The Best Things to Hit the Kid Scene in 2019

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Let’s wrap up this decade with a look back at all our favorite things to hit the kid scene in the Bay Area in 2019. From awesome new parks to the perfect spots for family game night, 2019 had it all!

photo: SF Recreation and Parks

1. The Panhandle Playground re-opened after some major renovations and we totally dig it. Let’s Play SF has a total of 13 playgrounds slotted for improvements!

2. We traveled the world through food at spots like Din Tai Fun, PLAJ and August (1) Five.

3. Some killer new kids exhibits hit the town and some of them are still open, like our favorite Wild Child.

photo: Kate Loweth

4. The Detour re-opened its expanded location and started offering family-friendly weekends from noon to 5 p.m., perfect for a family day out!

5 Even more awesome glamping spots opened up this year, like the amazing Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge.

6. Moms took some well-deserved time for themselves to visit these spots that offered spa days, wine tasting and time to relax with friends.

photo: Matthew Murphy

7. We saw some amazing shows like Aladdin and School of Rock, and can’t wait to see the epic two-part show, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

8. We spread out our picnic blankets and spend some time among the flowers at these botanical gardens.

9. Our favorite playspace Peek-a-Boo Factory opened its brand-new SF location and we are thrilled!

photo: Anita Chu

10. Warriors Hooptopia came into town and we were there for all the ball pits and slam dunks.

11. We traveled down to LA to check out the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios and all the holiday magic at Disneyland.

photo: Kate Loweth

12. The Museum of 3D Illusions made all of our Instagram dreams come true.

13. We upped our staycation game by checking out spots like Concord and Mendocino.

14. The Escape Game in SF gave us the perfect excuse for a family game night.

—Kate Loweth


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