Nature Scavenger Hunt in Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve, Redwood City CA

Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve in Redwood City is one of the multitude parks and preserves perfect for family hiking in San Francisco Bay Area along HW 280 corridor. It is one of my favorite parks for many reasons. We love Edgewood because: It is easily accessible right off HW 280 It has 2 entrances:…

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Simi Valley and Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum and Library

When people are planning a vacation in Southern California they are typically thinking about attractions in LA, Orange County, San Diego. Simi Valley usually flies under the radar, which is a shame. This small town houses one fantastic place that should be on everybody’s travel list – Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. This type…

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Mediterranean adventure in San Francisco Bay – Angel Island State Park

Mark Twain once said: “The coldest winter I have ever experienced was summer in San Francisco”,  and he was right. A sunny, warm and not windy or foggy day in San Francisco is a very rare occurrence and once nature grants you such a gift you have to use it wisely. The best thing to…

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Time Travel in Old Sacramento, CA – 1 day family road trip itinerary

If you are looking for a one day getaway from San Francisco Bay Area for a weekend or a “staycation” once kids are out of school I suggest you consider Sacramento. It is the capital of California and it has attractions to fill more than just 1 day but if you are looking for quick,…

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Family road trip in the footsteps of the movie “Bottle Shock” – Napa Valley 1 day adventure

Almost every tourist coming to San Francisco Bay Area wants to visit the famous Napa Valley. If your heart is set on Napa too, this family road trip itinerary is for you. Napa is synonymous with the big wine producer names you see in every supermarket: Robert Mondavi, Beringer, BV, Mumm, Chandon, etc. But these…

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Stanford University campus tour – 1 day family road trip itinerary

Stanford University campus is on of the most beautiful university campuses in America but I like to bring visitors here not just for the unique architecture of its buildings but for the variety of things you can see and do here. This can be a great one day family road trip itinerary for a weekend…

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Fremont, CA one day family road trip itinerary

For many people Fremont, California does not come to mind as a top tourist destination in San Francisco Bay Area. But it actually works for your benefit: there are some cool attractions in town but they won’t be overcrowded as many places are on the other side of the Bay. Two great places in Fremont…

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Family friendly wineries in Sonoma – Sonoma County family road trip itinerary

Sonoma is a paradise for wine lovers. Out of the two neighbors, Sonoma and Napa, I personally prefer Sonoma because it is less crowded and more laid back – perfect for a family visit. Before you embark on your Sonoma trip I suggest reading my general post on wineries and wine tasting – it will…

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Silicon Valley Tour – 1 day family road trip itinerary

I live and work in Silicon Valley, it has become an integral part of my everyday life but even I was amazed and thoroughly entertained when we took our out of town guest for a 1 day tour of the Valley highlighting its heritage. This family road trip itinerary is best completed on the weekend…

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