San Francisco is one of the best places for a family vacation.
There’s so much to do in the California sunshine that kids will never be bored. One of the best places to start exploring is on Fisherman’s Wharf where you’ll find cafes, amusements, and views out to sea. From here you can hire bikes to ride across Golden Gate Bridge or a boat to Sausalito where the laid back town is a lovely place to chill out. Kids will enjoy visiting the rocky outcrop of Alcatraz too and learn the history of this infamous prison.
The famous cable cars are a must for families visiting San Francisco. You can ride up the steep hills and perhaps hang on to the outside like the locals. Look out for the iconic Lombard Street that twists and turns around the hillside. There are boat trips to San Francisco Bay too and you can also get a good view of Golden Gate Bridge from Marshall Beach. Golden Gate Park is a fabulous place for kids. There’s the Japanese Garden, several play areas and the San Francisco Botanical Gardens.
Aquarium Bay is another popular place for families and where kids get to see lots of marine creatures up close. Union Square is at the centre of San Francisco and ideal for shopping and dining out. There are more great places to eat in Chinatown. Taking a tour of the city is a great way to get orientated and you’ll see architectural features like the Painted Ladies and the views from the Presidio. For a day out of the city there are vineyards close by and you can also see the areas associated with john Steinbeck.
Or, just walk along ocean beach or Crissy Field for the views across the Bay. San Francisco is a favourite with families and it is easy to see why.
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