San Francisco For Kids
Below are a few different activities you and your children can enjoy together during your San Francisco family vacation. After a fun-filled day in the bay area, return to your comfortable lodging at the Washington Square Inn and rest up for another day of adventure!
California Academy of Sciences
The academy expanded so much in its 150 years that it outgrew its site in the park, replacing it with a dazzling structure designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano. The redesign includes a new Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium and modern exhibition spaces. construction for the new $370 million museum has now been completed! Visit the California Academy of Sciences – the only place on the planet with an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof.
Bay Area Discovery Museum
For children ages 1-10 and their families. Exhibits include a simulated San Francisco Bay, Architecture & Design, and Maze of Illusions.
San Francisco Zoo
The San Francisco Zoo offers hundreds of different animals for you and your children to view and learn about. You are sure to have a great time as you relax and enjoy this educational and fun environment.
Giants Baseball at SBC Park
SBC Park located in the Bay Area is a great place to watch one of America’s favorite sporting events, baseball. The kids will love to see their favorite athletes compete. The season starts in March and ends in October, so there are many opportunities to see the Giants in action at SBC Park.
Experiment with these hands on science exhibits which explore the five senses and human perceptions. There is something for everyone to explore, with exhibits on gardening, sports, music and much more.
Paramount’s Great America
This high energy amusement park features gravity defying roller coasters and thrill rides. Located thirty minutes south of San Francisco.
Aquarium of the Bay
Aquarium of the Bay is a unique educational and entertainment facility dedicated to the rich and diverse aquatic life of the San Francisco Bay and its surrounding waters. The Aquarium provides a window to the Bay that focuses on its distinctive ecosystems and seeks to entertain, educate and encourage preservation of this wonderful natural resource.