May 21st, 2019
Weekend in SF with Kids
Planning a summer trip to San Francisco with the family? From toddlers to teens, the city has sights, museums and parks that will keep your kids off their phones and immersed in the experience—except when taking photos or videos!
Riding a Cable Car in San Francisco is a must, especially when your hotel, Stanford Court, is right across the street. Kids of all ages will enjoy seeing the sights and taking selfies while riding up and down the hills.
Another must-see attraction for anyone with a sweet tooth is Ghirardelli Square. This city landmark is mostly famous for being the home of the The Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop. Youngsters will enjoy filling up bags of delectable treats before making their own quake shake. For the parents, we recommend trying the local specialty: the Nob Hill Chill.
Young mavericks in the making need to blow off some steam, particularly after eating all that chocolate! That’s where House of Air comes in. Located in a historic airplane hangar close to Golden Gate Bridge, House of Air is an indoor trampoline park with fun trampoline options for children 2 and up.
Museums that Kids Will Love
Combining San Francisco’s innovative spirit with knowledge and creativity, the following museums offer something for everyone. Whether your kids are nature lovers, science buffs or curious like a cat, we guarantee a fun and interesting afternoon for the entire family.
Children's Creativity Museum
Location: 221 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Great for: Children ages 2-12. Exhibits offer a multimedia art and technology experience by creating a dynamic learning environment.
San Francisco's Exploratorium
Location: Pier 15, (Embarcadero @ Green Street), San Francisco, CA 94111
Great for: All ages. The museum has interactive experiences, games and fun activities covering science and technology.
California Academy of Sciences
Location: 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118
Great for: All ages but kids 7 and up might enjoy it more. This is a natural history museum where science, technology and nature converge. It also houses an aquarium and a planetarium.
Aquarium of the Bay
Location: Pier 39 Embarcadero & Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Great for: All ages. Teach your kids about marine life, conservation and current environmental challenges.
Location: Pier 45 at the end of Taylor Street, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Great for: All ages. Let your kids travel back in time in this old-fashioned arcade. Coin-operated games cost between 25¢ to 50¢!