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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring in San Francisco - what's new???

If you're wondering what's new this spring in the San Francisco Bay Area, here are a few things to look into.

Mirror Maze (Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf): Pier 39’s newest attraction just opened — Magowan’s Infinite Mirror Maze. I wanted to include a picture of it, but they didn't make any available on their media page. What's up with that? This old-fashioned maze is good for all ages. Find your way through this columned building, making sure not to bump your bodies on the mirrors in between. It costs $5 to go through as many times as you want. Reviews have been positive.

Great America (5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara): If the kids are into theme parks, Great America in Santa Clara opens on March 28. In addition to the roller coasters and other “thrill” rides, they’re debuting the new Planet Snoopy area for the younger set. If staying in San Francisco, you’ll need to rent a car to get there. 

San Francisco Zoo’s Bunny Patch (One Zoo Road): The San Francisco Zoo is fun, even without special exhibits. They have a great train ride, a petting zoo, a carousel, and lots of animals. But from March 31 until April 4, they have a bunny patch where kids can pet the furry creatures and get pictures with a larger (human in a costume) version. Plus, there’s story time, and carrot seed plantings to make and take home. 

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