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Out & About: There's no Place Like the Bay Area for the Holidays

Out & About: There's no Place Like the Bay Area for the Holidays

December 02, 2018 / Meredith Bergman / Out & About

The holiday season is officially in full swing! If you want to make this a December to Remember, have we got the resource for you: local father of three children three and under, San Francisco native, and World's Biggest Fan of holiday cheer, Trevor McNeil, is the mastermind behind this... read more

Mom Docent: A Quiet Retreat to the Botanical Garden Library and Terrace

Mom Docent: A Quiet Retreat to the Botanical Garden Library and Terrace

October 26, 2018 / Beth Ryan / Out & About Mom Docent

There's no time to read the plaques while tending to the herd! Enter Mom Docent, a new City Blocks series that will be full of stories, tips, and suggested activities for Bay Area sites, museums, paintings, and public works of art. Each entry is intended to be read before heading... read more

Lazy Day: A Pumpkin Patch for Tired Parents

Lazy Day: A Pumpkin Patch for Tired Parents

October 16, 2018 / Beth Ryan / Out & About Seasonal Activities

There are a lot of amazing Pumpkin Patches in the area. But it’s all fun and games (and pumpkin cannons and farm animals) until you have to fight your way back to the city in stand-still traffic coming north on Highway 1 at 3:55pm on a Sunday.   May I humbly subm... read more

Mom Docent: USS Hornet

Mom Docent: USS Hornet

October 12, 2018 / Beth Ryan / Out & About Education Mom Docent

There's no time to read the plaques while tending to the herd! Enter Mom Docent, a new City Blocks series that will be full of stories, tips, and suggested activities for Bay Area sites, museums, paintings, and public works of art. Each entry is intended to be read before heading... read more

Out & About Lil’ Kid: Bernal Heights

Out & About Lil’ Kid: Bernal Heights

September 05, 2018 / Out & About

As we all settle into our fall routines, let's not forget an easy way to mix things up when a free day comes our way: exploring a different neighborhood in the city, or just venturing to a new spot around the corner. In today's Out & About, Yanina Markova shares... read more

Out & About: Bay Area Telescope Viewing

Out & About: Bay Area Telescope Viewing

August 22, 2018 / Out & About

No need to limit kids' learning experiences to school hours! Several Bay Area organizations offer telescope viewing to the public so stargazers of all ages can get a close-up view of gleaming planets, luminous moons, and twinkling stars. Pro tip: telescope viewing starts when the sky is dark, so go o... read more

Out & About: San Francisco’s Hidden Outdoor Public Spaces

Out & About: San Francisco’s Hidden Outdoor Public Spaces

August 20, 2018 / Out & About

With the return of the always-busy school year, it's a great time to check out the many outdoor spaces in downtown San Francisco that serve as an oasis from the hustle. Christine Chen shares her suggestions for finding peace and quiet for yourself during the week, or urban adventuring with t... read more

Out & About: Water Babies

Out & About: Water Babies

August 10, 2018 / Out & About

Summer may be coming to an end all too soon, but that's no reason to give up on the pool! Whether you've been swimming this season and want to keep up the momentum, or are looking for a new activity come fall, Juli Fraga has the scoop on a few... read more

Out & About: Family-Friendly Bay Area Beaches

Out & About: Family-Friendly Bay Area Beaches

August 03, 2018 / Out & About

Summer's not over yet! Maximize your last few weeks with a visit (or three) to one of these Bay Area beaches, where the temps may actually climb high enough to take a dip in the water. Stef Tousignant has a few ideas to get you out of the city and p... read more

Out & About Lil' Kid: Sonoma

Out & About Lil' Kid: Sonoma

July 30, 2018 / Out & About

Happy Monday, readers! After a brief hiatus (sick toddlers wait for no blog!), we are back with Stephanie AuWerter's perfect antidote to the freezing winds sweeping through our fair city: a a kid-friendly day trip just 40 miles north to the sunny and charming town of Sonoma. read more