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There is much to see in the lively and eclectic city of San Francisco. As one of the top destinations in California, parents can assure themselves that there are plenty of attractions in San Francisco for kids. A trip to this always breezy city can be the perfect vacation for families with kids of any age. There are children’s museums, a plethora of dining options and a fun, fast-paced movement for all to enjoy. Hop on the BART and see this bay area gem.
Get the teens packed up and ready for a day on the town starting with a cable car ride. The open-air cars are sure to delight the children as they traveled through the historic city. Stop by Market Street to ride one of these famous streetcars that can take families to the Ferry Building or Fisherman's Wharf. San Francisco's weather is known for being chilly and foggy so pack warm clothes for the cable car ride.
The Golden Gate Bridge is a magnificent piece of architecture and a landmark of the city. There are many different ways to enjoy this piece of history. A drive across the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the best things to do in San Francisco. Many visitors also take in the bridge's grandeur by visiting one of the beaches flanking it. The beaches offer family leisure and are almost always buzzing with activity.
There's always something going on at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Cruise around the bay or explore historic sailing ships and a World War II submarine. Marine life inhabits the wharf and a sea lion sighting is sure to excite the kids. Alcatraz Island can be seen in the distance and tours visit the famous rock daily. Mouthwatering restaurants can be found on the piers and souvenir shops cater to the city's visitors.