View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the visitor's center

How to Make the Most of a San Francisco CityPASS with Kids

On my family’s first trip to San Francisco, we wanted to see and do as much as our kids could handle in five days. We purchased a San Francisco CityPASS and visited every attraction in the booklet, especially taking advantage of the free transportation options, which include cable cars and trolley cars. CityPASS can be…


Sleepover on Alcatraz

Seeing the sights in San Francisco has all the makings of a great family adventure. The hardest part is often fitting in everything you want to do. Ride a cable car, Segway through Golden Gate Park, bike across the Golden Gate Bridge – the list goes on and on. But one attraction that’s near impossible to cross off for most family visits to San Francisco is Alcatraz.

Crab-shaped bread Boudin Bakery San Francisco

Rolling Along San Francisco’s Family-Friendly Waterfront

Give my family an excuse to head to San Francisco and we won’t even hesitate to hop in the car and get rolling. I use the term excuse lightly. “I’m in the mood for dim sum,” has been known to lead to fun-filled days in the city by the bay. San Francisco isn’t a huge city by most standards, and as my kids have gotten older, we’ve discovered one of our favorite ways to get around during the summer is by bike.

When I was asked to participate in the Expedia Kids in the City Program, I knew exactly what I’d recommend.


Tips for Checking Out San Francisco’s Tourist Spots

When visiting San Francisco the list of must-sees can be overwhelming. You can’t do it all. Make choices, and plan on coming back again. If you’re looking to go a little off the beaten path, check out some of my favorite things to do in Golden Gate Park. Amie also has a list of her favorite City by the Bay escapes.

But if you’re looking to visit some of the more touristy spots, a little advance planning can save you a lot of aggravation and precious travel time.