The Lawrence Hall of Science (Centennial Dr., Berkeley). "An exceptional place for adults and kids. There always is something new to experience, even though we visit every week."
Redwood and Tilden parks (Oakland and Berkeley). "The green stuff makes us almost forget that we live in a city. And since a tired puppy is a happy puppy, we are there three to four times a week with our `third child,' our 110-pound black Labrador."
Strawberry Canyon swimming pool (Centennial Dr., Berkeley, just east of UC Berkeley campus). "The atmosphere is very laid-back, social, with lots of kids and parents to meet."
Eve's Hunan Restaurant (5620 College Ave., Oakland). "The food is tasty and the staff is cheerful and polite. ... Lollipops behind the counter just for the little ones."
Cafe Intermezzo (2442 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley). "We've been addicted to the salads since our student days. The poppyseed dressing rules!"