When it comes to incredible access to outdoor recreational activities of all shapes and sizes, there's nowhere quite like the Bay Area. From biking across the Golden Gate Bridge or through Muir Woods to hiking Mt. Diablo or the Santa Cruz Mountains, the possibilities for family outdoor adventures in the Bay Area are practically endless.
Oh, the places you'll go....at camp this summer! We're sharing our favorite local outdoor recreation areas in the Bay Area for the whole family so you can get outdoors and get active at the places we travel to at camp during the summer! These California outdoor recreation areas for the whole family are just a start of an active lifestyle.
Biking with kids CAN be fun, but we know it can also be an emotional roller coaster before the fun ever kicks in. If your child does not know how to ride a bike, read our article about Avid4 Adventure's "Never have I ever" biking progression for tips on how to get your kid pedaling. If you’ve made it past teaching your kiddos how to ride a bike, congratulations! You got beyond running awkwardly beside them. They wobbled; you wobbled. They fell; you fell. They cried . . . well, you cried, but for different reasons. Now what? Bike riding is a great excuse (as if you even needed another one) to get outside with your family. We’ve put together some tips & tricks to make the experience even more fun when biking with kids.
Parents often ask us where we take kids hiking, biking, paddling and climbing at our adventure camps. Below are a few of our top spots for outdoor family adventures close to your home.
These 27 California outdoor recreation areas are perfect for the whole family. So, grab the kids, bikes, paddles, backpacks or whatever and head out to these special spots for a day of fun. What are you waiting for?