Things To Do in San Francisco With Kids Immerse yourself in all things science and curiosity, where everything is hands on at the Exploratorium. Let children explore and create and play at the . Children’s Creativity Museum After visiting the museum, stop by the beautiful carousel and take a ride. s has wide open green spaces and a huge playground in the heart of downtown SF. Yerba Buena Garden See the sites of the city with a hop on/hop off bus tour. We used and loved , especially going to Sausalito. City Sightseeing Get a close up look at marine life, including an impressive 300 foot tunnel, with a visit to . Aquarium of the Bay The Wells Fargo Museum is free and gives kids a great history lesson about the stagecoach with hands on exhibits. Adults and children will love the indoor and outdoor learning exhibits at . Bay Area Discovery Museum Ride the double decker carousel at Pier 39. Soak in the 365 degree view on top of . Coit Tower Drive, walk or bike across the famous ! Golden Gate Bridge Find the two windmills at Golden Gate Park. On that note, Golden Gate Park is a destination itself! Lots of museums, hikes, playgrounds and more. We enjoyed bike riding during one of our visits. San Francisco is home to many beautiful parks and playgrounds; Mission Delores Park and the Helen Dillar Playground was a top favorite with a great view of the city. After visiting the Helen Dillar Playground, stop for ice cream at Bi-Rite Creamery down the street! Learn about the history of cable cars and how the system works through the city at the . Cable Car Museum Wander around the famous Alcatraz Prison on Alcatraz Island. Drive or walk (we loved walking!) up or down , one of the city’s crookedest streets. Lombard Street No trip to San Francisco is complete without a ride on the ! landmark cable cars Kids will love playing and experiencing over 300 arcade games at , ranging from the early 1900’s to old video games. Musee Mecanique Take a boat tour of the bay and see the city from a unique perspective! There are several to choose from at . Fisherman’s Wharf Get free chocolate samples at ! Ghirardelli Square There are numerous rooftop gardens in the downtown area open to public and are so peaceful! Walk around the outside of Asia. We love just wandering the streets and window shopping! largest and oldest Chinatown The Ferry Building Marketplace is like a year round farmer’s market, with dining and ferry options to cross the bay. Admire the beauty of the Painted Ladies (Victorian Homes). Also, nearby has a playground! Alamo Square Take a ferry to Angel Island and enjoy hiking, history and a tram ride around the island. This is one of our favorite activities to recommend to families when visiting San Francisco. More things to do around California can be found here!