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With kids out of school for the year and summer right around the corner, you’re probably asking where are the places to be? Keep screen time down for the kids and get everyone out of the house exploring the beautiful Bay Area. We have identified some fun spots and events you don’t want to miss this summer around the Bay.

Museum of Ice Cream – 1 Grant Ave., San Francisco. 855-258-0719
Wanna jump into a pool of sprinkles? Tour through a mint jungle, a Circus Animal cookie room and ride a Neapolitan swing. Yes, these are real things and all can be found at the Museum of Ice Cream.

CuriOdyssey – 1651 Coyote Point Dr., San Mateo. 650-342-7755
For the kids that love science and hands-on learning! The museum is home to a variety of rescued animals and features hands-on science exhibits designed specifically for children. Make sure to check the website for special programs and events.

Alameda County Fair – Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton.
Walk the midway and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of a traditional county fair. You can find a variety of family-friendly fun at this annual event that goes for two-and-a-half weeks throughout the summer.

Fourth of July Fireworks – Pier 39 in SF Fisherman’s Wharf
Embrace your patriotic side by enjoying a day of celebration and brightly lit night skies along the waterfront. Lots of other activities are planned throughout the day like ferry rides, biking around the city and wine tasting tours then end it with a bang by watching the fireworks over the bay.

Ocean Beach – Point Lobos Ave., Great Highway, San Francisco. 415-561-4323
San Francisco’s most popular beach among locals with the most beautiful white sands. Good for walks, flying kites and enjoying a picnic lunch with the kids. Take advantage of the nearby San Francisco Zoo and make a full day of it.