My Girl’s Local Faves

I’m finally getting around to posting all this info on one page since I haven’t really found a place or resource to share with other parents in the area. 

Palo Alto Children’s Library

Huge collections of kids books and everything is geared towards children.

P.A. Junior Kids Museum & Zoo

Free, fun for a few hours or so.  The mini-zoo in the back is fun.  There’s also a playground outside.

Redwood City Downtown Library

Nice children’s section, we love Pam the storytime librarian.  They have lots of kids programs, activities and performances.

Atherton Library

This library is small, quaint with a neighborhood-y feel.  We also love the storytime librarian.  And they have kids movie night on the last Friday of the month with popcorn!

Dance Mode Studio

My kids love Teacher Cara, the weekend ballet teacher.  Classes are afforable and schedule convenient for working parents.

Laurel Street Arts-San Carlos

Not so expensive ceramics painting for kids.  They always have pieces on clearance and offer discount days.

The Reading Bug-San Carlos

Super cute bookstore in downtown.

Ice Oasis

My kids can’t iceskate yet but they love to watch the skaters.

Pizza My Heart

Kids make your own pizza on Tuesdays.

Redwood City on the Square

Awesome events program in Spring/ Summer (dancing, concerts, music, art)

Target & Jo-Anns

Cute little kids craft items / sets can be found in the $1 section.

Hillsdale Mall Lego Store-San Mateo

Not a big fan of this mall, but the lego store is good for playing.

Rengstorff Park-Mountain View

This park is huge, has a pool, water play areas, several playgrounds, walking path, exercise equipment, outdoor musical instruments, sandbox.

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo-San Jose

This place has enough stuff that you can do something different in every visit.  Petting zoo, rides, regular zoo, obstacle course, playgrounds, puppet theater.  You can bring in your own food and they also have different programs.

Discovery Museum-San Jose

We like the arts and crafts on the second floor and the changing exhibits.  You can bring your own food!

CuriOdyssey-San Mateo

We like the zoo outside and there is a nice walking area with a beautiful zoo.

Talbot’s Toyland-San Mateo

Tons of toys and they carry the classics as well.

San Carlos Library

Large children’s area and a playground outside.

Places that look cool and have to try:

Marine Science Insitutute -Redwood City

Redwood Roller Rink – Redwood City

Malibu Grand Prix – Redwood City

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