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Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring Break Ideas for the Bay Area

**Check out Frisco Kid's Spring Break 2010 ideas for
-spring break in San Francisco
-spring break in Lake Tahoe
-spring break in Arizona

For many, spring break is almost here. Just in case you’re staying local, Frisco Kids has a list of ideas to keep you and the kiddies busy and not bored.

Take a day trip to the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento. Make it more fun by taking the train there.

Indulge your sticker fantasies by touring Mrs. Grossman’s Sticker Factory in Petaluma.

Go to a museum you’ve never been to (see my list on the right). Try a smaller one that’s less known, like the Randall Museum or Palo Alto Junior Museum.

See the model trains at Golden Gate Park’s Conservatory of Flowers

It’s crowded, but head to the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. See the 3-D bug movie, the planetarium, the aquarium, and albino alligators Bonnie and Claude.

The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve has great tide pools! Spot the sea anemones, sea stars, hermit crabs and more.

Splash around at the indoor swimming pool/play structure at the Silliman Family Aquatic Center in Newark.

Come up with some creative things to do at home or in the neighborhood, with this list of 60 things to do with your kids.

Have a culinary day – tasting gourmet cupcakes and taiyaki or exploring San Francisco’s Ferry Building (kids love Taylor's Refresher and the Ciao Bella gelateria).

Take a day trip to Monterey. Here are 5 family favorite things to do in Monterey.

Spend the day at Fisherman’s Wharf, eating Ghirardelli ice cream, riding the carousel at Pier 39, watching the sea lions on the pier and looking at all the arts along the street.

Movie Day! Get some Netflix, library movies or a free Wednesday rental at Redbox, and cozy up to the kids and popcorn.

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