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2020 Winter Lights Around The Bay2020 Winter Lights Around The Bay
By - posted 11/24/2020
Holiday Lights, Outdoorsy, Things to Do, Uplifting

Winter is coming. The holidays are just around the corner and we all could use a little extra holiday cheer to lift our spirits and start looking forward to the new year (and the end of 2020). While big tree lighting events and holiday festivals are mostly cancelled for this year more...

SF’s Winter Wonderland Holiday Market & Christmas Tree StrollSF’s Winter Wonderland Holiday Market & Christmas Tree Stroll
By - posted 11/23/2020
Celebrations, Only in San Francisco, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

Ghirardelli Square invites you to join in for a festive Holiday Market presented by Fog City Flea and a self-guided Christmas Tree Stroll with trees decorated by the talented students at the Academy of Art. Linger in the square until sundown to catch the holiday lights for the first time this season. Winter Wonderland Holiday Market Friday, November more...

Golden Gate Park Gardens Now Free for Low Income FamiliesGolden Gate Park Gardens Now Free for Low Income Families
By - posted 11/21/2020
Brand New, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Things to Do

San Francisco just announced that San Francisco Botanical Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, and the Japanese Tea Garden will offer year-round, free admission to any visitors receiving government food assistance benefits. Free admission of up to four people will be granted at all three Golden Gate Park gardens with an electronic benefit more...

SF's 9-hole Golf Course Reopens at TPC Harding ParkSF’s 9-hole Golf Course Reopens at TPC Harding Park
By - posted 11/20/2020
Only in San Francisco, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

Golfing is back in San Francisco at the Fleming 9 course at TPC Harding Park. TPC Harding Park is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Fleming 9 course on Monday, November 16. Tee time reservations MUST be made in advance online at tpc.com/hardingpark. Tee times can be booked up to more...

SF Opera at the Fort Mason Drive-InSF Opera at the Fort Mason Drive-In
By - posted 11/18/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Drive-In Movies, Get Out: Events, Only in San Francisco, Things to Do

Experience opera — from the comfort of your car. San Francisco Opera is once again partnering with Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture to bring the performing arts to the big screen, with a drive-in movie experience.  Enjoy bayside views and delicious snacks from Off the Grid food trucks as you and your more...

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...

There is Only One Bay Area Holiday Ice Rink for 2020-21There is Only One Bay Area Holiday Ice Rink for 2020-21
By - posted 11/3/2020
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

The holidays will look a little different this year. Sadly, it looks like most holiday ice rinks are not opening up this year, but we did find two seasonal outdoor ice rinks where you can still skate around for some holiday cheer. UPDATE – As of 11/6/20 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 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...

10 Best Corn Mazes in the Bay Area for 202010 Best Corn Mazes in the Bay Area for 2020
By - posted 10/9/2020
Halloween, Outdoorsy, Things to Do

Let’s get lost in a corn maze! Yes, even in 2020. These insane twists and turns of nature used to be done manually, but now they’re mostly done by GPS and computer-controlled machines. We’ve rounded up the best corn mazes open for 2020 around the greater Bay Area, plus we’ve also more...

Free National Park Pass for 4th GradersFree National Park Pass for 4th Graders
By - posted 9/12/2020
Freebies, Outdoorsy, Things to Do, Travel

Hey fourth graders! See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free. You and your family get free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year. Every year, beginning September 1, all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid Outdoors pass at www.everykidoutdoors.gov. This more...

Where to Go Apple Picking in the Bay AreaWhere to Go Apple Picking in the Bay Area
By - posted 9/12/2020
Outdoorsy, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

Want fresh apples? It doesn’t get any fresher than straight from the tree. There are lots of local farms near San Francisco where you can pick your own apples, but due to the recent wildfires and also the pandemic, many farms are closed for the season for U-Pick. Some farms more...