As one of the top vacation spots in California, it is easy to find many San Francisco attractions for kids when planning a family vacation that everyone will enjoy. With landmark hotels like the St Francis and fun attractions such as China Town, you will find plenty to keep you busy. Create a trip plan before you leave so that you have a list of the best things to do in San Francisco with kids.
If you plan to spend time visiting the great shopping areas while you are in San Francisco, you may want to stay at The Westin St. Francis, located in Union Square. Not only will you be near some great stores such as the Disney Store and the huge, four story Metreon Mall. The mall has its very own IMAX cinema, which your kids will love, and it is located near many other great San Francisco tourist attractions including the Zuem, a wonderfully interactive children's museum and the Embarcadero Center. When you are ready to visit some of the many other family attractions, you can hop on the cable car that conveniently stops right outside the hotel.
Another great area that has many top attractions in San Francisco nearby is Geary Street. This area is located near the Union Square shopping neighborhood so you and the kids can enjoy the Mall and some great kid-friendly stores.
When you are ready to visit some of the best attractions in San Francisco, catch one of the cable cars and ride around the city visiting many of the other San Francisco family attractions such as Pier 39, which located very close to the area known as Fisherman's Wharf. You can watch hundreds of sea lions sunning themselves on the docks. During your kid-friendly trip to San Francisco visit the Aquarium of the Bay where you and your kids can enjoy walking through a clear tunnel that runs underneath the San Francisco Bay, and visit touch pools where your children can interact with various sea creatures such as small sharks, sea stars and bat rays. A great place to stay on is the Clift Hotel, San Francisco.
One of the best places to find a diverse selection of San Francisco attractions for kids is Chinatown, which has the largest population of Chinese people outside of Asia itself. This area is a great place to visit and walk around. It is packed with amazing sights, sounds and colors. There are many great kid-friendly hotels close to Chinatown. Most are close to the many San Francisco tourist attractions the area has to offer.
Another great place to find stimulating attractions is Golden Gate Park. In fact, it is one of the best attractions in San Francisco and visited by millions of people every year. While at the park, make sure to visit the Palace of Fine Arts and the Exploratorium. Stay in any of the great hotels nearby, and you will be conveniently close to San Francisco family attractions in the park such as the bison paddock, the roller skating area and numerous playgrounds.
As you can see, there are many great choices when it comes to choosing where to stay in San Francisco and attractions to see, so many, in fact, that you may decide to plan a kid-friendly trip to the - City by the Bay - every year!