Family Fun near Downtown San Francisco

San Francisco Family FunThe San Francisco area has plenty of family fun activities to keep the entire group happy. Make your vacation complete with a stop at a few of these wonderful kid friendly attractions.

Angel Island State Park
Young and old alike will love spending time exploring Angel Island State Park. This amazing spot is located on San Francisco Bay’s largest island. It can be reached by either private boat or commercial ferries. Once on the island, families can enjoy hiking, fishing, biking, bird watching, or play baseball where the Fort McDowell soldiers did during World War ll. There are plenty of historical points of interest scattered throughout the park. A Segway or electric scooter tours is a great way to see everything. Camping is permitted at any one of the eleven sites available, complete with tables, food lockers, running water, barbeques, and pit-toilets.

Aquarium of the Bay
At Aquarium of the Bay the entire family can stroll through over 300 feet of underwater clear tunnels. As you look around you will discover sharks, eels, and thousands of other marine species interacting with one another. Staff naturalists and guides are available to answer questions and help you explore this amazing aquarium.

Zeum is one of those unique places where you can let the kids’ creativity run wild. This unique museum encourages children to create art with multimedia and digital tools. The animation workshops, movie studios, and imagination lab are just a few of the areas supervised by skilled artist and knowledgeable guides who will help your little ones create a wonderful project. Zeum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park has something to keep family members of all ages intrigued. The museum will appeal to the adults with its nautical artifacts, ship models, and maritime bookstore. Then at the Hyde Street Pier the children can participate in the free activities called Young Salts. Kids will enjoy learning sea chanteys, hearing stories, and trying their hand at knot tying.

San Francisco Zoo
A family cannot visit the San Francisco area without a stop at this amazing zoo. The San Francisco Zoo is open every day of the year from 10 am to 4 pm. Enjoy strolling through the wonderful exhibits such as the Australian Walkabout or the South American Tropical Forest. View amphibians, birds, invertebrates, mammals, and reptiles. All of the animals are intermixed with a collection of beautiful gardens to delight visitors of all ages.