Caves and Mines in SAN FRANCISCO with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in San Francisco, California, then let’s dig deep…literally!

Underground adventures are so much fun with children. It’s an experience that will introduce them to some of the most incredible wonders on earth, and formations they have never seen before.

Some underground experiences are perfect for family members of all ages and ability, but some require more active families as there are often steps involved.  Whatever you choose in The Golden State you will experience something magical.

Underground experiences require you to join a tour, which is perfect for kids to learn all the fun facts about what they are seeing as they make their through the earth.  Sounds super fun!

Why have an above ground adventure in San Francisco…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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  • Pixieland Amusement Park

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    (26 miles) Concord

    A small amusement park perfect for young kids, with free entry but pay per ride. A sweet family day out in California!

  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

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    (27 miles) Vallejo

    Amazing theme park fun for the whole family in Vallejo, with rides for all ages, animal attractions, entertainment and great events!

  • Small World Park

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    (33 miles) Pittsburg

    A fun and intimate amusement park in California perfect for families and younger kids, with boats, nature, a train, carousel and lots of activities!

  • Californias Great America

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    (36 miles) Santa Clara

    Thrilling and family theme park fun in this exciting and adrenaline pumping California attraction! Thrill rides, family rides, kiddie rides, live entertainment and even a water park will all fill ...

  • Gilroy Gardens

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    (69 miles) Gilroy

    A sweet family theme park in Scotts Valley, California, with theme gardens, attractions, and of course - rides!

  • Waterworld

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    (24 miles) Concord

    A whopping 20,000-square-foot activity pool features seven family slides, the lily pad walk and the Dragon's Tail slide complex! Make a splash in California

  • Antioch Waterpark

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    (38 miles) Antioch

    A small municipal water park great for kids on those hot days, with 5 fun water slides.

  • Raging Waters

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    (45 miles) San Jose

    Enjoy Northern California 's Largest Waterpark with 23-acres and millions of gallons of family fun and attractions, including the newest ride Dragon's Den!

  • Raging Waters Sacremento

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    (78 miles) Sacramento

    Located in the heart of the city, Raging Waters Sacramento features more than 25 exhilarating water attractions, breath-taking slides, crystal clear pools and fun-filled activities for children and ...

  • Golfland Sunsplash

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    (93 miles) Roseville

    Over 30 rides and attractions at this California family adventure experience, with mini golf, laser tag, and a host of waterpark fun!

  • 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!

  • 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 ...

  • 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!

  • CuriOdyssey

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    (14 miles) San Mateo

    A science and wildlife center where kids can explore both animal and science exhibits! Create a vortex, make objects fly, and meet furry, scaled and finned animals.

  • Oakland Zoo

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    (15 miles) Oakland

    The Oakland Zoo is a non-profit zoo home to over 660 native and exotic animals! Kids can experience feedings, and events, and learn lots of new things across the day!

  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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    (44 miles) San Jose

    A San Jose amusement park and zoo rolled into one! With a range of amazing animals, experiences and programs, overnight stays and some fun rides too!

  • Safari West

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    (56 miles) Santa Rosa

    The natural world awaits you... Faster is not always better. In a world increasingly dominated by technology, instant communication and instant gratification, Safari West stands as a tangible ...

  • Micke Grove Zoo

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    (66 miles) Lodi

    Micke Grove Zoo is home to native animals and exotic species from all over the world, including several endangered species, such as the Chinese Alligator, the Snow Leopard and the Cotton Top ...

  • The Serpentarium

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    (67 miles) Lodi

    A privately owned 3,000 square foot, 2 story Museum and Reptile Store you are welcome to bring the kids and browse in. It's like a zoo you can buy!

  • Sacramento Zoo

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    (73 miles) Sacramento

    More than 500 native, rare and endangered animals await you at this fascinating zoo in Sacramento!

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium

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    (85 miles) Monterey

    A fascinating and wonderfully designed aquarium that really lets families enjoy our wonderful ocean creatures.

  • Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

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    (92 miles) Folsom

    Since 1963, this small unique California zoo has been providing sanctuary to some very special animals. All are non-releasable. Many were raised, and rejected, as wild pets. Others were injured or ...

  • 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.

  • 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!?

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Jelly Belly Candy Tour

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    (37 miles) Fairfield

    Why not visit the Jelly Belly factory tour and take a look at how Jelly Belly's are made! A colorful day out in California!

  • Adventure Cat Sailing Tours

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    (38 miles) Napa

    Experience the best in San Francisco Sailing on the beautiful San Francisco Bay with Adventure Cat Sailing Charters. Our legendary sunset sails and relaxing afternoon Bay cruises are the perfect way ...

  • Segway Tours Monterey

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    (85 miles) Pacific Grove

    Strictly for the over 12s but super fun for big kids, learn to control your Segway and then follow the guide of your chosen tour and enjoy!

  • Princess Monterey Whale Watching

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    (86 miles) Monterey

    Monterey Whale Watching has been in the cruise business for over 30 years. We are the coastal leader in narrated bay and ocean tours, specializing in whales, sea, and shore wildlife. We offer safe, ...

  • Monterey Bay Whale Watch

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    (86 miles) Monterey

    Monterey Bay Whale Watch offers year-round whale watching trips to observe the spectacular diversity and abundance of whales and dolphins inhabiting the Bay. Monterey

  • Monterey Movie Tours

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    (87 miles) Monterey

    Whether you would like an introduction to the area, an alternative to attractions youâve already seen or an exciting rainy day option, Monterey Movie Tours® is your ticket to a star-studded ...

  • Playland not at the beach

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    (11 miles) El Cerrito

    Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is a temperature-controlled 9000-square foot building chock-full of amazing things to see and do.

  • Adventure Kinderland

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    (12 miles) Richmond

    An amazing jungle for indoor play in California, with slides, tunnels, ball pools and much more! Open play and party fun for those active kids!