Things to do in SAN FRANCISCO with kids

There are so many fun things to do in San Francisco! It’s is such a family friendly city, by the time you leave you might feel that it’s actually part of the family! 

The city is vibrant, exciting, and a place where kids will never be short of something to wow them, teach them and amaze them - especially if you look at the city from another angle.

Sure, a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge is a must, but why not see it again from another point of view with RocketBoat San Francisco, where you can speed across the Bay and see the bridge from the water?

You might know the fascinating history of the city that you learnt in school, but why not see a whole new side to its history at the San Francisco Dungeon? You never know who you might meet down there!

And if you had already planned to take time looking around the famous sights, why not do it in style with City Clues Family Adventure, perfect for families with kids, where your city adventure becomes a treasure hunt!

San Francisco Bay Blues? Hardly. San Francisco Bay kids fun? Exactly!

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  • City Clues Family Adventure

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    (1 miles) San Francisco

    It's family treasure hunt time in San Francisco! Scour the city to find clues and complete your adventure, using tours designed especially for families.

  • Mission Cliffs

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    (1 miles) San Francisco

    A welcoming and supportive environment for all levels of climber from absolute beginner upwards to give it a go. Offers after school and summer rock climbing programs for kids, plus teen climbing ...

  • Childrens Creativity Museum

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    (1 miles) San Francisco

    San Francisco's arts and technology museum for kids of all ages with hands on fun learning exhibits.

  • The Randall Museum

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    (1 miles) San Francisco

    The Randall Museum offers a unique haven where children and adults can explore the creative aspects of art and science and make discoveries about nature and the environment by direct participation in ...

  • The Rooftop at Yerba Buena Gardens

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    (1 miles) San Francisco

    Features up here include ice skating and bowling facilities, children's carousel and a child sized labrynth. They offer 2 adventure play areas, one with interactive water features the other with 25ft ...

  • The Cartoon Museum

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    .The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms. This unique institution houses approximately ...

  • San Francisco Cable Car

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    (1 miles) San Francisco

    Explore the city using it's iconic Cable Cars and Street Line, complete with the traditional poles on the outside that braver passengers can ride hanging on to!

  • San Francisco Cable Car Museum

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    (1 miles) San Francisco

    Overlooking the cable car workings themselves, the museum features three 1870s cars plus a wealth of memorabilia.

  • San Francisco Railway Museum

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    The San Francisco Railway Museum celebrates the history of rail transit in San Francisco and explores its significant impact on the quality of urban life in this great city throughout its storied ...

  • Bike And Roll

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    The perfect way to explore San Francisco is on a bicycle, and Bike and Roll offers guided and self-guided tours for all ages so great for those active little ones in the family!

  • Segway San Francisco Electric Tour

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    Glide With the Original San Francisco Segway Tour Company- Since 2004 More fun than walking, more eco-friendly than driving -- the Segway is the best way to see San Francisco's Waterfront or ...

  • San Francisco Fire Engine Tours

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    An exciting day out for kids, and those kids at heart where you get to travel through the beautiful sights of San Francisco in a 1955 Mack Fire Engine! How cool is that!?

  • San Francisco Children's Art Center

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    Art fun with classes and drop in sessions for kids up to 12 years in this creative day option for the family!

  • Maritime National Historical Park

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    Historic boats by the pier, tours, events and activities, plus visitor centre with maritime heritage showcase and Junior Ranger Program activities.

  • Bay Quackers Duck Tours

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    San Francisco Duck Tours - Experience San Francisco's newest attraction and a better way to see San Francisco, on board one of DUKW's, (we call 'em Ducks!) an original, refurbished World War II ...

  • Ripley's Believe It or not Museum

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    The weird and the wonderful comes together over 10,000 sq ft filled with the strange, the unusual, and the unbelievable!

  • Madame Tussauds San Francisco

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    Spend the day with all your favorite stars in the new San Francisco wax museum!

  • The San Francisco Dungeon

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    Live actor shows, 200 years of history, 360 degree sets and a boat ride give kids the ultimate storytelling experience!

  • RocketBoat San Francisco

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    A thrilling high-speed rocket boat adventure across San Francisco Bay!

  • Pier 39

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    There is something for everyone at PIER 39, San Francisco's Premier Bay Attraction, a festival marketplace with more than 110 stores, 12 Bay view restaurants, and a variety of fun-filled attractions ...

  • Musee Mecanique

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    A stunning collection of coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines, all in working order.

  • SS Jeremiah OBrien

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    Explore this historic vessel in it's entirety, book a cruise trip if you can or visit on a Steaming Weekend to see the engines at work.

  • USS Pampanito Submarine

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    A fun, educational and historic look into a real life WWII submarine!

  • Red and White Fleet Cruises

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    Offering a series of local tours and cruises with a variety of destinations and durations to select from to suit. Multi lingual audio tour provided and wildlife spotting on board has included ...

  • Aquarium Of The Bay

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    Discover what lies beneath the waves of San Francisco Bay at this family friendly aquarium, with 20,000 aquatic animals including sharks, rays and sea stars!

  • Blue and Gold Fleet Boat Tours

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    Blue & Gold Fleet, the Bay Area's premier provider of Bay Cruise, Ferry Service and Motorcoach Tours, is located at PIER 39 in San Francisco. The famous one-hour Bay Cruise sails along the City's ...

  • 7D Experience

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    ffers a combination of 3D visuals, wind machines, strobe lights, rapid motions seats and everyone gets a personal high tech laser blaster and you yourselves take on the enemies in the show, as you ...

  • The Purple Crayon

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    (2 miles) San Francisco

    Purple Crayon is an arts and crafts studio for children and adults. We give parents an easy way to help their children express creativity. Everyone will enjoy coming to our warm, inviting space ...

  • Exploratorium

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    (3 miles) San Francisco

    The Exploratorium is an experimental, hands-on museum designed to spark curiosity, regardless of your age or familiarity with science. There are hundreds of exhibits to touch, pick up, and tinker ...

  • California Academy Of Sciences

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    (3 miles) San Francisco

    Whatever your interests, the new Academy is designed to engage and inspire like no other museum on the planet. Not only is the building, itself, a stunning architectural achievement but the new ...

  • The House Of Air

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    (3 miles) San Francisco

    An indoor trampoline park offering open jump time, aerial and physical training, trampoline dodgeball and fitness classes. The younger kids' bounce house is supervised by staff too.

  • Alcatraz Island

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    (4 miles) San Francisco

    Explore the first lighthouse built on the West Coast, and that iconic federal penitentiary known as "The Rock".

  • Bay Area Discovery Museum

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    (5 miles) Sausalito

    Kids can have fun with hands-on art, science and environmental exhibitions for 6 months to 10 years, plus live performances, and special events - all in San Francisco!

  • San Francisco Zoo

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    (5 miles) San Francisco

    Over 1,000 endangered, exotic and rescued animals await you at this amazing zoo in San Francisco!

  • The Golden Gate Bridge

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    (6 miles) San Francisco

    An iconic San Francisco landmark and internationally recognised symbol, now offering Bridge Tours, exhibits and walking tours!