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Cast Your Line at These Fishing Spots Near Akron

Will it be a Walleye or a Crappie on the line?

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A Shore Thing: 7 Uncrowded Beaches Off-the-Beaten-Path

We sussed out the best low-key beaches that boast big coastal charm so you don’t have to socially distance your family from the sea and sand this summer.

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10 Playgrounds With Awesome Picnic Areas

Swinging from monkey bars sure can work up an appetite! No need to rush home for lunch. Just stick to these covered pavilions and prime picnic spots.

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Now Open: Ishihara Park in Santa Monica

Find out more about the brand new park that let’s you snack and spin!

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An Abandoned Parking Lot Becomes an Urban Park in the Sunset

An expanse of asphalt gets new life as park, complete with a skate park, urban garden, hay bale maze and more. Get all the details on this magical new space in the Outer Sunset.

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High-Flying Fun: Peachtree-Dekalb Airport Park

Your crew will love a trip to PDK, with its playground, picnic area, and air strip observation stadium. Read on to find out all your need to be ready for take-off.

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Doze-thru: Where to Drive or Park With a Sleepy Kid

The little one fell asleep in the car again. Transfer her to the crib? Yeah, right. So what to do with the next hour or two? Check out our ideas for ways to give yourself a much-needed break during car-based naps.

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High Flying Thrills & Fun at Buchanan Field Airport

Bring your mini plane enthusiasts to Concord’s Buchanan Field Airport for one of the best vantage points for plane watching—all for free.

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Sand, Surf, and Picnics: What Not to Miss at Stinson Beach

When you think of summer, what magical childhood memories come to mind? Ice cream in the park while sitting high atop your dad’s shoulders (sorry about those drips, pops!), or how about endless bike riding with your pals (remember those…

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An Enchanting Outing at Enchanted Forest

Just south of Salem is an enchanted theme park that is not only closer than the Magic Kingdom, but far more manageable. Grouped into themed “lands,” (ahem, much like another theme park we know), it’s totally perfect for a day trip.

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Party On! A Guide To Hot Spots for Summer Birthdays

When throwing birthday parties in the park this summer, there are a few must-haves to make it the coolest event on the party circuit. Cake and ice cream? Obviously. But just as important is an awesome spot to maximize fun.…

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8 Hidden Parks for Kids in Seattle’s Queen Anne Neighborhood

Everyone knows about the bigger, popular parks in Seattle’s family-friendly Queen Anne neighborhood, but we’ve found some hidden kid-friendly gems that are worth exploring. Next time you’re in Queen Anne, add one of these eight Queen Anne parks to your…

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A Park Locals Love

This hidden treasure of green space, picnic area and playground in Kenmore has so much to offer on it’s 13 acres of space, but unless you’ve heard about it, you’d never know it was there. Rhododendron Park is a great…

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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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Belvedere Park Playground

San Rafael Ave. & University Ave.
Tiburon, Ca
When little ones start to get crabby after an afternoon of shopping Tiburon’s historic Main Street, take them to Belvedere Community Park where they’ll be sure to get rid of some of…

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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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Best Bay Area Hikes: Lake Lagunitas

This scenic, kid-friendly trail is practically in your backyard, but we promise you will feel a million miles away.

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Explore: Mercerdale Park

Mercerdale Park is a great destination for those days when you’ve got the whole crew (bigger and little kiddos) to entertain.  Located in the heart of Mercer Island, the park has it all: a paved path—perfect for strollers or tricycles—loops…

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Splish Splash!

Summer is finally here but the thought of scrubbing out your wading pool isn’t really floating your boat. Pack a picnic, grab the sunscreen, and check out Bellevue’s brand-new Water Spray Playground. Located within (the already fabulous) Crossroads Community Park…

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