Quick Video of Things To Do Around the Bay Area:
Friday, November 17 Glow at The Exploratorium – San Francisco Storytime at Crab Cove – Alameda Cinderella Enchanted – Berkeley Historic Days and Train Ride – Fremont Willie Wonka by Pied Piper Players – San Mateo Harvest Crown Craft – Palo Alto Downtown Ice – San Jose
San Jose Barracuda - San Jose
Saturday, November 18 Family Story Hour – San Francisco SF Jazz Family Matinee – San Francisco A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – Santa Rosa Lighting of the Plaza – Sonoma Diwali Celebration – Alameda Fun on the Farm – San Ramon Zoppe Circus – Redwood City Storytime: The Salamander Room – Los Gatos
San Jose Barracuda - San Jose
Sunday, November 19
San Francisco 49ers - Santa Clara The Great Dickens Christmas Fair – Daly City Cal Sailing Open House – Berkeley Glowfari at Oakland Zoo – Oakland Walnut Creek Model Railroad Holiday Show – Walnut Creek CuriOdyssey’s IlluminOdyssey – San Mateo Emperor’s New Clothes – Palo Alto Elf the Musical by PYT – Mountain View Freaky Friday – San Jose
New Movie Releases
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes — New Movies This Week.
Thanksgiving — New Movies This Week.
Trolls Band Together — New Movies This Week.
Next Goal Wins — New Movies This Week.
Oakland Museum of California (first Sunday) – Oakland
Telescope Viewing at Chabot (Fri & Sat eves) – Oakland
San Mateo County History Museum (1st Friday) – Redwood City
Asian Art Museum (1st Sunday) – San Francisco
California Academy of Sciences (4 select days per year) – San Francisco
Exploratorium (select days throughout the year) – San Francisco
CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point (select days) – San Mateo
Hands on Science Classes at Intel Museum (always free) – Santa Clara
Bay Area Children’s Discovery Museum (1st Wednesday) – Sausalito
Bay Model Center – Sausalito
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford (always free, special family programs on Sundays) – Stanford
Home Depot Kids Workshop (1st Saturday) – all locations
WIN A TURKEY DINNER:
The Bay Area is fortunate to have a wealth of places to enjoy a fun day outdoors with your children.
Biking and Hiking Trails Iron Horse Regional Trail – Concord to San Ramon Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail – Lafayette, Moraga Contra Costa Canal Bike Trail – Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Concord Point Pinole Regional Shoreline – Richmond Angel Island – San Francisco Golden Gate Park – San Francisco Lake Merced – San Francisco Crystal Springs Trail – San Mateo Mt. Diablo State Park – Walnut Creek San Francisco Bay Trail – Bay Area
Boat Rentals Lake Chabot – Castro Valley Lake Elizabeth – Fremont Lafayette Reservoir – Lafayette Lake Del Valle – Livermore Vasona Park – Los Gatos Monterey Bay Kayaks – Monterey Shoreline Park – Mountain View Lake Merritt – Oakland Shadow Cliffs Recreation Area – Pleasanton Almaden Lake Park – San Jose San Pablo Reservoir – San Pablo
Boat Rides Alameda/Oakland Ferry – Alameda Elkhorn Slough Safari – Moss Landing Alcatraz Cruises – San Francisco Red and White Fleet – San Francisco Blue & Gold Fleet – San Francisco, Alameda, Oakland, Vallejo, Tiburon, Sausalito Hornblower Yachts – San Francisco, Berkeley Golden Gate Ferry – San Francisco, Sausalito, Larkspur Captain Kirk’s Sailing Adventures – Sausalito Angel Island Tiburon Ferry – Tiburon
Farms Wolfe Ranch – Brentwood U-Pick Farm Map – Brentwood Swanton Berry Farm – Davenport Joan’s Farm & Pumpkin Patch – Livermore Deer Hollow Farm – Los Altos Hidden Villa – Los Altos Hills Slide Ranch – Muir Beach CoastWays Ranch – Pescadero Petaluma Pumpkin Patch – Petaluma Tara Firma Farms – Petaluma Prusch Park – San Jose Rodoni Farms – Santa Cruz Loma Vista Farm – Vallejo
Farmers Markets Campbell Farmers’ Market – Campbell Benicia Farmers Market – Benicia Daly City Farmers Market – Daly City Pescadero Grown Farmers’ Market – La Honda Moraga Farmers Market – Moraga Morgan Hill Farmers Market – Morgan Hill Mountain View Farmers’ Market – Mountain View Old Oakland Farmers’ Market – Oakland California Ave Farmers Market – Palo Alto Palo Alto Farmers’ Market – Palo Alto Pescadero Grown Farmers’ Market – Pescadero Coastways Ranch – Pescadero Redwood City Kiwanis Farmers Market – Redwood City San Carlos Farmers’ Market – San Carlos Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market – San Francisco San Jose Downtown – San Jose Bayfair Farmers Market – San Leandro Santa Clara Farmers’ Market – Santa Clara Rodoni Farms – Santa Cruz UCSC Farm & Garden – Santa Cruz Sunnyvale Farmers’ Market – Sunnyvale Vallejo Farmers’ Market – Valley Diablo Valley Farmers Market – Walnut Creek
Gardens Meyers House & Garden – Alameda Bamboo Giant – Aptos Berkeley Rose Garden – Berkeley UC Berkeley Botantical Garden – Berkeley Hayward Japanese Garden – Hayward Allied Arts Guild – Menlo Park Gamble Garden – Palo Alto Strybing Aboretum & Botanical Gardens – San Francisco Chinese Cultural Gardens – San Jose Japanese Friendship Garden in Kelly Park – San Jose Municipal Rose Garden – San Jose Rosicrucian Park – San Jose San Jose Heritage Rose Garden – San Jose San Mateo Japanese Garden in Central Park – San Mateo UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden – Santa Cruz Hakone Garden – Saratoga Villa Montalvo Arboretum – Saratoga Cornerstone Gardens – Sonoma The Gardens at Heather Farm – Walnut Creek Ruth Bancroft Garden – Walnut Creek Filoli – Woodside
Horseback Riding Mar Vista Stable – Daly City Friendly Pony Parties – Half Moon Bay California Riding Academy – Menlo Park Skylark Ranch – Pescadero Seven Oaks Farm – Portola Valley Spring Down Equestrian Center – Portola Valley Monterey Bay Equestrian Center – Salinas North Gait Equestrian Center – Walnut Creek
Nature Centers & Outings Crab Cove Visitor Center – Alameda Shorebird Nature Center – Berkeley Tilden Nature Area and Little Farm – Berkeley Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge – Fremont Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center – Hayward Sulphur Creek Nature Center – Hayward GreenPlay – Mill Valley, Ross James Fitzgerald Marine Reserve – Moss Beach Rotary Nature Center & Wildlife Bird Sanctuary – Oakland Palo Alto Baylands Nature Center – Palo Alto Ano Nuevo – Pescadero Point Reyes Outdoors – Point Reyes Station Marine Science Institute – Redwood City Crissy Field Center – San Francisco Randall Museum – San Francisco Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley – San Jose CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point – San Mateo The Marine Mammal Center – Sausalito Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary – Tiburon Lindsay Wildlife Museum – Walnut Creek Elkhorn Slough National Estuary Research Preserve – Watsonville Tiny Treks – Peninsula, South Bay
Swimming Lakes Contra Loma Reservior – Antioch Lake Anza, Tilden Regional Park – Berkeley Cull Canyon Reservoir – Castro Valley Gull Park – Foster City Quarry Lakes – Fremont Don Castro Resevoir – Hayward Shell Beach, Tomales Bay State Park – Inverness Del Valle Reservoir– Livermore Lake Temescal – Oakland Shadow Cliffs Lake – Pleasanton Almaden Lake Park – San Jose Coyote Point Recreation Area – San Mateo