Kid-friendly SF: Happy Independence Day!
What a beautiful day we’re having, here in the Pearl of the Pacific, in the Baghdad by the Bay. There’s so much to do today, for children and adults alike. There’s the Marin Fair on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge, events at the Berkeley Marina, Jack London Square (Oakland), the Todos Santos Plaza (Concord), and parades and such in Novato, Rohnert Park, El Granada, Mountain View, and of course on the USS Hornet (Alameda). SFGate has a list with details.
But from where to enjoy the fireworks this evening? Especially if you have kids?
In the old days I’d get some to-go fare from Pancho Villa Tacqueria (16th @ Valencia) and then head up to Twin Peaks at 6pm for fireworks around 9pm (or so). Fireworks from all over the Bay Area can be seen from up there. That’s my favorite spot. Since it’s hard to have kids hanging out for several hours, I’d suggest bringing the coloring books, toys, and other things to play with in the car. (The breeze can be daunting, and if the fog rolls in it’s time to give it up for another year. Don’t forget the layers and – especially for kids – the earplugs.)
Celebrate well! P’raps we’ll see you under the fireworks.