Waterparks in SAN FRANCISCO with kids

Who’s ready for some water fun!? Being in The Golden State…we certainly are! If you’re in San Francisco and looking for some fun things to do with kids, there are a host of water parks and water attractions which are perfect. You certainly won’t be short of places to visit to cool off with the family - no matter what the age. 

Each family friendly water park has its own unique features, attractions and activities that make it special to visit with children, and they range from the adventurous and WILD, to the charming and simple.

You can find waterslides that twist and turn, buckets that will soak you, lazy rivers to take it easy and even areas just for those little water babies in the family. 

Whether that gorgeous California sun has you searching for an outdoor adventure, or you prefer the indoor kind, there are PERFECT places to go for every family.

 So let’s get going and make a SPLASH in San Francisco, California! You know you’re ready! 

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  • 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!

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  • 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 ...

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Rockin Jump Trampoline Park

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    (29 miles) Dublin

    Bouncing fun in Dublin with a Trampoline Basketball Court, Trampoline Dodgeball Zone, open Jump Arena and a soft foam pit!

  • LaserTag of Carmichael

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    (83 miles) Carmichael

    Laser tag is action packed fun! Laser tag is a high tech, live action laser game played in a themed arena where special effects, fog, laser beams; pulse-pumping music and other players create an ...

  • iFLY Sacramento

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    (91 miles) Roseville

    Kids as young as 3 years can experience the thrill of flying in Sacramento, with this soaring attraction for active and adventurous kids and families!

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Cartoon Museum

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    (1 miles) San Francisco

    .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 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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! Great fun in San Francisco!

  • 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!

  • Oakland Museum of California

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    (9 miles) Oakland

    A fascinating Californian cultural experience where families can explore various art exhibitions, as well as delve into Californian history and natural sciences.

  • Habitot Childrens Discovery Museum

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    (10 miles) Berkeley

    Series of engaging physical, role-play, imagination and learning settings ideal for families of kids 1 to 5 years.