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15 Things to Do Now: Your Ultimate Summer Bucket List for 2021

2021/05/31 | Kate Loweth

Summer days and summer sun are here to stay! We’ve gathered up a slew of our favorite summer day activities all over the Bay Area that will get you and the kids out and exploring. Rock out with live music, watch some movies under the stars and scope out all the best spots to camp. Check off your faves below!

1. The Stern Grove Festival

The Stern Grove Festival is back for 2021! Outdoor concerts are one of the best things about summer so you'll definitely want to check it out!

2. LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Head to the brand-new LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Milpitas' Great Mall.

3.Fisherman's Wharf

Play tourist for a day and ride the carousel at Pier 39 and then check out what's new at Fisherman's Wharf. Don’t forget to visit the sea lions!

4. Quarry Park

Check out Quarry Park in Rocklin where you can zipline over the quarry!

5. Outdoor Movie Theatre

Stay up a little past bedtime and watch one of your favorite movies outdoors, under the stars.

6. Bill's Backyard

Check out Bill’s Backyard, the awesome outdoor discovery area at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.

7. Glamp in Wildhaven

Get your glamp on! Book a few nights at a nearby cabin, yurt, lighthouse, or safari tent (with real bathrooms and showers!). We are especially looking forward to a return visit to the brand-new Wildhaven in Healdsburg.

8. Exploratorium

Head to the Exploratorium. It's finally opening back up to offer science for everyone!

9. California Academy of Sciences

Where’s the only place you can visit an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum, all under one “living” roof? Our California Academy of Sciences guide is all you need to make the most of your visit.

10.Crane Cove Park

Crane Cove Park is open and you'll want to check it out!

11. Monterey Bay Aquarium

On a hot day, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is the place to be. Get our tips on how to maximize your day there.

12. CuriOdyssey

Visit CuriOdyssey, climb the dragon-themed playground at Coyote Point and enjoy the uniquely delicious waffles at Eggettes when you visit San Mateo.

13. Alcatraz and Angel Island

Take a trip to the islands without leaving the Bay Area—Alcatraz and Angel Island. Pop Into a jail cell or try to solve how 3 men escaped THE ROCK, learn about Angel Island it is history.

14. Themed Restaurants

Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill

Ever enjoyed lunch while underwater bowling? Make your next meal out a memorable one (in a good way!) at one of these themed restaurants where there’s more than just burgers and fries.

15. Sweet Treats

Two words: Ice Cream. You can't get any better than delicious ice cream!

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