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Bay Area Summer Adventures with Your Kids!



There is nothing quite like packing up a bag and exploring our amazing Bay Area home with your favorite people. This summer, why not focus on experiences? Adventures are a wonderful way to bond as a family, keep the kids active, and make memories that will last for a lifetime. If you’re still in the beginning stages of your summer holiday, you’re in luck. This list is the perfect accompaniment to your family-friendly Bay Area season. Really, though, I can vouch for the the following destinations as perfect for exciting, family-friendly Bay Area adventures almost anytime.


STRAWBERRY & CHERRY PICKING

  1. SWANTON BERRY FARM

  2. GIDZICH RANCH 

HAPPY HOLLOW PARK AND ZOO // SAN JOSE MAGICAL BRIDGE PLAYGROUND // PALO ALTO GILROY GARDENS FAMILY THEME PARK // GILROY MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM // MONTEREY RANCHO SAN ANTONIO PRESERVE // CUPERTINO CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM OF SAN JOSE // SAN JOSE SANTA CRUZ BEACH BOARDWALK // SANTA CRUZ OAKLAND ZOO // OAKLAND ROTARY PLAYGARDEN // SAN JOSE BILLY JONES WILDCAT RAILROAD // LOS GATOS

Oh, and last but not least, not to be missed – UNDERWATER MINI SESSIONS with yours truly! // SAN JOSE



And these are the adventures on my wish list for this summer! Some of these we’ve visited many times before. I can’t wait to return!


SAN FRANCISCO ZOO // SAN FRANCISCO GOLDEN GATE PARK // SAN FRANCISCO DISCOVERING CUTE BEACH TOWNS ALONG THE COAST LAKE TAHOE CURIODYSSEY // SAN MATEO ROARING CAMP RAILROADS // FELTON BRAVO FARMS // KETTLEMAN CITY WILDER RANCH STATE PARK // SANTA CRUZ


Avoid the dreaded, “I’m bored,” with these fun ideas perfect for the entire family. Be sure to read my Top iPhoneography Tips first, so you can perfectly capture your family’s excitement.

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© 2020 Mary Bea Photography, An Award Winning, On-Location, Lifestyle Family Photographer based in San Jose serving Los Gatos, Saratoga, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, & Atherton. Specializing in Kids + Family + Newborn + Underwater.