to learn more about
Hiking & Outdoors
Places To Go!
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
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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
As always, you'll find our
helpful tips and reviews to make your visit more fun -- and less
You can also surf these special pages to
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.
& The North Bay
Islands of S.F. Bay
Highway 1: San Francisco
to Santa Cruz
South Bay / Silicon Valley
Santa Cruz County
Napa & Sonoma
Contra Costa County
San Juan Bautista
San Luis Obispo County
Beach, Hearst's Castle,
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
links to local libraries in the Silicon Valley area. From this
page you can also visit the Library Of Congress on line.
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.
Website for Bay Area Backroads --
a television program which highlights different places of interest in
central California and beyond.
Online version of San
Francisco Guide Magazine, published since 1970.
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places to go in
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
& Joshua Tree
San Juan Capistrano, and more!
Santa Barbara County
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