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Halloween Trick-or-Treating in the Bay Area for Kids

Photo via Banjo Brown on Flickr.com

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

While there are many Halloween activities and events dispersed throughout the month of October, actual trick-or-treating typically happens on Halloween Day, which falls on a Monday this year. Sadly, there is a limited amount of time that we can put on a mask, ring people’s doorbell, and have them give us candy. Those days may have passed us by, but our kids are still in the halcyon days of trick-or-treating—help them get out there and rake it in! Here are a few sure-fire candy-haul places to make this Halloween high on the hyper.

SAN FRANCISCO
Alright, let’s just get Belvedere Street (between Parnassus Ave. and 17th Street) out of the way--It’s big, it’s loud, it’s a party. Haunted garages, dry ice cauldrons, fake entrails and ketchup blood. Not for the faint of heart, as some of these setups are a little too spooky for your littlest bits. Often scarier than the houses are the crowds and parking. While everyone’s on Belvedere, visit some of the neighboring streets where tons of candy goes uncollected. If your kids are looking to score big, don’t let the rest of this ‘hood go un-mined.

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