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San Francisco

San Francisco is known for its cable cars, tech startups, and counterculture history, among others. However, its collection of museums, parks, and quirky establishments prove that the city is also a family-friendly zone. Take the lot out for some quality time over interactive activities, delicious comfort food, and cool spaces! Kids know best, so we’ve made a list of the city’s best spots to quench their thirst for adventure. You’ll be crowned best parent in no time!

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Hotel Zephyr

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Board games, a large outdoor space (with a firepit and a food truck!), and nautical-themed rooms make Hotel Zephyr a kid-friendly home away from home! Animals are also welcome here, should you want to bring along your pets. Located right on Fisherman’s Wharf, the property is just a short walk to Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, and the Alcatraz ferry landing. It’s also close to many transportation options, including San Francisco’s famous cable cars!

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Exploratorium

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An ode to discovery, Exploratorium takes children (and grown ups, too!) on a mesmerizing experience of all things science. Spend a day exploring over 650 exhibits, including interactive galleries and hands-on experiments. Activities span to accommodate all age groups. Toddlers get to play with lights, bubbles, and sounds; older youths may enjoy dancing on fog bridges and stepping into tornadoes; and kids-at-heart (above 18 years old) even get special access after museum hours to see the displays in an entirely different perspective!

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  • Green Street, Pier 15 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California, USA

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Children’s Creativity Museum

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Let imaginations run wild at the Children’s Creativity Museum! True to its name, the place encourages out-of-the-box thinking through high-tech exhibits. Bond with your little ones as you help them bring drawings to life at the Community Lab (Sketch Town), create stop-motion movies at the Animation Studio, or program robots at the Tech Lab!

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  • Inside the Yerba Buena Gardens, 221 4th Street, San Francisco, California, USA

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MAC’D Russian Hill

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Macaroni and cheese reign supreme at MAC’D on Russian Hill! Customize your own bowl with your choice of cheese sauce (non-dairy alternatives available), pasta shape, mix-ins, toppings, and sides. Some adventurous options include Korean short ribs, truffle oil, and hot cheetos! We know the adults will love it just as much as the young ones do—maybe even more.

  • 2127 Polk Street, San Francisco, California, USA

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Urban Putt

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Challenge the family to a round of miniature golf at Urban Putt! Go through 14 kooky, animatronic holes designed by engineers, artists, and roboticists. The course represents San Francisco, with holes that mirror famous sights such as the Painted Ladies and the TransAmerica Building. Other creative putt-putt designs include an undersea section and a shaky earthquake obstacle!

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  • 1096 S Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California, USA

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Presidio

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Presidio is a 1,500-acre national park that spoils active, nature-loving San Franciscans with outdoor activities. Lace up your walking shoes and lead the family towards hiking trails, beaches, and hidden forts! You may even pack a small feast to enjoy at one of the designated picnic areas. Before you start your trek, drop by the Visitor’s Center to know the ins and outs of your route; and to stock up on some essentials you might have missed.

  • San Francisco, California, USA

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Golden Gate Park

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Golden Gate Park’s array of sights and adventures demands a full day with the family. Plan ahead to cover the areas you’re interested in. Learn about different specimens at the California Academy of Sciences; ride the merry-go-round at The Koret Children’s Quarter; appreciate fine art at the de Young Museum; have a tea break at the Japanese Tea Garden; or rent a boat to row on Stow Lake. Keep an eye out for the park’s resident buffalos!

  • San Francisco, California, USA

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The Ice Cream Bar Soda Fountain

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Take the family on a trip back in time at The Ice Cream Bar Soda Fountain! The 1950’s-style diner evokes nostalgia through vintage signage and antique fixtures. Watch bowtie-wearing soda jerks whip up ice cream cones, floats, and milkshakes for the whole lot. They also serve sandwiches, in case you’re up for a savory snack!

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  • 815 Cole Street, San Francisco, California, USA

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