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Places To Go!

  With Kids in Central California,
and various other parts of the U.S.

Welcome to the Earth's Kids Places To Go with Kids Directory!  We invite you to browse our very special listings and reviews of excellent places to go with kids.  Whether you are a parent, an educator, or just a kid looking to drag mom and dad out of the house...our directory will help you find some super places to go to learn, move your body, and just have fun.  What's more, we've included special family friendly tips wherever possible to help you stay safe, comfortable, and get the most of out of your visit. Enjoy!

Have a tip or recommendation for us?  Great!  We appreciate your help in making this listing up to date and complete -- and so do your fellow parents! We would especially love to hear about volunteer opportunities for children and families, because kids need a taste of community service to help them understand that Kids Can Change the World.

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  Cool places to go in Central California:

Click one of the links below to browse our listing of family friendly attractions and outings. 

You'll find everything from great hikes in the woods, to out of the way farm/petting zoos, to local amusement parks and museums in neighboring towns.

As always, you'll find our helpful tips and reviews to make your visit more fun -- and less frenzied.

You can also surf these special pages to learn about current exhibits and new additions at the San Francisco Zoo, the Children's Discovery Museum, the San Jose Tech Museum, your local wildlife refuge, and much, much more!  

Just click on a city or county below to view our picks for great family fun in that area.

Each page features family oriented details plus direct links to each attraction!

Marin & The North Bay

 

 San Francisco & Peninsula

 

Islands of S.F. Bay

 

Highway 1: San Francisco
 to Santa Cruz

 

South Bay / Silicon Valley

 

Santa Cruz County

 

Monterey County

 

 

Napa & Sonoma

 

East Bay/Oakland

 

Contra Costa County

 

  Fremont 

 

Gilroy &
Morgan Hill

 

San Juan Bautista


San Luis Obispo County
 Pismo Beach, Hearst's Castle,
Morro Bay

 

 

  Additional Links

 

Local Libraries

Getting out of the house doesn't always mean a long road trip!  Most libraries offer the opportunity to enjoy some ambiance, indoors or out, and to select a few new books to mentally transport us to other places and times.  Reading is an important activity, but libraries offer more than books.  Not only can you find movies on video and DVD, books on tape, and magazines, but your local library has classes, story times, and other special events.  Locals can check it out through our links to local libraries in the Silicon Valley area.  From this page you can also visit the Library Of Congress on line. 

Don't forget to check out some of the books featured on this page for great ideas on what to read while travelling to the great outdoors.  All are great accompaniments to help kids learn about the wonder and value of our Earth.

  

Bay Area Backroads
Website for Bay Area Backroads --  a television program which highlights different places of interest in central California and beyond.

 

S.F. Guide
Online version of San Francisco Guide Magazine, published since 1970.



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Cool places to go in Southern California:

We're adding a new section to meet user requests for info on other great parts of California.  We'll add more as we go along.

The Great Deserts
Death Valley, Mojave,
& Joshua Tree






Orange County

Includes Disneyland, Mission
San Juan Capistrano, and more!

Santa Barbara County

Includes Solvang and Goleta

 

San Diego

 

 

 
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Cool places to go
 in other parts of the U.S.:

 

Family.com Travel

Fun places and activities for families in your area -- listings for most parts of the U.S. You'll especially want to check out their weekend travel section for ideas on... places to go. Also, look here for info. on seasonal events -- like where to find a great pumpkin patch.

 

 

 

Useful Tips For Outings & Travel:

 

Road Trip Survival Guide

How to have a roaring good time at the zoo

How to ensure happy trails on a day hike

How to make a splash at the aquarium

 

 

 

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PLACES To Go
With Kids

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to go with kids!
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Contra Costa County


East Bay/Oakland
 

Fremont 

 

Gilroy &
Morgan Hill


Islands of S.F. Bay

 

Marin & The North Bay

 

Monterey County

 

San Francisco & Peninsula

 

San Juan Bautista

 

Santa Cruz County  

 

South Bay / Silicon Valley

 

Death Valley

 

Orange County

 

 

PARENTS
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More information and support for parents & teachers!
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Guidance & Positive Discipline 
 

Potty Training
 

Kids & Sleep Issues
 

Food & Nutrition Issues
 

Health & Safety
 

Daycare Tips for Parents
 

Play Groups
& Social Support

 

The Home School
Page

 

Materials & Supplies
 

Sensory Materials


"Special Needs" Children


Child Advocacy
 

Dealing with Diversity
 

Just For Child Care Providers 

 Inner Balance

 

 


MORE Fun & Learning
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 other exciting
pages for kids
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OCEAN SCIENCE

WILD ANIMALS

 DINOSAURS

SPACE SCIENCE

 YOUR BODY!

SOCIAL SCIENCE

SCIENCE & 
TECHNOLOGY

COMPUTERS! 

MATH FUN

GROW A GARDEN

COOKING FOR KIDS

 ARTS & CRAFTS

HOLIDAY FUN

WRITERS!

SOUL LIGHT

 TODDLER FUN

JUMP ROPE 
RHYMES

 

MEET OTHER KIDS 
LIKE YOU

PLACES TO GO

 BUNNIES

MORE PETS

 

Kids Can...
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Saving
The Environment

 

Giving Service
 In Your Community

 

Ending World Hunger


Helping Animals
 

Working For
 World Peace

 

Ending Poverty

 

Use the Power of Information

 

Taking a Stand Against
Prejudice & Discrimination

 

Taking A Spiritual
 Approach To Life

 

Nurturing A Positive Attitude
 

Kids Can... 
Change the World! 

 

Empowering Children 
To Create 

Positive Change

 

 

Spring Fun

 

Saint Patrick's Day

           

Easter 
 

       

 

Mother's Day

 

Summer Fun

 

Father's Day

 

 

 


 Patriotic Holidays




Fall Fun

 

Halloween

 

 

Thanksgiving

          

Hanukkah

         

Winter Fun

 

 Christmas

 

   

 

Kwanzaa

 


Valentine's Day

 

 

Check out our  great  Earth's Kids  Kids Can Change the World action pages and
 learn how kids can learn more about nature and living in harmony with it in the Earth's Kids KIDS CLUB!

 

Don't miss Earth's Kids      Spring and Winter fun and learning pages.

Valentine's Day,  Easter and  Saint Patrick's Day

pages for science and craft activities, reading and more!

 Every day is  EARTH DAY!  Check out our great fun activities, art, & learning
about ways to help grown ups and kids help our Earth!

Wondering about the weather?  Don't miss the Earth's Kids special feature on  Climate Change & Global Warming!

Emergency Preparedness!  

Learn how to keep your children safe in the event of a natural disaster.

Tips to Teach Kids How to Wash Hands!

 

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