Are you looking for fun for your family on the weekend or over vacation breaks? Read this advice from ESL Distance Learning student Anne!
Share Some Tips To New Families
Hi, I’m Anne. My family has been living in the Bay Area for 1.5 years. We have three kids, a 13 year old boy, 7 and 2 year old girls.
We love nature. We try different parks nearby every weekend.
Coyote Point Park
Walk, run or bike, near the beach! It has a great playground, boat marina, and CuriOdyssey Museum.
A small zoo, fun science exhibits.
Crystal Spring Reservoir.(Sawyer Camp Trail)
A huge lake, perfect view.
Half Moon Bay State Beach (Remember, do not approach or touch wildlife such as seals.)
Picturesque spot for camping & fishing.
Twin Pines Park
A neighborhood park features a creek, two playgrounds, picnic areas & a rec center.
And so on.
These are all places that you can return the same day. We usually use Google Map to search.
If you luckily have public holiday and weekends back to back, you get a three day holiday. We choose popular places for camping, skiing, fishing…
Remember, popular campgrounds need reservations at least 3-6 months in advance.
Yosemite National Park
Amazing place! There are many things worth doing in different seasons.
Amazing lake with crystal clear water! “Best lake”. We went to Tahoe skiing twice, and we’ll plan for the third time.
You can go to the parks official website to search for the information you want, including campground, hotels, restaurants, weather,etc.
When kids are in school holidays, which usually are one week to two months, you have more choices.
At the school entrance and city council you can find generally advertisement. If your kids are not interested in these, use Google to search.
Most camping sites have early bird discounts.
We usually do a two to three week road trip, stay in campgrounds which saves money, and fosters children’s social skills and independence.
Hope this helps you!
Thanks a lot.