Kid-Friendly Things to Do in San Francisco


Family with hands up jumping and having fun on the top of the mountain

San Francisco is a family-friendly destination with plenty of activities especially designed for kids of all ages:

  • Go ice skating!

    Visit the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink at Union Square with the kids. Lace up your skates for a fantastic evening out on the ice. Tickets are $18 for regular admission, and $13 for children who are eight years old and younger. Figure skating and hockey rentals are covered by ticket prices. Get your tickets here.

  • See the Pier 39 sea lions!

    In the aftermath of the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake, sea lions started arriving at Pier 39’s K-Dock lured by the abundant supply of food and protection from predators. The number of sea lions that can be spotted on Pier 39 fluctuates depending on the season, food supply, and migration patterns. The pier also offers striking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the San Francisco skyline. Other activities include sailing, dining, and shopping.

  • Take a tour with on foot

    Free Tours by Foot offers exciting walking tours for every budget. Inquire about kid friendly options. Visit SF’s hidden gems, from charming neighborhoods to new cuisines you want your kids to discover. Most importantly, the company will tell you and your kids the remarkable stories of the men and women who built this amazing city.

  • Take a ferry to Angel Island

    Angel Islandis a designated California State Park and one of the most honored historical sites in the US. To get there, take a ferry and then go on a tram tour of the island. You can also go hiking and biking with the whole family. Foodies will enjoy the Angel Island Café and Angel Island Cantina, which serve amazing dishes and feature live music.

  • Hike the Lands End trail

    In the northwestern corner of ‘Frisco, Lands End offers serene hiking trails around rocky cliffs, over the ocean, and through thickets of eucalyptus and cypress. Get ready to be amazed by views of the headlands, shores, and the Golden Gate Bridge. For more kid-friendly tips on how to best enjoy the trail, go to this link.

  • Watch a Golden State Warriors game

    Basketball fans, head to Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. Get the chance to see Stephen Curry and his teammates shoot some hoops. You can also enjoy farm-to-table dining and shop your favorite brands. Click here for season tickets.

  • Consider buying a tourist discount pass

    Make the most of your trip by getting tourist passes, some of which offer up to 60% off on the best San Francisco museums, activities, and tours. You can choose from a variety of packages that include discounted trips to the Aquarium of the Bay, California Academy of the Sciences, and more!

  • Explore Haight-Ashbury

    This iconic neighborhood is best known for the hippies that made it their home in the 1960s. There are remnants of those flower power days, along with other attractions. They include the Painted Ladies, a row of brightly colored Victorian homes at Alamo Square and Buena Vista Park, which offers breathtaking views of the city. Don’t miss the architectural marvels of Delmar, Masonic, and Piedmont streets either.

  • See San Francisco’s Redwood Grove

    Behold the sight of majestic California Redwood trees in one of the most peaceful and secluded area of the Botanical Gardens. Sit on a bench and enjoy the beauty of your surroundings.

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