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Surf, Sand, and Adventures for Kids at Ocean Beach

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.

With surf advisories and sleeper waves, Ocean Beach doesn’t immediately call to mind the perfect family destination spot. Yet, it’s teeming with exciting activities to enjoy with your family.

A Fresh Look at Old School San Francisco Restaurants That Welcome Kids

Part of the appeal of living in the San Francisco Bay Area is having the chance to visit timeless landmark spots oozing with stories you’d love to discover. Like seeing Dark Passage with Bogie and Bacall in the Presidio, the nostalgia for a bygone era envelopes you like the fog. Speakeasies and saloons aren’t really the best places to frequent unless you like to bring your babies into bars, but here are some historic places to dine with your kids that they’ll love just as much as you do.

Bay Area Kid-Friendly Restaurants for Thanksgiving

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.

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

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.

Exploring The Mission's 24th Street With Your Kids

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.

8 Awesome Fall Hikes For Bay Area Kids

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. Read the full article here.

Autumn in the Bay means pleasantly warm weather – a great time to be outdoors with the kids. Hiking during this season is typically less crowded, making for a serene hike, with the kids’ excited squeals being the loudest sounds on the trail. There are many great places for exploring this time of year, with the following parks and trails having their own special reasons to draw the family.

Hayes Valley: A San Francisco Neighborhood for Kids

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. Read the full article here.

Looking for place to visit for a lovely afternoon with minimal planning involved? Hayes Valley may be the perfect destination. It’s a tiny yet welcoming neighborhood bursting with tempting restaurants and indie shops, but best of all, it has plenty of spots to satisfy your kid’s desires.

Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Patches in the Bay Area

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. Read the full article here.

Halloween in the Bay Area is so much fun, we all wish it lasted longer than a day. One way to extend the spirit of the season (and build up anticipation to the 31st) is to dress the kids up in costume and visit a Bay Area pumpkin patch. Pumpkin patches are magical because they combine all the smells, tastes, sounds, and sites of the season in one place the entire family can enjoy. Here’s a selection of pumpkin patches from across the Bay Area, where you’re sure to meet the future Jack-o-Lantern of your nightmares!

Awesome Kids Costume Shops in the Bay Area

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. Read the full article here.

Halloween is coming! And that means bunches of adorable kiddos in silly and fun costumes. Dealing with the pop-up Halloween shops can be unnecessarily stressful and don't even get us started on trying to navigate the messy aisles with strollers or overly excited kids! So we’ve come up with a great list of Halloween costume hunting alternatives in the Bay Area that’ll give your kid the coolest costume and won’t make you want to tear your hair out.

The Best Apple-Picking Orchards in the Bay Area For Kids

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. Read the full article here.

Is there a better way to eat locally, spend time with the kids, and enjoy the outdoors than apple picking? Not to mention this family-friendly Fall activity will only run you about $2 a pound! It may be a warm autumn in the Bay Area, but that shouldn’t keep you from sipping hot mulled cider and noshing on apple pies!

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