Fun Destinations in the Bay Area

boy riding carousel at amusement park

There are hundreds of fun things to do with kids in the Bay Area. Find fun near home or plan a day trip adventure. Use the pages below to find favorite destinations for your family.

Also, check our events page for upcoming family-oriented events and activities.

  • Amusement Parks – Both large and small.
  • Animals – Zoos, Farms, and Wildlife centers.
  • The Arts – Visual Arts, Music, Dance, and Theatre.
  • Beaches – Fun and easy Beach Getaways.
  • Cultural Fun – Fun and educational Cultural Centers and Festivals.
  • Entertainment Centers – Arcades, Bowling, Movies, Play Places, Miniature Golf, Skating, Train Rides and more!
  • Historical Fun – Fun and educational History Museums and Parks
  • Museums – Children’s Museums, Art, Science & Technology, Natural History, and more!
  • Outdoor Fun – Boat Rides, Farms, Nature Centers, Playgrounds, and Swimming.
  • Parks – City, County, Regional, State and National Parks.
  • Restaurants – Kid-Friendly Restaurants and Ice Cream parlors.
  • Science & Technology – Science Museums, Planetariums, and Aviation Museums.
  • Spectator Sports – Professional and College Sports.