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Cable Cars

Cable Cars

1201 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94108   Directions

(415) 474-1887


There are many traditions to be celebrated in San Francisco. One of the most iconic is taking a ride on the city's cable cars. They were first put into use in 1873 as a means of offering transportation for citizens who needed a respite from walking up the steep hills in the city. The fact that the cable cars operate in exactly the same way (they grip underground loops of steel to move forward) says quite a lot about this mode of transportation that has survived over one hundred years and is now almost always associated with the city of San Francisco.

California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

55 Music Concourse Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118   Directions

(415) 379-8000


The California Academy of Sciences is located in Golden Gate Park and offers the whole family a chance to learn about science in a new and entertaining way. Among the many popular exhibits and attractions are those focused on various types of fish and other aquatic life, the rain forests of the world, and the newly added roof garden. The spirit of scientific discovery is very much alive here, and that pursuit of knowledge will no doubt inspire your kids to not only ask more questions, but find the answers in this highly regarded facility.

Chinatown

Chinatown

San Francisco, CA

(888) 212-3203


Chinatown is literally a city within a city. And Chinatown isn't merely a tourist trap, run-of-the-mill attraction, but a genuine celebration of Chinese culture. Sure, there are signs of the exotic as evidenced by the several wares for sale like spices, silks and jade; but events like the Chinese New Year celebration dramatically demonstrate the pride and tradition that is still very much alive at the Grand Avenue and Bush Street entrance and beyond.

Coit Tower

Coit Tower

1 Telegraph Hill Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94133   Directions

(415) 249-0995


San Francisco's Coit Tower stands at an impressive 210-feet as a tribute to the city's firefighters. This monument attraction was dedicated in 1933 and has become an historic site and significant addition to the city's distinctive skyline. The tower is a sight both from the outside and on the inside, as it is designed in classic Art Deco style and features several impressive murals on its inside walls. But perhaps the most stunning aspect of the Coit Tower is the amazing views that it offers; the tower allows you to experience a 360-degree view of the city and the Bay.

Crissy Field

Crissy Field

1199 E Beach
San Francisco, CA 9412   Directions

(415) 561-7752


For a chance to take the family out and have some fun in the California sun, there's no better destination in San Francisco than Crissy Field. While this is a beautiful and relaxing place, it also offers stunning views from nearly every vantage point. There is beach access here, too, so the kids will love to romp on the seashore while playing in the waves. This park is within the confines of the Golden Gate National Park, and Crissy Field is 100 acres of California shoreline that is a favorite of joggers, walkers, cyclists and anyone who loves the outdoors. Additional amenities include picnic tables, a gift shop, concession stand, restrooms, a visitor center and the area also allows alcohol.

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf

San Francisco, CA

(415) 674-7503


No trip to San Francisco is complete without a visit to Fisherman's Wharf. This highly popular attraction is truly a requisite stop as it seamlessly combines the area's unmistakable natural beauty, commercial prowess, and maritime heritage all in one place. You'll want to save a whole afternoon to take it all in, as you will be struck by the impressive selection of one-of-a-kind shops, unforgettable lookout points and excellent restaurants. And speaking of restaurants, you can't visit Fisherman's Wharf without sampling such tasty delicacies as Dungeness crab and clam chowder.

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

1011 Andersen Dr
San Rafael, CA 94901   Directions

(877) 229-8655


One of the most essential sites to see in San Francisco is the Golden Gate Bridge. Getting up close to this amazing attraction, the kids will be able to see what an incredibly built structure this bridge is. The bridge connects San Francisco to Marin County, and if you are on the Marin side, you will get a captivating view from a spot called Vista Point. But given the ocean, the sailboats, and the natural landscape in and around the bridge, it is difficult to find a place where the view isn't absolutely stunning.

Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral

1100 California St
San Francisco, CA 94108   Directions

(415) 749-6300


Grace Cathedral is one of San Francisco's most visually striking attractions. This neo-Gothic structure atop Nob Hill is one of the oldest churches in town. The incredibly arresting spires that sit atop the church are one of the most recognizable parts of the skyline. The Cathedral is as striking from the inside as it is on the outside, as you will sense a true sense of calm when you stand within its walls that are adorned by some of the world's most beautiful stained glass windows. The church's order is Episcopalian, but people of all faiths are always invited to come in and reflect and pray in the beautiful house of worship.

Lombard Street

Lombard Street

900 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102   Directions

(415) 391-2000


Obviously, there are several photo-opportunities in San Francisco. In addition to the usual attractions, don't forget to check out Lombard Street, a thoroughfare that many consider to be "the crookedest street in the world." This section of the city is actually one of the most photographed, and for good reason. It is from this unique vantage point that you can see extraordinary views of Alcatraz, Coit Tower, Angel Tower, and the Bay Bridge. This amazingly landscaped street is augmented by a one block descent to Levenworth Street and also offers access to a cable car route which only adds to this area's uniqueness.

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

145 Jefferson St
San Francisco, CA 94133   Directions

(866) 223-4240


Roll out the red carpet! We?re bringing our unique blend of glitz and glamor to San Francisco! Get ready to photograph and pose with your favorite A-listers, challenge sports legends, hop on stage with international pop icons and experience the ?Spirit of San Francisco?.

Palace of Fine Arts

Palace of Fine Arts

3301 Lyon St
San Francisco, CA 94123   Directions

(415) 563-6504


The Palace of Fine Arts is one of San Francisco's most historic and stunning attractions. Originally built in 1915 for the Panama Pacific Exposition, this famous landmark began to show signs of wear and was recreated in cast concrete in the 1960s to preserve its classic style and essence. The inviting rotunda was preserved in its reconstruction, and the structure is now a popular site for concerts and various other types of performances that still echo with the Palace's regal history.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

151 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103   Directions

(415) 357-4000


Do any of your kids show an interest in art? Whether they love to create it or just take it all in, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will more than likely inspire some new ideas. Several styles of modern art are featured as the museum regularly rotates its exhibits and attractions. In addition to viewing the art, the kids can actually create some of their own in the various modern art hands-on workshops that are provided on Family Sundays. But be prepared for a good workout, as the museum is an impressive six stories that is topped by a 145-foot skylight tower that the kids will surely want to check out.

San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco Zoo

1 Zoo Rd
San Francisco, CA 94132   Directions

(415) 753-7080


The San Francisco Zoo benefits from its natural surroundings that allow it to create some impressive natural habitats for more than 5,000 animals and 250 species. Among the smartly designed enclosures and attractions, you will see such memorable creatures as penguins, lions, koalas, giraffes, bears, and elephants, among many others. The zoo also features one of the country's largest gorilla habitats as well as a highly entertaining kangaroo exhibits. In addition to the animals, the zoo also features a classic carousel, a petting zoo, a nature trail, and a wildlife theater.

The Exploratorium

The Exploratorium

Pier 15
San Francisco, CA 94111   Directions

(415) 528-4360


If your kids are always curious about the world around them, then their trip to San Francisco's Exploratorium will lead them to lots of answers in a truly fun and educational way. Among the two floors of this facility, you will find several exhibits and attractions that encourage several different types of interaction. Among the impressive 650 exhibits, the kids will learn about such vast subjects as science, art, and perception, just to name a few. The Exploratorium is known as the first and foremost of the world's interactive museums and has won several awards for its consistent presentation of creative exhibits that offer an exceptional level of educational value.

The San Francisco Dungeon

The San Francisco Dungeon

145 Jefferson St
San Francisco, CA 94133   Directions

(855) 753-9999


The San Francisco Dungeon is NOT your usual visitor attraction! It's an exciting mix of 9 live actor shows, 200 years of history, 360� sets, 1 dark boat ride and authentic storytelling. Being scared has never been more fun. The San Francisco Dungeons unique take on history has made them one of the best-loved visitor attractions.

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