San Francisco has a little bit of everything, from cable cars to sea lions, baseball to penguins, and even chocolate. With so many fabulous family-friendly activities, picking and choosing what to do and what not to do is the hardest part. San Francisco enjoys mild weather year-round, so even winter days can often be spent…
Seeing the sights in San Francisco is an family adventure waiting to happen. Cable cars climb steep hills so you don’t have to. Segways glide through Golden Gate Park, bikes roll along the waterfront, and now classic VW Beetle convertibles will have you turning heads during a family visit to San Francisco with kids.
For many families, a trip to a children’s museum while on vacation is typically a compromise of sorts. Mom and Dad sacrifice an afternoon to entertain the kids, when secretly there are other places they’d rather be exploring.
Factor in children that range in age from toddler to teen and the family dynamic gets even more complicated. In other words, it’s really hard to make everyone happy. Hard, but not impossible, for families who include the California Academy of Sciences in their San Francisco itinerary.
Suzanne Battat Dowling lives in San Francisco with her two boys (4 and 6). She is an expert on exploring San Francisco and the perfect resource for our list of top favorite things to do with kids in the city.