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Family Fun Guide to Weekend in Monterey

Pack your bags for an easy three-hour drive to Monterey where you and the kids can play together on the beautiful shores of Monterey Bay.


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Best Places to Play in the Snow Near Sacramento

Whether you want to take your kids to the snow for the first time or want an alternative to the expense of snow skiing, there’re plenty of
fun places to play in the snow for the day up either Hwy 50 or Hwy 80.


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Best Places to Go Ice Skating Near Sacramento

Whether you’re looking for a festive outdoor experience or an established rink, Sacramento and its surrounding areas offer plenty of options for getting your skate on that could also turn into a fun day trip.


Mighty Gourds On View At Annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off

The Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival

If you’re looking for a fun fall getaway then head to the San Francisco Bay Area and the “World
Pumpkin Capital” for the world famous giant pumpkin weigh-off in a beautiful seaside setting.



Kids Guide to the Jelly Belly Factory

Looking for a unique, fun and delicious way to spend the day with the kids? Just 45 minutes
west of Sacramento is the Jelly Belly Factory where kids can get a free educational, fun and
fascinating tour of how the candy is made.


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Insider Family Guide To Apple Hill

It’s not fall until you visit Apple Hill! Whether you’re going for the fall bounty of apples, apple cider, apple pie, caramel apples or u-pick apples or the beautiful fall color and landscape, pumpkin patches and fun kid activities you will fall in love with Apple Hill’s offerings.


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Insider Family Guide to Beal’s Point at Folsom Lake Recreation Area

Pack a picnic, flotation devices, and sand toys for a great lake in our own backyard. For a $10 park admission, it’s an inexpensive way to spend a leisurely day on the shores of Folsom Lake.


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Family Fun Guide to Folsom Aquatic Center

Beat the heat at a place that’s safe and fun for all ages! Let the little ones splash around at the
water playground while your big kids hit the waterslide and diving boards.


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Travel Guide to Sacramento State Aquatic Center

There’s aquatic fun for all ages and skill levels at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center on beautiful Lake Natoma off Highway 50. Learn to row, paddleboard, sail, or windsurf in a group or private lesson.