It’s almost summer (oh my!) and I’m always looking for something fun to do with the whole family. We all know the Bay Area can be super pricey, so I went on the hunt for some Groupons to use locally.
Oakland Zoo – Up to 30% off!
We’ve been here before when my first was 1 but it was a rainy day and we honestly weren’t that into it (my second had just been born). I’m looking forward to getting back there with both kiddos and exploring all the different exhibits. Both of them love animals and making all the noises (which they did on the plane all the way back from NJ, not so cute…) Click here below for the best deal!
Fairy Land – Oakland – 40% off!
40% off 2 weekday passes! This fairytale themed little amusement park is convenient to get to from the Bay Area and is perfect for littles. The grounds are small enough that they don’t seem overwhelming for toddlers and stroller-friendly. My oldest enjoyed the train ride the most. And did you know that Walt Disney got his inspiration for Disney World after visiting Fairyland? Keep in mind, it’s a bit old so everything isn’t shiny and new, but for $6 per person, it’s a fun little activity for the day. Click below to take advantage of the deal!
Bay Area Discovery Museum – Sausalito – up to 46% off!
Nestled in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of national park land, the Bay Area Discovery Museum draws children’s inquiring minds with a host of open-ended, hands-on exhibits modeled after the surrounding sea and city. By stimulating creative skills starting at an early age, the museum helps change the way the next generation learns and may contribute to the world. All activities and risk-friendly challenges are centered around fostering creativity as well as critical thinking and practical STEM skills. We haven’t been but I’m looking forward to taking my kids! Take advantage of this deal by going in a group of 6!
Alameda County Fair – Pleasanton – up to 40% off!
I am so excited to take the kids here this summer! In addition to various musical acts (check their website http://www.alamedacountyfair.com for info) there will be:
- In the action sports arena, catch a rodeo, a monster-truck rally, and a demolition derby
- Live horse racing, included with admission
- In the carnival midway, hop aboard dozens of different rides and win prizes playing games
- On July 4th, watch a fireworks spectacular (Tip: the best viewing spots are at the Budweiser Grandstand at the horse-racing track.)
San Mateo County Fair – Up to 46% off
At San Mateo County Fair, visitors ring in the season in multiple ways. As they stroll the sprawling grounds, they can snack on various classic fair cuisines including BBQ, pizza, corn dogs, and funnel cakes. They can peruse a petting zoo, get dazzled by the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei, and witness a balloon artist twist his chosen medium into animals. Visitors can also catch concerts by renowned acts.
I hope you guys all enjoy the kickoff of summer with some fun family adventures! Remember to always look for discounts here on your favorite activities! Let me know how you enjoyed these places!