just the spot.

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Chop Chop! These U-Cut Tree Farms Are Ready to Welcome You This Year

If DIY is your holiday style, then we have the Christmas tree farms for you—from Sebastopol to Santa Cruz to the East Bay.

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California Dreamin’: Best Spots for Beach Camping

Sand, surf and sleeping bags. Set up camp at one of these beach campsites this summer!

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Your Guide to the New & Improved Space Needle

The Space Needle’s massive renovation is nearly complete and we’ve got the 411 on the new digs, including the observation deck’s new 11-foot-high glass walls, glass benches, bigger views and revolving glass floor.

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5 Spine-Chilling Haunted Houses

With little pumpkins in mind, we’ve rounded up a list of six spots that are just a little bit scary (more Scooby Doo than Psycho).

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Jedi Master Classes & 9 Other Affordable Fun Activities

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

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Top Father’s Day Outdoor Adventure Ideas

Father’s day is just around the corner so before you scramble to buy another tie or “World’s Best Dad” coffee mug, get creative and treat him to an outdoor adventure! To parents, the ultimate present is that of time spent…

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5 Kid-Friendly & Pet-Friendly Bay Area Breweries (with Food Options)

This Bay Area weather keeps getting better & it’s making me think about a nice cold beer (ah!), but I’ve got a baby and some pups.
No problem!  

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Do This Now: Attend an Earth Day Clean Up Party!

Going green for Earth Day is a great excuse to get dirty! All around the Bay, families can roll up their collective sleeves to clean up parks, beaches and more.

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Rockin’ and Readin’: Catch Kindie Rockers at Tricycle Music Fest

Forget Outsidelands and the Bluegrass Festival—the hot ticket for the tot-to-pre-teen set is the Tricycle Music Fest. This free concert series gets loud inside libraries across the Bay and is kicking off this weekend.

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Ride the Wave: Surf Lessons for Locals

SoCal isn’t the only place where you can raise a skilled little surfer. There are plenty of mellow waves and surf instruction for kids up North, and we’ve rounded up the best for you right here.

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The “Get Out of The House!” Guide for New Moms

Ready to get out and have some fun? Strap on that little one and get out to one of these fabulous classes for mom (or dad) and baby!

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Seaside Secrets: 5 Best Hidden Beaches

Avoid the crowds at one of these under the radar beaches.

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15 Thanksgiving Weekend Activities To Keep Your Kids Busy

After the food has been gobbled, the kiddos will be fidgety and we’ve got the perfect list of activities to keep you sane and the little ones happy.

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3 Things to Know Today (October 19)

Here are 3 things to know for today, Sunday, October 19.

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Half Moon Bay's Giant Pumpkins

Just about every town, even the major urban centers, rustles up a pumpkin festival in the days leading up to Halloween. But few burgs are famous for not simply their fests but the size of the gourds that roll in.…

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Five Beautiful Coastal Drives Near San Francisco

Occupying so much of the western seaboard, it’s no wonder why California is full of beautiful coastal drives. However, with a coastline that stretches for over 800 miles, many of California’s drives aren’t exactly accessible. Nonetheless, many of these beautiful…

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Tourist For a Day: 3 Perfect Day Trips In Our Own Backyard

FIVE MILES: Sausalito + Cavallo Point
Stellar sushi, holistic makeovers, and a Michelin-starred restaurant in the village across the bay.
9 am Cross the Golden Gate and overshoot Sausalito by a few miles for breakfast at the Dipsea Café, just…

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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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The Best Puppet Shows in the Bay Area

Everyone loves puppet shows, whether they’re 3, 33, or 103. Happily, the traditional art of puppetry is alive and well in the San Francisco Bay Area, so don’t miss out and mark your calendars! We’ve rounded up some of the…

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Santa’s Tree Farm in Half Moon Bay

Have you put off picking up your tree? If cut-your-own Christmas tree farms bring visions of the Grizwolds’ misadventures, reign in your imagination! This is California, people. And finding the perfect tree can be a magical family trip, even sans…

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Best Christmas Trees in the Bay Area

No one wants to celebrate the holidays at the environment’s expense, and now it seems the debate between real vs. fake trees is finally over. Real trees get the prize – they’re renewable, smell good, don’t release tons of chemicals,…

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A Slice of Life at Pie Ranch

Weeding, Eating, and Dancing Down on the Farm
Who doesn’t love pie? If you do, chances are you’ll also love eating, dancing—even rolling up your sleeves and working—at Pie Ranch. Located in Pescadero, just south of Half Moon Bay, Pie…

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Explore: Crossroads Park

Explore: Crossroads Park

Sure, Crossroads Park is a ripe destination this weekend (June 27-28), given it’s home to the Bellevue Strawberry Festival. But it’s also a great anytime-adventure, where the kiddos can explore the sprawling lawns, hit the playground and…

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