Family Hot Spots: Enjoying the Great Outdoors in San Francisco


As any San Francisco resident or frequent visitor can attest, Fall is the ideal time to be outdoors in the City. The afternoons are warm and the evening’s crisp. If you’re lucky enough to live in SF or are visiting anytime soon, don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with your family. Here are […]

Have Baby, Will Travel

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Whether you’re taking a road trip or facing a long flight together, the thought of traveling with an infant can be daunting, especially for first-timers. But, the trip doesn’t have to be a hairy one. In fact, infants often make for much better travel companions than their squirmy, mobile, older siblings! Consider these tips from the […]

Hit the Road: Spring Break Day Trips!

No plans for a family Spring Break vacation this year? No worries. Check out these super ideas for easy day-trips to entertain you and the kids while school’s out for the week.We’ve included helpful insider tips to get the most of your time together. San Francisco/Bay Area It’s a lovely time of year to venture […]

President’s Day Weekend – Don’t Let It Pass You By!

Presidents’ Day, the holiday designated to honor the birthdays of US presidents past and present, is Monday, February 18th.  The holiday was originally established to celebrate the birthday of our first president, George Washington, but later changed to honor all US presidents and to always fall on the third Monday of February, giving us a […]

Welcome Philadelphia Babysitters and Parents!

Hello Philadelphia! Now that you have joined the UrbanSitter family, we thought we’d help you get to know each other a little better. Parents, there are many great reasons to get a babysitter and plan a date night in Philly this month. Take a look at these fun ideas we’ve tracked down, just a few […]

Road Trip! Join UrbanSitter in Philadelphia

Fall is in full swing and excitement from the election is still lingering. What better time of year to take a family road trip to beautiful, historic Philadelphia? For East Coasters, Philadelphia is an easily accessible destination with lots to do for families and is a wonderful spot for a night out without the kids. […]

How About a Family Trip to Washington DC this Fall?

Our nation’s capital is an awesome place for a family get-away, especially in the fall when the humidity has subsided and the city is abuzz with excitement post-election. Surprisingly, Washington DC can be a relatively inexpensive family trip, as the majority of its many museums are free, and it’s pretty darn kid-friendly, too. Need another […]

Ultimate Weekend Get-Aways (Without the Kids!)

You got the kids back to school and the family back into a school-time routine. Now it’s time to think about a little R & R time away from it all. Whether you make it a romantic weekend, a girls’ or guys’ trip, or you go solo, this is the perfect time of year to […]

UrbanSitter Mobile App is Here – Book a Sitter on-the-go

Do you want to find and book a babysitter from anywhere, at anytime… in other words, when the inspiration (or an invitation) to do something without the kids strikes? Now you can! We’ve just launched the UrbanSitter Mobile App to allow you to easily search for sitters, review profiles of those who are available, and […]

Round Up: A Luxury Vacation with More than a Little Something for the Kids

The Wall Street Journal published an article this week about luxury hotels adding more kid-friendly services in order to meet the demand of parents and grandparents who are bringing little ones to high-end hotels and resorts more than ever before. The article reminded me of a trip we took with our then 9-month, 3 and […]