Great pizza, great beer list, and a great kids menu (with bonus crayons)! This place is quite large too, with a bar area, regular seating, and an outdoor patio. My son spilled his milk on the floor, and they were super nice about it. We’ll definitely be back!
My career pipe dream is to open a pizza and ice cream establishment, so this place ticked all the boxes for me! We LOVED this place — the pizza and ice cream are both excellent. The pizza in particular is super high-quality and seems to be a favorite among locals. There’s no alcohol, but they have soft drinks and a coffee/espresso bar. They didn’t have high chairs when we were there, but they o... More
Food was okay across the board, and the kids menu was nice. The beer/wine/cocktail list was pretty decent, and service was very good. The downside during our visit is that it was very loud inside the restaurant due to the various TVs. This seems like a destination for folks to watch sports games overall, not as much for having a nice family dinner. But if you don’t mind the noise, then it’s a s... More
This is a lovely little stretch of beach next to a playground in the heart of Tahoe City. There are play structures for both tots and bigger kids, a stretch of grass next to the beach, and several clean bathrooms. Our little guy had tons of fun throwing small rocks into the water.
What a lovely little spot off of highway 1 on the way to a Santa Cruz. The jams are delicious — while we were there, they put out their various jams along with some animal crackers for tasting. We shared one of their house-made strawberry shortcakes, and it was amazing. They also have coffee, cider, truffles, and other goodies for sale. We’d love to go back when the strawberry picking is open!
We had an amazing time at this beach. There’s a little inlet of fresh water that connects to the ocean, and the water is nice and warm and perfect for exploring and splashing around. Our little guy spent a ton of time just running in and out of both the fresh water and the ocean, and it was delightful.
This is a classic diner, complete with large menu and comfy booths. There will be something for everyone here! Our little guy noshed on fish sticks (shaped like little fish!) and fries, while the adults enjoyed dishes like tuna melt, burgers, chicken florentine, and pasta. The kids menu is paper and they’ll provide a set of crayons for coloring.
This is a gem of a park in Santa Cruz (despite the fact that it’s next to a sewage treatment plant)! The playground is modern and super fun, with a sandbox floor. There are these digging contraptions that let children hold handles and move around to scoop up the sand, and my son LOVED them. There are also baby swings and play structures. The playground seems best suited to younger kids/tots in ... More
We love Drake’s! We have yet to have a bad experience here. It’s quite popular, but it’s such a large space (both indoor and outdoor) that it’s often still manageable. Service is always excellent. There’s no kids menu, but there are still kid-friendly foods (like pizza and fries) on the menu, and they have high chairs. And of course, for the adults, the beer list is great 👍.
We love the pool at this facility! It’s very spacious, and divided into a few different sections. There’s a section that’s just a regular pool for swimming around, another section designed for tots with shallow water and splash pad features, a “lazy river” of sorts, and a large water slide (for big kids only, understandably). Cost is $8 per swimmer, and kids under the age of either 2 or 3 get i... More
We live within walking distance of Kids Gym, and we’re very happy about that. There’s tons of fun stuff to do for both toddlers and older kids, and there’s a room for infants/crawlers as well. Your kid will be required to wear the special Kids Gym socks with the grips on the bottom of the feet, which you’ll have to purchase as a one-time cost in addition to the regular entry fee.
There are lots of reasons to visit the Rockridge neighborhood in Oakland, and this place is one of them! It’s close to the BART station, and while parking isn’t necessarily easily, it’s doable. The line was long when we first got to Cactus, which was worrisome, but it moved fairly quickly, and there was enough seating once we got inside. Food is quite good across the board. We’ll definitely be ... More
The beach in Alameda (which stretches pretty far, starting from the Crab Cove/Crown Memorial side) is becoming one of our favorite spots in the East Bay. The water is generally very easy to wade around in, especially when it’s low tide. The whole area gets nice and warm when it’s sunny without getting too hot, and you can enjoy a view of the SF skyline while you hang out. There’s an adjacent wa... More
This is a beautiful and thriving park, close to the BART station and Village Square in Orinda. There’s both a tot lot and a lot for bigger kids, separated by a grassy field. The tot lot has four baby swings, a large play structure, and an elaborate sandbox with toys and such to play with. There are two bathrooms that are fairly clean (especially for a public park), with changing tables.
This place has a nice outdoor patio (with heat lamps), in addition to the indoor space. They have a kids menu, and paper/crayons, as well as high chairs. The beer list is excellent; the food leaves a bit to be desired. But all in all, not a bad choice!
Tomatina has all the good stuff for little ones: High chairs, kids menu, paper and crayons. There’s a fair amount of space, and friendly staff. There’s beer, wine, and cocktails for the adults. We found our pasta dishes to be mediocre, but our son’s pizza was pretty good, so perhaps the pizzas in general are a better choice. 🙂
This park was recently re-opened after some beautiful renovations! We were in the playground area — the park itself is quite large, and connected by a bike path. The playground area is modest in size, but fun regardless, and surrounded by grassy areas for running around. There’s a tot lot, a climbing structure and large slide for bigger kids, and a sandbox with water feature. There are also two... More
Berkeley Burgers (temporarily Marin Pizza) took over where the beloved Farm Burger used to be, and they kept all of things that made Farm Burger so kid-friendly: fast counter service, kids menu, and most importantly, the sizable play area! The employees are also very friendly and helpful. And personally, I enjoyed the menu more than the previous Farm Burger offerings. 😉 They have lots of option... More
Love this place! Good food and great beer selection, and you order at the counter. And they have a kids menu! Each kids menu item comes with a juice (including sugar-free lemonade!) and a small frozen treat. The large outdoor patio has heat lamps and a big chalkboard for kids.
I have many fond memories of growing up in Sebastopol, and going regularly to Mary’s Pizza is one of them! We went over Thanksgiving weekend with our 1.5 year old, and our niece and nephew (6 and 5 years old). They had a high chair for our little guy, plus paper and crayons for coloring, and we all throughly enjoyed our pizza 🍕(though the pasta dishes are worth exploring too!).
What an excellent place — and what a stunning view! I could have spent all day in their outdoor area. As a UC Berkeley employee, I got in here for free, and my son did as well because he’s less than 3 years old. He was quite entertained by many of the exhibits, and it’s great to know that we can keep bringing him here as he gets older!
This place has a huge play area for children! I’ve never seen such a large play space in a restaurant. And for the adults, there’s bocce ball! The menu is solid across the board. Be sure to ask for a kids menu, which comes with crayons for coloring. There is a parking lot available, but it fills up pretty easily on busy weekends.
We love this little tot lot. Fully-enclosed, on a quiet residential street in Albany. It’s super easy to bike here, as it’s right near the Ohlone Greenway. There are lots of well-loved toys, a little play structure with slide, a big sandbox, and two swings, one of which is a baby swing.
Zachary’s is a Bay Area institution! We got there early for dinner and put in our pizza order right away (the stuffed pizzas take 30 minutes to bake). They provide paper and crayons for little kids, which our son enjoyed, and our server was kind enough to bring us a little cup of breadsticks to help keep him satiated while we waited for the pizza. 🍕
Beautiful, modern park with multiple play areas. We came here just to visit the splash pad, which is fantastic - fairly large, with lots of different water features to play in. There’s also lots of seating and grassy areas around the splash pad, so plenty of space for the parents/caregivers to hang out while the kids play. For us, it’s a bit of a drive, but it was worth it for the fun times!
We’ve gone twice now with our little guy, once for brunch and once for dinner. Staff is very friendly and seem to like children. For the adults, the beer list is excellent and extensive. The food is mostly great across the board - a couple of my sausages were raw in the middle when we went for brunch, and the soft pretzel that we got with dinner was a little stale. But everything else was delic... More
This is an excellent little park for both tots and older kids. The playground is entirely fenced in, with two play structures, swings (including baby swings and a larger standalone swing), those little chairs that spin around, plus lots of room to run around (on that spongey-type surface) and several benches. It’s also adjacent to a small enclosed dog park for some fun dog-watching. And a bonus... More
One of our all-time favorite San Francisco pizza places! This location is on the smaller side, but service is quick and friendly, and the pizza is delicious. They had one high chair that we snagged for our little guy, and it looked like they had some booster chairs as well. No adult beverages, but a variety of sodas/juices were available.
Albany Taproom’s beer list is EPIC. It’s large, well-curated, and color-coded by type. The food menu is also quite good: burgers, salads, fish and chips, etc., plus a kids menu (chicken nuggets, grilled cheese, fries, etc.), and they make their own potato chips. The folks working here are very nice (definitely feel free to ask them questions about the beer list), and the service is fairy quick.... More