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The Best Places to Roll in Some Leaves in the Bay Area

Jumping in a big pile of crunchy, colorful leaves is a seasonal rite of passage. We raked up the best places to get your fall foliage fix, from Wine Country to parks closer to home.

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Wow! Wild Playhouses by Local Builder Barbara Butler

These incredible playhouses boast whimsical features such as turrets, rock-climbing towers, flying bridges and sliding trap doors. You gotta see these!

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Adventures in Napa Beyond the Wineries

Napa is no big mystery for the Bay Area day-tripper but what exactly do you know about Calistoga besides bubbly mineral water and wine? Set between two mountain ranges, the northernmost city of the Napa Valley features some amazing finds…

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A Train Ride Through Napa Valley

With ticket prices at about 100 bucks a pop, the Wine Train might not be your first pick for a family outing, but some of their special events are worth the splurge (Father’s Day, Fourth of July and the Santa…

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Bay Area Trains Guide for Little Train Lovers

All Abroad!
Whether they’re watching Thomas the Tank Engine or riding the rails, some kids just can’t get their fill of trains. Just about every parent knows that train-crazed tots can take a small-scale steam train through Berkeley’s Tilden Park…

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Date Night: The Best Spas in the Napa Valley

Need an escape from the Bay? Head up to the Napa Valley for some pampering, a little wine, and indulge in the ease and serenity of small-town life. Our partner magazine, 7×7, has compiled a delightful list of the best…

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Date Night: Off the Beaten Path Napa Wineries

Want to go wine-tasting in Napa this weekend and avoid the majority of the weekend crowds? Check out 7×7‘s list of out-of-the-way wineries that aren’t too out there.
Many of 450 or so wineries in Napa Valley are too far…

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Gourmet’s Not Just for Grown-Ups

Fancy Snake and Frog Plates
If you crave the scenery and relaxation of wine country, there’s good news. You don’t need to hire a babysitter before you take the drive – you can bring the kids along! With Scientopia, the…

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Paternal Pampering

Forget the necktie; you can even bypass breakfast in bed. Why not celebrate Father’s Day at Solage Calistoga this weekend? The family-friendly Napa Valley resort is hosting a special complimentary bocce ball tournament for guests this Sunday, as well as…

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