With its small-town feel and family atmosphere, this suburb is a popular place to live and visit with a family. Burlingame family fun activities are plentiful, and the surrounding areas hold even more options suitable for everyone. From museums and parks to wildlife encounters to children’s centers, there is something for people of all ages. Burlingame has opportunities for everyone to enjoy great weather, have fun, get some exercise and even learn something new.
341 North Amphlett Boulevard,
San Mateo, CA 94401
Dubbed the Healthy Entertainment Center, this center features a safe, clean and fun structure for playing and climbing, designed for the entire family to get involved. The structure’s combination of ladders, slides, tunnels and bridges are meant for both fun and improving fitness. With programs that foster good nutrition, fitness, fun and independent learning, the center hopes to provide a place where children learn to nurture their bodies, mind and spirit while playing like animals. The center and its staff focus on the cleanliness and safety of the structure, cleaning every surface with disinfectant several times a week and ensuring that children wash their hands.
Muir Woods National Monument
Mill Valley, CA 94941
With six miles of trail and loops that vary by the time it takes to walk them, Muir Woods National Monument is one of the Burlingame local parks that families often visit. The walks feature views of the old-growth coast redwoods, which stand as the world’s tallest living things and are truly special in the area. Children 15 and younger are admitted for free, while everyone else must pay $7. While food is not permitted, except for light snacks, there is a plaza and café deck available. Pets, smoking, bicycles, camping and horseback riding are also not permitted.
Mills Canyon Wildlife Area
Burlingame, CA 94010
Within Burlingame city limits, this wildlife area and park features native animal and plant species and a loop hiking trail that allows walkers many views of the canyon. Intended for only limited recreation, the park’s mission is to protect the area’s wildlife. You can take part in the Friends of Mills Canyon’s organized themed hikes and improvement and cleanup projects.
Burlingame Aquatic Center
1 Mangini Way (entrance on Oak Grove)
Burlingame, CA 94010
Located on Burlingame High School’s campus, the Burlingame Aquatic Club offers lap swims, swim lessons, recreational swims, pool rentals and special events to the community. The programs are available to the public, for both adults and children, and feature such classes as aqua fitness, arthritis class and an adult swim camp. If you’re looking for a place to swim with your family or to teach your child how to swim, the BAC is available for your enjoyment.
San Francisco Zoo
1 Zoo Road
San Francisco, CA 94132
With 250 unique species and its own children’s zoo, this attraction is a popular family activity a short drive away from Burlingame. Offering a fun learning experience for people of all ages, the zoo is open everyday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Costs include $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $9 for children between 4 and 14 years old, $8 parking on weekdays and $10 parking on weekends and holidays. Admission for children under three years old is free, as well as admission for San Francisco Zoological Society Members with their annual membership.