May 28, 2024
Kids in San Francisco

Things to do with Kids in San Francisco

Want to have a little bit of fun with your kids while in San Francisco, California this summer? That’s not hard with so many wonderful attractions, all you need to do is figure out which ones are perfect for your child.

Most children delight in seeing things that are just unbelievable or disgusting and they can find all sorts of “odd” items over at Ripley’s Believe it Or Not Museum. Imagine their faces when they see a two headed cow or a cable car made entirely out of matchsticks. These are just a few of the weird things they have in this two floor museum,

If the museum isn’t to their liking maybe they’d like to walk over to the Golden Gate Park. Try burning off some of that energy they have by taking them to the children’s playground. There are swings to swing on, a carousel to ride as well as many tubes to slither through. The adults may enjoy a picnic at one of the benches, followed by visiting the De Young Museum. Before you leave, make sure you all get a chance to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. This will be something they can tell all their friends once they get home.

Older children, and boys in particular, should be fascinated by a trip Alcatraz – and even if the ex prison itself isn’t of interest, they’re sure to at least enjoy the boat trip to get there!

If you don’t think your kids will be scared, a visit to the Wax Museum down at the Fisherman’s Wharf is a good way to spend some time. Your child will get to walk through the chamber of horrors, meet King Tut and all his glory and walk back through the history of sports and entertainment. Each figure looks so like the real thing it’s freaky.

Back in the outdoors Pier 39 is a great place to take kids, and in particular, a visit into the Aquarium of the Bay where they can not only admire the many varieties of sea life on display, but can walk through an arch where the fish swim overhead! Less gentle entertainment can be found at the Riptide Arcade and nearby Turbo Ride.

San Francisco is a great place for adults to spend a vacation, but it’s also a city that has something for everyone – including the kids!