San Francisco is one of the best cities in the world to visit with children. While some kids might want to visit our fine arts museums and cultural sights, for the rest of them we offer burping sea lions, an underwater restaurant, and a grumpy old man in Chinatown passing out fortune cookies and threats. The following attractions appeal to all kids:

  • Alcatraz Island
  • Aquarium of the Bay
  • Cable Car Museum
  • Cable Cars
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Chinatown Walk
  • The Exploratorium
  • Forbes Island Restaurant
  • Ghirardelli Ice Cream
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Maritime National Historical Park
  • Metreon Entertainment Center
  • Musee Mechanique
  • Pier 39 and the California Sea Lions
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not
  • San Francisco Zoo
  • Tcho Chocolate Factory Tour
  • Uncle Gee in Chinatown
  • Walt Disney Family Museum
  • Yerba Buena Ice Skating, Bowling & Children’s Creativity Center

The website is an excellent resource for recreation centers, pool and parks; is another good resource for child-friendly activities.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.