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

  • Very walkable
  • Bike-friendly
  • Public transit

Recent Stories

  • Orinda Library

    Library Orinda, CA

    I am a fan of this library. They have two classes for babies and toddlers that are very popular with mom's and nannies alike. There is ample parking with a lot of places to eat ... Expand

    Written by a parent of a 2 year old

  • Unleash your creativity at MOCHA’s open arts studio open Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 1pm. Children ages 18 months to 6 years are encouraged to drop-in and make an art project ... Expand

    Written by a local parent

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