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Hidden Giants: Redwood Hikes to Take with Your Kids

No need to trek out to Muir Woods to see the majestic Redwoods—there are plenty of places close to home. Here are our favorite mini forests to explore now.

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Everything to See at the Reopened Huntington Botanical Gardens

This 130-acre garden in San Marino is now open with safety measures in place.

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The Coolest Mall Play Spaces in the DMV

From play areas with fun local themes to one with a sailing ship, these in-the-mall destinations might just become your new go-to indoor play spots.

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Say Goodbye to Those Bright Green Starbucks Straws

Are you ready for your favorite Frappuccino…sans straw?

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Don’t Miss: The NEW StoryWalk in the Marin Headlands

Combine outdoor exploration and reading as you explore the Marin Headlands on this scenic StoryWalk.

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Can You Guess How Big the Tallest Toy Brick Tower in the World Is?

The tallest plastic brick tower on record was just built in Tel Aviv.

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7 Ways to Change Your Luck On Friday the 13th

Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya? If you can’t tell Dirty Harry yes, we’ve got some ways to make you feel lucky!

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Wet & Wild: SF’s 7 Best Fountains

A gurgling urban fountain on an surprisingly warm day can bring on hours of entertainment. We’ve rounded up The City’s best for some good, clean fun.

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Tips & Tricks for Taking Photos in Nature (and a Game!)

Today is Nature Photography Day. Download our printable and then head out into the field.

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This Sneak Peek Of The Star Wars-Themed Land At Disneyland Is Everything You Hoped For

photo: Disney Parks Blog
Whether you’re a family of Disney nerds or ‪Star Wars geeks (or both), chances are you’re sitting on the edge of your seat until the new ‪Star Wars-themed land opens at the Happiest Place On Earth.…

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Gingerbread Adventures at OMSI

This holiday season, celebrate all-things gingerbread at OMSI! With towering sculptures made by local architects and bakeries, sweet science demonstrations, and build-it-yourself workshops, Gingerbread Adventures is a treat for the whole family.…

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Everything is Awesome: LEGO Store Birthday Parties Now in NYC

Yes! You can now hold a bash in the house of bricks in NYC! (But for a limited time only, so act fast!)

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Think Outside the Block With These Innovative Building Sets

Have an emerging engineer in your family? Here are 10 playful and unique sets that inspire and teach.

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Do You Remember These Old School Playground Features?

Whether tether ball was your thing or if it was the rocket monkey bars, take a peek at these throwback playground features you surely rocked as a kid.

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Visit The San Juan Islands: Islands Museum of Art

Now, there’s one more beautiful reason to make a trip to the San Juan Islands – the brand new Islands Museum of Art.
Located in Friday Harbor, the museum is situated in a space that used to be the home…

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This Tangled Party Wins for Best Day Ever

This Tangled party will sweep you away into a day of Disney-inspired fun.

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Parks and Playgrounds that Rule in the Rain

For those dreary, drizzly winter days when you just need to get outside, here are some of our fave parks and playgrounds that rule in the rain.

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See SeaTac from Another Angle: Jet Over to Angle Lake Park

It’s an unfortunate fact for most of us urbanites–hear the name SeaTac and you’re envisioning impossible check-in lines, incessant jet noise and whiny kids after a long flight. But what if we told you SeaTac also equals hours of water…

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Art of the Brick: LEGO Eye Candy Arrives in Times Square

What’s closer than LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester and less likely to result in budget-busting shopping spree than the Rockefeller Center LEGO Store? The Art of the Brick®, the newest exhibit at Discovery Times Square featuring lots and lots and lots…

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Best Northwest Hikes and Walks

A sweeping glacial vista on a bluebird afternoon…an ancient rain forest, trees dripping with moss…the fecund scent of a deep mountain meadow…come July, our hearts yearn for the sweet sylvan dream that is Northwest hiking. Like nowhere else in the…

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Take a Power Trip to Wild Horse Wind Farm

From the moment they come into view as you climb the rolling hills just east of Ellensburg, what strikes you first about the turbines of the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility is their scale. Structures that looked like tiny…

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Explore: Novato’s Museum of the American Indian and Miwok Park

Longing to give your kids a history lesson about the people who first inhabited the Bay Area? Take a trip to the Marin Museum of the American Indian in Novato. Not everyone knows about this small, special museum, built on…

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Explore: Roberts Regional Park in Oakland

With its fantastic new ‘Barrier Free’ playground for both disabled and able-bodied kids, hiking trails, and towering redwoods, Roberts Regional Rec. Area is a gem of Bay Area parks. Its 82 acres are clean and well-kept, and it even has…

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Explore: Farrel-McWhirter Park

Looking for a kid-friendly farm in Seattle to take your children this summer? With a moo-moo here and a neigh-neigh there, Farrel-McWhirter Park offers a year-round farm fix for little ones who are into tiny bunnies or big horses. Farm…

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Explore: Multnomah Falls

Kids and adults alike will be wowed by the breathtaking beauty of Oregon’s number one natural visitor attraction, Multnomah Falls. Situated in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, at a towering 620-feet, Multnomah Falls is the second tallest, year-round…

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Explore: Ravenna

Get revved up and ready to romp through Ravenna with your kids. The renovated Ravenna-Eckstein park & playground (6535 Ravenna Ave. NE) is equipped with the standards, but we think you’ll be tickled by bonus features. There are now ample…

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Explore: Glen Park, Woodsy Haven in The City

There’s a Bay Area neighborhood—in San Francisco of all places—where you can escape to the woods, and the houses and storefronts virtually disappear. Here, you and the kids will forget you are in the middle of a busy city as…

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Explore: Rock City, Mt. Diablo

Make ’em into Mountain Climbers

Ever gaze up at the clouds finding hidden pictures? What if the pictures were a little closer to earth? 3,948 feet from the valley floor, Mt. Diablo’s Rock City has some of the most surreal-looking…

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Explore: Larkspur’s Magnolia Avenue

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Larkspur’s Magnolia Street
An afternoon spent on this main drag feels like a return to simpler times, only better. First up, step into Swing where kids have their pick of the sweetest getups in town. Right now, the summer…

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