Things to do with kids in Oakland

About Oakland, CA

With a diverse community and a long history, Oakland is becoming a more popular place to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, especially as other parts of the Bay get more expensive. Less touristy than San Francisco, Oakland has outstanding food, a thriving arts scene, local sports teams and mild weather.

What Families Love

  • Bike-friendly
  • Very walkable
  • Public transit

Recent Stories

  • Tilden Regional Park

    Playground·Kensington, CA

    VisitedLittle farm was great for my almost 3 year old! We brought lettuce chopped into small pieces so she could feed the animals slowly (rather than toss all the lettuce at once and be sad). Remember, lettuce and celery only to feed the cows, pigs, chickens, geese, goats, and sheep! And entry is free!

    Written by a parent of a 6 month old and 2 year old

  • The Ramp

    Bar/Nightlife·San Francisco, CA

    VisitedOutdoor seating means kid can be loud and we can fit the stroller. It also means great views of the bay. Plus: beer.

    Written by a parent of a 3 month old

Parks and Playgrounds

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  • Children's Fairyland

    Good for Play, Good for Nursing, Changing Tables, Kids Menu…

  • Piedmont Park

    Good for Play, Good for Nursing, Changing Tables, Parking…

  • Shoreline Park

    Good for Play, Good for Nursing, Changing Tables, Parking…

  • Berkeley Marina

    Good for Play, Good for Nursing, Parking, Restrooms

  • Orinda Community Park

    Good for Play, Good for Nursing, Changing Tables, Parking…

  • Totland

    Good for Play, Good for Nursing, Changing Tables, Parking…

Family Restaurants

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Activities for Kids

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