4 Outdoor Winter Activities for the Whole Family in San Francisco’s North Bay


Enjoy the Plentiful Fresh Air, All While Keeping the Kids Entertained.

The mild, Mediterranean climate of the San Francisco North Bay area means that here, the winter temperatures rarely dip below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Naturally abundant in varied geography and scenery to explore, families can find an abundance of outdoor places to visit this winter season.

Leisurely Parks

For easy terrain and paths that can be fun for family members of all ages, try taking a stroll through Shollenberger Park. Here, you’ll find a variety of bird species in addition to the peaceful scenery. With coastal views and rich history, Marin Headlands is the perfect place to take the family for a picnic or meander amongst the staggeringly beautiful beaches.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Those who already own real estate in Vallejo and call the North Bay city home know that this amusement park is one of the premier locations for finding fun suited to the whole family. While the park has thrill rides for adults and older kids, it also offers plenty of activities for those a little younger, like the Acme Fun Factory playhouse. During the holiday season, the Marine World Experience gets a Christmas Lights makeover that’s sure to dazzle the whole family.

Go-Karts, Mini Golf, and More

In Fairfield, the Scandia Family Center offers both indoor and outdoor activities, including batting cages, bumper boats, two mini-golf courses, and an outdoor go-kart race track. Visit Sonoma’s unique Train Town for amusement rides, a petting zoo, and four miles of train rides for the kids. 

Outdoor Festivals and Lights

The North Bay area is brimming with opportunities to celebrate holiday cheer. Though many of the usual events have been adapted to allow residents to practice distancing and safety during this time—with some festivals and events choosing to go entirely virtual—there are still plenty of safe outdoor options to experience the holidays. 
Take a stroll down residential areas decked in Christmas finery, like the elaborate displays of Walnut Court in Santa Rosa. In places like Sausalito, the holiday calendar is full, and you won’t want to miss out on outdoor celebrations like the 33rd Annual Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade.

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