Things To Do in Fremont, California With Kids

by Molly Horan
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Fremont, California, is the perfect central California city to enjoy the cool weather as you explore the parks, sample healthy dining options, and get a peek at California’s history. If that’s not enough to compel you to bring your family here on vacation, we don’t know what is. Here are the best things to do in Fremont with kids.

Kids Attractions in Fremont, California

Children’s Natural History Museum opens on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to introduce young scientists to natural history. Kids can enjoy exhibits on space, fossils, and rocks.

Cloverfield Family Bowl features 44 lanes and an arcade. Check out their full calendar of rates for deals that offer games for under $3.

Kidtopia offers attractions including a ball pit and a playscape. All day weekday passes are $14, with accompanying adults enjoying free admission.

Color Me Mine lets kids and adults express their creative side with paint-your-own pottery. Open seven days a week, you can choose from projects including mugs, plates, and even mini sculptures.

Best Restaurants in Fremont, California for Kids

Bear Bitez will give you a unique burger experience. All their burgers are baked within fresh pastry and come with the option of a side of chips, natural soda, or a cookie.

Storm Crepes offers only the most Instagrammable desserts, like ornately decorated French toast and ice cream filled crepes with a fruit face. Beautifully-colored drinks are also available.

Nature’s Ice Cream and Cafe is all about healthy, natural menu options. Beyond their sandwiches and soups, they offer over 20 ice cream flavors from unicorn vanilla to cookie monster.

Bun Appétit Donuts’ homemade donuts come in a variety of unique flavors including churro, rocky road, and ube cream. They also feature a selection of ice cream, pastries, and even a few savory options.

Bill’s Cafe features a kid’s menu with options like mini pancakes and one slice French toast. Each entree comes with a small drink.

Mission Pizza and Pub offers live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and other fun add-ons like arcade games every day. Their menu has an extensive selection of pizzas (including the option to make your own), calzones, and sandwiches.

Best Hotels in Fremont, California for Kids

Hyatt Place Fremont/ Silicon Valley offers free breakfast to all guests. In addition to free Wi-Fi, they also have community computers you can use.

Aloft Silicon Valley is a pet-friendly hotel complete with a fitness center and pool. To open up your driving options they have free parking and stations for electric car charging.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Newark-Fremont boasts a free breakfast for every guest and free grocery store pick-up. Rooms can come with microwaves and dishwashers.

Courtyard by Marriott Fremont Silicon Valley features an indoor pool and solarium. If you don’t feel like going out to dinner, they also offer delivery from area restaurants.

Outdoor Activities in Fremont, California for Kids

Ardenwood Historic Farm features a Victorian garden, farm animals, and a seasonal pumpkin patch. If you’re looking to add a little excitement into an otherwise calm bucolic trip, you can take a ride on the haunted railroad.

Golfland boasts three different mini-golf courses. If you get tired of putting, the park also has bumper cars, laser tag, and an arcade.

Aqua Adventure Water Park features waterslides, wading pools, and plenty of opportunities to be soaked. If you need some time in the shade, you can also rent cabanas.

Best Parks in Fremont, California for Kids

Fremont, Central Park hosts Lake Elizebeth, where visitors can rent boats and kayaks. It also features a dog park, picnic area, and basketball courts.

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area offers swimming with a lifeguard on duty. There are also opportunities for fishing, biking, and picnicking.

Always Dream Play Park features a playscape that’s accessible for children of all physical abilities. Visitors can play in the sand, swing, or jam on some drums.

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