Creating Really Awesome Free Trips is back, and it will happen most Thursday’s from now until the end of August. Hopefully you will find a few fun, free family friendly things to do in a city near you! Or use these lists to plan an unforgettable road trip the whole fam can enjoy!
Hi! I’m Jessica from Stay at Home-ista, welcome to my favorite time of year in the San Francisco Bay Area, summer! I have three children under 5, so I’m an expert at fun, (almost) free things to do with kids in Berkeley and Oakland. Here are 10 fun, free things to do in Oakland, CA!
1. Fly Kites
3. The Whale at Lawrence Hall of Science
4. Fairyland & Walking Lake Merritt
5. Slides in Codornices Park
10. Oakland Zoo
You’ll have to pay, but this is a gem of a zoo. Small enough that you can see everything in a couple of hours, the zoo also has a rides area just outside the main entrance, where you can pay-per-ride. A train takes you to an emu and wallaroo enclosure (think ostrich and kangaroo), the carousel is our favorite (I’m pregnant in the below pic, just fyi), followed by airplanes (like Dumbo but without the elephants), roller coaster, car rides…
Thank you, Jessica, for showing us around your neck of the woods. I love the wax paper on the slide tip for going extra fast. I just added the slides in Codornices Park to my bucket list! Be sure to check out Jessica’s blog at Stay at Home-ista!