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Amusement Parks and the Pursuit of Fun in SF

What would family travel be without theme parks? Yes, the weather is warming up, amusement parks in San Francisco Bay Area are getting ready for the laughs, screams and chills of the whole family. With so many parks opening for the spring crowds, there’s a lot to see. Check out these must see amusement parks destination in San Francisco. Get ready for the thrill!

Pixieland Amusement Park ~ Concord

Fun for young children ages 1 to 10 with a miniature train, carousel, roller coaster, tea cups, airplanes, frog hopper, antique cars, games, a duck pond and great food! Always free admission and parking. Just buy tickets for the rides. This is also a  great place for a school field trip or to host your child’s next birthday party at reasonable package rates.

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Opening hours – Pixieland is an outdoor park, days and hours change
throughout the seasons. All days and hours are weather permitting. Please call (925) 676-9612 after 10:00am on the day you are going to visit, because park hours are subject to change due to inclement weather.

The Easter Bunny is their upcoming event which will be held on April 15, 2017, 9:30 to 11:30am. Visit www.pixieland.com for booking and further information.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom ~ Vallejo

School is out and there is no better way to spend your time during Spring Break then by getting your thrills on with a visit to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. The park will be open daily with special hours from March 31 thru April 23 for a fun and exciting Spring Break! Experience amazing roller coasters and more at the The Thrill Capital of Northern California!

Seaside Junction and Looney Tunes Seaport are the focal points for younger children with small rides, performances, and character visits. The waterski shows are a fun and unusual theme park experience. Visit www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom for events, tickets and more.Looney Tunes Seaport are the focal points for younger children with small rides, performances, and character visits. The waterski shows are a fun and unusual theme park experience. Visit www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom for events, tickets and more.

San Francisco Carousel at Pier 39

Handcrafted in Italy, the San Francisco Carousel is intricately hand-painted with famous San Francisco landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, Chinatown, Lombard Street, Alcatraz and the popular California sea lions at PIER 39, making it the only carousel in San Francisco that has artistic renderings of the city. The carousel features 1,800 twinkling LED lights and 30+ animals to ride. Throughout the ride, patrons hear traditional organ music and see PIER 39’s bustling promenade.

Opening hours – PIER 39’s attractions (excluding Blue & Gold Fleet and Aquarium of the Bay) are open: 10am – 10pm

Need a place to stay in San Francisco?If you’re looking for a quiet and budget-friendly hotel in San Francisco, San Francisco Inn is the best choice. Located right in the center of San Francisco, the hotel is never too far from any of the top tourist spots and main attractions of this beautiful city. San Francisco Inn is only minutes from amusement parks.