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See Berkeley's Dancing Mailboxes Celebrate InaugurationSee Berkeley’s Dancing Mailboxes Celebrate Inauguration
By - posted 1/21/2021
Celebrations, Election, Fun & Games

Some people in Berkeley celebrated the Presidential Inauguration in a unique way, championing the unsung heroes of this election cycle, our US mailboxes. Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the story of the dancing mailboxes in downtown Berkeley. A few Berkeley residents dressed up as U.S.P.S. mailboxes and held a mini dance party. more...

SF's Instagram Art Hunt Starts Monday, 12/21SF’s Instagram Art Hunt Starts Monday, 12/21
By - posted 12/21/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco, Things to Do

The hunt is on…time for an art scavenger hunt. Starting Monday, December 21, be on the lookout for clues that are dropping on artist Rikki’s Instagram (@listrikki) to find original artwork all over The City. The pen and ink artwork, part of the artist’s Manimal collection, will be hidden in brightly colored more...

Ducktales' "Gizmoduck" Rolls Through SF in Fun Viral VideoDucktales’ “Gizmoduck” Rolls Through SF in Fun Viral Video
By - posted 11/12/2020
Fun & Games, Halloween, Only in San Francisco, Wow

Gizmoduck, the robotic superhero that hails from Duckburg in the DuckTales and Darkwing Duck universes, has come to SF to save the day. Thanks to SFGate for sharing the clever video of this over-the-top Gizmoduck Halloween costume that features an electric unicycle, custom helmet with beak, and a robot suit. The amazing more...

SF Park Gets Awesome New Dino-Slide (Or is it Jar Jar Binks?)SF Park Gets Awesome New Dino-Slide (Or is it Jar Jar Binks?)
By - posted 11/12/2020
Adorable, Brand New, City Discoveries, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open, Wow

SF just debuted its $3.5 million makeover for the West Portal Playground which includes a super cool dinosaur slide, or is it Jar Jar Binks? The renovation of West Portal Playground is part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, a partnership between the Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Parks Alliance more...

"Skystar" Ferris Wheel Rides for Vets“Skystar” Ferris Wheel Rides for Vets
By - posted 11/11/2020
Fun & Games

Tickets are normally $18 + tax to ride Golden Gate Park’s “Skystar” observation wheel, but on November 11th, Veterans Day, all active military or Veterans can get free admission by showing valid military ID. Tickets for remaining party must be purchased in advance. Skystar is open Noon to 10pm.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Reopens November 7thSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk Reopens November 7th
By - posted 11/4/2020
Bay Area Updates, Fun & Games, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, California’s oldest amusement park (est. 1907), will be the first theme park in the state to reopen, after a 7 month closure. Mayor Newsom announced recently that smaller amusements parks counties in Tier 3, with a capacity of less than 15,000 guests, can reopen at 25% capacity more...

9 Bay Area Haunted Houses for 20209 Bay Area Haunted Houses for 2020
By - posted 10/26/2020
Fun & Games, Halloween, Things to Do

2020 has been frightening enough, but if you’re craving some more traditional scares rather than, say, a maskless cougher elbowing you at the grocery store, then you might want to check out one of the Bay Area’s spookiest haunted houses. Some of the big Halloween attractions have transformed their attractions for more...

Tracy Home Hosts Epic Halloween Light Show Set to MetallicaTracy Home Hosts Epic Halloween Light Show Set to Metallica
By - posted 10/20/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Fun & Games, Halloween, Things to Do, Wow

Wow! One home in Tracy has gone all out for Halloween. They’ve decked their house out in an epic light show that’s coordinated to Metallica‘s Enter Sandman. The Halloween light show also features a light show to The Monster by Eminem ft. Rihanna. The BetGeorge home has been featured on Good Morning more...

Oakland Zoo's Free Wildlife Scavenger Hunt Through the ZooOakland Zoo’s Free Wildlife Scavenger Hunt Through the Zoo
By - posted 10/20/2020
Adorable, Fun & Games, Things to Do

This year, the Oakland Zoo is participating in the 2020 Bay Area Science Festival and hosting Zoo Quest, a free scavenger hunt that places in the zoo. Gather your squad of up to four total adventurers to visit the Oakland Zoo in-person for a unique wildlife-themed scavenger hunt. You will be more...

SF's New Outdoor Pool Table at The Wooden Nickel's ParkletSF’s New Outdoor Pool Table at The Wooden Nickel’s Parklet
By - posted 10/20/2020
Fun & Games, Outdoor Dining, Things to Do

Miss playing pool? Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for letting us know that The Wooden Nickel now has a outdoor pool table in their parklet. How will it work? Reservations are required to play, and you must pay in advance. It’s $30 for 50 mins of play; this allows 10 minutes between bookings to sanitize more...

SF's Mysterious "Guac Walk" Treasure Hunt Has BegunSF’s Mysterious “Guac Walk” Treasure Hunt Has Begun
By - posted 10/17/2020
Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco, Things to Do

Want to take a mysterious trek across SF all in the name of guacamole? Embark on the Guac Walk. Will it lead to an ever elusive avocado tree with an endless array of ripe avocados ready for the picking? Will it lead to a swimming pool filled with guac? Probably not, more...

"Jelly Belly" Founder is Giving Away a Candy Factory“Jelly Belly” Founder is Giving Away a Candy Factory
By - posted 9/8/2020
Fun & Games

Thanks to ABC7 for letting us know that the inventor/founder of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans will give away a candy factory as part of the “Golden Ticket” treasure hunt. Although Klein has not been affiliated with “Jelly Belly” since 1980  (Jelly Belly is based in Fairfield, in between the Bay more...

Watch an Epic Landing on the Golden Gate Bridge | Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020Watch an Epic Landing on the Golden Gate Bridge | Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
By - posted 9/1/2020
Fun & Games, Wow

Take a virtual tour high above San Francisco. YouTuber Brady Bigalke gave us a taste of what it’s like to fly above and through The City with the new Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.  One of the highlights of his video shows him landing a Zlin Shock Ultra plane at more...

"Game of Shrooms" Mushroom Art Hunt Invades Bay Area“Game of Shrooms” Mushroom Art Hunt Invades Bay Area
By - posted 8/18/2020
Fun & Games

Thanks to the SF Gate for letting us know about the fun international art scavenger hunt “Game of Shrooms” took place in the Bay Area on Aug 15, 2020. Main photo credit @trinket_succulents who found this adorable little knitted mushroom for Game of Shrooms 2020. Learn more about the artist who more...

Have You Seen The LEGO BART Train?Have You Seen The LEGO BART Train?
By - posted 5/29/2020
Fun & Games

Thanks to bartable for letting us know about Sergio Aldana, a 19-year-old living in Richmond who rides BART from El Cerrito del Norte Station to Pleasant Hill, where he’s a sophomore at Diablo Valley College taking product design classes. And he’s combined two longtime interests into one passion project. Check more...